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Old Feb 21, 2005, 10:42 PM
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50 or 60 size recommendation

I have multiple electric and a .30 size helo'sand am considering getting into some hobby level aerial photography initially (not with the large units you see for TV style work at start anyway) and am considering either a Sceadu .50 or if moving to the .60 size platform going to a Raptor or Freya. I'm not sure of the lify capabilities of any if the three but the smaller cameras now being used are light weight and less of an issue but I want a nice flying and stable ship. What would anyone recommend? I've never flown a .60 size and am curious as to just how stable they are compared to .30 size machines and the ability to use them effectively for some aerial photo stuff.
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 02:12 AM
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60 sized ships are VERY stable and would be a very good platform for what you are considering. The Freya is a very good machine and I would say that the Raptor would be a close second. Get your ckbook ready!!!
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 06:24 AM
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i'd go for the raptor 50. almost as stabile as the r60, but mutch higher power to weigth ratio
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 09:46 PM
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Umm, for a big camera ship, I'd stick electric or go to a twin cylinder gasser. You can't balance a single cylinder 2 stroke, so you are stuck with vibrations from that.

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Old Feb 23, 2005, 12:05 AM
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Get a Maxi-joker2 with 800 mm blades....I test flew one the other day for this exact role, and it is a sweet ship. Nice and smooth.

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i'd go for the raptor 50. almost as stabile as the r60, but mutch higher power to weigth ratio

Bigger = more stable...


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Old Feb 23, 2005, 12:52 AM
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A friend of mine uses a R50, cheap, and stabile. he bougth a camera stand witch he monted his cam into. works great. http://www.duovision.no/shtml/Luftfoto.shtml
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 02:32 AM
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The Joker is WAY TOO expensive!!!
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