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Posted by Kenpilot | Nov 13, 2010 @ 01:28 PM | 3,120 Views
Engine Out Landing World Models Clipped Wing Cub with Onboard Gopro HD video. (4 min 36 sec)

Guess I should be shooting in r2, not r4...and maybe not using Pinnacle...

Learning curve.
Posted by Kenpilot | Nov 12, 2010 @ 10:54 PM | 3,500 Views
R/C Clipped Wing Cub with Gopro HD Hero Onboard Unedited Video. (6 min 25 sec)

My simple design for a rotating camera mount for the HD Gopro Hero on my World Models Clipped Wing Cub went very well today. Amazing there was no shaking despite a torquey OS 81 FS on the front!

This is unedited "as flown" video of the camera mount in action. Enjoy.
Posted by Kenpilot | Nov 02, 2010 @ 08:32 PM | 3,566 Views
With the Gopro firmly attached, I've been flying quite a bit in the last two days. Here are a few stills from video taken with the Gopro HERO on my World Models .60 sized Cub.
Posted by Kenpilot | Aug 18, 2010 @ 06:26 PM | 3,502 Views
Still having fun with this setup. Got this still today that I think is pretty cool. Camera is great, takes fantastic video and weighs only 3 ounces "naked" that is without the protective case.
Posted by Kenpilot | Aug 15, 2010 @ 04:19 PM | 3,295 Views
Some stills from HD Gopro Hero video of Edge 540 in flight. Working on a short video of the Edge with multiple view perspectives....
Posted by Kenpilot | Jul 12, 2010 @ 04:34 PM | 3,220 Views
Been flying the Extra 330s 41" Great Planes ARF and having more fun than a human should be allowed to have. Fly low, take pictures....
Posted by Kenpilot | May 20, 2010 @ 02:50 PM | 3,360 Views
Here's a video of my Goldberg Cub electric conversion flying on what had to be the most perfect Cub day I've ever seen.

Used the "gumpack" cameras with fisheye "jelly lenses" attached for a wider angle view. The lighting on this day was amazing. The shadows were awesome imho.....

Onboard Video of Goldberg Piper Cub Electric Conversion on a Perfect Spring Day (4 min 31 sec)

Posted by Kenpilot | Feb 21, 2010 @ 07:24 AM | 3,867 Views
Making videos is fun for me. Flying a Cub yellow Goldberg off white snow on a clear sunny day makes for some beautiful video in my humble opinion. These are two (and the last two for this season) videos of the Goldberg Cub on Du-bro skis flying off snow in gusty wind conditions.

Onboard video clips:

R/C Goldberg Cub-Touch and Goes on the Snow With Onboard Video! (5 min 53 sec)

(I do not know why youtube does not allow embedding on this video....maybe it will come up later.)

Posted by Kenpilot | Feb 19, 2010 @ 06:40 PM | 5,216 Views is making the custom fit Cub articulated gear now. Just finished installing a set on my Goldberg Cub.

Here are a few pictures comparing my World Models 1/5 scale with Robart gear with the Carl Goldberg Cub with set.

Look forward to the re-maiden of the Goldberg.

Need it to either get cold again in the northeast or warm enough to melt the snow AND dry out the mud.
Posted by Kenpilot | Feb 17, 2010 @ 12:36 PM | 4,141 Views
This has been a tough winter so far in NJ. The skis on my BP parkflyer little Cub have seen much action. So today I decided to fly my Goldberg Cub with Dubro .60 size skis. The wind was gusting to 17kts, and it was challenging. Here is a quick picture which to me looks like a little piece of heaven. I don't mind winter so long as I can either fly or go skiing. Playing with the kids in the snow is also one of the blessings of winter for me.

Looking through some video from today, lots of good shots!

Posted by Kenpilot | Feb 04, 2010 @ 07:52 PM | 4,343 Views
No, I'm not in the southern hemisphere, but it was just warm enough to maiden the 1/5 scale Cub with the O.S. 81 fs today. Tomorrow we get dumped on with snow.
Posted by Kenpilot | Jan 09, 2010 @ 06:41 PM | 3,770 Views
After a couple inches of snow, the Du-bro park flyer ski-equipped BP Hobbies Super Cub took to the skies again. Here are some pictures taken with the HD Flip Video Mino.

For the first time I tried using one of those cheap little keychain video cameras for onboard video, and the quality was pretty good considering the price... in a couple of the pictures, you can see how I mounted it on the left side of the fuselage...
Posted by Kenpilot | Dec 28, 2009 @ 09:07 PM | 4,028 Views
We got dumped on with snow right before Christmas here in the northeast. Here is a collection of pictures from video of the BP Cub on skis flying at the field. It was a VERY windy day, and the video is rough. Lots of rolling and yawing, barely 3 seconds of straight and level flying to be had. But I managed to snap a few frames from the video.

It was loads of fun right up until that moment when a very strong gust came in while the battery was running low, and the landing caused a snap in the spar. Fuselage is fine, but the wing is toast... ...Continue Reading
Posted by Kenpilot | Dec 10, 2009 @ 03:00 PM | 4,145 Views
Ok, I have cabin fever already and it's not even winter yet. This is bad. Decided to go out anyway for a long walk in the park, and to take a foamy with me incase it was even remotely flyable... pun unintentional. lol.

Anyway, have been working on some different ways to get camera angles on these foamies. My latest attempt using some clips with magnets and tape.

BTW, it was so windy, needed just about full power just to keep it hovering into the wind. Managed to get some good video though. Fun, but cold....
Posted by Kenpilot | Aug 29, 2009 @ 10:27 PM | 3,768 Views
I was reviewing some video of my BP Cub landing gear tests, and found some good shots of my son holding the plane with the gear in retract mode. Well, not exactly...more like destructo mode. The gear had separated from the aircraft due to the lack of shock absorbers. After I modified the cross supports, the gear began to stay affixed to the fuselage....success!

It's great. I have so much video, and so little time to edit at this point.
Posted by Kenpilot | Aug 22, 2009 @ 08:55 PM | 3,958 Views
Fedex 727 takeoff video from overhead LGA...real video!! (NOT fake flight sim screen capture.) (1 min 39 sec)

This is real aerial video footage of a FEDEX 727 departing LGA...from what is probably the ultimate AP platform.

Today was not a great day for R/C around these parts, so I broke out the old 8mm video cam, plugged it into my new pinnacle dazzle converter, and started looking for some old footage from the news chopper days. Flew with one in between jet jobs in the mid 90's. I have lots of video footage similar to this. There was no "youtube" back then, or these would have been posted a long time ago. The dazzle works great in converting old analog video into .avi files.

Posted by Kenpilot | Aug 22, 2009 @ 08:41 AM | 4,062 Views
Yesterday started out ok, but as the day went on, things started going downhill. Having had a stressful day with details of buying and selling houses and other pressures etc, I decided to take a mini vacation and bring the CG Cub out to the field for some fresh air and a renewal of mind, body and spirit! Conditions were hot and breezy, but otherwise a good looking day. I put the Cub together, installed the 5s5000 into the nose, range check, control check, ready for takeoff. Never left the ground. For some reason, (as a pilot I should never say "I dont know why that happened...." ) but still not sure why she cartwheeled down the runway after a short takeoff run, damaging the tail and the left wingtip. The airframe is fixable (at this moment its all repaired but the covering.) My ego however needs an overhaul.

As my late father would have said, we need to "keep it all in perspective." Good advice.

Then the kids came home from the beach and the thunderstorm onslaught began. The kids love to watch the radar and compare it to the real happenings outside. We got some amazing video of lightning and thunder last night...and not much sleep since the storms continued at 3am.

This morning, a new day THANK GOD, the first thing I saw when looking out the window searching for good flying weather was a huge rainbow...

Not sure if the weather outside will be conducive to flight, but today the conditions inside (between the ears) will be better......Continue Reading
Posted by Kenpilot | Aug 09, 2009 @ 06:09 PM | 4,547 Views
Found some great pictures of the airplane I fly, landing at a private South Florida airport this spring. I was at the controls, and the pix were taken by someone at our company.

Thought you all might enjoy looking at them. Have a great week of R/C flying, I'm off to work.

Posted by Kenpilot | Aug 08, 2009 @ 10:24 PM | 4,141 Views
Sometimes I get lucky with the camera... Some Top Flite 182 pictures as it flies through the sun. Was a wonderful summer evening at the field... ...Continue Reading
Posted by Kenpilot | Aug 07, 2009 @ 07:23 AM | 3,885 Views
In trying to acheive a "fly along" camera perspective, I have tried a few basic design ideas. Bottom line is that vibration is the enemy. Wavey outlines at certain RPM's render most of the video useless, except for a few short sequences where the throttle was below half.

Here are a few more stills from last night's flight tests.