Family farm in Southern Alberta
I took my airplanes home to visit my family on the farm a few weeks back. Rigged up a very quick and dirty mount for my nikon 3700 which didn't protect the camera at all, so I did break in on a hard landing (on concrete... what was I thinking). Took some video and tried out some still shots. I'm not happy with the timer mode, so I'll have to rig up a servo trigger or something next time. Also I am not happy with the quality of 3700 stills, even though I always killed the motor when they were taken. Here are a few of the better shots attached to this message. Taken from a GWS slow stick, with a BP-12 brushless and 3-cell battery.
I definitely need a much better mount and probably a better camera (a new one anyway). Also I think a new wing with ailerons will be better, at least in the gusty Alberta air.
I noticed that my slowstick flies much, much better with the camera than without. It's less twichy and jumps around a lot less. Also the extra weight really makes it glide nice. On one flight up to about 1000', I glided for 2 1/2" minutes on the way down.
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