Air-2-air video. Chasing my buddy's plane around the field. - RC Groups
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May 02, 2006, 05:42 PM
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Yippee!

Air-2-air video. Chasing my buddy's plane around the field.


A new video I made today. We flew around like this for a while and when I landed I had 15 minutes of raw video in the 3700. Took for ever to edit.

Big:
http://www.enrarot.net/videos/e-starter/e-starter22.wmv

Small:
http://www.enrarot.net/videos/e-star...arter22-lo.wmv
Last edited by Lynxman; May 04, 2006 at 04:11 PM.
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May 02, 2006, 06:17 PM
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Awesome Video!!!Now lets see ya take a nip outta his tail and ill give it an +A...The background is amazing!Beautiful Mountains and trees...
May 02, 2006, 06:35 PM
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That is one friggin clear video.
What cam were you using?
VERY nice !!!!!
Smitty
May 02, 2006, 09:50 PM
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Smitty,

My guess is that he was using a Nikon Coolpix 3700.

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Originally Posted by Lynxman
...when I landed I had 15 minutes of raw video in the 3700.
Lynxman,

Was the video recorded at 15fps?

Phil
Last edited by phil007; May 02, 2006 at 10:05 PM. Reason: typo
May 03, 2006, 03:16 AM
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The video was recorded and encoded at 30 fps.
May 03, 2006, 10:52 AM
It flew...nearly!

Your video made me feel sick!


As in air sick, there was so much yanking and banking

Formation flying next, we expect no less!

Blue skies,
matthew
May 03, 2006, 01:56 PM
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I liked the video. I felt that I was in the cockpit, nearly fell out of my chair when you came close to the light pole! Whew!
May 03, 2006, 01:57 PM
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Very good fun stuff thanks for that.

Gray
May 03, 2006, 02:29 PM
Who put that tree there??
Another nice video, Lynxman. Say, can you show how you mounted the camera on your E-Starter? I'm guessing, based on another photo I saw, that you chopped some foam out to hold the camera in front of the windshield - is that correct?

Thanks!
May 03, 2006, 02:49 PM
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that's exactly what I did. I made clean cuts in the windhield to make room for the camera. The piece I cut off fits nicely in place if I want to fly with the camera inside instead.

A 1/4" holds the camera down through a fibreglass plate. The balsa block is there to angle the camera slightly downwards. It's hard to take pictures of the mount with the camera mounted, I'm fast but not that fast.
May 03, 2006, 02:54 PM
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Thats a gread video. Thats made my mind up about the 3700. Ebay here we come.

Mark
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May 03, 2006, 04:55 PM
Who put that tree there??
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Originally Posted by Lynxman
that's exactly what I did. I made clean cuts in the windhield to make room for the camera. The piece I cut off fits nicely in place if I want to fly with the camera inside instead.

A 1/4" holds the camera down through a fibreglass plate. The balsa block is there to angle the camera slightly downwards. It's hard to take pictures of the mount with the camera mounted, I'm fast but not that fast.
Cool idea! I remember reading a while back that you had some drag issues with the camera hanging below the fuse - did this mount help? Sorry for so many questions
May 03, 2006, 05:22 PM
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This is much better than having it hanging underneath, but I prefer the side-view for flying high up because the climb rate and stability is so much better. I Couldn't keep up wth my friend when he flew fast because his plane was so much cleaner than mine with the camera.
May 03, 2006, 05:42 PM
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Wot no lite version? ;-)
I always enjoy your videos as well.

Best Regards
Gordon
May 03, 2006, 10:59 PM
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great video. awesome setting too. just starting to warm up there?


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