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Dec 13, 2006, 04:35 AM
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Camera mount #10 + landing platform 8.


So this mount got 2 flights during a 45 minute window between squall lines. On the first flight, The Sanyo failed and lost all the video. The second flight was successful. Blade tracking was 3/8" off on flight 1 and 1/2" off on flight 2. Looked like a twin rotor. The Corona 120 definitely doesn't retain blade tracking between flights. Either the pushrods are too lose or the payload is affecting it.

Landing platform 8 was a much lighter version and only 1ft tall. It was possible to move everything in one trip without being a heroine. Reduced height didn't seem to degrade stability.

Unfortunately, the vibration was the worst ever recorded. Excluding vibration, the footage looked like it could almost be useful. The trick is to enter a stationary hover, settle the climb rate down, use small trim tab movements for tail control, and use the smallest cyclic inputs. With video assist, it should be possible to at least aim it at the right object.

14.55 A consumed. Not bad considering we added a bolt for this mount.
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