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Mar 31, 2008, 07:27 PM
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Good e-sailplane recommendation needed for Aerial Photography

Is there a good RTF electric sailplane that can hold a good amount of weight? I'm thinking up to 7-8 ounces, maybe 5-6 if I can scale things back a bit.

Any suggestions will be very appreciated.
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Mar 31, 2008, 08:31 PM
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i'd check the aerial photography forum for the best answer but the multiplex easystar, EZglider, or cularis would not be a bad place to start looking. the easystar is a fairly common platform for starting out.

good luck!
Apr 01, 2008, 03:08 AM
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maybe this bird will be good for you:

Apr 01, 2008, 05:25 AM
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Just a thought... rather than having a glider capable of carrying a normal camera, what about using a wireless "pinhole" camera? A laptop on the ground could then receive the images from it and take snapshots when appropriate.

Last edited by jcwood01; Apr 01, 2008 at 08:05 AM.
Apr 01, 2008, 06:37 AM
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.. because the image quality would suck.

You can, however, use wireless video to frame your shots, however, as most camera's also have a video-out connection. As stated, this belongs in the AP forum..

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