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01-23-2007 12:47 AM  10 years agoPost 1
46Taylorcraft

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got it pretty much dialed in. flew a couple tests this morning.

Video 1

Video 2

9.9lb all up weight with my Panasonic GS300 camera and downlink equipment on board.

Total cost in the air, less than $1300. Pucker factor,almost nothing

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01-23-2007 12:56 AM  10 years agoPost 2
rickc

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What's the rest of your setup?

Rick

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01-23-2007 01:28 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Charrua

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yea I also would love to know what's the rest of the setup,,Camera,,Camera mount,,Downlink maker and watts.etc..!!!

Your Video is pretty smooth no bad vivration!!!

WKA test Pilot!!!

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01-23-2007 02:03 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Perry Kavros

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Nice work DJ,
I know how tough it is to get where you are, keep it up, your an inspiration to us all.

Perry

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01-23-2007 02:26 AM  10 years agoPost 5
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Thanks Perry.

Logo 10 Deluxe (with BB upgrades)
Stretched w/ TT Carbon 550's
custom front mount
Spartan RC AP2000i with infrared stabilization
Z-Power Z30A-1100
Flight Power 5s 5000 battery
AUW 9.9lb

Run times are about 7-8 minutes with reserve.

Pics below shown with an HV10 HDV camera. The test clips I posted above were shot with a GS300. I'm not fond of the HV10 so I returned it and plan on trying out an HC3. Either way this rig can haul up to a 2.3lb camera and not have CG issues.





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01-23-2007 02:31 AM  10 years agoPost 6
rickc

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Very nice indeed. Thanks for posting the pics.

Rick

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01-23-2007 02:47 AM  10 years agoPost 7
NitroSpazzz

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Very smooth video, good to see you are happy with the electric setups. I'll get one of those in the air eventually.

Nice work

Blake

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01-23-2007 03:39 AM  10 years agoPost 8
GMcNair

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If you can figure out how to build your thumbs into our tx's, then we'll be all set DJ.

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01-23-2007 04:00 AM  10 years agoPost 9
Chris Bergen

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Now, you know you can't shoot with a front mount!!

Looks great, DJ. Keep it up.

Chris D. Bergen

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01-23-2007 04:07 AM  10 years agoPost 10
CoastalTom

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Hey DJ, I'm impressed man! Bring her on down to the beach!

Tommy Patterson - Gulf Coast Aerials

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01-23-2007 04:23 AM  10 years agoPost 11
A&P

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Thats a great looking rig DJ.

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01-23-2007 04:49 AM  10 years agoPost 12
46Taylorcraft

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Now, you know you can't shoot with a front mount!!
I'd I had a dollar for everytime I was told that I'd have $7750 (if ya know what I mean )

Thanks guys. Since I got involved in AP/AV a couple years ago and spent a small fortune on big mounts and big gassers to haul them I always wanted to see if there was a way to get video that was almost as good at a fraction of the cost and weight.

I'm very happy with the rigs I've come up with so far.

The only negative with smaller lighter ships is wind affects them a bit more so I have to delay shoots a little more often. No biggie though.

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01-23-2007 05:04 AM  10 years agoPost 13
andres.c

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great work DJ

how about some video of that freak snow storm in your part of the country

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01-23-2007 05:48 AM  10 years agoPost 14
Trung_Le

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Great work and excelent Video quality. I think that your camera control channel might need some more Exp. for smoother movement.

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01-23-2007 11:54 AM  10 years agoPost 15
Autoeject

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Definately got a nice rig, DJ.

In the first video are you letting the stabilizer hold that hover? What about video 2? Any gain on in that one? I get asked all the time how video would look with it on.

Mark Webber
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Outrage Helicopters

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01-23-2007 01:41 PM  10 years agoPost 16
Bell Bloke

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DJ, when I first viewed your video 1 I said to my friend there is no way he is holding a hover like that at that height without a Carvec, but to my amaizement it's not a Carvec, it's a Sparton! I say amaized because I have never seen one in action and didn't realise they were as good as that.
Although I have heard many good reports the Sparten, you can't really go on what you hear, but seeing is believing, the only worry here though is that our man Autoeject seems a little surprised too, and he appears to be a Sparton distributer.....
What sat you.
Regards Bell Bloke.

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01-23-2007 02:35 PM  10 years agoPost 17
Load Factor

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If DJ were to say he had the AP 2000 off, it wouldn't be a big suprise. We all long for thumbs like that! Excellent video DJ...and what a sweet little rig. Thumbs up Dude!

Tanner

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01-23-2007 02:52 PM  10 years agoPost 18
46Taylorcraft

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are you letting the stabilizer hold that hover?
Yes. the AP2000i is on. I have gain pretty much maxed out but due to the overcast cloud cover the responsiveness of the stabilizer is about half of what it is when sunny outside. but as you can see it still helps tremendously.

I leave it on maximum gain for high altitude hovers. The one I posted above, the heli was at about 300'. I've put the Logo as high as 600' and let the AP2000i hold the hover while I concentrated on panning a shot. You put 100% faith in the stabilizer because at that altitude you cannot see but just a dot in the sky.

On the second video where I am doing lower level FF I am still using the stabilizer but gain is at about 50%.

I can't wait until the inertial module is ready for release!!

Having said all this... I do have to say that while the AP2000i is a tremendous help, don't expect it to give you smooth video on its own. You've got to have a well tuned setup first, then add the stabilizer into the mix. but I'm sure most of you know that anyway.

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01-23-2007 02:59 PM  10 years agoPost 19
GMcNair

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You've got to have a well tuned setup first, then add the stabilizer into the mix.
You're still selling yourself short DJ--It doesn't hurt to have a couple decades of flying skill under your fingertips either. You're one of the smoothest pilots I know.

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01-23-2007 03:23 PM  10 years agoPost 20
Torsten

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DJ,

i´m with you !

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