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12-05-2005 03:36 AM  12 years agoPost 3121
bell-230

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man i've really got to get down there to the bay and take some photos with you.

i think a great place would be half moon bay, i was flying down to san carlos and was just staying below the ceiling at sfo so we had to go around the coastal hills and man is it beautiful around there.


this one isn't new, but i noticed when going through my photos these 2 matched up for another panoramic, i personally like this one more

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12-05-2005 06:53 PM  12 years agoPost 3122
DANNO

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downtown boston and logan airport at night


sunset in central florida

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12-05-2005 07:35 PM  12 years agoPost 3123
flyboy

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Danno,

Those are some stellar panno's. Are you stiching several shots togather to make these? If so, are you changing the heading of the helicopter, or moving the pan on the camera mount? Either way, simply remarkable shots, my friend!

Flyboy

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12-05-2005 07:47 PM  12 years agoPost 3124
DANNO

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thanks flyboy

atleast half of our jobs are 180deg panoramics so weve had lots of practice and reasons to figure out the best way. they are stitched. we used to just do a piro while holding down the shutter but that was very unpredictable. so i have it now so that the camera pans and takes a burst of 5 shots while panning. the pan rate is always the same, aswell as the start and end and the burst rate, so i get good results just about every time. the whole thing takes about 2 seconds, and is automated enough so that i can do it solo.

i gotta fess up though, the night shot of downtown boston was taken from the ground

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12-05-2005 07:50 PM  12 years agoPost 3125
flyboy

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I have to tell you that your that the pannoramics are very impressive. I am going to give that method a try. I have experimented with panning the helicopter at the same time as triggering the shutter, but as you know you get hit or miss results.

I like the idea of the burst mode synchronized with the panning on the camera mount.

Impressive!! thanks for sharing the details.

Flyboy

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12-05-2005 08:01 PM  12 years agoPost 3126
DANNO

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the one drawback is that for this method, the camera pans so fast that you have to use a fast shutter speed. 1/1000 is pushing it....i usually have it set at 1/1600. that and if you let the camera choose the aperature, it will pick the aperature best suited for where the camera starts its pan....at the start of the whole panoramic not at the center ....so your usually better off manually setting the aperature.

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12-05-2005 08:48 PM  12 years agoPost 3127
jeffscholl

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Two more from yesterday:

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12-06-2005 11:06 AM  12 years agoPost 3128
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guys... wonderfull pictures.. i am astonished.. congratulations !!!

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12-06-2005 02:56 PM  12 years agoPost 3129
bell-230

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it seems as though this thread is really coming back!

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12-06-2005 03:24 PM  12 years agoPost 3130
aambrose

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Yeah, look what you started Travis!


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12-06-2005 03:46 PM  12 years agoPost 3131
Dakine

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I'm tired of saying, "Nice Jeff!"

Jeff, how much weight is your Joker with payload, especially with the 5D and 20mm?

Thanks!

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12-07-2005 03:39 AM  12 years agoPost 3132
uh60ce

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more test shots. I think I've got the vibration problems solved! This batch turned out great!

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12-08-2005 01:33 AM  12 years agoPost 3133
jeffscholl

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Afternoon work.
Made some turns afterwards with the gear on my back.

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Jeff Scholl
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12-08-2005 07:32 PM  12 years agoPost 3134
jeffscholl

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Couple more from yesterday's session:

"Jeff, how much weight is your Joker with payload, especially with the 5D and 20mm?"

I think I was just under 5lbs with the 20D, so I'm guessing add 150grams give or take.

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Jeff Scholl
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12-08-2005 09:59 PM  12 years agoPost 3135
tabbytabb

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at the risk of sounding repetitive,

WoW Jeff!

Those are some stunning images. I wanna see a pic of you making tracks with a 5D, Joker, and support gear on your back!

Would make one hell of a shot

Tabb

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12-10-2005 12:05 AM  12 years agoPost 3136
jeffscholl

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Thanks Tabb!
We have a few more projects at the ski resort so next time I'll have Adele grab a quick shot.


Don't drink the water me thinks...

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Jeff Scholl
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12-10-2005 03:22 AM  12 years agoPost 3137
Dakine

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Jeff,

Cool abstract image! You've got to have vision with those types of shots. Awesome!

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12-10-2005 05:28 AM  12 years agoPost 3138
uh60ce

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Have you had any trouble with controll links binding due to the cold weather? I've had the ones on my helis get so tight in near zero degree weather that they sound like a rusty door when i go through my control checks..Kinda scarry !

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12-10-2005 07:01 PM  12 years agoPost 3139
jeffscholl

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That's interesting about the squeek. Are the ball links free during room temperature?
Do the plastic links shrink when it gets cold out? Since the dusty season is aways out maybe a drop of teflon/silicon lube might do the trick.

I've seen the servo's get a tad stiff in the sub temps, but as long as the Rx voltage is good it hasn't been a problem.

Cheers,
Jeff

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12-10-2005 09:56 PM  12 years agoPost 3140
uh60ce

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Jeff,
Yeah they were fine at room temps, but as soon as I took the heli outside the links would tighten up and start squeaking, so what I did was take my ball link reamer to them and reamed the links ever so slightly untill they were free in the cold but not slopy loose when the links warmed back up. that seems to have done the trick. Definitely something to watch out for in the cold weather. I know my battery times shure drop down a lot, but I expect that to hapen and shorten my flying time acordingly... besides, I can't tolerate being out in that cold of weather for very long times either

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