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12-11-2008 06:54 AM  8 years agoPost 21
Clement7

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The Wind... tell me about it! The first time we ever attempted to shoot over water in open seas for an oil tanker we almost lost the heli. Taking off was a piece of cake. When we were 20 minutes into shooting and fuel tank was almost empty, thats the only time we realized the difficulty level of landing on the space we took off! The bow was producing a lot of air turbulence on our LZ and we couldn't keep a steady approach to land exactly within the very limited space provided for us. Talk about adrenalin junkies. .

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12-11-2008 07:10 AM  8 years agoPost 22
tabbytabb

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Great work!

Keep it up and thanks for sharing. I cant imagine the rush flying off those ships!

Tabb

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12-11-2008 07:14 AM  8 years agoPost 23
HeliFisher

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If your looking for a floatation device for your heli, look at some marine supply websites for "self inflating life preservers." This would serve your purposes perfectly as the LP is compact until the sensor hits the water and activates the CO2 cartridge and inflates it. You can even re-arm the LP with an inexpensive kit if you put it in the drink. They can support a large man so your heli would float like a cork if the unthinkable happened.

The less a man makes a clarative statement, the less likely he is to look like a fool in retrospect.

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12-11-2008 08:28 AM  8 years agoPost 24
BarryB

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Clement7,

Great work!!!.

Did you use the helicommand for this shoot ?. Have you found any issues with powering the heli up on a moving deck ?.

Barry.

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12-11-2008 10:08 AM  8 years agoPost 25
Clement7

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As Smithprod would put it, we try to nut-up and tune-out where we're flying. It's always such a relief every time we complete the shot list and reach land.

HeliFisher, thank you for your suggestion. I will try to find a perfect match for our applications.

Barry, I bought a helicommand 3A a year ago. Haven't had any luck in making it work properly. It's just now that we upgraded our Tx to DSX9 from DX7. I need the extra channel for the AUTOTRIM function to work. I have yet to find the perfect location to place the Helicommand on our gasser. I'm looking at installing it to one of our helicams as test platform for doing 360VR /Panos for another niche market I'm eyeing. Rosauro of rosaurophotography.com has been so helpful on jumpstarting my biz into this untapped niche here in our country. I think I need to do a lot of digging again here in RR for helpful threads for me to get started again in setting the Helicommand 3A for gassers. Maybe someone can share their experience on where they placed the Helicommand 3A on their gassers?

Oh, btw, no issues with powering up on the deck. Just make sure when you do your initial test flight without the mount, you have rubber stoppers on your skids. Decks are very slippery. The noodles on the E4 mount kept the heli in place when spooling-up.

Thank you all for openly sharing ideas and tips on how we can improve our AP industry. Keep em coming!

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12-11-2008 11:52 AM  8 years agoPost 26
trackhead

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Just saw the video. Incredible work and very impressive display of RC utilization.

A behind the scenes vid would be cool to watch too.

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12-11-2008 02:36 PM  8 years agoPost 27
pery

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This one is accessible worldwide through dealers. It weights 240 grams and lifts 75N in water. A larger buoy is 375 grams and lifts 150N. They are automatic and are filled with CO2 in a few secs after hitting the surface. (a no no no !) But I+ve tested and it´s almost exploding in short time. If we can find lighter CO2´s for 300 Bar, it will be even less weight (40/120 grams)

If anyone is interested I can take a picture of it folded together.
More info here: http://www.cmhammar.com

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12-17-2008 02:07 AM  8 years agoPost 28
Clement7

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Yo Pery! Thank you for the info! Yes, show me some pix of it folded together please.

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12-17-2008 06:51 PM  8 years agoPost 29
pery

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Some pictures of the BIG one.

It´s approx 250mm (10" x 85mm (3 1/2". Height is 60mm (2 1/2". Guess you can push it together some more. The rubberbands will rip apart in half a second. The 375 grams is a bit more than 13 ounces.

It can be folded differently and the black sling is not needed in all it´s length.

I haven´t checked the other brands. Is there any lighter with the same capacity...? Do we need 150N lifting or less?

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