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09-01-2003 10:43 AM  14 years agoPost 1
dj_hawaii

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Here's pics of the progress of the Home Made Cam Mount for my Bergen Gasser Hughes500: (More pics in "My Gallery")


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09-01-2003 10:55 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Angelos

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Don't you think that the floats get on the way if you pan the camera?

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09-01-2003 11:05 AM  14 years agoPost 3
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Not really

Not when it tilts at a 45 degree or more angle!! There will be alot of filming over water at surf meets and when the waves get 30 to 40 ft in the winter (Yes! they actually get that high in Hawaii). And the floats are not for landing on water, just to keep the bird from sinking to the bottom of the ocean if it goes down.


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09-01-2003 11:54 AM  14 years agoPost 4
FlightPower

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Have you tested it for vibration? Lovely engineering work, very smart, but I would be pleasantly surprised if those rubbers will do the trick - please keep us posted.

Cheers!

Julian

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09-01-2003 12:04 PM  14 years agoPost 5
dj_hawaii

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Will test soon!

Haven't done a test shot in this mount yet. I am hoping that the rubber does work. I think there is a good chance because my Bergen flies extremely smooth inside the fuse.


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09-01-2003 02:11 PM  14 years agoPost 6
Seaviper

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yeah..yellow floats would be cool..I too fly over water ALOT.

floats saved one of my birds during an auto.

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09-01-2003 04:41 PM  14 years agoPost 7
dj_hawaii

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About a year ago, I put in a request on RcUniverse for 60 size floats and purchase these ones made by X-Cell.

Floats = $20


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09-01-2003 06:26 PM  14 years agoPost 8
dj_hawaii

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Better than nothing

I don't plan on hanging over the waves totally filming, just a couple of fly-overs and filming up high from about 50ft. from the beach (the 40 footers sets way out 150 -200ft on the reef line)! It's better having them, than nothing at all, wouldn't you think!!


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09-01-2003 11:41 PM  14 years agoPost 9
SteveH

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dj,

Your camara mount looks real nice, well designed. Have you put the heli on it yet? If so, are the "legs" strong enough? In the pictures, you show the heli with landing gear setting on the mount, do you intend to remove the standard landing gear before installing the camera mount? If not, you may have a problem with the original landing gear touching the metal of the camount and causing metal to metal radio glitching.

The government cannot give you anything without first taking it from someone else.

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09-01-2003 11:58 PM  14 years agoPost 10
dj_hawaii

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Thanks, I foresaw that problem.

Thanks! I am going to mount it the way it's shown with the original skids staying in place. I plan on isolating that portion where the skids touch the camera mount frame with rubber or with those form tubing that the kids use in the pools, you know those bright-colored ones.


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09-02-2003 03:46 AM  14 years agoPost 11
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dj_hawaii

Hey looks good man, the only thing I see as a possible problem is if you even have to land in very calm water with how low the camera will hang below the heli is that its bound to get wet and ruin whatever is hanging there ,I wouldnt think those floats would stay high enough out of the water to prevent this. Just an opinion.

Chad

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09-02-2003 04:05 AM  14 years agoPost 12
dj_hawaii

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Thanks for advise

Thanks, I mentioned on my first post that the floats are not for landing on water, just to keep the bird from sinking to the bottom of the ocean if it goes down.


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