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03-09-2008 11:11 AM  10 years agoPost 1
KarbonBird

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Just some "proof of concept" footage taken today. Wind was blustery at 15-20 knots and was buffeting the heli about. My camera opperator is away and the backup opperator was unavailable so I locked the mounting in a forward facing position and took to the air. The panning etc is very jerky as this would normally have been done via the camera mounting itself. My main interest was smoothness but the conditions made it very difficult to determine this variable so I intend to do it properly next weekend when my camera man is back.

Camera is a crappo JVC mini digital. I powered the KS-2 with a 11.1 LiPo 2200 mAh and it went a good half an hour (including power up) without much drain. It will probably do about 45 mins - 1 hr all up powering the KS-2 so I will be using for all future shoots.

Overall I am pleased with the results and will be doing some fine tuning to improve overall quality of future footage. I have left the motor sound in the background - it may be a tad slow on the RPM but I will be installing the GV-1 this weeks so that should be sorted out by the time the next flight occurs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_HW0yWt18I

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03-09-2008 04:24 PM  10 years agoPost 2
jascamera

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Hey, KarbonBird

Video looks very promising, especially in such windy condition. Can you do a test for people don't have a KS2 gyro, the difference between KS2 on and off?

Wow, You got the gasser up and running. My gasser is still setting in my room after purchased for 4 months. I kind of afraid of the gas engine, don't have much experience starting it up. Was it scary the first time you started the engine? I know glow engine from RC cars. But the 26cc engine with a 800mm blade is just too scary if anything goes wrong. But I will start working on it and hopefully get it flying in about a week.

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03-09-2008 04:35 PM  10 years agoPost 3
xcellgasman101

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Not bad at all for your first try, better than my first time I went up,, Is your engine new?? sounds like your a little rich, and thats ok if your still breaking it in,, How tight do you have the mount to the heli,, You might try to loosen it up just a little, and it will help with the vibes,,, Congrats.. Your on your way now... Good luck,, and Keep posting,, XGM/VGM

John Crotts
www.soonerhelicamproductions.com

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03-12-2008 12:16 PM  10 years agoPost 4
puneetp

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Have you thought of trying auto pilot like heli command or heli command profi ( if it fits your budget ) . That should make your heli very smooth especially the profi or Carvec.

Machine over Gravity

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03-22-2008 12:54 PM  10 years agoPost 5
KarbonBird

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Wow, You got the gasser up and running. My gasser is still setting in my room after purchased for 4 months
All I can say is - just jump in boots and all.

After getting the machine up and running perfectly today and apart from a few sheared bolts and wind turbulence the footage it produced was really up to standard. I am hoping to go and do a shoot tomorrow - if the cameraman is available...

Good luck...

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