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#1 Post by Shiny Side Up » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:56 am

Just trying it out, suction cupped to the dash. Not the most stable surface. Had to edit it down to a manageable size to upload.

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#2 Post by bmc » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:54 am

That was fun. I wonder if there is a setting on the camera that enables you to reduce the prop lade effect.

What airports are those and what kind of airplane?

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#3 Post by I_Drive_Planes » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:00 pm

http://nflightcam.com/store/index.php/g ... ilter.html

I've never tried it (I don't even own a Gopro), but I've heard these work well. A cheaper solution might be finding a way to rig up an ND filter over the lens.
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Re: New GoPro

#4 Post by Shiny Side Up » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:52 pm

bmc wrote:What airports are those and what kind of airplane?
Take off out of CFX2, landing at CEN4 in a Maule M5.
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#5 Post by Nark » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:45 am

Great video.

I've discovered that $10 at radio shack you can plug in to your intercom and record vox and ATC audio really well.

I think it's. 3.5mm jack, get a male/male cord and a converter to the normal head seat jack, and bobs your uncle.

I also stuck a mount to my strut, and it survived a 20 minute flight.
http://vimeo.com/79454263
Not sure how to get rid of the prop effect, I think it's a frame record rate issue.

Instead of driving my girlfriend to work, I decided to fly! But you can hear the inexpensive cord/plug, and how it interacts with the recording.
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Re: New GoPro

#6 Post by bmc » Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:52 pm

Shiny Side Up wrote:
bmc wrote:What airports are those and what kind of airplane?
Take off out of CFX2, landing at CEN4 in a Maule M5.
I got my private at CFX2 in 95. Then flew a C150 based at CEN4. Small world.
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#7 Post by Shiny Side Up » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:06 pm

That's one of the really neat things about aviation. One can find friends all over the world, just need to find a place where people like airplanes. :D
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#8 Post by bmc » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:21 pm

Do you know any of the owners over at Indus? Any off chance the guy who owns the Canuck and Stampe?

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#9 Post by Beefitarian » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:26 pm

I wrote this before but I'll repeat it.

I was driving around the rural Pyrenees looking for a castle near a small town. It was a gloomy day in light drizzle. I noticed a sign that said Aerodrome. So of course I drove to the grass strip. There was a building marked gliding club. There were about 8-12 cars parked there. I said to the wife. "That many cars, on a day like this? There's a bunch of French pilots in there eating, drinking wine and visiting. I'm going to go bother them." Sure enough a couple spoke a little honglaise and invited me in for a coffee. We tried to talk planes it was the only time I really regret not having better French skills.

One of the guys took me to the hanger. He told me him and a partner were building a cub elsewhere. I tried to say, "Oh they are nice small planes." He did not want me to think they were building a model.

They thought it was strange for a Canadian to be wandering around such a rural place on vacation.

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#10 Post by Shiny Side Up » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:33 pm

bmc wrote:Do you know any of the owners over at Indus? Any off chance the guy who owns the Canuck and Stampe?

Nine years in YYC from 89-98.
That's Mr C.S. you're referring to I think. Same fellow who restored the Fokker. His son J. was flying the Canuck AFAIK. If we're talking about the same people.
Beef wrote:Airplane lovers tend to get along well provided they are not on the Internet.
You've never been to a flying club meeting, or worse, an airport management meeting then. :|
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#11 Post by Beefitarian » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:37 pm

Shiny Side Up wrote:
Beef wrote:Airplane lovers tend to get along well provided they are not on the Internet.
You've never been to a flying club meeting, or worse, an airport management meeting then. :|
I was actually thinking about that when I wrote it. :P

Hope you're having a good week I'll be out to fly you around for my over due renter's check in 2014.

I might try writing PPL practice exams every couple of months to force myself to think about that sort of thing too.
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#12 Post by bmc » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:48 pm

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bmc wrote:Do you know any of the owners over at Indus? Any off chance the guy who owns the Canuck and Stampe?

Nine years in YYC from 89-98.
That's Mr C.S. you're referring to I think. Same fellow who restored the Fokker. His son J. was flying the Canuck AFAIK. If we're talking about the same people.
Beef wrote:Airplane lovers tend to get along well provided they are not on the Internet.
You've never been to a flying club meeting, or worse, an airport management meeting then. :|
CS and I are very close long time friends. I spent a bit of time in the Waco and I filmed his unintentional lift off of the Fokker while doing high speed taxi. If you bump into him, say hello from Brian in Switzerland. I owe him an email. Have you seen his latest restoration? Its all painted and close to being ready for assembly and flying next year. It looks really sharp. I could be wrong but it may be the only of its type airworthy.

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#13 Post by Beefitarian » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:59 pm

Happy new year BMC.

Is south Calgary opened to the public? The chart on Skyvector makes it look like it is. I don't have a current VNC.
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#14 Post by Shiny Side Up » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:57 pm

There seems to be a perpetual NOTAM in place that says the surfaces are closed. Never really figured out what that's about, though one often sees pylons on it and cars doing driver training.

Anyhow, hope everyone else is also going to have a good new years. :)
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#15 Post by bmc » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:08 pm

Shiny....I just picked up the phone and called CS. We talk by email but hadn't talked in a long long time. It was really nice. He tells me J is building a One Design. What an airplane family.

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#16 Post by Shiny Side Up » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:36 pm

He should have a busy year since he was roped int.. I mean elected as president of the local EAA chapter. Might chat with him if I make the next meeting. In the whole small world thing I used to go to school with one of his nieces, met him in the aviation world a while ago when the Fokker was still flying.
What an airplane family.
Indeed. That's J's second project if I remember. His RV is sure a sweet little number. CS's brother also has a nice little airstrip up north of here with another father/son flying team.
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#17 Post by Shiny Side Up » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:04 pm



Terrorizing the circuit. Apparently I must be Italian because I don't seem to be able to talk without my hands. Student flying the airplane, working on staying off that tailwheel and staying on the centerline.
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#18 Post by Pop n Fresh » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:37 pm

Looks good. I bet BMC has met "Buns" I think you said before you had not. Her 182 with the jump door was based there. Same Edmonton Eskimo colours as that little unit in the vid. Is that a citabria? How many kids and dogs could fit in there?
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#19 Post by Colonel Sanders » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:39 pm

Very nice tail-low wheel landings!

I wish every pilot in Canada could do 10 every month.
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#20 Post by carbeerater » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:39 am

Boo... apparently the video has been blocked in my country (Canada) due to copyrighted content?
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#21 Post by Colonel Sanders » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:50 am

Try it on a non-handheld device.
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#22 Post by Shiny Side Up » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:31 am

Still playing with the movie maker.

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#23 Post by Nark » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:34 pm

Looks great. I'm jealous of the places you can go in your area.
I'm assuming your mounted the camera to the strut? Did you use the suction cup or the elliptical sticky?

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#24 Post by Pop n Fresh » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:44 pm

Bring your lady and come on up Nark. We can eat some delicious local steaks and have a beer. Wait until the snow is gone, we can camp in Kananaskis and visit Banff.

Might even be able to see some of these guys. :bear:

It would be a very long trip in your plane but might be a pretty good one. On the way Wyoming and Montana have some interesting places and the foothills are scenic. The East part of Montana is a bit plain but even though flying or driving can be a bit dull. They also have a few nice, often small, towns.

The Crazyhorse monument is pretty cool from the air but Rushmore is tiny because you have to stay back too far.

Or ride in the back of a big plane to get here quicker. Do some local 172 rentals.
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#25 Post by Shiny Side Up » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:34 pm

Nark wrote:Looks great. I'm jealous of the places you can go in your area.
I'm assuming your mounted the camera to the strut? Did you use the suction cup or the elliptical sticky?
That wasn't even half of the strips within about 5 to 10 minutes of flying, but many of the others had some large drifts from the previous days winds, so I skipped over them. Hit and miss which ones were open.

I actually used the roll bar mount and clamped it around the vertical part of the pitot, near flush with the wing. Worked well enough. Been building a larger mount that will fit the strut. I'm not sure the suction cup will hold up outside, I've read mixed reviews on that.
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