Go Pros on a gimbal

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gregangsten
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Go Pros on a gimbal

Post by gregangsten » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:31 am

In case you don't check the Oz Report here is something worth looking at, I think. A much more dynamic view of things.

https://vimeo.com/133720642

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Post by JD » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:28 pm

Thanks Greg, but ugh! That made me airsick just watching a few seconds of it. There's a guy in Italy who has been doing this longer and offers a system with remote control and remote viewing so you can follow your friend's action too.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0xvzArzMG8[/youtube]

I prefer my low-budget harness boot mounted system that pilots have been asking me to revive.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uztx88x3uo[/youtube]

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Post by chadness » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:30 pm

yeah, it is pretty neat. actually kinda makes the scene look like a staged event with the camera not connected to the glider and a green screen backdrop. but definitely does a better job capturing the feel/motion of maneuvers with is almost completely lost with fixed/stationary mounts. Thx.

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Post by JD » Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:08 pm

chadness wrote:yeah, it is pretty neat. actually kinda makes the scene look like a staged event with the camera not connected to the glider and a green screen backdrop. but definitely does a better job capturing the feel/motion of maneuvers with is almost completely lost with fixed/stationary mounts. Thx.
Chad, Let's draw up a crowd-funding campaign and do the following: Build a self-guided UAV that docks itself on top of the keel when not in use. It can recharge from an on-board battery while docked. I would use a flying wing-type design with a motor and folding prop. The software can determine whether power is even needed thus conserving battery life. There are a number of 'drones' already on the market and crowd-funding scene that follow the sports participant around and take stabilized video from any vantage point desired. This way I can do a nice long 5-hour X/C flight and have any portion I choose recorded from any vantage point off of the glider within range. Sound good?

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