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AX-O
01-06-2013, 10:21 AM
I have been testing some configurations for my wing mount Drift HD. I was able to record looking forward with no vibration issues however, when the camera faced backwards, the image was not stable. Here is a one minute video of a flight from yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgXb1MQJoy8

Kentsrv7a
01-07-2013, 07:13 AM
Axel,
I also have a Drift and have been thinking about a wing mount. Do you have any pictures of your mount I could take a look at?
Thanks!

Kent

humptybump
01-07-2013, 07:24 AM
I'm curious of your wing mount as well.

Also, have you found the vibration issues is RPM centric ? I notice in my attempts that I get the jelly roll effect when I am throttled back entering the pattern.

For others: my mount is the same as what Stephen shows in this (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=567662&postcount=4) thread.

selhardt
01-07-2013, 07:28 AM
I just shot my first video on the drift from a tail mount and it is completely un-usable

It looks like the fuselage wiggles back and forth. I think unless the mount is rock solid and the part of the plane it attaches to is not moving (like the vstab) the rolling shutter will have issues.

AX-O
01-07-2013, 10:06 AM
Will post some pics tonight.

AX-O
01-07-2013, 10:23 PM
Here are a few pictures. I don't have any pictures mounted on the plane yet. I glued a piece of 2,000 grid sand paper to the inside of the angle so the camera had a good surface to grab onto. The black material on top of the angle is left over wet suit material. Also, a piece that you don't see is a round spacer. The small spacer goes inside the wing mount hole. The bolt goes through the spacer. That way when I torque the bolt down, the wing skin does not see much force. It is transferred via the spacer to the tie down point. When the camera faces forward, i did not have issues. But when it is facing backwards, the only way to get a steady picture is by making the camera and the bracket touch.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E7NrPiCNm-Q/UOurDWNGOAI/AAAAAAAAGpE/yL2eF9YfBtg/s912/IMG_0853.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1s3NP1Go-2c/UOurDzJVPnI/AAAAAAAAGoY/WldS4qBSsXc/s912/IMG_0855.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TQdEACfBJow/UOurPYWSeWI/AAAAAAAAGos/VWZTZJwPxf8/s912/IMG_0857.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jzg2_ST8Lq4/UOurReMPUSI/AAAAAAAAGow/IKyx_mCWqCE/s912/IMG_0858.JPG