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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.
01-07-2013, 07:13 AM
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?
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.
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.
Will post some pics tonight.
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.