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01-06-2013, 11:21 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.


01-07-2013, 08:13 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, 08:24 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, 08:28 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.

01-07-2013, 11:06 AM
Will post some pics tonight.

01-07-2013, 11:23 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.