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06-29-2008, 07:40 AM   #1
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P+S on a remote control plane?

My father in law who is a remote control airplane enthusiast is looking to mount a point and shoot on a plane. Any thoughts or previous posts that might be relavent?

06-29-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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Hell yes I have something that would be relevant!!


excuse my enthusiasm.
it wasnt over an hour ago that I got the same idea but with a helicopter, and a camera that has an Xsynch socket for a remote shutter trigger.

as this is the p&s forum, can someone recommend a good p&s with an Xsynch socket?
I'm guessing the canon G9 or something.

but i would be willing to send my ol ist*D up on a good helicopter, that would leave two K10D's on the ground and really GREAT outdoor wedding ceremony coverage.

*no fly zone* over people and too close.....

there are my thoughts.

i just need to get a heavy duty remote helicopter.

06-30-2008, 02:19 AM   #3
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I sometimes attach my pentax w20 to my kitesurfing kite. I set it to timer mode to take 1 shot every 15seconds or set it to vid camera mode. It works very well.

Only problem i can see on RC toys is the shake.

07-04-2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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I think if you can get a heavy-duty enough RC chopper, you can engineer a stabilization box with it, but I think that might be getting TOO heavy.

I like this idea though.

07-06-2008, 07:48 AM   #5
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I am also a RC aircraft enthusiast. The forums I vist for this hobby (listed below )have thousands of posts about it.
It has been a regular practice for years.

These foums have sample photos, camera and setup recomendations, including wireless video, etc.

Aerial Photography - RC Groups

Aerial Photography and Video

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