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2009/09/18 Minimag RC overfly / Digital Hero wide pictures of Thunderhill
π 2009-09-18 00:00 in Cars, Rc
After getting a digital hero wide, and coming up with the idea that I should overfly the tracks I go to to take shots, I brought my minimag to thunderhill and took a bunch of pictures over lunch.

Here are a few pictures:

turns 10, 11, 12-13
turns 10, 11, 12-13

another vantage point
another vantage point

both straights
both straights

5, 6, 7
5, 6, 7

better view of 14-15
better view of 14-15

5 looks kind of flat from the sky :)
5 looks kind of flat from the sky :)

closeup on 14
closeup on 14

another vantage point of 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15
another vantage point of 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15

Shot of one of the instructors who went out for fun during lunch
Shot of one of the instructors who went out for fun during lunch

And a low resolution video (that was before HD or 4K Gopros):

short video with takeoff from turn 11
short video with takeoff from turn 11

2009/09/09 Trying my new Minimag with Digital Hero GoPro Wide at Rancho San Antonio
π 2009-09-09 00:00 in Rc
After losing my previous minimag and its GoPro camera, I builts a new minimag entirely from spare parts from my 3 previous kits for the plane, and new electronics (which was the expensive part unfortunately).

I did a test run of the new camera pointing forward, forward+down, and backward

a forward facing 180 degree view without seeing the prop or the wheels is hard
a forward facing 180 degree view without seeing the prop or the wheels is hard

obviously the prop doesn't look good when spinning
obviously the prop doesn't look good when spinning

I pointed the camera down some more, it helped a bit
I pointed the camera down some more, it helped a bit

you definitely get a bigger field of view, but it's distorded
you definitely get a bigger field of view, but it's distorded

but the big field of view is nice
but the big field of view is nice

and the curvature on the horizon simulates being at 100,000ft like a U2 :)
and the curvature on the horizon simulates being at 100,000ft like a U2 :)

pointing back looks nice but it's near impossible not to get the tail in the shot
pointing back looks nice but it's near impossible not to get the tail in the shot


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