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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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