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Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by DawieBotes » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:11 pm

Hi,

How to you guys normally strap Gopro's to the Jabi? Does the weight difference req a rebalancing?

Thinking of strapping a Gopro the the wing strut.

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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by Flooi » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:28 pm

Strap die ding vas en vlieg- te lig vir enige probleme.
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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by DawieBotes » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:05 pm

Cool. So gedink. :)
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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by pietmeyer » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:22 pm

Nog nooit n probleem met myne gehad ne. Strap vas en vlieg die ding :D


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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by Flooi » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:44 am

Not a Jabi, but after many experiments, I found this mounting for GOPRO, gave me best results. :D
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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by Cloud Base » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:41 pm

On top of the horizontal stab



gives a good view of the flight controls
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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by DawieBotes » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:53 pm

Going to try that on the back. Looks great. Did a couple different angles already. Because our Jabi is a partnership plane I didn't want to permanently stick any mounts on it, so strapping onto the wing strud works very well for a sideways view of the pilot as well as forward looking. Going to try a couple of different angels next time. Just need to remember to check the batteries on the cameras before the time. Only got 1 camera's footage :(

https://youtu.be/e_VYme8E408
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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by BigglesSA » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:20 am

Years ago landing at Pienaars Poort. Old cellphone video placed by my passenger.

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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by cage » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:05 am

Not sure it's a great idea to attach anything to a surface used to generate lift.
There are many clamps available for attaching to supports etc.
I've always preferred placing them in cockpit or attach a mount under the belly (they can be removed, carefully, with a hairdryer).
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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:06 pm

cage wrote:Not sure it's a great idea to attach anything to a surface used to generate lift.
There are many clamps available for attaching to supports etc.
I've always preferred placing them in cockpit or attach a mount under the belly (they can be removed, carefully, with a hairdryer).
:? If you put it on a heli's "surface used to generate lift" the picture would be a little distorted......like Mike Schutte's blue light.......ag no you are to young to know the joke....sorry. :wink:
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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by cage » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:08 pm

Marius Schrenk wrote:
cage wrote:Not sure it's a great idea to attach anything to a surface used to generate lift.
There are many clamps available for attaching to supports etc.
I've always preferred placing them in cockpit or attach a mount under the belly (they can be removed, carefully, with a hairdryer).
:? If you put it on a heli's "surface used to generate lift" the picture would be a little distorted......like Mike Schutte's blue light.......ag no you are to young to know the joke....sorry. :wink:
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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by DawieBotes » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:29 pm

Tried a couple of different angles, just strapping the cameras on different points on the struts using velcro straps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqbrLjgf5hw

Just did some flips from Heidelberg, Vereeniging, Panorama and Circus. :)

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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by ZuluBen » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:03 pm

Lekker man, lekker! 8)
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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by Neville Ferreira » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:34 pm

Using the standard supplied mounting option with GoPro or 360Fly are good enough up to 400Km/h or more, provided you have cleaned the surface area before sticking the mount on that surface.

From experience you do not want to mount a camera on the leading edge as this will disturb the airflow and will increase the stall speed of that wing.

https://www.facebook.com/neville.ferrei ... 1470283169
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Re: Strapping Cameras to a Jabi

Unread post by DawieBotes » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:11 pm

Neville Ferreira wrote:Using the standard supplied mounting option with GoPro or 360Fly are good enough up to 400Km/h or more, provided you have cleaned the surface area before sticking the mount on that surface.

From experience you do not want to mount a camera on the leading edge as this will disturb the airflow and will increase the stall speed of that wing.

https://www.facebook.com/neville.ferrei ... 1470283169
Really nice video! I would be too scared my GoPro will fly off into the distance without me! That's why I got a bunch of cheapy Chinese cameras. Not even close the quality, but I would loose max R500 if it falls off the plane and not R8000... :) GoPro inside rather :P

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