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It's even been snowing here in N. FL and the temps have been dropping all day. Went out for a couple of hours and hauled some firewood and did about a 2 mile hike. Going to be in it all day tomorrow on a work hike. Dress for success has taken on a whole other meaning!
I have put a cheap little camera under my helicopter and made a video of my experiments. The camera is not the best, but good enough to practice flying in a way so that you get to see a little more than just shaky sequences of the ground and the sky.
Let me get a better camera, more practice and perhaps first person view, then I might occasionally travel to some more interesting locations.
No, I can't do that yet. That's called 3D aerobatics and you need a very high degree of precision at the controls to fly like that. Before I would even begin, I would need to improve inverted and backward flying.
The 3D guys actually would not like to carry the extra weight of a camera. They do everything they can to keep the helicopter as light as possible with at the same time the strongest motors they can afford. And then there also is the little problem of needing heavy batteries to power those motors or live with rather short flight times.
However, you would probably be disappointed by a video of a 3D flight. I tried a few stall turns, combined with some pirouettes. All you get to see is a choppy sequence of images of the ground followed by the sky for a few times. The entire video of a 3D flight would look very much like that. a better camera with a higher frame rate will help a little, but I don't think it would be very pleasant to watch.
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