Low-budget landing video taken with a Logitech USB web cam connected to a tablet PC. Yes, I tend to land left of center.

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Comment by Sebastien Heintz on October 13, 2009 at 8:31am
Great camera angle!
Comment by Richard Jennings on October 12, 2009 at 10:54pm
That landing was as smooth as the ones I make in my Navion. :) Lots of practice. Enjoyed the video, hope to see more. Back to my CH701 building. Rivet rivet.
Comment by Stephen R. Smith on October 12, 2009 at 5:42pm
I used a many years-old Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000. The Logitech-supplied mount is a rubberized wire hoop which can be bent into various shapes. I was able to jam the hoop between the wing and the landing gear on my 601 XL. The cam was upside down. The resulting video can be flipped right-side up with software. I used duct tape to further secure the QuickCam and the USB wire leading into the cockpit.

As you see the landings are somewhat interesting. The take offs are less so. Flying along is very boring to watch. Perhaps in a 701 at treetop level would be another story but at “normal” 601 flying altitudes the lens and low resolution are just not up to the job.

Perhaps a newer model would do a better job. Something you could aim and zoom from the pilot’s seat would be sweet.

Steve
Comment by Tim Garrett on October 12, 2009 at 5:22pm
Very cool. Do you hava a picture of how you mounted the camera?
Comment by Roger Lambert on October 12, 2009 at 1:10pm
All in all, a nice landing.

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