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  • #31
    I too am not a fan of the offset gimbal head because of its ability to mask a problem until it's to late, I started with a Bensen tilting spindle and loved the way it flew with the overhead stick but not so much with a joystick , the reason I changed to a fixed spindle was the ease of adding a good pre rotator and not have torque feed back into the control stick. I still believe that if Bensen had kept the spindle head and put adequate tail feather system on his machines there would have been only wire strike type accidents in gyros.
    Norm.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by phantom View Post
      I too am not a fan of the offset gimbal head because of its ability to mask a problem until it's to late, I started with a Bensen tilting spindle and loved the way it flew with the overhead stick but not so much with a joystick , the reason I changed to a fixed spindle was the ease of adding a good pre rotator and not have torque feed back into the control stick. I still believe that if Bensen had kept the spindle head and put adequate tail feather system on his machines there would have been only wire strike type accidents in gyros.
      Norm.
      Hi Norm
      What do the modern gyroplane use gimbal head or tilting spindle?
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      • #33
        That was a lot more stick shake than any I had with my Benson (after I learned I had to track my blades)

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        • #34
          Originally posted by klyde View Post
          That was a lot more stick shake than any I had with my Benson (after I learned I had to track my blades)
          That's what I was doing at the time. Small adjustment and a flight around the pattern, then repeat. The fuel level dropped quicker than anticipated.
          Bobby Munroe
          Private Pilot (SEL)
          PRA Chapter 62 #42748
          EAA #1160523

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          • #35
            Originally posted by AirCommandPilot View Post
            Well it's not really the engine's fault if you forget to feed it.
            Here's a short video.
            Hi-
            Those were cool camera angles. What do you use to make the videos? I've tried to put some feelers out, but so far not much help.
            Tons of software out there, but all I want to do is clip a couple angles together and get audio to sync with the clips. Any help?
            Air Command CLT Tandem
            Subaru 2.2 FI- Stock
            68" Warp Drive
            29' Dragon Wings
            550#s Thrust

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            • #36
              Originally posted by N447MR View Post

              Hi-
              Those were cool camera angles. What do you use to make the videos? I've tried to put some feelers out, but so far not much help.
              Tons of software out there, but all I want to do is clip a couple angles together and get audio to sync with the clips. Any help?
              An Android cell-phone that's less than 2 years old, with 128gigs of memory. A PC that's less than 5 years old, with 8gigs of memory, & a hard drive with at least 200gigs of free space, and Windows 7 or 10. I'm checking on the free software titles that'll do the job.

              Frank
              Regards

              Frank

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              • #37
                The cell-phone should have a camera with at least 16 mega-pixel still capability; the newer Samsungs will also be able to do High-Def (720p resolution at least)video. There's a couple of freeware programs that will separate and or join video files, AVI format; I'm still checking on the specific names.
                Regards

                Frank

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                • #38
                  Avidemux

                  Well, let's see if the above link comes through.
                  Regards

                  Frank

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                  • #39
                    Sorry, N44R I misread your post. Looks like Go-Pro cameras, 1 on flight suit, another on main gear strut. Velcro on strut?
                    Regards

                    Frank

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by eutrophicated1 View Post

                      An Android cell-phone that's less than 2 years old, with 128gigs of memory. A PC that's less than 5 years old, with 8gigs of memory, & a hard drive with at least 200gigs of free space, and Windows 7 or 10. I'm checking on the free software titles that'll do the job.

                      Frank
                      Thanks, I'm good with hardware... it's what to do with all the video once you take it! I'd rather go flying than spend too much time trying to figure out software that does way more than I want. Again, just join a couple clips of different angle and maintain synced audio across it
                      Air Command CLT Tandem
                      Subaru 2.2 FI- Stock
                      68" Warp Drive
                      29' Dragon Wings
                      550#s Thrust

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                      • #41
                        I have three cameras that I use. One is a GoPro knock off that is mounted on my chest using a harness. One is an Icon Air Pro 2 that I will mount on my helmet, or mast. This one also has a mic input to record my radio audio. The third camera is a Contour that I usually mount on the landing gear tubing, with a clamp mount.
                        Most of my videos have been edited with the free Windows Movie Maker, but I've been playing with other software to find something with more bells and whistles like DaVinci Resolve.
                        Bobby Munroe
                        Private Pilot (SEL)
                        PRA Chapter 62 #42748
                        EAA #1160523

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                        • #42
                          N447MR, you need to be more specific.... Nod your head, if you can get the video off the camera and on to some computational device to do the file work. Heh heh.
                          Anymore, there are video cameras, computer tablets, even fully loaded cell phones that can do the file work. If you want to use a Windows PC, I already posted that you can use : AVIdemux.
                          Sorry if I made incorrect assumptions about how you wanted to proceed.
                          Regards

                          Frank

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by eutrophicated1 View Post
                            N447MR, you need to be more specific.... Nod your head, if you can get the video off the camera and on to some computational device to do the file work. Heh heh.
                            Anymore, there are video cameras, computer tablets, even fully loaded cell phones that can do the file work. If you want to use a Windows PC, I already posted that you can use : AVIdemux.
                            Sorry if I made incorrect assumptions about how you wanted to proceed.
                            Sorry, I thought it was...I want to make a movie not take video footage. Bobby said he used windows movie maker, that's what I was looking for. Have you used AVIdemux much? Is it as simple or more simple than movie maker? Thanks for following up Frank.
                            Air Command CLT Tandem
                            Subaru 2.2 FI- Stock
                            68" Warp Drive
                            29' Dragon Wings
                            550#s Thrust

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