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Discussion in 'Hangar Flying' started by Victor Bravo, Jul 29, 2016.
This has got to be some of the most exciting light/ultralight aircraft video I have seen... WOWZA !
He is using a "chase cam" which is pretty easy to make.
I wonder what the ASL altitude is there?
Speaking of aerobatics in ultralights:
I'm afraid this guy is being rather foolhardy though with the altitude at which he is performing. Either that or he is very skilled and sure of himself and his craft.
The airplane is likely a Spectrum Beaver RX 35 which is rated for +4/-2 Gs by the manufacturer. Compare that to the +9/-4.4 rating of the Phantom in the previous clip. Maybe this particular Beaver has been modified to withstand more...?
Who knew? Great stuff! Shows to go ya that you don't need a bajillion dollar carbon fiber aircraft and 300hp to have fun.
I love the chase cam. I had an idea to do basically that,but with a small "steerable" birdie on the tether that let's a passenger or whoever is in range to get more specific camera angles. Figure some low AR wings and you can then climb, dive, and steer left or right. With the same type of gimbal head as quad copter now has, the tech should all be there to let the operator even reel in or out, and pan left/right/up/down to really get cool angles. Imagining being able to go from a chase behind and above to shopping in and looking at the pilot in a single shot.
Anyway, yeah. That first video seems to demonstrate the abilities of a single tube tailboom as well.
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