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#1 Eric Thiermann

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 01:57 PM

I'm doing a trip in a DeHaviland Beaver through the Northwest passage with the back side door off. We've used gyros and rigs specifically designed for aviation before, but this trip they're trying to minimize the load. Since I'm taking my Steadicam on the trip, I'm wondering if anyone has had experience attaching a Steadicam arm to a plane body, adding gyros, and shooting out the side of the plane. Tips, tricks would be appreciated. Thanks.
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#2 Daniel Stilling DFF

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:50 PM

Wrong tool for the job. don't do it. with all the turbulence you re going to have inside, with the door removed, even the gyros are not going to cut it.
In my opinion you are just going to be exposed to risks by using the Steadicam for this. Again, wrong tool...

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#3 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 12:33 AM

^^ Agree.

I have a friend who did this with a mini out of a helicoptor and said he never had more than a few seconds of usable footage.
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#4 G. Grammatikos

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Posted 02 April 2008 - 04:16 AM

i also agree ,as we know air its our enemy (gyros our gun to fight it )imagine the air speed out of the plane ,you can not fight it with any gyro
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