Airplane movie from Eggum, Lofoten

05 Sep

Matching sunglasses... Oh oh!

Lofoten is a stunning place, great mountains, beautiful villages. After some training at the footbal field on Skullerud, this is my first attempt to capture something interesting. I realized the challenge was to make long straigth runs without turning. I didn’t dare to fly over the ocean or over the houses, as I don’t feel experienced enough to make the plane return when it’s far away. At some point you can’t see how it’s flying anymore. Anyway, I attatched the Ixus 220 HS with electrical tape and rubber band under the plane, with some soft foam between to smooth vibrations. (You can see a picture of that in the video further down at the page.) To protect the lens I used a part of an aluminium beer can. When landing or crashing, the can was supposed to hit first, bending the camera backwards. I did about 10 runs total and the camera was fine, but got some nasty sand on the lens. Next time I think I will make a thin steel cage around it.

This shows pretty much how it went


About Retro Mc Smart

Born in '79. A maker and visual artist.

Posted by on September 5, 2011 in diy, film, radio-controlled


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2 Responses to Airplane movie from Eggum, Lofoten

  1. Ole

    August 19, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Stilig! Blir spennende å se hva du kan få ut av det når Flyskillza kommer på høyde med de tekniske skillza dine – en tur over havet hadde jo vært tøft, selv om oppdriften kanskje er mer variabel over vann.

    • Retro Mc Smart

      August 20, 2011 at 10:13 am

      Hei og takk for kommentaren ! Rekkevidden er bare 300 meter på senderen, men vi får se. Er nybegynner så håper det kan utvikle seg. Redd for å drukne kamera eller at flyet forsvinner over hustaket og blir borte.


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