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.
Airplane movie from Eggum, Lofoten