Align RC Helicopter with a GoPro at the Soulstyce 2011

Sep 26, 2011 2 Comments by

What do you get when you mount a GoPro camera on an RC helicopter, with a talented pilot and some the best BXM Dirt Jumpers in the World all working to get a piece of the $10,000?  You get a video like this:

 

Chad Sackman (right) is the pilot of the helicopter and Mike Spasbo (left) controls the camera direction with his own transmitter on this Align helicopter.

Here is their custom camera set-up ready for flight.

A close-up of the camera rig, this platform allow the camera to pivot on all three axis, which is controlled by Mike with a separate transmitter.

The helicopter in action, capturing a BMX Dirt Jumper in action, some of the best jumpers in the world competed for the top prize.

 

 

 

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West Coast senior editor About me: I’ve been involved with RC aircraft since high school and have flown just about everything. I started my RC career with scratch-building, but now like many pilots I rely on ARFs to get me in the air. My main focus is on pylon racing, aerobats, combat and scale warbirds.

2 Responses to “Align RC Helicopter with a GoPro at the Soulstyce 2011”

  1. Bert says:

    Awesome heli pilot work!

  2. John Reid says:

    I agree with that!

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