Date   

Re: Videos

Jon Finley
 

A little Q history for ya'll.

 

I don't remember the exact year but approximately twenty years ago Paul Fisher and I were messing with video cameras on our Q's.  These were the latest and greatest "spy cams" that were super small, wired, and had amazing resolution - 240x160, if memory serves. I made a custom vertical fin "cap" that contained the camera and was aerodynamic. The cable ran from the tail all the way to the cockpit and was taped to the outside skin. It was connected to a camcorder inside the cockpit for recording.  The results were AMAZING!!!  Oh… wait… I WANTED them to be amazing - they were actually quite horrible. Awful resolution that lacked color, were like looking thru a straw, and had no image stabilization...  But we celebrated anyway - it was all we had! 


In an effort to achieve better results, I flew with a small camcorder attached to the tail a few times.  That wasn't any better.  It had to be powered on and recording started while on the ground.  I can't remember how I attached it or exactly what the results were but it was unworkable so abandoned that idea.
 

Our current ability to bolt on a relatively small camera and achieve pretty great results is not lost on me!  

As an aside, I'm now recording at 5k (5120 x 2880) and it still isn't good enough!!   


And... yes... I find myself giving more and more of these 'back in the old days' speeches.  I'm not exactly sure why that is happening... ☹
  
Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Bruce Crain
 

It’s really you!  The Mad Scientist!  John!  Ah knew it along!  What won’t you come up with next!  Kin ah git’n auto-graft?!
Bruce


On Dec 26, 2021, at 5:37 PM, Dave Dugas via groups.io <davedq2@...> wrote:

Great video Jon....pro quality.
Dave D


On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 6:48 PM, Mike Dwyer
<q200pilot@...> wrote:
Very cool.  Seems like the camera might vibrate but it looked good.
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Sun, Dec 26, 2021, 6:27 PM Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:
Jim and Terry,

Thanks!

That wingtip view is from my version of a camera on a stick.  I'm using a GoPro Max 360, 5' of aluminum tubing, and some alum angles. It's a work in progress.  Actually... the entire video thing is a work in progress! 😉😉

Jon

<20210830_073235.jpg>
<20210830_073235.jpg>



Re: Merry Christmas!!

Dave Dugas
 

Great video Jon....pro quality.
Dave D


On Sun, Dec 26, 2021 at 6:48 PM, Mike Dwyer
<q200pilot@...> wrote:
Very cool.  Seems like the camera might vibrate but it looked good.
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Sun, Dec 26, 2021, 6:27 PM Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:
Jim and Terry,

Thanks!

That wingtip view is from my version of a camera on a stick.  I'm using a GoPro Max 360, 5' of aluminum tubing, and some alum angles. It's a work in progress.  Actually... the entire video thing is a work in progress! 😉😉

Jon


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Mike Dwyer
 

Very cool.  Seems like the camera might vibrate but it looked good.
Mike Dwyer Q200

On Sun, Dec 26, 2021, 6:27 PM Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:
Jim and Terry,

Thanks!

That wingtip view is from my version of a camera on a stick.  I'm using a GoPro Max 360, 5' of aluminum tubing, and some alum angles. It's a work in progress.  Actually... the entire video thing is a work in progress! 😉😉

Jon


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Jon Finley
 

Jim and Terry,

Thanks!

That wingtip view is from my version of a camera on a stick.  I'm using a GoPro Max 360, 5' of aluminum tubing, and some alum angles. It's a work in progress.  Actually... the entire video thing is a work in progress! 😉😉

Jon


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Mike Steinsland
 

Merry Christmas everyone. 
You dont hear much from me but I'm building and reading all your posts.
All the best!

On Sat., Dec. 25, 2021, 1:59 p.m. Jim Patillo, <Logistics_engineering@...> wrote:
Very Impressive Jon, how did you get those close ups? Was someone filming you?

Merry Christmas to all of you from the Snowy Sierra Nevada’s. We’re suppose to get a major dump. It’s cold and blowin’ pretty good here
Jim
N46JP Q200

From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jon Finley <jd@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2021 6:09:12 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] Merry Christmas!!
 
Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄

If you are looking for something to do today 😉 - here's a short video of some fog over the high desert!! https://youtu.be/41OOB31kNRY

Get those airplanes out and do some flying!! 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Jim Patillo
 

Very Impressive Jon, how did you get those close ups? Was someone filming you?

Merry Christmas to all of you from the Snowy Sierra Nevada’s. We’re suppose to get a major dump. It’s cold and blowin’ pretty good here
Jim
N46JP Q200


From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> on behalf of Jon Finley <jd@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2021 6:09:12 AM
To: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io>
Subject: [Q-List] Merry Christmas!!
 
Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄

If you are looking for something to do today 😉 - here's a short video of some fog over the high desert!! https://youtu.be/41OOB31kNRY

Get those airplanes out and do some flying!! 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Bruce Crain
 

Cool beans!  


On Dec 25, 2021, at 11:07 AM, Terry Adams <terrywadams@...> wrote:

 Merry Christmas to all.

Jon,  Can you tell me how you have the camera mounted from your wing tip, what type of boom and how far out?

Terry
N41521
KSCK

On 12/25/2021 6:09 AM, Jon Finley wrote:
Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄

If you are looking for something to do today 😉 - here's a short video of some fog over the high desert!! https://youtu.be/41OOB31kNRY

Get those airplanes out and do some flying!! 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4

-- 
Communication ink and paper free



Re: Merry Christmas!!

Terry Adams
 

Merry Christmas to all.

Jon,  Can you tell me how you have the camera mounted from your wing tip, what type of boom and how far out?

Terry
N41521
KSCK

On 12/25/2021 6:09 AM, Jon Finley wrote:
Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄

If you are looking for something to do today 😉 - here's a short video of some fog over the high desert!! https://youtu.be/41OOB31kNRY

Get those airplanes out and do some flying!! 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4

-- 
Communication ink and paper free


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Anthony P
 

Merry Christmas from cold, rainy, icy, and foggy New Hampshire.

Anthony

--
Q2 N86KL


Re: Merry Christmas!!

Jay Scheevel
 

Merry Christmas Jon! Great Video. Not at home this week so no air planing for me, but I really enjoyed your video. No wonder Santa chooses to fly. Season’s greetings to everyone!

Cheers,
Jay


On Dec 25, 2021, at 7:09 AM, Jon Finley <jd@...> wrote:

Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄

If you are looking for something to do today 😉 - here's a short video of some fog over the high desert!! https://youtu.be/41OOB31kNRY

Get those airplanes out and do some flying!! 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Merry Christmas!!

Jon Finley
 

Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎄

If you are looking for something to do today 😉 - here's a short video of some fog over the high desert!! https://youtu.be/41OOB31kNRY

Get those airplanes out and do some flying!! 

Jon Finley
Somewhere in the Southwest flying an RV-4


Re: Axle Removal Problems

Mike Steinsland
 

Definitely lubricate it as you get it going
Hopefully the lubricant works it's way into the wheel
You may have to tap it back and forth a lot.....a little at a time, like rocking a stuck car back and forth

On Thu., Dec. 23, 2021, 7:25 p.m. Bruce Crain, <jcrain2@...> wrote:
Maybe get someone to tap once on the outside and then tap the inside to see if that will loosen it.  You could use propane to super freeze the tube and see if it can make it shrink enough to move it.  Don’t smoke!
Bruce
> On Dec 23, 2021, at 12:12 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> [Edited Message Follows]
>
> Typos corrected:  I’ve always had a bit of a headache removing the axle when needing to remove the tire.  In one of the pics below, the darker steel rod is what I use to slide in and tap out the axle (which is the other pic).  The axle will easily pull out from the position in the pic.  However, the rod I use to tap out the axle is stuck and won’t move back out or further in.
>
> I have the plane raised so there is no weight on the tire.  I have tried tapping the axle back in to push back out the rod.  I’ve reached the point of, “nothing should ever be tapped that hard” so I’m stumped.
>
> The tire and wheel spin freely.  I’m tempted to cut the steel rod off as close to the wheel pant as I can just so I can get the tire/wheel out.
>
> Any ideas out there on a solution or something worth trying?
>
>
>
> Corbin
>
> --
> Corbin
> N121CG
>
>
>
>
>
> <image0.jpeg>
> <image1.jpeg>


____________________________________________________________
Choose to be safer online.
Opt-in to Cyber Safety with NortonLifeLock.
Plans starting as low as $6.95 per month.*
https://store.netzero.net/account/showService.do?serviceId=nz-nLifeLock&utm_source=mktg&utm_medium=taglines&utm_campaign=nzlifelk_launch&utm_content=tag695&promoCode=A34454






Re: Axle Removal Problems

Bruce Crain
 

Maybe get someone to tap once on the outside and then tap the inside to see if that will loosen it. You could use propane to super freeze the tube and see if it can make it shrink enough to move it. Don’t smoke!
Bruce
On Dec 23, 2021, at 12:12 PM, Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Typos corrected: I’ve always had a bit of a headache removing the axle when needing to remove the tire. In one of the pics below, the darker steel rod is what I use to slide in and tap out the axle (which is the other pic). The axle will easily pull out from the position in the pic. However, the rod I use to tap out the axle is stuck and won’t move back out or further in.

I have the plane raised so there is no weight on the tire. I have tried tapping the axle back in to push back out the rod. I’ve reached the point of, “nothing should ever be tapped that hard” so I’m stumped.

The tire and wheel spin freely. I’m tempted to cut the steel rod off as close to the wheel pant as I can just so I can get the tire/wheel out.

Any ideas out there on a solution or something worth trying?



Corbin

--
Corbin
N121CG





<image0.jpeg>
<image1.jpeg>

____________________________________________________________
Choose to be safer online.
Opt-in to Cyber Safety with NortonLifeLock.
Plans starting as low as $6.95 per month.*
https://store.netzero.net/account/showService.do?serviceId=nz-nLifeLock&utm_source=mktg&utm_medium=taglines&utm_campaign=nzlifelk_launch&utm_content=tag695&promoCode=A34454


Re: Axle Removal Problems

Corbin
 

Ahhh….now I follow you.  Yep, that makes sense!  Thanks for clarifying.
--

Corbin 
N121CG


Re: Axle Removal Problems

Anthony P
 

I'm simply not being clear.
You correctly stated that it will/would be hard to keep the drift centered properly on the stuck pin when the end of the stuck pin is down inside the wheel.
I was just making a suggestion for a quick and dirty tool that would help with centering.

This depends on how continuous the bore is through the wheel/bearings.  

Think of a 3/8" dia. drift with a 5/8" O.D. soft bushing (hose or PVC) pressed onto the end of the pin. Then insert all of this into the 3/4" I.D. bore. The drift will be centered on the stuck pin without you needing to do anything.

The purpose of the quick and lite taps is to reduce the loads that get put into the inboard vertical wall of your wheel pant.

Otherwise, I fear you're going to need to create a C-clamp like contraption to push on the stuck pin while supporting the wheel pant wall.


--
Q2 N86KL


Re: Axle Removal Problems

Corbin
 

Anthony, I might not understand because wouldn't using the axle to try and tap the pusher rod back out do the same as you describe?
--

Corbin 
N121CG


Re: Axle Removal Problems

Corbin
 

Thanks, Mike.  I believe my pusher rod made it past the space and is about halfway through the wheel.  But I follow what you are saying otherwise.
--

Corbin 
N121CG


Re: Axle Removal Problems

Anthony P
 

If the others' suggestions for gentle coaxing have not worked, try a short length (1") of hose or PVC with similar O.D. to your axle and place that over your smaller diameter drift.  It will work as a centering jig during your quick and lite taps.

--
Q2 N86KL


Re: Axle Removal Problems

Mike Dwyer
 

This is challenging to word properly.  As the shorter steel tube is being pushed into place when it gets to a spacer, you have to hold upward pressure on the tire, otherwise as the steel shaft is going in and hits the end of the spacer it falls and jams.  Look down either steel tube and if they are not lined up, then do what it takes to line them up.

Also, in the future, put a campher(sp) on the end of the steel tubes so it self corrects the alignment.  Also, I carry in my onboard tool bag the short axle made out of AL so that I can do tire work anywhere that I fly to.  I carry this short axle and a spare inner-tube.  I don't see a need to carry a whole tire!

Mike Dwyer

Q200 Website: http://goo.gl/V8IrJF


On Thu, Dec 23, 2021 at 1:06 PM Corbin via groups.io <c_geiser=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
I’ve always had a bit of a headache removing the axle when needing to remove the tire.  In one of the pics below, the darker steel rod is what I use to slide in and tap out the axle (which is the other pic).  The axle will easily pull out from the position in the pic.  However, the rod I use to tap out the axle is stuck and won’t move back out or further in.

I have the plane raised so there is no weight on the tire.  I have tried tapping the axle back in to push back out the rod.  I’ve reached the pint of, “nothing should ever be talked that hard” so I’m stumped.

The tire and wheel spin freely.  I’m tempted to cut the steel rod off as close to the wheel pant as I can just so I can get the tire/wheel out.

Any ideas out there on a solution or something worth trying?



Corbin

--
Corbin
N121CG





1761 - 1780 of 55062