Camera direction

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Sean Fitzgibbon

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Jul 11, 2022, 5:39:31 AMJul 11
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Hi All

Just wondering, when you construct your payload, do you prefer the camera to point sideways to the horizon or down toward the ground?

Cheers, Sean

Phil Cox

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Jul 11, 2022, 5:43:23 AMJul 11
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Hi Sean,

I think the view towards the horizon is more interesting and shows the ground too. I have had cameras pointing down and it gives a good sense of rate of decent when you land but if you only have one camera, I think you’d get better value with an outward looking one.

Hope that helps.

Phil

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Sean Fitzgibbon

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Jul 11, 2022, 5:44:58 AMJul 11
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Thanks Phil, that does help.  I was leaning toward the horizon and am now convinced :)



Phil Cox

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Jul 11, 2022, 5:45:58 AMJul 11
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No worries, good luck with the build.

:)

David Akerman

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Jul 11, 2022, 5:49:11 AMJul 11
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Also, aiming it approx 10 degrees below horizontal will give you a bit more ground (on average) and a bit less blackness.

Sean Fitzgibbon

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Jul 11, 2022, 6:16:12 AMJul 11
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Thanks, although now you may be overestimating my construction ability ;)
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