Monday, June 29, 2015

CSL Assiniboine departed Duluth 6/29/2015

CSL Assiniboine departed Duluth at 9:30 this morning. Since I was in the area, I sent Buzz up with his camera to get a better look.
Sorry, no audio on this short clip!

16 comments:

  1. Fantastic view Dennis ! Great Camera work.

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  2. It's amazing how smooth and stable that camera platform is!

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  3. Yes, it is an amazing system. The camera is split into two pieces. The lens and sensor is stabilized by gyros while the rest is attached to the aircraft with vibration dampers.

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  4. Great aerial photography.

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  5. Don Detloff, Fair Haven MIJune 30, 2015 at 11:20 AM

    Dennis,

    Not only do I enjoy seeing the boats from this perspective, it gives me a chance to see what the park where all the people line up to watch the boats looks like.

    - Don

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  6. Yes this reverse view gives some perspective of the normal camera views for people who have not been there in person.
    Does Buzz float and is there a recovery plan?

    My experience with this kind of thing is sooner or later there will be a problem and gravity will take control, water or not.

    Andre

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  7. Unfortunately, If Buzz goes into the drink, he will sink within a few minutes. If can find him, I may be able to get the camera card, but the rest of him will probably be toast.

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  8. Maybe you could attach foam floats to buzz and about 75 yards of 10 lb test fishing line for recovery if it wouldn't inter fear with the props.

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  9. Hey, good idea Tim..Any way that this could work to save Buzz would be great. I'm trying to think of all of us without Buzz and Dennis. It would be similar to losing a loved one,, oh yah it would be losing a loved one. Penny

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  10. I have tried floats on other copters and because of the prop down wash blowing over the foam, the craft becomes quit unstable. Nice idea though.

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    1. What about something that's water-activated like a WaterBuoy float(s) or the innards of a self-inflating PFD?

      The PFD's obviously have a lot of weight capacity so a smaller one could work well. The floatation chamber pack typically into a velcro seam so prop wash shouldn't be an issue.

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  11. That is what I thought,,,I'll keep thinking...

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  12. There are some life preservers out there under development, but, for now they would cost more then Buzz is worth.

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  13. Have you ever thought about taking Buzz up to Two Harbors or Silver Bay to see the ships come in there?

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  14. I probably will bring Buzz up the shore later on this summer.

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