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I can't believe you missed the opportunity to put a small "re" in front of one of your suppliers.
There's always a frisson of excitement when we take delivery of some new kit at the Special Project Bureau's mountaintop headquarters, and last week the bloke with the big white van drew up at the door to drop off the latest piece of Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) kit - a GoPro HD HERO2 camera. Click here for a …
If that's a 60KM ride in 3 minutes, then the apparent speed of the vehicle is 750 mph (1200 kph). By a curious coincidence, the Thrust SSC land speed record is 763 mph, so the vid give you a pretty clear idea of what Andy Green saw on those runs.
Of course he did it on the flat in a desert, I think the vid also demonstrates why, the apparent Gs in the corners you took would be extraordinary!
The GoPros ARE good cameras, but their physical profile could be a significant issue for this project.
I've used various cameras on my own planes. I eventually settled with the Foxtech HoryzonHD (also 1080P). The quality is a whisker short of that of the GoPro, the menu probably not as friendly and the buttons are impossible, but the profile can be made to be very minimal. This means considerably less drag and it is less likely to cause issues of balance. And it is lighter (and cheaper).
It might be worth a look.
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