To make it easier to handle,
the author reduced his original
300-square-inch Explorer to
200 square inches. The new
version appears in the August
2015 RC Micro World.
point the camera straight
forward, all you will record
is blue sky!
easier to handle, I revisited
a design I published in
the October 2000 issue
of Model Airplane News. The airplane
is the Patchen Explorer. It is perfect for
this application because the motor sits
on top of a pylon at the wing’s midpoint.
This leaves the nose clear for mounting
the Mobius camera. Again, using Velcro
will let you position the camera.
There is no connection between the
RC system and the camera. You turn on
your radio, check the controls, press play
on the camera, and then take off. Upon
landing, simply turn off the camera then
I’ve included photos of my new
Explorer, the Mobius camera, and
Chuck Cawthon’s foam version of the
Explorer. For those who are interested,
my new version of the Explorer (wood
construction) with plans appeared in the
August 2015 issue of RC Micro World.
By the way, you will notice that there
is no viewfinder on this camera. The lens
is sufficiently wide-angled, so aiming of
the camera is not really important.
If you try this camera, let me know
how you make out.
RC Micro World
89 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2015