Airspeed Video Episode: Don Weaver’s Acro Sequence

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Acro Camp IP Don Weaver and I launched last week to shake out a couple of new things with the cameras and audio system. We flew a wing camera for the first time (check out the blog entry at the Acro Camp website) and also used an attenuating 1/8” to 1/8” cable to capture the intercom audio. Both systems worked well.

It was my first acro flight of the season and I was done after just a few maneuvers. Not surprising. That’s par for the course for me. I’ll get it up to 20 minutes or more soon enough.

Don offered to drop me off at Romeo and head back out to really wring out the camera rig. This video is from his sequence. It runs more or less continuously except for a minute or two as be climbed back to altitude. Not only does Don hit his airspeeds pretty effectively, he conserves altitude pretty effectively, too. And he talks the routine pretty clearly as well.

This is the camera and audio setup that we’re going to use for lots of the Acro Camp shooting. Head over to so see more about the movie!

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  1. Love the shots, especially the wing-strut Contour (except the prop artifacts). Is there a reason you didn't put both cameras on the same side of the plane? Crossing the proscenium line is a little confusing when trying to wrap one's brain around the shapes your flying. Will there be a long-lens camera on the ground or any air-to-air work for the real-deal?

    Decent audio, though I'm sure you'll play with that more to cut out the hisses – great stall horn!

    Really great work, can't wait for more…

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