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Sitting On The Wing, Door/window Open?  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Any guesses on how this pic was taken?

http://www1.airpics.com/avimg/big/28272.jpg

Is it a wingmounted camera, does the pilot take his hands off the controls to stick his hand through the window? Any ideas?

Perhaps the answer is obvious, but i'm tired at the time of writing, so it had me wondering...

Thom@s


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User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1051 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

I find this pic to be strange actually. It´s got great colors and everything is sharp, except for the prop. Therefore the shutterspeed could not have been very fast, but still there are no signs of movement (unsharpness of other objects). That must be one smooth running engine and the camera must have protection from the wind...

But a great shot afterall!

Stratofish



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User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

My guess is that it was take just like this one:


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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

Here is a link to his other pics. Very nice images and great depth of field overall.

http://www1.airpics.com/search/search.php?string=826&si=0&st=12&count=10

My guess is a camera mount.

Dripstick



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

Dripstick, I'm with you on that one. He's talented fella.

Yeah, could be a camera mount.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineN6LUC From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Side windows on a C172 are hinged at the top, can be folded up flush against the high wing and the a/c may be operated all the way up to VNE with the windows open. Newer models have a stop that prevents the window from opening more than about six inches at the bottom but I have flown older models that did not have a stop or had had it removed.

I am almost certain that the shot was taken with the window open the right side of the camera resting on the window sill and/or braced against the forward window frame. The camera view is angled outward slightly from centerline parallel and I would guess that it is a 35mm format or smaller camera using about a 28mm or equivalent lens exposed at f22 and 1/125 sec (judging from the size of the propeller arc). This would indicate a film or digital equivalent ISO of about 200.

Once the aircraft is in trim, very little control input is required and one can fly hands-off for substantial periods in calm air (especially if you have an autopilot or a right seater).

This is a GREAT picture -- one of my favorites!

Nick


User currently offlineLanpie From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
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Very nice picture.

Pierre


User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Now I would like to see someone dare to stick a D60 out of a window holding it like that.

User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Side windows on a C172 are hinged at the top, can be folded up flush against the high wing and the a/c may be operated all the way up to VNE with the windows open.

Yeah, gotta love the Cessnas. Surprisingly you dont get too much wind going through the plane though. Normally when I'm flying the cessna, my instructor sticks his hands out the window and creates a damn to deflect the air inside the plane  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

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User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

And in a 152 if you open the window, it will actually yaw/roll the plane enough to require slight corrective action. This is a great pic, but I for one would certainly be reluctant to hold my camera out of the window or even mount it externally. I guess it is that sort of initiative that separates the die-hards from the opportunists.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Ed



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