Stratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1065 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2416 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...
N6LUC From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2247 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).
Dragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2186 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 .
AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2180 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.
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