Thom@s
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Sitting On The Wing, Door/window Open?

Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:06 am

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...

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RE: Sitting On The Wing, Door/window Open?

Tue Mar 04, 2003 8:05 am

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!

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RE: Sitting On The Wing, Door/window Open?

Tue Mar 04, 2003 8:19 am

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


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RE: Sitting On The Wing, Door/window Open?

Tue Mar 04, 2003 8:21 am

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.

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Thom@s
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RE: Sitting On The Wing, Door/window Open?

Tue Mar 04, 2003 9:42 pm

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

Yeah, could be a camera mount.

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RE: Sitting On The Wing, Door/window Open?

Sat Mar 08, 2003 7:34 pm

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!

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RE: Sitting On The Wing, Door/window Open?

Sat Mar 08, 2003 10:31 pm

Very nice picture.

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RE: Sitting On The Wing, Door/window Open?

Sun Mar 09, 2003 3:40 am

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

Sun Mar 09, 2003 6:27 am

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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RE: Sitting On The Wing, Door/window Open?

Sun Mar 09, 2003 6:44 am

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
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