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GoPro: Epic Lines: Speedflying with Jamie Lee - GoPro
When most people look at the swiss alps, they think about skiing, hiking and mountaineering, generally activities that involve being fastened to the earth in one way or another. Jamie Lee sees these majestic mountains as a playground and an opportunity to progress the sport of speedflying to places it has yet to go.
GoPro Hero 5 For Aviation V3 - AVweb
GoPro is out with the new Hero 5 Black, its most capable camera yet. In this video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli reports on the camera's suitability for aviation videos.
Action Cams Detailed VIRB Ultra Review - AVweb
Garmin is taking a serious run at GoPro with its new VIRB Ultra 30. In this new Avweb video, Paul Bertorelli explains why the Ultra is an excellent choice for an aviation action camera.
The new Action Camera - Garmin Virb Ultra - AOPALive
AOPA takes a look at Garmin's new aviation friendly Virb Ultra point-of-view camera.
Action Cams Garmin vs GoPro - AVweb
This month, both Garmin and GoPro are out with new action cams and aviation is a target market. In this video, Aviation Consumer's Paul Bertorelli gives the cameras a wring out.
JUST RELEASED! GoPro: Introducing HERO5 Black - GoPro
Capture different with HERO5 Black. Share immersive 4K perspectives that make you feel like you're there. HERO5 Black makes it easy with its one-button simplicity, convenient touch display and ready-to-go waterproof design. Smooth, stabilized video, crystal-clear audio, and pro-quality photo capture combined with voice control and GPS to make HERO5 Black the most impressive GoPro ever.
COOL! Are you ready for this? GoPro HERO5 + Karma: The Launch - GoPro
More than a drone: Karma is an aerial, hand-held and mountable stabilization solution. And yes, it includes a drone!
COOL! Are you ready for this? GoPro HERO5 + Karma: The Launch - GoPro
More than a drone: Karma is an aerial, hand-held and mountable stabilization solution. And yes, it includes a drone!
ND Filter + Plane Engine Propeller = AWESOME! - MicBergsma
What a difference it makes with an ND (Neutral Density) on your GoPro filter!
Cessna Takeoff - What you don't see - FunPlacesToFly.com
Just for fun, I made this video showing what you don't usually see as a pilot. Now if the camera designers could only make their cameras more aerodynamic so the wind doesn't make them bounce around, it would be great. My apologies for the bumpy visual ride. Smitty
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This website was built to document the construction of an RV-9A in compliance with the FAA requirements needed to certify the aircraft. Any experiences and/or comments are by no means to be considered as instructions on how to build an RV-9A or any other aircraft.
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