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#1 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:50 AM

Word of caution: Bring a monitor if you are going to film from a helicopter, facing sideways, through a viewfinder. I don't get car sick easy but doing this quickly made me come very close to adding an interesting new color stripe down the side of that thing.

By the way, has anyone used one of these "budget" gyros? Didn't work that well but it was $1000 cheaper than the next available setup.

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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 07:50 AM

Been there, and monitors don't necessarily help. I have never been airsick under any other circumstances, but being head down in a monitor with no external visual references is a great way to make your eyes and inner ear fight. Military aircrew often have this problem, particularly in aircraft where there's someone up front flying and someone in the back with his or her attention focussed on some sort of readout. They, usually but not always, get used to it. I suspect we don't do it enough.

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