My "David Windestål inspired" GoPro cockpit!

by GFergy | April 7, 2013 | (34 Ratings) Posted in Just Fun

After seeing David's P-51 Mustang FPV project, I knew my Art-Tech T-6 Texan could support the weight of my GoPro.

 I fabricated a cockpit using the ever-popular Dollar Tree Foam Board and hot glue!

My first flight was truely just a test, really. It flew remarkably well as the weight is pretty much right on the CoG. As you can see in the video, my field isn't quite flight-ready, but I took her up anyway! I just couldn't resist!

Just a note: everything survived the not-so-smooth landing unscathed!

 

COMMENTS

saitek93 on April 8, 2013
Really great job on it! It look great.
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zodrik on April 8, 2013
awesome
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NoUsername on April 8, 2013
Outstanding
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Hasersys on April 7, 2013
I love these cockpit views.
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CJGFX on April 8, 2013
Brilliant! It would be one thing to have the control stick working, but to have the throttle arms working too is shear genius!

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iLoveRC on April 7, 2013
wow!!! this is remarkable!
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zev on April 8, 2013
possibly the best thing ever. really, really cool.
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roversgonemad on April 7, 2013
I love the moving hands!! That's pretty cool! If I didn't know better, I would have thought I landed that plane!!
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strows on April 8, 2013
This is to awesome!!!
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santiago404 on April 8, 2013
That was pretty cool!
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oneiwily on April 8, 2013
wicked ! this is Hollywood style
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Mirabile Visu on April 8, 2013
Superb, I love it. Most original and well executed.
PS What's the bleeping sound during the flight?
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jamboree1 on April 8, 2013
Incredibly realistic pilot with the moving arms
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RCExplorer on April 8, 2013
Awesome job :D
You did a much better job of landing than I did ;)
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GFergy on April 8, 2013
Haha Thanks man! I heeded your advise - Rubber bands, not magnets! ;-)
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Da99er on April 8, 2013
Epic...

Very good job!
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planemad man on April 9, 2013
realy cool
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sailorJohn on April 8, 2013
so neat ,I'd like to make cockpit videos using just a 808 key chain camera just for effect. Attach the camera to rudder servo
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GFergy on April 8, 2013
Yes, the camera pan servo is linked to the rudder. I also have a switch that will give me manual control with a potentiometer.
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roimi99 on April 8, 2013
Where can I buy a similar Texan?
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oneiwily on April 9, 2013
I think that the next step should be LCD instead of the control panel .. so we can see some gouges moving, lol

great work m8
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rcman32 on April 9, 2013
when i saw your intro without seeing this i thought it was real!
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Carmatious on April 8, 2013
If you were to post this on YouTube with just the on board footage and title stating the plane crashed, there would be a heck of a lot of people fooled.
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rcman32 on April 9, 2013
ya that would be fun to see the comments

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tramsgar on April 14, 2013
OMG is he ok?!
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Yogenh on February 6, 2014
I love it you did great with it all
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grether2000 on June 8, 2015
Very well done!
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