Universal ChaseCam

135.80$

SkyBean ChaseCam is a unique product that will allow you to capture an amazing video of your flight from an angle never seen before. Re-live your adventure from a perspective of an eagle following you throughout the entire flight. The ChaseCam allows  you to share your flying experience with friends and loved ones.

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Description

SkyBean ChaseCam is a unique product that will allow you to capture an amazing video of your flight from an angle never seen before. Re-live your adventure from a perspective of an eagle following you throughout the entire flight. The ChaseCam allows  you to share your flying experience with friends and loved ones.

SkyBean ChaseCam – universal platform

This ChaseCam model has an universal platform that allows you to mount almost every action camera. Since each camera has a different weight and dimensions, adjustments such as balancing and correcting rope length will be necessary. Universal platform serves for sticking an adhesive camera mount.

Once you place your camera on universal platform, ChaseCam must be balanced by adhesive weights. There are 3 weights (2x 5g, 1x 10g) in the package.

How to balance ChaseCam:

  • If the weight of camera including casing and mount is ftom 100 to 115g – balance ChaseCam to 115g by adding weight in the front and tight  the hanging rope by 2 holes backwards
  • If the weight of camera including casing and mount is from 115g to 130g – balance ChaseCam to 130g by adding weight in the front and tight the hanging rope by 1 hole backwards
  • If the weight of camera including casing and mount is from 130g to 140g – balance ChaseCam to 140g by adding weight in the front part of body and the hanging rope stays on usual place
  • If the weight of camera including casing and mount is from 140 to 150g – add weight of 5g in the rear part of ChaseCam

Balancing procedure may be different in combination with different types of gliders and desired video scene.

Specifications

 

SkyBean ChaseCam weight is only 170 grams. In normal flight (approx. 40km/h), it produces about 1.5N brake force, enough to fly a safe distance from the lines.

SkyBean ChaseCam is connected to the canopy with bungee rope, stretched only 13% during normal flight, what brings extra safety in case it is accidentally tangled up in the lines.

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Safety

SkyBean ChaseCam was developed especially with a focus on safety. During normal flight, ChaseCam flies behind far enough with no adverse effect on the glider or flight speed. We know, as active pilots, what can happen in the air and because of that, we also tested SkyBean ChaseCam in non standart flight situations.

When you activate your speed system or when you turn a spiral, increased speed will produce more brake force and the bungee rope will be stretched more, therefore ChaseCam will go further away from the glider, and  then the photo image takes in the entire canopy and pilot. There is some possibility that  ChaseCam will tangle if incorrectly exiting from a spiral, like during a big wing-over. You can see a little kick in what is captured when you enter or leave a strong thermal, but don’t worry, safety level is high. Small wing-overs will bring ChaseCam closer to the lines with nice video effect. Really big wingovers can tangle ChaseCam into the lines, but with no safety concern; the photo image will temporarily face elsewhere. During asymmetrical collapse, dynamic or held, the glider is still moving forward, so ChaseCam still produces braking force, so this maneuver won’t tangle the ChaseCam. A dynamic frontal stall is usually recovered very quickly with some altitude lost, which will ensure no adverse effect on the ChaseCam’s position from the glider. During a B-stall, the glider will lose its forward speed, and therefore ChaseCam can be tangled in the lines, particularly if you pull it dynamically.