Cockpit Pictures

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Cockpit Pictures

Postby phugoyd » Wed Sep 13 2006, 01:52

Anybody know how to take good cokpit pictures in flight so that you can see a well exposed inside and outside?

At the moment i can either get a good outside picture with a dark interior or visa versa, im looking to get the outside exposed correctly and also my face exposed on the inside.

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Postby Capt Hollywood » Wed Sep 13 2006, 12:42

You mean like these!

[img]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n197/danodwyer/EC130/Cockpit.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n197/danodwyer/EC130/Cockpit3.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n197/danodwyer/EC130/Cockpit2.jpg[/img]

These were taken with a Canon IXUS50. Cameras can't cope with the huge contrast from the bright exterior to the dark interior. You will have to turn the flash on which will probably mean using the camera in 'Manual' instead of Auto or Program. You will also need to find an angle where the flash won't bounce off the windows. Get the camera to focus on the instrument panel too as that will generally be the focal point of the picture.

That's the beauty of digital though, shoot as many pics as you like and work out the best way to do it.

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Postby SPAS » Wed Sep 13 2006, 20:36

Captain Hollywood,
How you finding the 130?We will have to compare notes.Nice photo's by the way :D Is that a cell phone attached on the left bubble?
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Postby Capt Hollywood » Wed Sep 13 2006, 23:32

SPAS,

Loving the 130, but then I've only flown 30 year old Jetrangers prior to this so it is naturally going to be an improvement!

That's the cradle for the satellite phone which is not in the aircraft in the pictures. We are having some problems getting it to work. With the cradle being plastic and the body of the phone also plastic the vibation has worn the small locks, plastic again, that hold the phone in place. You usually have to hold it in place whilst making a call!

I signed off on our new 130 last week, should be here Sept 2007.

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Postby phugoyd » Thu Sep 14 2006, 00:31

Thats the way, i will have a play around, usually i am handing my camera to someone in the jump seat so its up to them but i will try a few settings next time i go flying. Unfortunatly the picture i wanted of me 50' foot of the deck racing along the beach testing the rad alt is few and far between. it usually at seven grand over the Timor Sea, not such an interesting picture.

http://www.ascs.com.au I used to work for this company and we sold many sat phones to Heli Air and others. Maybe thay can help with your problem.

Hey were you in Darwin Last month in your 130?
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Postby Capt Hollywood » Thu Sep 14 2006, 02:11

Yep, I was in Darwin for the V8 races, we own the WPS V8 Supercar team. I flew the 130 from the Gold Coast to Darwin and back and the only job I had to do in Darwin was fly people from the Casino to Hidden Valley! For those of you not familiar with Darwin, that's about a four minute flight! We did end up going fishing at Channel Point as well though.

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Darwin Casino 'helipad'.
[img]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n197/danodwyer/EC130/Darwincasino1.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n197/danodwyer/General%20photos/Nicecatch.jpg[/img]
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Postby longlineR22 » Fri Sep 15 2006, 03:13

capt hollywood.
You sound like you have a great life, floating around going fishing. having to persevre with "public relations", damn sounds like you won the lottary on you job!! great work!!
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Postby Capt Hollywood » Fri Sep 15 2006, 03:33

Well yes, it is pretty good at the moment! :D

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Postby Freewheelin' » Fri Sep 15 2006, 04:39

Is that a replacement 130 or an addition to the fleet?

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Postby Capt Hollywood » Fri Sep 15 2006, 04:43

The one we've ordered will replace the current one, this one's out of warranty!

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Postby Freewheelin' » Fri Sep 15 2006, 04:50

A familiar stroy with the 120s & 130s?

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Postby Capt Hollywood » Fri Sep 15 2006, 13:38

Not sure Freewheelin, haven't been playing with the Eurocopter product for long. I was told to get another one as this one was running out of warranty, when I asked about options I was told to spec it up with whatever I wanted! (Within reason of course). We ordered a new Challenger 300, see below, a few weeks ago too, wouldn't mind a play in that too!

BTW we've gone off topic just a bit, surely there are others with cockpit shots out there.

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[img]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n197/danodwyer/Hosted%20pics/Challenger.jpg[/img]
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Postby wheatbix » Fri Oct 13 2006, 23:58

The trick is to make sure the flash goes off, like what capt hollywood said.

Just make sure you check with the pilot first :p
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Postby zulu » Sat Oct 14 2006, 13:45

digital pictures with flash

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[/img]http://www.bladeslapper.com/content/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=18[img]

[/img]http://www.bladeslapper.com/content/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=35[img]

[/img]http://www.bladeslapper.com/content/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2&pos=39[img][/img]



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[img]http://www.bladeslapper.com/content/gallery/albums/userpics/10044/midway-400x400.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.bladeslapper.com/content/gallery/albums/userpics/10044/packed%20helipad.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.bladeslapper.com/content/gallery/albums/userpics/10044/final%2520approach-400x400.jpg[/img]
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Postby wheatbix » Sat Oct 14 2006, 21:37

zulu, you've got the image tags the wrong way round - the [img]needs%20to%20come%20first,%20and%20the[/img] at the end of each picture address. And you've got an extra tag at the very end :)
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Postby helothere » Sat Oct 14 2006, 21:57

Not only that but you tried to make a link to the link to the pics. Remember you need to go to the full sized pic and copy that image location into the [img] tags, not that of the thumbnail.

Nice pics though, thanks!
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Postby zulu » Sun Oct 15 2006, 01:53

Thanks Helothere - just goes to show you don't need to be a genius to fly helis! :roll:
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Postby Capt Hollywood » Sun Oct 15 2006, 05:23

Here's me in my cheesy Bladeslapper sunnies, glasses to be worn strictly for posing purposes only! Wasn't there a thread here somewhere where you could post images of you in your Bladeslapper sunnies in various places, poses etc.

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[img]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n197/danodwyer/EC130/Me.jpg[/img]
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Postby pohm1 » Sun Oct 15 2006, 05:41

Hope you'll be walking down the aisle in them!

Can't decide what's cheesiest, the sunnies or that Gold Coast smile :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Capt Hollywood » Sun Oct 15 2006, 10:08

At least I've still got all my teeth P1! :D

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