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About GerryL

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  1. Chris, I was thinking some more...(uh-oh) and since no one else has replied yet, I'll add two more cents. I'd suggest checking everything firewall forward; is the engine and mount tight? Prop well balanced? And I've read that some people have less problem with a solid mount, but I haven't gone there yet. I like to cushion it a bit myself. Your photo is neat though, kind of like abstract art. Here's one of my waves from the weekend. -Gerry
  2. Chris, I had a few like that too. I have also seen it in other's photos. I made a crude cardboard box mount and had a 3/8" layer of foam around the camera. The 'box' had dowels going through it inorder to rubber band around the wing. It was crude but worked for a quick test. A lot of guys go electric I think. I found it best to climb up and then reduce power to idle, then take pics while gliding down. High rpm runs gave me the 'wave'. :-) Good luck & have fun! -Gerry
  3. Well, after running our club's fun fly today I strapped my Aiptek on the bottom of a Kadet wing. I was excited to finally try it out in the air. It worked great! I took 38 photos on the first flight. I'll attach a compressed one here. I had a few with a 'wave' distortion in the photo, but I'm sure it was probably from some harmonic at certain speeds. Interesting effect! The majority were good photos with a few great ones due to centered subjects. I had quite a bit of drag with it on the Kadet; I think I'll mount the cam in a glider or wing and use it that way. Thanks for sharing these projects with us. I'm going to have some fun with this one (and I am going to put it on a kite too!). (and I've ordered the parts for a nav/strobe project too! I'll put that together after Oshkosh!) -Gerry
  4. It works! Tonight I had the time to wire my chip into the camera. Hoo-boy, it is small in there. I am going with standard AAA power, so I was all the way in for the 'G' connection. I left all leads long to be able to test things out and troubleshoot; well there was no trouble to shoot! It worked first time out. I'm a happy camper now! I still have to shorten up all the leads and fit it back together, but I am going to save that for another night. Thanks for such fun and interesting projects...Nav lights next! -Gerry
  5. OK, I did some research and found out that there was some OSCAL issue with early versions of my programmer software. Today I upgraded the PIC on my programmer and upgraded to the latest software. Now when I go to program a 508A I am asked if I want to use the calibration data on the chip or the data in the file. From what you said earlier, I assume I should use the info on the chip and have that put in the aiptek program. Does that sound correct? Thanks! -Gerry P.S. Awesome site and info you've got here! I am enjoying all the reading! :-)
  6. My software has a setting available for this chip called OSCAL, which is oscillator calibration; it defaults to OCFF, which is where I left it. Is this what you are referring to? -Gerry
  7. Hi! I am attempting to put together the Aiptek camera/PIC project, and have burned my 1st PIC; I got an error though. Here's my info: PIC 12C508A programmer DIY 149B (from kitsrus.com) I loaded cm_Av12.hex then set 4 fuse bytes as directed Clicked 'Program' It appeared to do what it's supposed to, but then I got an error "ROM programming error @ address 0x01FF" (this was not a result of clicking on 'verify') Can anyone tell me what this might mean? I can't try the PIC yet as I am waiting for the camera that I got on eBay. Thanks! -Gerry Oh, I am using MicroPro software that came with the DIY pack.
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