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Check out this awesome Google vid of a gyro-stabilized camera rig with a video headset for an R/C plane. It puts you in the cockpit and the camera moves around as you move your head. And most amazingly, it uses all off-the-shelf parts.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • athousandleaves

    this looks awesome!
    i bet if he were to invert the X & Y he could mount the camera on the underside of the plane in a bubble and get some really awesome 360 views!

  • ryborg

    Or invert the camera ;-)

  • five_fingers

    That video has been floating around for a while. Still, very cool. There’s more info on First Person View RC piloting at this Wikipedia Page.

  • wmac

    This is neat stuff, check out more at: http://www.fpvvideo.com/

  • 34will

    Is there an actual “tutorial/ how to” on how to do this? If there is can someone link it? :) pretty please