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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 is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. athousandleaves says:

    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!

  2. ryborg says:

    Or invert the camera ;-)

  3. five_fingers says:

    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.

  4. wmac says:

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

  5. 34will says:

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

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