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Gizmodo and Engadget posted this thread on there site. I wonder if FM can withstand the sudden spike in traffic.


Dec 16, 2009 at 01:16 PM
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p.4 #2 · p.4 #2 · Possible world record


And Warehouseexpress over here in the UK

http://twitter.com/WexTweets



Dec 16, 2009 at 01:38 PM
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p.4 #3 · p.4 #3 · Possible world record


Uhmm I've never skydived but I've had a lighter camera attached to my head (once, only once) while skiing, when things go tits-up even a small amount of mass can create a surprising whiplash, which presumably is one reason for why they try to make helmets lightweight? Killing the poor suckers who are stupid enough to stand on the ground where things will fall is one thing, but it strikes me as attaching a DSLR *and* camcorder to your head before jumping out of a plane might easily qualify someone for an entry in the Darwin awards...?


Dec 16, 2009 at 02:51 PM
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p.4 #4 · p.4 #4 · Possible world record


aerodynamic in action


Dec 16, 2009 at 03:13 PM
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p.4 #5 · p.4 #5 · Possible world record


BrianO wrote:
Which had its first flight on Tuesday morning. (No, I didn't take any photos.)

Gives another meaning to "Plastic Fantastic."


25,000+ people watched the first flight of B787, I'm sure there're at lease 10 FM members in the crowd with cameras.

I like plastic, I bough my first glock 17 in 1983, I bough a Saturn in 1995, and soon I'll be flying in the new Boeing 787 plastic plane.



Dec 16, 2009 at 05:38 PM
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p.4 #6 · p.4 #6 · Possible world record


Wonder if its coming up here for resale... as lightly used.


Dec 16, 2009 at 05:50 PM
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p.4 #7 · p.4 #7 · Possible world record


justruss wrote:
Mass won't change acceleration when falling under the force of gravity alone... but shape will outside a vacuum.

That's why in earth's atmosphere a brick and a feather dropped from the same height DON'T hit the ground simultaneously (or a penny and a brick, most likely), whereas in a vacuum the two will hit the ground simultaneously.


Yes but the terminal velocity does change proportionally with mass!

How cool. Definitely gives a a new perspective on the rebel. I knew those things were durable but this is impressive!



Dec 16, 2009 at 06:39 PM
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p.4 #8 · p.4 #8 · Possible world record


takes a thrashin' and keeps on catchin' (pics)


Dec 16, 2009 at 07:30 PM
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p.4 #9 · p.4 #9 · Possible world record


I wouldn't want that kind of weight strapped to the top of my head when I experience the shock of a parachute opening. Ouch. That would practically tear your head off!


Dec 16, 2009 at 07:47 PM
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p.4 #10 · p.4 #10 · Possible world record


The shock is really not that bad, the parachute opens gradually and it slows you down over a couple of seconds or more. It was the unfortunate combination of loose helmet and the cameras not properly secured on the helmet plate.


Dec 16, 2009 at 08:11 PM
 

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p.4 #11 · p.4 #11 · Possible world record


What is the terminal velocity of a Canon Rebel? XT or XS? Oh well I don't know that... AHHHH MONTY PYTHON! Great Story!


Dec 16, 2009 at 08:37 PM
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p.4 #12 · p.4 #12 · Possible world record


Adam L wrote:
what saved it was it's weight.

If it was a 1 series, the impact would've created a mile-wide crater and the camera would be on it's way to the Core.


Or something along these lines....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event



Dec 16, 2009 at 09:08 PM
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p.4 #13 · p.4 #13 · Possible world record


So explain to me exactly how it is that the Canon is filthy muddy grassy dirty and that smashed up cam corder is clean as a whistle.



Dec 16, 2009 at 09:58 PM
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CelticClicks wrote:
So explain to me exactly how it is that the Canon is filthy muddy grassy dirty and that smashed up cam corder is clean as a whistle.



I would guess that the Canon hit the grass field and the Sony hit the concrete pavement.



Dec 16, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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carlsbadbum wrote:
I would guess that the Canon hit the grass field and the Sony hit the concrete pavement.

It would be smashed and scratched to smithereens!



Dec 16, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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p.4 #16 · p.4 #16 · Possible world record


The video cam hit the harder ground. The rebel landed on a softer, muddier terrain. It wouldn't survive a harder surface like a dry field or concrete.


Dec 16, 2009 at 10:54 PM
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p.4 #17 · p.4 #17 · Possible world record


its all about dissipating the energy.
Probably made a Huge crater in the mud, which saved the camera. Same reason if I ever fall out of a plane, im going to land on my back in the muddiest, swampiest area I can get to. That or the roof of a big car!



Dec 16, 2009 at 11:21 PM
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p.4 #18 · p.4 #18 · Possible world record


That is just plain awesome!


Dec 16, 2009 at 11:44 PM
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p.4 #19 · p.4 #19 · Possible world record


ya i'm not buying it


Dec 17, 2009 at 12:59 AM
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p.4 #20 · p.4 #20 · Possible world record


I'm not buying it for two reasons.

First, with this kind of a heavy rig attached to your head, any little turbulence you encounter, specially before the chute has deployed, could literally break your neck. I know this because even a minor change like the material of your jacket or the helmet makes a big difference when you're diving. At least in my experience.

Second, it is a federal offense to be this careless in securing your rig. You could kill someone on the ground.

Nice try, but I don't buy it.



Dec 17, 2009 at 01:41 AM
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