I was wondering about a problem I have! I have an excellent Aircraft, it can stay aloft for 30 min on 1/8 gallon tank.. The only problem is the vibration the camera may receive from my 25cc (weed eater) engine.
Couldn't I just put on some rubber buffers,foam? I am certainly no engineer, but I don't think it should be to hard to overcome. Thanks in advance for your inputs!
I've never tried aerial photography from a gas powered aircraft but I bet you're right. You could probably just put down some strategically placed foam/damper pads. You should check into some Moongel.
IMNSHO, I think these are the best vibration dampers. Fairly easy to make too.
They are simply small pieces of hose, pierced in two places with screws stuck through the holes. I used hose with 1/2" OD, 1/4" ID. You can use latex rubber hose to make them super soft, silicone rubber hose for medium softness, or even kevlar reinforced rubber heater hose from an automotive supply for a firmer mount.