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    what's the best 3-axis for photography?

    I've been spoilt by what a great platform the Blade is for photography. No screen in the way, flies slow, flies hands-off. Thinking about 3-axis, but something like the Eurostar must be hopeless for photography unless you can roll it, and at the same time open the canopy If it's a high wing job then can you open the door in flight and clip it up?. Do any models fly stable enough while you are clicking away?
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    The doors can come off of the C-42 for photography, I would imagine that a doors-off C-42 is a really good stable platform for photography, it's very difficult to get a good shot with the doors on, especially while flying.

    It's possible to get some good shots from a CT if you can avoid the screen glare, as there is no wing strut to get in the way. But really a flex wing is so much better for pics
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    You can open the doors of a Rans S6 n flight, under 65mph.


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    A eurostar inverted is probably your best bet....

    Nahh they all have screens struts etc that get in the way for good photography .... stick with the Blade mate.


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    Good old fashioned open cockpit MW


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    Most Skyrangers have the half door option. Just slow down and trim it at 60-65 mph, open the half door and snap away to your hearts content. No lexan to worry about. When your finished closed the top half of the door and off you go. It is much easier than having to take doors off, half doors work well for photography.

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    No such thing as a good 3 axis . . . flex every time.
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    No such thing as a good 3 axis . . . flex every time.
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    Iv'e heard they are building a flex versions of comercial jets too as the current 3 axis ones are no good
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    Where, where, show me! I want one!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Condorman View Post
    Iv'e heard they are building a flex versions of comercial jets
    I've been trying to visualize that, with limited success

    At the risk of thread drift... What the biggest flex-wing that would actually be possible?
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