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    Which Microlight best for Aerial Photography

    Pl suggest which is Which Microlight best for Aerial Photography.
    I am new here new to flying but experienced photographer.
    I think Flexwing is better because it is open all sides but it is less stable than fix wing plane. In fix wing I want high wing plane, struts not in way to obstruct camera view, w/o door or door can be removed easily or preferably can be opened while flying. It shud be capable to take off in short distance, and not very expensive.
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    you've probably answered your own question re flex is best, a lot of your photo's "appear" to be aerial so you must have some experience in this field?
    G-HAMS a pretty quick Quik


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    Yes. I have experience. what I found is Flexwing is less stable, cannot fly in windy, cloudy situations. You need another person to fly because both hands are occulied for holding wing, so I cannot operate cameras. I need both hands free.
    In plane type microlight it is easy, hands can be free. wind not big problem.
    ypur suggestion requested for both to choose models.


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    I would say that either Flexwing or 3 axis can be good for photography. The flex gives much better all round view and even if the pilot is the photographer he does not need to touch the bar in calm conditions, just set the hand throttle and let it fly.


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    Autogyros are probably the best thing for aerial photography.

    They don't care much about the wind or turbulence, can almost hover with a bit of a head wind, have no obstructions in the field of view, and most are tandem so the passenger can photograph left or right.
    The three most useless things in aviation:
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    • The runway behind you.
    • The fuel in the bowser.


    Rule #1: Always tie your aircraft to the largest heaviest object available. The planet Earth meets these requirements and is readily available in all locations.
    Rule #2: The great thing about twin engined aircraft is, if one engine fails, the other engine always has just enough power to get you to the scene of the crash.

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    I would say it's more about the photographer than the thing he's driving.. If you have good kit and nothing to obscure your view you could be on a flying carpet and you'd get the shot


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    Have u flown in that. I heard lot of negtive comments about autogyro safety and user friendly ness. What is there cost when compared to microlight?


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    stay with the flying carpet, it's safer


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    Hello Thakur , why not visit some of the larger microlight clubs and introduce your self to the Chief flying instructor ? he/she will either show you round the aircraft or get some one else to. Then you could best judge for your self .people love to answer questions about their aircraft. ,by the way it is not wise to fly in cloud with any microlight , in fact it is against the law in the UK. There are some of the older fixed wing microlights MIGHT suit your purpose, cheaper .get to know the microlight world and its people the different aircraft and the permits required and paperwork involved . Or find a micro pilot who is a photographer who would be keen to fly you . I wish you well in your quest Thakur
    Last edited by vicky G; 27-12-11 at 16:19 PM.
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