Originally posted by Nucleardiver
Originally posted by necro99
We wont be there!
we could buy a R/C airplane or car, attach a camera to it, and fly over the base (at night, preferably) and take pictures!
my best guess would be a zagi 400
an "Hi-Cam" www.hicam.com.au...
and an "Omega" Infra red cam
so, is my plan good?
I was really surprised when I came across this post. I have been flying R/C planes for the last 25 years and am currently working on a plan to possibly do a fly over with one. I am currently building my second Skymaster F-22 with a Ram 1000 jet turbine engine set up with a video camera mounted in an external belly mounted fuel tank pod and transmitted back to a video monitor. I have one that I originally built and modified specially for doing a fly over of an area here in Fl that I couldn't get access to but I have decided to make some design changes and go with a different jet turbine on my current design. The original design worked great for the purpose that I designed it for though.
Due to the speed that these jet turbine planes fly at, the transmitters that I use for flying them have about a 12-15 mile range so I think I can pull it off with my current set up. I realize that I will most likely be caught while trying to do this and will undoubtedly end up with quite a large amount of legal fees and quite possibly some jail time involved.
I had also considered using a gas powered R/C 4wd truck with a mounted camera to accomplish this, but I think that using an airplane would give a much better perspective since you would be limited in what you would be able to see. I had also considered using an R/C helicopter to accoplish this but the flight time of a helo is pretty limited.
If I do go through with this, it will have to be done at night to reduce my chances of getting caught so I am going to spend the next 6 months or so practicing flying at night before I actually commit to doing this.. This also brings me back to another idea that I had for using an electric plane because of the lack of noise that it would make. However I am worried about the flight time that would be available with electric flight. If I do go thru with my plans I am going to take a trip to Nv next summer to visit some relatives and will be doing my fly over then.