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Recently created this video by attaching my GoPro to my kites at the Trinity Wind Festival in Dallas, Texas. Video turned out good!

 

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Super interesting!!

How does it feel to fly? those things are almost 100g right? How did you hold it on up there? It looks surprisingly stable, was there digital or mechanical stabilization of any kind involved? 

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Hi Happyspoon....... The Hero2 I used is about 6.7 ounces. Let's just say that the kite is definately heavier feeling in the air. I mounted my Hero2 GoPro to my Prism E2 for the kite shots which made the entire unit (kite and Hero2) in the air almost 17 ounces. When shooting from my forehead, I was flying a Terry Crumpler Pro-Wasp. Winds were about 10-12mph that day gusting to 15.

As long as I had about 12 mph of wind, all was OK, but once the wind dropped, the kite with the GoPro mounted would ease to the ground. The Hero2 doesn't have any stabilization, so what you see is exactly what you get.

Surprisingly, this is the strap I used to mount to the E2.

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My flight was more stable than I thought it would be. I was kind of surprised how well the video came out from the front of my kite. If I just hovered all the time, it would really be stable.

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