Sunday, August 4, 2013

Student Pilot Journal Podcast #43

Multi-cam Madness!!!

My friend Jamie and I strapped a bunch of GoPros to the 172 and flew a short trip....during the heat of the day (probably why some shut off).  It was a hot but fun experiment and yielded some overall great results.  Shoot me an email and let me know what you think.


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LuisO said...

Hi Greg, been following your podcast for a few weeks now. I'm a solo'd student pilot and these are sure instructional and entertaining.

Anyway, the reason of my post is regarding you GoPro HERO3s. YES, they overheat in the cockpit. I even went as far as to get an RMA from them and getting a new replacement. Guess what, this one lasts a bit longer before also shutting down. The only way I found to keep them running is, well, to cool them off. I now mount it on the top forward part of the right window and point the vent straight at it. Problem solved.

I'm thinking of trying to find a suction cup mounted, solar type fan so that I can use that when I want to mount it on the windshield.

Anyway, have a good one.

PS: I was planning to do a XC to COI or MLB from my home airport X39 on the west coast...I know you fly in that area.

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Greg S said...

Thanks for the info Luis. Good to hear I'm not alone in experiencing issues. I will try your recommendation for the front camera. Unfortunately I can't get all the cameras good airflow. :-(

Joe said...


I'm a CFI and I just wanted to say I really enjoy seeing students and pilots sharing their stories like this! Nice job.

Greg - SPJ said...

Thanks Joe! I had a great time making them as well. I find it best to just lay it all out...good or bad so students feel its ok to not understand or make mistakes as long as safety is #1. Appreciate the comment!

Nathalie Sarju said...

Hello! Your blog is really interesting and you podcasts are awesome! I would love if you could help me in making the dreams come true for a student trying to earn their A&P!
Thank you in advance for your support!

Please share this if you can, I'd be ever so grateful!