AirCam News

2017 flyout 01Lockwood Aircraft/AirCam has completed plans for a Bahamas FlyIn this coming November.  We will be departing from Lantana KLNA on the morning of Thursday Nov. 9th.  We hope to have an early departure (8:00 am) so plan on getting a room for the night before. Plan to arrive in time to fuel, cover and tie down your Aircam by 4:00PM.   Bring your own rope.  You should also have a good set of tie downs, such as The Claw, for the Bahamas.

We are staying at the Holliday Inn Express and Suites in Lantana 561-582-9304 blocked under Lockwood Aircraft/Aircam.   The Comfort Inn and Suites is also nearby and will be fine if you prefer.

We have planned our distances for a max headwind of 20 knots based on the range of an AirCam on Amphibious floats. 

cameraIf you’ve ever watched an AirCam video, you’re familiar with a few of the amazing shots we film from our wingtip and others forward from the nose. By popular request, we’ve completed a production run of parts for our wingtip camera boom mount, compatible with most DSLR cameras. Additionally, we’re working with our composites team to produce a lightweight and affordable nose mount.

We’ve been filming in 4K for the past year, and recommend the Panasonic GH4 camera with a 7-14mm aspheric lens. We’re working with the newer Panasonic GH5, but as of this writing haven’t experienced the same crystal clear result.

 

oshkoshWe’ve completed production parts for a left side front pilot step, and and will be introducing an easy-access right step rail within the month. See the prototype at Oshkosh!

Our left side front pilot step is a mirror image of the standard right side pilot step included in the kit, and installs easily during construction of the fuselage. This option could come in handy for a float-equipped AirCam when winds favor docking on the left.

The left side pilot step is now available for $260.

 

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