Lockwood Aircam – Aircraft of the month

The Aircam was developed in the mind 90’s by Phil Lockwood for the National Geographic Society for photography & research in the rain forest of the Congo

The twin engine’s mounted close together coupled with its slower flying speeds adds extra margin for getting into areas that may be considered too risky for more conventional manned photo aircraft. The view out the front is very UN-restricted and bubble canopies are available for flying in rain / snow.

The home page = https://www.aircam.com/

The aircraft has a good amount of coverage in EAA’s Sport Aviation: https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/kits-and-plans/00—c/air-cam

Factory is in Sebring FL, i’ve been by it a few time for the LSA shows they used to hold at SEF

3DAeroventures YouTube channel made a 3d printed Air Cam

Interested in getting epic aerial videos from your aircraft? check out the new GoPro Hero 9 Black edition with all kinds of mounting accessories

And for a good aerial photography alternate to the GoPro that has served me well is the EK7000 by Akaso, It has a remote control wrist strap & blue tooth connectivity that helps with remote mounting on an aircraft (wing tip, tail, under the fuselage)

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