March 31, 2009 at 7:49 pm #57462Anonymous
Has anyone attempted an STC for a photo window on the floor under the rear seats? Or a 337 for a camera mount on a r-44 raven 1?April 1, 2009 at 2:27 am #57461GrantKeymaster
I have not, I think the traditional camera hole would be a stretch without an STC but some sort of mount might be do-able on a 337. Have you thought of using a HeliPod and mounting the camera in it and then just get the stc for the pods? That’s what I would do….
Duh….do you need to look through the camera or is it a remote type deal? Never seen one in use……April 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm #61006Anonymous
I will be flying a LIDAR hyperspecterial camera. It is a laser system to do survey work. The camera needs a clear view of the ground. I thought I could keep the CG better in balance if I mounted it inside.It is monitored by an operator on a digital readout. The camera and equipment weighs 231#. The unit creates a 3d image that is merged with a digital camera footage and a inertial gps for a very accurate survey of the target area. I could fly with the doors off and suspend the camera out side, but this will be much more difficult.April 1, 2009 at 9:28 pm #59890glindseyParticipant
Check out http://www.tylermount.com and see if any of their systems would work for you. I’ve used the middle mount before with UH-1N’s but it wouldn’t suit your purpose.April 1, 2009 at 11:44 pm #59891glindseyParticipant
I’ll get a little more specific. On the Tyler website, click on the Video Gimbal Frameworks tab. You’ll see the R-44 set up, STC #SR0272LA. If you contact Tyler directly, maybe they can help you out since you have a specific camera/laser combination that has to used. Don’t know if this is an option for you, but the guys are really great to work with.December 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm #58201simonParticipant
I have been asked to fly some lidar work in my R44
I noticed in the RHOG blog that you planned todo the same a while ago.
How did that turn out.
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CanadaJanuary 25, 2013 at 2:46 pm #61783lemanfParticipant
Where are you flying LIDAR at? I have had a geo spatial company approach me and inquire about LIDAR on our R44. What kind of mount did you end up going with?
FreJanuary 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm #58209simonParticipant
In western Canada.
LiDAR is ok but the data points per square meter are very low unless you use a helicopter instead of a faster moving plane.
The new LiDAR systems only weight about 30 lbs. it would be excellent to mount them in the back seat bases and only need to cut out a bit of fiberglass
I tried to fit the ALS70 LiDAR system in the R44, it is way to big and draws 50amps
The newest hyper spectral units are also in the 30-40 lbs range and should work well.April 24, 2017 at 9:18 pm #74243ArcticBuiltParticipant
We have a Utility mount for the R44 that can carry up to 100 pounds on the front of the R44. It was built for a Cineflex, but can carry LIDAR provided the form factor doesn’t exceed the limits in the RFMS/ICA. More info is available at ArcticBuilt.com
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