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Paul Zwicker
WARNING!!!!-Helicopter vibration and EX Battery
on Sep 14, 2008 at 4:05:45 pm

If anyone finds my BP-U60 battery near Appleton WI please return it.

It was set in and clicked into the camera on a Tyler Nose mount. How it released in flight is anyone's guess.

Only 10 minutes into the flight with a 5-blade helicopter we lost power from the camera for a flash, then it was back, then gone again. No battery upon landing.

Next battery got taped in there real tight.

Not a good day.



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Steve Wargo
Re: WARNING!!!!-Helicopter vibration and EX Battery
on Sep 14, 2008 at 4:53:32 pm

Yep. Helicopters are like that.

What kind of helicopter has 5 blades? Seems like that would be a very smooth platform.

In 1988, I dropped a Shure SM-57 (with 6' XLR) out of Bell Ranger while covering an off-road race in Nevada at an altitude of around 600 feet. I got a call a week later from Ivan Stewart's crew saying that my mic and cable were hanging from their frame rails. They found it while steam cleaning their Toyota race truck a few days after the race. They sent it to me and it still works today.



Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .


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Paul Zwicker
Re: WARNING!!!!-Helicopter vibration and EX Battery
on Sep 14, 2008 at 5:11:44 pm

The helicopter is a MD500E.
Not sure beyond that.
Cool you got your gear back.
I do not expect to get mine back-I'm pretty sure it's in a field.





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Steve Wargo
Re: WARNING!!!!-Helicopter vibration and EX Battery
on Sep 14, 2008 at 8:02:38 pm

http://www.mdhelicopters.com/helicopters/pdf/MD500ETechSpecs/500e_all.pdf

The factory is a few miles from us. they also make the Apache attack helicopters. We see them quite a bit all over.

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&resnum=0&q=Apach...


Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .


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Brian Young
Re: WARNING!!!!-Helicopter vibration and EX Battery
on Sep 16, 2008 at 1:27:39 pm

In the early 90's, I (purposely) jettisoned a VERY hot and smoking brick battery from an a-star into Tampa Bay from about 500 ft.

Haven't seen it since.

Brian Young
Miami Beach
http://www.flacaproductions.com


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