I saw this bad boy at Sebring in January and was taken with its potential for flight schools, airplane dealers, insurance companies and plain old pilot fun. *** Dave Graham of Gobosh introduced me to the go-getter guys behind it. They call themselves Light Sport Group. *** More details: *** It’s called the Contour HD A/V-ator Edition. *** It’s adapted from a popular HD helmet camera. *** It shoots in full High Definition (1080P – P is for progressive, which is the smoother-viewing of two specs, the other being I, for interlaced). *** My favorite feature (in addition to the HiDef) is the 135-degree lens that, if you mount the cam behind the pilot in a typical LSA, will show the entire cockpit, panel and what’s outside the windscreen. *** Here’s a video from the company’s website that speaks to the product’s merits all by itself: *** The system includes the camera, Light Sport Group’s proprietary noise-cancelling circuit, plug-and-play aviation headset adapters for clear cockpit audio, a Contour-specific suction cup mount, an 8GB SD memory card, and internal rechargeable battery. *** The view allows clear, sharp views of panel instrument readouts. *** It’s a handy way to do lots of things: review student flights, document personal or practice flights, and the unit records ATC com, intercom chatter and aircraft alerts – good for documentation after any incidents, much like an airliner “black box”.
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