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Pilot Gear: Phone Case, Portable Oxygen Tanks, Flight Cam, And More

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In each issue of Plane & Pilot magazine, we share pilot gear that we feel you would love to have.

The round-up in our May 2021 issue includes a phone case for pilots, portable oxygen tanks, a flight cam, and more! Click through the gallery below to view all of the items.

How To Thaw A ‘Frozen’ Prop

How To Thaw A ‘Frozen’ Prop
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Tired of annoying “wagon wheel” frozen prop effects in your otherwise cool aviation videos? NFlightcam created a fix with this simple filter for the GoPro HERO9 camera. It compensates for what is technically called “rolling shutter effect.” GoPro camera sensors respond to the amount of light passing through the lens. Under most conditions, the sensor outspeeds propeller rpms, which causes those unsightly lines and distortion. Easily attached to the camera front, the filter “fools” the sensor by limiting the amount of light passing through the lens and keeping the shutter speed slower than the prop. As long as you don’t shoot directly into the sun, NFlightcam says, the prop distortion will not appear in 90% of VFR conditions (and face it: video of the inside of a cloud is about as exciting as a closeup of the steam rising from your pasta pot). Jet pilots need not apply.

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