Fun With an iPhone Camera Mount

Did you ever wish you could record your flights so you could show your non-flying friends how great they are? Or show your hot pilot friends how good your landings really are? Maybe you’re a student (or on a recurrent training flight – in which case, you’re a student, like it or not) and would like to record your lesson so you can prove to the instructor that missing that clearance wasn’t your fault.

If you have an iPhone, you have the makings of a terrific video platform in the palm of your hand. But who can hold the iPhone steadily in place while flying? Maybe Bob Hoover, but not the rest of us. So Nflightcam has news for you. Not only can you buy an iPhone mount that will perfectly place your camera phone over your shoulder, you can also use the aircraft headset cable to plug your cockpit communications into the video – with a dedicated noise canceling program. And finally, you can eliminate the annoying prop blur with Nflightcam's special aviation filter, designed to optimize exposure to remove the prop lines – and it mounts directly over the enhanced lens on the bracket that interfaces with your iPhone. You can edit the resulting footage with an editing app that costs less than $5 on iTunes. For the good of us all, Nflightcam's equipment is designed and manufactured in the heart of the USA – Fayetteville, Arkansas, to be exact.

For your enjoyment, and for more information, watch this short demo video of the iPhone mount.

Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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