T-Hawk-Cam: my newest video airplane

The T-hawk is a great little plane for aerial video.  Small, tough and fun to fly, it is perfect for those situations where you'd be afraid of crashing your other planes.  This page will show my video installation and also highlight the 'ground station' used to capture my videos.
Why a T-Hawk?
One of the main reasons the T-hawk appealed to me was that, of all the small and tough pusher type planes out there, this one came with standard RC servos already installed.  I ended up buying the "runaway" kit offered at www.readytoflyfun.com which includes just the airframe.  I tossed out the included receiver and speed controller and replaced them with my own receiver (Berg-4) and speed control (Great Planes C-10) so I could fly it with one of my own transmitters. 

The equipment
The CCD camera is mounted under the leading edge of the wing pointed slightly downward.  A very small bit of the nose is captured in the video frame which I think gives a point of reference for the video.

The transmitter is mounted under the trailing edge of the opposite wing.  It's hard to see from this angle, but the antenna *just* clears the propeller. 

Here you can see the wire layout.  Nothing fancy, just lots of duct-tape and chewing gum  :-)
My Ground Station is shown here. 
Everything fits in a Pelican 1400 watertight case.  You'll notice that I carry two different antennas.  The 'basic' patch is good for the typical flying field.  It is very small and easy to set up because it connects directly to the receiver.  The 8dbi patch is the big-guns... this one comes out when I am shooting in a dense urban environment where multi-path interference and outside 2.4ghz interference are possible.

Here I am set up for a typical flying site. A rubberband around the receiver allows me to attach it to one of the latches on the case and keep the antenna pointed in the general direction of my airplane.
This is how I'd set up when flying in a challenging urban environment.  I close the lid to give the antenna an unobstructed view of the sky.