...I have been planning this Road-Test for Years.
Take the Pantera to the Deserts and Photograph and Video, ALL. The Hottest Place On Earth, the Hottest Time of the Year. A video camera both 'In Cockpit' And One Mounted on the Rear Wing, right then left. There is some drone video. Some in cockpit video, shows the Gauges, and Rear-View CCTV Camera Monitor, was Very Handy. Marlin was Crazy Enough to Pull This Off! Faith in the Pantera and his Maintenance of the 351 Cleveland.
The Desert was 118F Degrees at Emigrant Pass Aug 2, 2019 2:30PM . AC? What, are You Kidding Me? NO! I Laughed at the HEAT and Ignored it!
1 Sony Camcorder
2 GoPro Cameras
The Gopros could Handle the Heat, I Mean One was always out in direct sunlight, the Inside Cam was suction-cupped to the Sunroof. Actually, it was near impossible to Read the Touchscreen in Bright Direct Sunlight. The Only Shade was ME! Couldn't even see the RED LED indicating the Camera was ON. It Was On!
This Pantera Liked to run at 80 MPH. 82 would rise in Temp, 78 would Cool Back Down. Phenomenal. Digital Gauge would read 200F to 214F. The Veglia (Factory Gauge, Sender in Block) would Show 158F, Just under the '160'F Mark. When Hottest, would Read 162F, just to the Right of '160'F. Yes! The R. Plate and 180F Thermostat, were Doing Their Jobs, Very Well! The Pantera 'NEVER Missed a Beat'. She Fired-Up First Time, EVERY Time. When Shut-down, she shuts off right now. There was No Ticking, Hissing Cooling sounds...Nothing, Silence!
Last, 1 Video Drone. The Drone performed Perfectly. I have Never Flown A Drone Before. This was My Learning/Practice Session, and NOT Forgetting to Turn ON the Drone Video Camera, OR Forget to peel-off the Camera Lens protection Sticker! HOT and Windy, I thought it might Not Fly, IT Proved Me Wrong! NO Crashes. Just send Her STRAIGHT-UP Up to 200+ Feet, and Fly, Hover...Pan! Took-Off from the Roof of the Pantera (Sunroof), and Ended the Flight, Landing Back onto the Roof. Skilled! And in the Wind, it's All on Video, Flying with the GPS On, but NOT a 'Return to Home'. Thanks for the Breeze, by the Way! I Filmed about 40 Minutes worth (2 Drone Batteries, 2 Sessions).
I'am still Out Here in the Desert, I'll Post Up Some Photos, as soon as I get Home and get them Sorted-Out.
They will Prove to be Most Interesting. I could Not get Drone Video of the Pantera Cruising, as I had No One Else with Me to Operate It. No Body wanted to go with Me (Smart) and I did not want to 'Torture' an 'Innocent' Person, who did Not Know What to Expect! Turns out, There was No Room for a passenger, anyway. I don't Travel with the 'Trunk Tub', all of My Luggage occupied the Passenger Seat.