Here is another panorama generated with this setup. The biplane open cockpit is a difficult subject - there is no good spot for a tripod supporting a camera and pano head, including the pilot's seat...the space is tight, there is no floor or deck, plus the aircraft slopes back at a steep angle. The aircraft is built of welded steel tubing, aluminum sheet, wood and fabric... most materials are visible in the ensuing image. Nothing is very stiff or rigid, at least for photographic purposes.
The Manfrotto arm arrangement described earlier was used, with the clamps being located first on the left rear side of the cockpit for most images, then right rear side for the nadir. The camera inevitably moved down a little, especially before the nadir shots, and there are stitch errors in the panorama. But given the challenges - I haven't seen a comparable panorama of the WACO UPF-7 cockpit:
Other images of this grand old airplane, using a conventional tripod, are here:
Next time I will seek a cloudless day - for no cloud movement in the images. The plane flies well, with or without clouds. Note that the blurred closeup of the pitot tube and wing in the third pano was caused by the aircraft rocking back and forth in the wind while parked.