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11-21-2006 08:39 PM  11 years agoPost 1
helder22

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Kinda windy for a CX.
took me half an hour to get it down from the tree, hehe.
What you see faling to the ground was just the camera , not the heli. Camera survived tho, even though it fell from 3 stories up onto the sidewalk.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?d...334799696&hl=en

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11-21-2006 08:52 PM  11 years agoPost 2
Jungle Jive

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that was pretty coool. how small of a camera is it? good way to peek into some windows. lol

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11-21-2006 10:07 PM  11 years agoPost 3
helder22

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Its a multipod 5in1. I as afraid at first that the CX might now be able to handle it but the camera weighs next to nothing and the CX didnt mind at all.

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11-21-2006 11:29 PM  11 years agoPost 4
R0XoRiZoR

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Can you give us a link to that camera? i wanna pick one up for my blade cp :-D

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11-21-2006 11:40 PM  11 years agoPost 5
Gino CP

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That Octave Multipod is cool. 12 min video is just about perfect for our flights. Can you test that on a Mac and see if the data can be retrieved?

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11-22-2006 04:59 AM  11 years agoPost 6
helder22

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I dont know where these cameras are being sold anymore. I think I was really lucky to find this one because they are discontinued.
heres a link about them though,
http://www.multipod5in1.com/

I dont have a mac to test it on
wish I did hehe

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11-22-2006 06:43 AM  11 years agoPost 7
stickyfox

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Cool! It's hard to find cameras light enough for the blades, especially with enough memory for video. I've been replacing the batteries with voltage regulators to get power from the servo connectors. That one actually looks light enough to just stick on.

I just picked up an Aiptek "pencam" that looks promising. It needs 2 AAA's though; I haven't attempted to lift it yet.

-fox

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11-22-2006 08:56 AM  11 years agoPost 8
tvr_vixen_2500

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I have an Aiptek pocket DV 2 and mine lifts it but I am worried it's too fat I never thought of using a servo lead as a power source tho. I wonder what one would weigh if it was uncased ?

I don't think ballanceing it would be too hard to do.

Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!

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11-22-2006 06:25 PM  11 years agoPost 9
bbeverlie

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So how did you get it down? Looked pretty far
up the tree

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11-22-2006 06:38 PM  11 years agoPost 10
helder22

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Well luckily the heli didnt get caught too far up. I just got a football and kept throwing it at the branch (not the heli!) until it shook loose and fell on the grass. No leaves on the trees right now so that made it easier I guess. Really wasnt much damage at all just te blades and the little fins on te tail. I flew it again the same day (THEN had an accident and bent the shaft, hehe)

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11-22-2006 06:44 PM  11 years agoPost 11
Sparky Paul

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The video frame rate on the Aiptek Pencam 1.2SD is 7 frames per second.
The imager is CMOS, with a linear scan. First line is scanned, second line... etc.
This can lead to "amusing" images...
And it's subject to vibration... the lens moves independently of the imager..

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11-22-2006 07:06 PM  11 years agoPost 12
R0XoRiZoR

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haha... very cool pix man... thanks for posting!

anyone have any success with other commercially available video cameras?

I'm looking for one that has its own power source, microphone, and video... but retain a small size and weight.

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11-22-2006 08:56 PM  11 years agoPost 13
stickyfox

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I have with a very awful and cheap one.

http://www.bobdbob.com/~deneb/bcpcam/

-fox

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11-22-2006 09:29 PM  11 years agoPost 14
Stompy

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Sweet site fox! Yeah, I tried to read your construction section but you lost me at "Kynar wires" so I gave up.

Nice pics, but word to the wise...don't view all of em in one sitting, it'll make your stomach go queasy. I'm caught between that painting "The Scream" and several horror movies.

Just kidding, those shots really are nice. And holy cow, how high up are you?!

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11-22-2006 10:21 PM  11 years agoPost 15
stickyfox

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haha, yeah, I know they're kind of wacky... and thanks.

I was pretty high up, but it looks like Sparky was higher!

-fox

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11-22-2006 10:27 PM  11 years agoPost 16
Stompy

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Aw crap I'd forgotten to watch his vid. That was really cool! Nice windup, that thing just LEAPS off the ground.

That was neat, but hearing that wind whipping around up there makes me want to stay nice and close to the ground.

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11-23-2006 09:48 AM  11 years agoPost 17
Thunder_gryphoN

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Wheeling, IL - USA

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I bought a micro wireless security cam for my CP pro so I can record pretty much unlimited amounts of video with a laptop or something and be able to view it in real-time. I also put it on another servo so I can tilt the camera. I am still getting everything working together completely, but I have a test video and still frames here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/42639727/

If it moves but shouldn't, duct tape. If it doesn't, but should, WD-40

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11-24-2006 12:49 AM  11 years agoPost 18
Stompy

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HAhaha, ROFLCOPTER, I love it!

But, you lose points for not getting it stuck in the tree at the end.

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