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12-27-2008 10:15 PM  8 years agoPost 21
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12-27-2008 10:25 PM  8 years agoPost 22
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Hehe, cant you see it?
I can, hmm, its from my cache gallery, always added it that way before without any issues

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12-28-2008 01:38 AM  8 years agoPost 23
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Thanks for all the comments!

I haven't completely made up my mind yet, but I am probably going to get a Nikon D40X. I have the Blip interface to trigger it, and that seems to work ok. So now I need to get a camera for the down link. Can someone recommend a good camera, preferably one that I can power from the reciever(5V)?

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12-28-2008 07:07 AM  8 years agoPost 24
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You shouldn't be picking your $$$ DSLR camera per whatever remote trigger system you have in your hands. You will be investing $500-600 and plus a lens. That blip switch should not be the deciding factor here. I never owned one but I heard that it is not that fast when triggering the camera's shutter. And you should be able to make a remote trigger for a Canon DSLR for lot less than what you paid for that blip switch in case you wanna go that route...

Not trying to say Canon is better than Nikon here. Both are very good cameras.

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12-28-2008 07:57 PM  8 years agoPost 25
Jesper

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So now I need to get a camera for the down link. Can someone recommend a good camera, preferably one that I can power from the reciever(5V)?
Can anyone recommend a good camera?

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12-28-2008 08:00 PM  8 years agoPost 26
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Canon 40D, fast 6.5 fps, good quality, little noise on iso 200, good value for money since the 50D has taken over without outclassing the 40D

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12-28-2008 08:08 PM  8 years agoPost 27
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why not trigger your D40X with a servo? Less latency and faster continuous shooting than with an URBI

Here's what we have been using on our D40X cameras. A CCD camera could be attached to the same bracket allowing for a single point connection for triggering and monitoring.

still have a couple left if you'd like one.

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12-28-2008 08:10 PM  8 years agoPost 28
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Canon 40D, fast 6.5 fps, good quality, little noise on iso 200, good value for money since the 50D has taken over without outclassing the 40D
I think he meant for the eyepiece camera.

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12-28-2008 08:15 PM  8 years agoPost 29
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Oh, sorry

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12-28-2008 08:31 PM  8 years agoPost 30
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PhotoShip One,

I might try that. What kind of servo did you use? I would buy one from you, but I really enjoy making things myself, so I think I will give it a shot. I like making things myself, but I don't mind "stealing" other peoples ideas. When I built the gimbal I am using today I looked primarily at some of your previous designs, hope you don't mind!

daytonabeach,

I could have been clearer as well...

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12-28-2008 09:37 PM  8 years agoPost 31
46Taylorcraft

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What kind of servo did you use?
Hyperion DS13

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12-29-2008 10:55 AM  8 years agoPost 32
Jesper

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Is anyone using this one for the view finder?

http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php...&products_id=10

They also sell a special lens for the viewfinder that is very narrow. I would like to use this one since it can be run on 5V.

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12-29-2008 11:17 AM  8 years agoPost 33
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I got almost the same, just the model above, but what ive done is to mount the camera underneath the gimbal, that way i wont have to remove it from the camera everytime i want to use it for something else, you see exactly the same, apart from the settings in the viewfinder which you already know what is, anyway, you cant change the settings once youre up there after all

But, just a tip if youre gonna order from rangevideo, im still waiting for parts ive ordered, and no replies on my mail for almost 2 months, yeah, my fault, i should have made a long distance call after all to solve that...
OR, you could try these instead
http://hobbywireless.com/cart/index.php

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12-29-2008 11:36 AM  8 years agoPost 34
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I was looking at the 191 as well (it was recommended to me), but I would prefer one that I can power from the receiver (5V), so I don't need yet another battery pack.

So how do these cameras compare to the cheaper ones that I can buy in my local electronic store? It's pain to wait for 1-2 weeks for the stuff to arrive - I want it now! But I guess it's worth the wait?

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12-29-2008 11:45 AM  8 years agoPost 35
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Patience is the key in this business my friend

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12-29-2008 01:15 PM  8 years agoPost 36
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12-29-2008 01:55 PM  8 years agoPost 37
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Ok, why? Have they been known to cause problems?

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12-29-2008 02:15 PM  8 years agoPost 38
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It drains more power, and you add another potential source for failure, and thats not worth it, cause if the rx fails due to power failure/shortcut etc, youre likely going down, and all because you were trying to save 50gr of the weight

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12-29-2008 02:27 PM  8 years agoPost 39
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Ok, I am providing power to the receiver from the ESC as well as an external BEC with a 7,4V LiPo. I guess I could power the downlink transmitter and camera from the BEC, and put a diode on the line going to the RX to prevent reverse current in case of a short or similar.

This way I won't have to introduce a third battery pack.

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12-29-2008 03:43 PM  8 years agoPost 40
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Add a Lipo and BEC just for the camera mount equipment. Heli RX system powered seperately.

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