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03-30-2009 01:58 PM  9 years agoPost 21
predatorman

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If I where to choose between the two options I would rather have the best quality video that a still shot can be taken from.

Good idea to test the camera out first, I bought a helmet cam and it was nowhere near as good as the Fujifilm Camera I was using...and still use.

I just wanted a cam that is waterproof, small but with decent resolution.

The HD cams look to be a good bet, but I wouldnt want anything thats hard to edit on my computer.

Quality takes........time!

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04-04-2009 06:15 AM  9 years agoPost 22
zaw

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Hacked stripped ATC2K http://www2.oregonscientific.com/sh...pid=709&scid=77

I measure the current draw of the camera and its less then .5amp so I decided to make a regulator and use the heli battery to power it.

35grams after all that. self contained SD card Had to relocate the circuit board with buttons and display.

just a radioshack LM317 regulator connect right up to balance port of lipo pack 3rd cell or 2nd, but regulator don't want to work at little less then 4.2v

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04-04-2009 07:37 AM  9 years agoPost 23
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Nicely done, Zaw. Whaterya flying it on?

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

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04-04-2009 01:36 PM  9 years agoPost 24
predatorman

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Being objective I would have kept the cam in one piece One weight saving gain (?) would be to use the lighter Nimhi rechargable batteries within the cam unit.

Interesting project though, you must be brave to solder electics like that

Quality takes........time!

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04-04-2009 02:16 PM  9 years agoPost 25
DarkSide41

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http://cgi.ebay.com/WIRELESS-HELMET...%3A1%7C294%3A50

The ATC2K is only $78 off E-bay with Free Shipping.

I'd leave it in its case though for shockproofing.The case is designed really well for that in mind. Mine survived a couple of good crashes on the motorcycle at the track and they show one free falling to the ground off a model rocket that still worked. Seriously doubt it would survive even a hard landing out of the case. I would just solder two wires to the battery clips and run off the lipo as you are doing but still in the case. I've taken my old ATC1K,which was heavier,up on my 1st heli,a cheap Falcon 3D,when I was just learning helis and it did pretty well.

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04-04-2009 04:55 PM  9 years agoPost 26
zaw

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I use it on my el cheapo Honeybee King 2. Heli is too small for the camera to fit anywhere.

Information for the regulator.
http://www.electronics-lab.com/articles/LM317/

http://hackaday.com/2008/09/22/part...tage-regulator/

I got the heat sink for regulator from Zalman GPU Coller I bought. Its get pretty warm so better to leave it under the blades.

I gonna go check out local hobby shop(Craft/Train Shop) and see what they got protection for it.

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04-04-2009 05:04 PM  9 years agoPost 27
MMike

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04-04-2009 10:14 PM  9 years agoPost 28
zaw

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some SWASH action

Watch at YouTube

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04-05-2009 04:20 AM  9 years agoPost 29
freakyreef

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Zaw, at around 1:40 in your video, your moving the swash and the head rotates. Looks like it's binding a bit.

Walk on water long enough, eventually you will get your feet wet.

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04-05-2009 07:32 AM  9 years agoPost 30
GimbalFan (RIP)

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The skewing of the images in that video is a direct result of transmitted vibration to the CCD portion of the cam. Not only would the weight of the original OEM case dampen that, but the cradling of whatever portion you DO choose to use in very lightweight foam will cut down a lot on that 'skewing'.

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04-05-2009 09:07 AM  9 years agoPost 31
mchammer

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cool post ZAW!

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