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01-27-2012 11:34 PM  6 years agoPost 1
courtjones

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Anyone know of a keychain camera, one small enough that won't effective the weight and have decent quality.

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01-27-2012 11:35 PM  6 years agoPost 2
VKGT

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The cube camera that Nitroplanes, XHeli and HobbyPartz sells seems decent enough. I've messed around with the normal keychain cams and they are just "ok"

My best videos are mounting my GoPro off the side of the heli, works awesome though it's a little bit of extra weight

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01-27-2012 11:38 PM  6 years agoPost 3
courtjones

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How is it flying with the extra weight, is it a lot of compensate or can you trim it out.

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01-27-2012 11:41 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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Honestly, I didn't even notice it, I still flew the same way. Of course I mounted it to the back skid to maintain some sort of balance. Check this pic and I also have some vids on my YouTube page "VKGT"

I had a better pic with the heli flying but I'm still trying to find it :P

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01-27-2012 11:44 PM  6 years agoPost 5
VKGT

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AHA! Found it

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01-27-2012 11:45 PM  6 years agoPost 6
courtjones

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Nice setup, I think I'm going to go that route, also about to check your YouTube video out now.

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01-27-2012 11:46 PM  6 years agoPost 7
VKGT

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Cool. Hope it works out for ya! It's been great for me so I've even moved the GoPro to some of the other helis and my big airplanes. On my YouTube page, the 500 vids are down a little further.

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01-27-2012 11:48 PM  6 years agoPost 8
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Here's a couple decent vids. I fly a lot more aggressive than this but these videos are from when my GoPro was new and I was doing some testing on the heli.

Watch at YouTube

Watch at YouTube

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01-27-2012 11:57 PM  6 years agoPost 9
courtjones

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Man that video is super clear

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01-28-2012 12:01 AM  6 years agoPost 10
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I've chosen to take vids in the 720p setting because it gets you 60FPS versus the 1080p which only does 30FPS. I'm probably going to take some 1080 vids just to see if I'm able to make out a difference.

BTW this is with a GoPro Hero HD (version 1) and the GoPro 2 is out now. Of course it's a lot larger investment than your standard keychain cam but I got tired of the crappy quality from the $30ish cams and popped on the GoPro. So far I think it's been a good investment

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01-28-2012 05:46 PM  6 years agoPost 11
Stephen Born

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VKGT,

Nice fying and stable vid. Kudos to you.

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01-28-2012 06:02 PM  6 years agoPost 12
VKGT

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Thanks brotha! These were from when I first got the GoPro, I've dialed it all in and have some much better vids to upload at some point :P Taking the quad out to the dunes today so will be trying the GoPro on that

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01-28-2012 06:33 PM  6 years agoPost 13
Stephen Born

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The Dunes in Nevada huh? Might see Pawn Sars there.

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01-28-2012 08:36 PM  6 years agoPost 14
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lol true! I'm heading just up the road past the Speedway which is about 30 mins from where the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop is on the strip :P

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