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bundydeity
05-02-2012, 08:00 AM
hi all,

once i get my 400 up and running ill be looking at camera options for making flight videos. does anyone know of a good camera for mounting to the b400, where and how to mount it and what weight the b400 can carry without affecting flight too much?

nof55
05-02-2012, 11:59 PM
No expert here ,but I just mounted a go-pro clone with a water proof case between the skids on my 450. Just wanted to see what kind of quality I would get. I was very impressed .
I'm not sure on the weight.but it didn't affect the flight much. but only did wide circles nothing to fancy. Now if I knew how to upload it I could show my flying area. Some might be jealous if you like wide open areas.

Harbormaster
05-03-2012, 12:08 AM
Yeah, get one of the HD keychain video cams on e-Bay. Lightweight and they work well.

Squenards
05-03-2012, 12:19 AM
Yeah, get one of the HD keychain video cams on e-Bay. Lightweight and they work well.

Are you talking about one of these?http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=170819400512&index=2&nav=SEARCH&nid=24758883042

bundydeity
05-03-2012, 03:55 AM
No expert here ,but I just mounted a go-pro clone with a water proof case between the skids on my 450. Just wanted to see what kind of quality I would get. I was very impressed .
I'm not sure on the weight.but it didn't affect the flight much. but only did wide circles nothing to fancy. Now if I knew how to upload it I could show my flying area. Some might be jealous if you like wide open areas.

where did you get this clone from and how much was it?

bundydeity
05-03-2012, 03:59 AM
Yeah, get one of the HD keychain video cams on e-Bay. Lightweight and they work well.

the guy i work with has one of these for his plane - except i think it was from hobbyking. the quality is ok, a little wavy and during flight as the plane turns the video takes 2-5 seconds do adjust to different light conditions giving a fairly average video.
i was hoping for something that produced very good quality video/sound - without going too heavy and can be mounted under the b400 frame without modifying the skids

fr0stbyt3
05-03-2012, 04:03 AM
where did you get this clone from and how much was it?

Want to know too :thumbup:

nof55
05-04-2012, 12:29 AM
the clone was my son's. he said it was almost as much as go-pro wishes he would have bought the real thing tho' it does take good pics IMO . he says little issues w/it. I haven't used it much just the two flights and he helped me with camera. I think price was $249.00 but not sure. I was looking at Dice a while back looked interesting. anyone with experience with one of those?

Harbormaster
05-04-2012, 01:09 AM
Are you talking about one of these?http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=170819400512&index=2&nav=SEARCH&nid=24758883042

See post #6.

http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=267721