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Old Sep 04, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by balsa or carbon View Post
I'm glad you're getting lights for night flying - LOTS of fun ! I get my LED's from Hobbypartz , roughly 10 cents a light . scroll down past the RC car lights . I power them from a separate battery , 3s ( 2s not bright enough ) 800mah or 500mah . Hobbypartz and Hobbyking both have small cameras , I have this one from Hobbypartz , works great , nice HD , but sometimes it won't power up and you have to push the reset button - then it's fine .
I haven't done EDF yet , but I've seen these combos ( EDF , ESC and 4 servos ) at Hobbypartz that seem reasonable and I'm not sure how fast you can get with EDF , but with pusher prop I've seen videos of guys pushing 200 mph using 2000 watt motors .
If you're venturing further into the world of speed , you might want to get some batteries with higher c ratings . I run my DT foam jet on 3s , and there's a big increase in power going from 30c to 40c . On my next battery purchase I'm gonna get some 65c . And of course , 4s and 5s will seriously kick up the power .
Spent the last few days looking at video equipment. I'm not too impressed at this point. My galaxy S has better video than most. It goes from cheap to heavy and pricey. Wish I could mount my canon 7D on a plane lol. GoPro or some of the other compact cameras seem to be the way to go. With that comes the weight and everything else that that entails.

I think I need to think this through a bit more. Plane, Gyro System, Camera.

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