Originally Posted by skipper1
Does anyone know just how much weight this neat little Eye One can handle? I'd like to take apart one of my little keychain cameras and stick it on there some how. Maybe I should wait for the new versions.
Mounting a stripped down spycam will yield good flight time. But to give you an idea of it's payload capacity I mounted a 23 gram dice cam from hobbypartz with hook and loop tape atop the canopy. This is around 8-10 grams heavier than the keychain cam.
In beginner mode, it could barely lift the cam off the ground.
Sport mode had adequate lift up to +30', fairly stable on ff flight, but throttle response was sluggish due to the weight of the camera.
On expert mode, lift and throttle response was nice, but I found it hard to fly smoothly - I just couldn't "dial enough expo into my thumb" to smooth out throttle changes. But that's me as I've seen other videos from better pilots than I.
Both sport and expert modes I had to limit flight times to 4.5 minutes or less compared to 6.5-7 minutes on the stock lipos.