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Old Jan 14, 2011, 10:37 AM
If it flies, I can crash it!
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If someone figures out a better lens to use, I'd be very interested! Does anyone know what thread the lens is?

You could always adapt it to a standard M12 threaded lens holder, but then the lens would be quite a bit larger than the sensor... lol I'm sure there's some options out there, just need to know what thread to look for. I see plenty for M5, M6, M8, etc.
Tom had approximately measured the lense barrel size to be around 6mm. When I get mine, I will find out the exact thread size. The problem with adapting it to a larger thread, like M12 (standard for many CCD lenses) is that you need to remove the stock threads so the M12 lense can get close enough to the sensor. I'm going to play with mine when I get it and see what I can come up with. I will post pictures.

I really don't care if I destroy it now because I just ordered a GoPro Hero HD

Doug
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 10:46 AM
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What's the weight of the #11, with and without battery (and case), if someone has this info? I would like to install this into HZ Champ, and need to keep the weight down to a minimum - planning to take the power from the flight battery (shouldn't affect the flight times much, I assume), and probably go for a permanent installation.

Any suggestions for a case - shrinkwrap? Little bit terrified to open the box and possibly bricking it in the process, but just don't see it feasible to use it as is. Mine is still on its way.
It's too early to go rummaning around in my COLD garage to get to my scale but several people have been flying the #3's on the HZ Champ without any problems at all. All videos were stock cameras with no modification or removal of the case or battery.

Yabba

Here's a link to a recent video from a HZ Champ

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=7100
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 10:58 AM
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. Anyone have a polarizing filter to try on the front of a #11?
I sometimes use a jelly polarizer on #3. Should work the same on #11

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Old Jan 14, 2011, 11:52 AM
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The #3 weighs 16g with case and battery. I don't know how that compares to the HD version.

TT
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 12:30 PM
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The #3 weighs 16g with case and battery. I don't know how that compares to the HD version.

TT
Brrrr, I finally went out to the garage and got my scale.

The #11 808HD weighs 15g on my scale without the keychain part and with a 1 inch piece of hook side velcro

So they probably weigh the same (3 and 11) just minor variation due to different scales and the new Astrological Chart. I went from being an Aries to being a fish !!! )

Yabba
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 12:32 PM
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I really don't care if I destroy it now because I just ordered a GoPro Hero HD

Doug
I'm jealous !! Let's flash the firmware on the GoPro when you get it and then re-focus it

Yabba
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 01:41 PM
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I really don't care if I destroy it now because I just ordered a GoPro Hero HD

Doug
Hi Doug -- the GoPro Hero makes excellent vid, but at 179g (with battery and case) it's awful heavy. If you're planning onboard video, what kind of plane will you mount it on?

Dave
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 01:50 PM
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Hi Doug -- the GoPro Hero makes excellent vid, but at 179g (with battery and case) it's awful heavy. If you're planning onboard video, what kind of plane will you mount it on?

Dave
I'm mounting it on my T-Wii-Copter (attached). Also am planning on an FPV plane, but haven't decided on which one yet. Skywalker is the front runner right now.

I still plan on using the keychain cam in my smaller planes. So I should still be careful with it when it arrives. But I am going to see if I can mod it with a good lense

Doug
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Just ordered mine from internet-shop 365!

What memory cards are people using?
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 02:01 PM
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Just ordered mine from internet-shop 365!

What memory cards are people using?
I'll be using an 8GB Class 6 that I use in my old #3 cam. I'll edit my post laster with the brand name if you want. It's been a great card.

Doug
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 02:19 PM
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. . . just minor variation due to different scales and the new Astrological Chart. I went from being an Aries to being a fish !!! )
So did I, although I really wanted the new sign, Ophiuchus, 'cause it sounds cool and mysterious.

TT
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 02:47 PM
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I'll be using an 8GB Class 6 that I use in my old #3 cam. I'll edit my post laster with the brand name if you want. It's been a great card.

Doug
Thanks, This is the card i'm looking at Samsung MB-MP8GEU 8GB Micro SDHC PLUS Class 6 Extreme Speed Memory Card.

Does this sound ok?
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 04:20 PM
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Thanks, This is the card i'm looking at Samsung MB-MP8GEU 8GB Micro SDHC PLUS Class 6 Extreme Speed Memory Card.

Does this sound ok?
I would let someone else chime in who has their 808HD camera in hand. Mine is in transit on a rickshaw somewhere in China right now. My only concern would be that 8GB could get used up pretty quick with HD video. It was plenty on the old #3 camera.

Doug
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 04:22 PM
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I'm jealous !! Let's flash the firmware on the GoPro when you get it and then re-focus it

Yabba
HAHAHA!!! Yabba. I have a feeling the focus will be fine on the GoPro. Depending on how long the camera has been sitting in the warehouse, I might actually have to flash it to the latest version

Doug
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 04:24 PM
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I'm jealous !! Let's flash the firmware on the GoPro when you get it and then re-focus it

Yabba
The lens focus is good, but it DOES need a different lens for AV video. Great picture quality, but I can't stand the way that fisheye lens distorts the horizon... very distracting and unnatural to me. Put a lens on it with less distortion, and it's golden (but still pricey!)
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