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Old Feb 25, 2015, 11:58 PM
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Hey that planes gotta camera!

So I've been digging around in here looking for an answer to this... but I figured heck with it I'll just ask.

I want to get a camera to attach to my small electric fliers to take some videos. I'm not interested in FPV... I just want to take some decent videos.

Any recommendations?
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 10:08 AM
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Only one. And the one and only HD 808 16 keycam
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 10:10 AM
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Only one. And the one and only HD 808 16 keycam
+100! I love my #16.
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 12:45 PM
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Right on thanks.
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 01:14 PM
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Ordered the newest version. Can't wait to try it out.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-DV-808-...3D261724106025
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Old Feb 27, 2015, 10:06 AM
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I'm using a camera that comes inside a pen. I stripped all the housing off and got the first one to 10grams. I just received my second one, that should be HD (1280-960) and that one just stripped down to 6.7grams. Haven't tried the new one out yet, but soon.

Here's footage from my old pen cam. It's resolution is 640-480. At the end you can see it on the plane. You can raise the video quality watching it on YouTube.
Around Comox Valley (2 min 40 sec)
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Old Feb 27, 2015, 06:34 PM
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If you want ok video, the 808 works good. If you want great video, get a Mobius. The Mobius costs more, and the 808 is lighter, but the Mobius has hands down the better quality.
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Old Feb 27, 2015, 07:04 PM
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You won't find many micro planes that can carry a 40g mobius, even the 20g #16 is asking a lot of a champ. You can even use external power and lose the battery weight, if you're good at soldering tiny connectors
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Yeah. Agree with the above. Fun to put cams on micros. But they can hardly take the weight. And weight vs video quality, I think the 808 16 wins.

Here's me with the Champ in the back yard, getting way above the tall tree line. It was hairy. First attempt yealded a two week tree nap.

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