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Old Jan 17, 2011, 04:53 AM
Fidler & twidler
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Hey guys,
could anyone give me info about how much capturing time you get from 2gb, 4gb, 8gb memory cards?
Thank you :
look 2 posts back at #778 and then do a little maths.
Mike
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 06:22 AM
HBZ Champ Bush Edition + DX6i
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Any photos of barebone installations of this cam - I am planning to use this with HBZ Champ, and hence need to shave all excess weight, including the case (not sure about the battery - could draw power from the flight battery, but not sure if I want to cut down the flight time).

I would assume a shrinkwrap could do the trick (just remove the case and wrap the whole thing, incl. battery, and cut a hole for USB charge port)?
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 06:25 AM
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Any photos of barebone installations of this cam - I am planning to use this with HBZ Champ, and hence need to shave all excess weight, including the case (not sure about the battery - could draw power from the flight battery, but not sure if I want to cut down the flight time).

I would assume a shrinkwrap could do the trick (just remove the case and wrap the whole thing, incl. battery, and cut a hole for USB charge port)?
The camera only weighs 15 grams or about .5 ounce.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 06:40 AM
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The camera only weighs 15 grams or about .5 ounce.
Yes, that's correct, and saw some photos of a barebone (without a case) weighting 9.7 grams, so around 30 percent weight loss is possible. On a 37 g plane 5 g makes a difference already Not sure though if the operation of the camera will become a burden without the proper buttons (mine's still in the mail)
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 07:16 AM
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Yes, that's correct, and saw some photos of a barebone (without a case) weighting 9.7 grams, so around 30 percent weight loss is possible. On a 37 g plane 5 g makes a difference already Not sure though if the operation of the camera will become a burden without the proper buttons (mine's still in the mail)
Did you see Yabba's answer to your original question? (post 662 here)
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 08:14 AM
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Any photos of barebone installations of this cam - I am planning to use this with HBZ Champ, and hence need to shave all excess weight, including the case (not sure about the battery - could draw power from the flight battery, but not sure if I want to cut down the flight time).

I would assume a shrinkwrap could do the trick (just remove the case and wrap the whole thing, incl. battery, and cut a hole for USB charge port)?
I have mounted the regular SD 808 on the bottom of a Champ, and it flew fine with no modification to the camera. I don't know what your experience with electronics is, but these little things are fragile. My own recommendation would be to leave it in the case; I ruined one last week just by trying to focus it. Although I thought I was being careful, I shorted something and POOF, the camera was dead. I would assume the HD model is just as fragile as the SD model.

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Old Jan 17, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Hey guys, stepped up from lurking.
I have experience with two previous models of the gumstick cam. One shoots 640x480, the other has a "fake" HD of 1280x720, but it really just upconverted 640x480. I went looking to see if they had a true HD version out yet, and stumbled upon Chucklor's site referencing the 808 cameras. I saw there was a new #11 HD version, and was linked over to this thread. I read a little of the first page, and ordered one from eletoponline.

My first question was going to be recommended SD card. I've got a 4GB SDHC class 4 PNY card, so I think that will be fast enough (I hope). Recent posts say that will record about 80 minutes of video. But I'm surprised that it only gives about 40 minutes of recording on a battery charge? My other two cams run almost 2 hours, so I'll have to get used to this limitation. Still, I'm really looking forward to h264 over mjpeg and true HD.

Also, I'm not following this 'new firmware' with continuous shooting that may come out after the Chinese New Year. On my other two cameras the movie was always saved continuously, so even if you run it to dead battery, the movie is saved. Is that not the case with this current firmware? Will I need to recover the camera before the battery dies and push the shutter button?
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 10:31 AM
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Thanks to all for pointing out that I needed a memory card. Went out and bought one and now the camera works fine. Amazing video quality for such a small camera. Looking forward to using this alot, both as an inflight camera and as a hands-free flight video recorder (attached to a ballcap or to my glasses).

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Old Jan 17, 2011, 11:35 AM
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Thanks to all for pointing out that I needed a memory card. Went out and bought one and now the camera works fine. Amazing video quality for such a small camera. Looking forward to using this alot, both as an inflight camera and as a hands-free flight video recorder (attached to a ballcap or to my glasses).

Tim
Tim,

All is good. Congratulations.

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Old Jan 17, 2011, 11:42 AM
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Yes, that's correct, and saw some photos of a barebone (without a case) weighting 9.7 grams, so around 30 percent weight loss is possible. On a 37 g plane 5 g makes a difference already Not sure though if the operation of the camera will become a burden without the proper buttons (mine's still in the mail)
Without the case, the lens module will just dangle from it's ribbon cable... VIBRATION! Poor video and stress the cable. As a minimum, put heat shrink over the whole circuit board to stabilize the lens and prevent shorting the board and bricking it (VERY easy to do with bare hand handling).

People have flown the camera on these tiny planes WITH the case.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 11:43 AM
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Any photos of barebone installations of this cam - I am planning to use this with HBZ Champ, and hence need to shave all excess weight, including the case (not sure about the battery - could draw power from the flight battery, but not sure if I want to cut down the flight time).

I would assume a shrinkwrap could do the trick (just remove the case and wrap the whole thing, incl. battery, and cut a hole for USB charge port)?

I decased one of my SD #3's right after I got it. The buttons are easy to press on the bare board. I didn't shrinkwrap it or anything, just velcro or tape it to a different plane every day. It has survived a 200 ft fall from a plane (it just fell off the plane onto concrete, bad tape job). They really are fragile, but only when you mess with the little connections inside; lens adjustment, battery replacement, etc.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 11:54 AM
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What kind of battery upgrade could be done to extend the battery life?
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 02:02 PM
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What kind of battery upgrade could be done to extend the battery life?
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 02:23 PM
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I bought two of them on ebay. They are on the way.

Bill
Bill,

I think you were the first (and maybe the last) to order one of these external chargers on Ebay before they pulled the ad. When you get your external charger, can you do a test to see how much longer the recording time is with a given size (mAh) AA cell? I'd also like to know what the output voltage is from the charger. I've got some old lipos that still have capacity, but drop the voltage too much for powering a motor. Might work just fine for powering the camera with proper voltage regulation.
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Old Jan 17, 2011, 02:47 PM
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Does anyone have trouble copying the files directly from the camera hooked up to the computer? I can't seem to get it to work in U Disk mode. It charges fine with USB, but when I turn it on, the computer still doesn't recognize it. I'm using Win7x64 and it recognizes all of the other memory cards I have just fine. I have to take the memory card out and stick it in a micro memory card reader and that works. It would be nice if I could just copy/move directly from the camera.
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