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Old Sep 03, 2012, 08:08 PM
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Red tail hawk

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I[/URL] agree... nice clips, especially withg the bird warning screeches also picked up in the recording (I think?)[/QUOTE]

Thanks. I thought the whistling was wind noise as I was going fast and making hard maneuvers to avoid confrontation, but several others mentioned they thought they were bird cries. It was an exciting few moments as we flew fast and furious. Glad he decided I was no threat, no good to eat or mate! After checking me out he went back to his ridge, leaving me to fly in peace.
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 10:51 PM
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goto the dollar store. get a cheap picture frame with glass in it.

when you get home set some newspaper on the table remove the glass and "drop" it on the newspaper on the hard table. when it shatters fine the right sized piece and hot glue into place.

done.
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Old Sep 03, 2012, 10:52 PM
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I am so LOVING this D lens.
Piseco Lake Arietta NY "The Chase" and Piseco Sandbar (5 min 32 sec)

I dunked the camera totally, dried it out, and other than I have to reset the date and LED, after drying it out, works GREAT.

Piseco Lake NY, North Shore Run. Irondequoit (5 min 22 sec)
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 01:41 AM
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Hi, my #16 records fine using a SanDisk 8 GB Class-2-Card. Using a 16GB Samsung Class-6-Card, the recording stopps after 20 seconds. I tried formating the 16GB with the recommended SDFormater, with the #16 itself and with the Windows. No success with any of these. I'd be very lucky about a solution...
You should use the in-camera formatter (see the manual), but it won't help.
Your Sandisk class 2 card is the very best for this camera!

If you want to be on the safe side steer well clear of class 6 cards and above. Some work, some don't, some work sometimes but not always.

Sandisk class 2 or other brands Class 4 (except Sandisk, which may "flip" to write protected) are your best bet. I don't advise Sandisk above class 2.
I have had 5 of these cards fail on me already - class 4 and the latest HC I. All the recent Sandisk, including the 64GB versions, have the "Write-protect" design bug.

Your Samsung class 6 is listed in the list of problematic cards here.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 01:53 AM
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How important is it to use the perscribed charg cord? can I use a phone charger on a #16?
Most standard 2-wire generic USB chargers are fine. However, beware of special chargers that use 4 wires, and don't under any circumstances use 5-wire chargers. I use Motorola V6 phone chargers all the time. Small, convenient and work. They can be picked up very cheaply on eBay. Don't buy chargers for newer phone models which have the micro-usb plug. You need the mini-USB plug.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 05:12 AM
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Very impressed with it's low light performance compared to my HoryzonHD and GoPro
It was very dull as I was almost standing in the clouds

Bananahobby Super Skysurfer with #16 v2 and Horyzon HD cameras (3 min 20 sec)
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 06:11 AM
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Better yet just go to a medical supplies store and get a pack of microscope slides. Optically perfect glass, very thin and cheap
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 06:20 AM
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It occurs to me that if your camera gets wet the best way to dry it out would probably be the same as people do with mobile phones that get drenched - put it in a bag of (uncooked) rice. The rice draws all the water out of the electronics quite thoroughly, and quickly too.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 07:31 AM
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The problem with slides is they are very tiny and extremely delicate.

they might not be large enough to convert the fov of the d lens
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 07:38 AM
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You can get microscope cover slips on eBay, or use a cheap uv filter (helps reduce haze)

Instead of rice, might use silica gel, get from craft stores, used for drying flowers.

Best to protect the cam (and the plane electronics) to begin with. I tried Tom's Saran wrap on my cellphone, seems good if you can figure a way to mount on the plane.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 08:29 AM
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Best to protect the cam (and the plane electronics) to begin with. I tried Tom's Saran wrap on my cellphone, seems good if you can figure a way to mount on the plane.
I usually just use a wrap of tape around the camera and model, with camera cradled in and wrapped tightly to a thin bed of spongy foam. Or this commercially sold mount with optional rain/splash protection cover is an option (though a bit pricey compared to the cost of the camera.)
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Even the replacement battery I just installed depletes and shuts down after 22 minutes of recording. Oh well. Time to order another battery.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 10:09 AM
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I am so LOVING this D lens.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zWPqJdQ5Eo
I dunked the camera totally, dried it out, and other than I have to reset the date and LED, after drying it out, works GREAT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_Enqnct1iU
What kind Plane have you flown - looks very stable - a big one? Nice Vid!
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 10:19 AM
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If you have a D lens, you could do like me.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=7903

No need for glass, no fogging, floats high in the water and easy to see.
I tried this with a zip-lock bag (not sure of the brand), but it blurred the picture. What kind of bag did you use.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 10:23 AM
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I cut the corner of the bag and passed the lens through. The bag is a servo horn bag. Then wrapped it tight with a rubber band.

That's for D lens, which I sealed into the housing with silicone sealant.
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