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Old Apr 13, 2012, 11:31 AM
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Hi guys,

A while ago I was flying the Bixler with my 12 dollar Turnigy from Hobbyking.
Most people say that Hobbyking products are crap. This product is not!!!
It survived a 100 feet drop.... Twice! The camera is a real bargain and I would recomend it to everyone who is just getting into RC and who wants to film his flights but who doesn't want to spend 300 dollars on a GoPro.
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Camera falls out of the Bixler! -nonamerc- (1 min 26 sec)


Product link:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ory_card_.html

Thank you Hobbyking for making this Indestructible camera!

Greetings from Nonamerc

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Old Apr 13, 2012, 06:04 PM
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I use one of the 808, keyfob types and run thread through the keyring loop and tape it to the fuselage as a backup. I use masking tape to hold the camera to the fuselage too, then just tear off to remove the camera and download the movie. A much lighter camera and from the specs, looks like it produces similar results. My camera is mounted just in front of the canopy

Do you remove the canopy to mount your camera?

Nice to know it should survive a fall. Maybe fit a miniature parachute? That would mean your movie while falling would be slower and it would make finding on the ground easier.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 06:33 PM
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That is just the nature of this type of product. It's mostly solid-state stuff, and hard knocks never affect that stuff as much as you might think. It is NOT, nowhere near, the durability of a GoPro - but the durability of solid-state electronics is often better than you might expect.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 06:45 PM
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I had one that got hammered straight into a tree branch and then thrown 30 feet to a paved street.

Oops

The case was cracked up pretty bad. The video did some pretty interesting stuff when it hit the branch (oh man... the colors, maaannn... it's so mellow, it's just like peace and love, man...), but the camera kept working fine.

That said, I don't recommend smashing them into stuff on a regular basis. I folded the wing on a plane once and the camera hit a blacktop walking path. The mSD card got a corner broken off, which obviously killed it. I think the camera survived that, too...

As with most electronic devices, any amount of abuse beyond normal handling should be considered potentially harmful. I've generally found it disagreeable to recommend products based on how hard you can smash them around because there's no measurable consistency to it. You could just slip and drop the camera on the ground and wreck it.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 03:23 AM
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I had one that got hammered straight into a tree branch and then thrown 30 feet to a paved street.

Oops

The case was cracked up pretty bad. The video did some pretty interesting stuff when it hit the branch (oh man... the colors, maaannn... it's so mellow, it's just like peace and love, man...), but the camera kept working fine.

That said, I don't recommend smashing them into stuff on a regular basis. I folded the wing on a plane once and the camera hit a blacktop walking path. The mSD card got a corner broken off, which obviously killed it. I think the camera survived that, too...

As with most electronic devices, any amount of abuse beyond normal handling should be considered potentially harmful. I've generally found it disagreeable to recommend products based on how hard you can smash them around because there's no measurable consistency to it. You could just slip and drop the camera on the ground and wreck it.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 03:24 AM
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That is just the nature of this type of product. It's mostly solid-state stuff, and hard knocks never affect that stuff as much as you might think. It is NOT, nowhere near, the durability of a GoPro - but the durability of solid-state electronics is often better than you might expect.
Yes you are right. But when you compare the price of a GoPro to this 12 dollar camera I think that the 12 dollar camera is really worth the money.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 03:36 AM
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I have the Muvi version of what I believe is essentially the same camera. It is indeed very tough.

I used it as a helmet cam for a motorcycle ride to the north edge of Alaska, for desert quad riding, and have strapped it to an rc skydiver. Cold, high moisture, dust, and mechanical shock. Still works great.

Much smaller than the Go Pro, it can be velcroed inside my helmet, behind the shield.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 09:40 AM
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Yes you are right. But when you compare the price of a GoPro to this 12 dollar camera I think that the 12 dollar camera is really worth the money.
Heck yeah I'm just pointing out that they don't do anything to create durability on those, it's just how they are because of the design. If you want a camera that is designed to take hard knocks, you get the GoPro - and it will take hard knocks no problem. It's also 10 times the weight of a keychain cam.
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 06:18 PM
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any 808 is ideal. 400 foot drop. it is not a timex. but keeps on filming
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 09:20 AM
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Where is a good place to get the 808? and what should I expect to pay for them now? I want to mount it to my bixler when I get it.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Where is a good place to get the 808? and what should I expect to pay for them now? I want to mount it to my bixler when I get it.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 09:34 AM
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