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Old Oct 02, 2005, 02:03 PM
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Weight of CVS camcorder w/ 2 AA BATTS?

Hi,
I am considering buying a CVS camcorder. How much does it weight with the 2 AA batteries? How much does it weight without?

I am going to strap the CVS on my slow stick.

Thanks so much.
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Old Oct 02, 2005, 07:03 PM
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3 1/4 oz with a USB plug on 2" of cable. Best $24.95 I ever spent on photographic equipment.

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Old Oct 03, 2005, 10:26 AM
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You don't need AA batteries. AAA's will work fine at about 1oz of weight including the radio shack battery holder for them. Or a $2.50 servo lead does the job too at < 1gram of weight.

Mine is setup with a USB cable, no screen, and a servo lead for power and it comes out to about 1.5oz. total. Then I've got some additional weight from a fabricated mount but that's going to apply to any camera.
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Old Oct 03, 2005, 12:37 PM
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Including mount, 41.5g AUW with screen, 33.0g without screen. This is using slowracing's instructions on the main thread:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=400546

The camera works great with receiver power and it's worth the weight reduction and simplified operation. Bill of materials: spare USB cable, pair of Dean's, male and female receiver jacks (I used the "switch harness" from a flight pack).

You can operate the camera without a screen without getting confused as it makes operation sounds and a red LED lights up while recording.
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