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Old Oct 03, 2006, 10:22 PM
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Can't find a good, cheap camera! HELP!!

I've been researching on the internet and couldn't find a good, cheap camera. I don't want to spend more than 130 dollars. I want a small camera that can take videos and has sound. It would even be better if it could take pictures, too. Also, I want the camera to be able to put on small electric planes. So it can't be to big or too heavy.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Bill
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Old Oct 03, 2006, 10:34 PM
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Aiptek MPVR. Watch for sales at Best Buy and Target for under $100.

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Old Oct 03, 2006, 10:41 PM
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Aiptek mpvr, I just won another on e-bay. 80.00 shipped, its a great cam!
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Old Oct 04, 2006, 03:33 PM
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Wow, looks like a great camera. It has everything I wanted. Before I set my mind to buy it, I have a few questions first. The first question is, how much does it weigh? I was looking at the specs and it didn't say how much it weighed.
The second question is, can you put this camera on a gws beaver or a small electric plane similar to that? Also, how do you attach the camera to the plane? Do you have to make a custom made holder for it?

Thanks


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Old Oct 04, 2006, 03:54 PM
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I don't know how much the cam weighs but the beaver can probably cary a brick I had one years ago with the stock motor and it would carry anything. Just make sure the wings and struts are flued well!
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Old Oct 04, 2006, 06:45 PM
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Thanks, that is good to know. Also, I forgot to mention, how do you balance the camera so it is even weight on both sides of the plane? Also, is the camera going to mess up how the plane flies?
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Old Oct 04, 2006, 07:18 PM
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So are you wanting something around $130 that is really good quality or
would you like something cheap with okay quality?

So basically the best thing for $130 or get me the cheapest setup possible that still looks good.

I have a couple of cheap cameras just laying around.
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Old Oct 04, 2006, 07:20 PM
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The mpvr weighs in at 5.5 oz's.
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Old Oct 04, 2006, 07:29 PM
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So are you wanting something around $130 that is really good quality or
would you like something cheap with okay quality?

So basically the best thing for $130 or get me the cheapest setup possible that still looks good.

I have a couple of cheap cameras just laying around.

I want a good one, but I don't want to spend more than 140 dollars. I changed the price ten more dollars


It only weighs 5.5 ounces!!! That is hard to believe.
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Old Oct 04, 2006, 07:37 PM
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I forgot to ask if anybody has a video with this camera on there plane?
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Old Oct 04, 2006, 08:02 PM
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I searched pricegrabber.com and found a few good ones under 140.
(linking doesn't work with the links)

www.pricegrabber.com/search_attrib.php/page_id=48/hi_p=140/popup1[/url][]=95:975/popup10[]=100:1505/sortby=priceA/vendors[]=NIK
Love the Nikons
If you pick one make sure it also has sound. I think the 4600 doesn't.

www.pricegrabber.com/search_attrib.php/page_id=48/hi_p=140/popup1[/url][]=95:975/popup10[]=100:1505/sortby=priceA/start=25
All cameras under 140 and under 6oz
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Old Oct 04, 2006, 09:25 PM
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I use the MPVR on my GWS Beaver. I rubber band it between the landing gear so cg is not an issue. It shoots out the side. I added a strip of velcro to the camera and the battery door so it doesn't slide around.
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Old Oct 04, 2006, 10:30 PM
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Here's another choice you can take a look at:

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQ...sZlouis555Q5f1
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Old Oct 04, 2006, 10:34 PM
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How much does the canon powershot a430 weigh?
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Old Oct 05, 2006, 03:17 PM
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Also, does anybody have any videos with the aiptek on there plane?
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