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Posted by Mr Kamikaze | Feb 25, 2013 @ 05:19 PM | 7,191 Views
I'm pretty happy with the hatcam. As anyone knows trying to get someone to video flying can be really hard especially when they aren't interested in RC. I was looking at getting the glasses with the cameras in but the cameras aren't as good quality as the iphone 5 unless you pay about $300

So I made a little plywood box that the iphone fit's snugly into when on it's side. The box is shallow enough that the lens is above it's edge. Then I expoxied it onto a hat. It's off center so that the lens is directly over my eyes. After that I made a targetting crosshair which I glued to the end of the peak of the hat.

It took about 30 minutes to make the box and get it lined up and glued on. Another 10 for the crosshair. I left the crossbar loose and did some tests recording video then moving the bar up and down and testing again until it lined up. All up it was about an hours work and I'm pretty happy with the results.

Skywing MXS with iPhome Hatcam (2 min 50 sec)

Precision Aerobatics Extra MX With iPhone Hatcam (6 min 13 sec)
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