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Posted by ty_horn | Jun 19, 2008 @ 10:02 PM | 15,160 Views
I found this camera on sale at Office Max and I had to take it home and try it out. http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...&pq-path=12417 The Spec sheet said that it weighed 4.1ounces so I knew that my stock Super Cub (with 3 cell lipo and 10x6DD prop) would be able to lift it just fine. After installing the included li-ion battery and 2 GB memory card I weighed it with a digital scale and it came out to be a little over 5 ounces. Not bad. So I strapped it on the Super Cub with rubber bands and gave it a try. WOW! You will see what I mean when you watch the video below. The only thing that I need to do is rig up a servo so I can use it to take pictures. The quality is great for the price. You can't beat a 10 megapixel cam that shoots HD video for $159. I honestly haven't seen any videos that match this quality EVER. I included some quick and rather sloppy pics of how I mount it, but you will get the idea. I was pressed for time. There are 2 main rubber bands holding the cam against the fuselage. The other rubber bands that you see are holding the velcro onto the back of the camera. This way I don't have to stick the velcro to the camera screen. The rubber bands are good enough but the velcro is for cheap insurance

By the way, This Super Cub is flown with all of the stock electronics with exception to the lipo and prop. Did you notice in the video how smooth it flew even with the extra weight? The entire flight was at half throttle or less except...Continue Reading