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Old Jan 27, 2013, 12:32 PM
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The 5v should be ok. These cams also works as a webcam hooked up 5v from the USB. (Other's have done this mod and confirmed that it works ok at 5v.)
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=1766

As far as the 40 A Esc is concerned, it's actually the Esc's BEC rating that's important. The cam will be running off the BEC, not the ESC.

To know for sure if the BEC can handle the exta current draw from the cam, you'd have to do some current draw tests to be sure if it's within the BEC's specs.

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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:12 PM
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i purchased the turnigy keychain camera from hobby king around a year ago, and can't seem to get it charging again. When i plug it into my computer the yellow/orange light stays solid, but does not blink (the manual on the hk forums says that it should blink to charge). I havn't tried charging it for more than a few minutes, but as of right now i can't get the light to turn on when not connected to the computer

i just opened it up and then battery may be a little puffed... i dont have another one to base it off of though
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 03:33 AM
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A puffed battery is bad news, I wouldnt charge it in that state , its small but it could still go up in flames.

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Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:12 AM
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The 5v should be ok. These cams also works as a webcam hooked up 5v from the USB. (Other's have done this mod and confirmed that it works ok at 5v.)
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=1766

As far as the 40 A Esc is concerned, it's actually the Esc's BEC rating that's important. The cam will be running off the BEC, not the ESC.

To know for sure if the BEC can handle the exta current draw from the cam, you'd have to do some current draw tests to be sure if it's within the BEC's specs.

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Ok cheers - what's an easy way to do this? I've got a voltmeter etc but have no idea what I need to do or anything

The ESC has a 3A BEC, but I'm wondering with the Servos if the camera will draw too much - we shall see!
Old Jan 28, 2013, 06:24 AM
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With the 3A BEC, you should be fine. The cam only draws ~120mA. The Radian Pro has 6 servos as well, but it's stock BEC is only rated at 700mA. If the RP's 6 servos can operate within 700 mA's, your Bixler probably does too.
Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:41 AM
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can someone tell me what is the best keychain camera now? All the #1 to #17 versions have me confused. A buddy of mine saw an old one i had and asked me where to buy one
Old Feb 01, 2013, 12:56 PM
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can someone tell me what is the best keychain camera now? All the #1 to #17 versions have me confused. A buddy of mine saw an old one i had and asked me where to buy one
#3 or #16. See the 808 Basic Q&A

eBay eletoponline365, goes by many eBay names, is the producer of the #3 and #16. The #3 is 480p and is cheap. The #16 is 720p, about US$40, video out (FPV), choice of three lenses, tons of support from a very enthusiastic group of RCGroups people.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1556994
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1777846
Old Feb 01, 2013, 03:50 PM
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I Recently came across this pretty good YouTube video comparison.

The 808 #16 Micro HD Cam (21 min 43 sec)
Old Feb 01, 2013, 05:59 PM
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I can comment on the last part of the video as to the question, "Is this camera for perverts?"

I don't know about perverts but - As a private investigator I can tell you I have successfully closed many-a- case using a #3. I could have closed more if it was better in lower lighting conditions.
Leaving it in a room to record have also been successful.
And they get around security stations where you empty your pockets into a bowl.

Heh!
Old Feb 03, 2013, 10:50 PM
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Where to buy the best lower priced and high end
. #16 808. Any good Ebay sellers for these?
Old Feb 03, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 10:36 PM
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FWIW. My #7 camera was forgotten about in a car this winter. When I found it of course the battery was dead. I desoldered it from the board and put it on a voltmeter, it only read .1v. So I put it on a charger, nicad setting, at .1amps. The voltage came up right away and I let it charge for about 3 minutes. Then I set the charger to lipo, 1s, .1a and it took a full charge, camera works fine now.

Note, the battery was NOT puffed, and I would NOT ever charge a puffed lipo of any size..
Also FWIQ, I was going to buy a replacment battery from HK,
(http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...gle_Cell_.html) That one has dimensions that should work.

I dont know if the above was ever posted, I hope the info was useful, thanks
Old Feb 19, 2013, 05:55 AM
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Hi everybody here

I am french, I am in France so sorry for my bad english.

I have this gadget video camera me too but since a moment there is no more light even after charging the battery.

Do you have an idea about this problem ? I bought it on www.ebay.fr to a chinese seller.

It's genius this little technology to make videos, but me it's not on plane.
Old Feb 19, 2013, 06:04 AM
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my one did the same thing just get a paper clip and press the reset button
Old Feb 19, 2013, 06:10 AM
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I often have pressed the reset button but it's the same, it seems it doesn't work no more.

"a paper clip" I don't understand what you mean.


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