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Oct 06, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Hobby King Hi Def "Wing Cam"

I recently purchased one of the Hobby King Hi Def "Wing Cams" while searching for something lighter and with a narrower field of view than the GoPro Hero.

With a FOV of 120 degrees on the WingCam compared to 170 degrees on a GoPro it fit the bill nicely. It's also considerablt lighter than the GoPro.

The wing cam weighs in at 1.5 oz. with the velcro strip I use for attaching it The GoPro HD Hero comes in at 3.4 oz. for just the camera.

The wing cam features 4 different resolutions for recording. 720P 60 (60 frames per second). 720P 30 (30fps) 1080P 30 (30fps) and Full HD 30 (30 fps)

After you finally figure out the "chinglish" manual that can be down loaded from Hobby King, it's operation is fairly simple and straight forward.

Video quality is acually quite good when you take into consideration the big price difference between the two. A new wing cam is barely 1/3 the cost of a new Hero 2.

I liked the camera well enough to create a Youtube video on the setup of the camera that's much easier to follow than the manual when it comes to making the basic setup.

Note that you will need a monitor (TV) that will accept a HDMI or TV/AV input to make any changes.

Wing Cam Setup (6 min 17 sec)

I've also done another clip for comparisons of the different capture settings. Flying with my Hover Things FPV quad it looks as if I need to do a little better job of balancing my props, but will eventually get all the "jello" effect taken care of.

Other than that, I'm really very impressed with the video quality. This video starts at the 720P60 setting, then to 720P30, followed by 1080P30 and Full HD30. It's a little longer than I originally intended at 7 minutes long but it takes a little over the anticipated 90 seconds on each setting to get up to altitude, make a pass or two and back down again.

Hobby King HD Wing Cam Resolutions Comparison.wmv (7 min 18 sec)
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Oct 06, 2012, 06:57 PM
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Sd cart

I use the same camera; works ok.
Secure the SD cart with a small pce of duct tape. That's what I am doing now as I do not now how or when, but I lost the SD cart !
Key-ring Camera SD cart secured also

Regards Paul
Oct 06, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Thanks for the heads up on the SD card Paul. I'm pretty new to the whole multi rotor and FPV thing.

I don't have a high dollar card in it but at the same time it's not one of the $4 cheapies either. A class 10 8 gig card I ran across in Staples for $17.00 when I was trying to improve the video of the HobbyPartz "dice cam"
I'm kind of lliking playing with the aerial videos even if not fllying FPV yet.
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Oct 07, 2012, 03:47 AM
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Hi Bill,
Yes funny to play with, but it's not about the small amount of money iI am talking about, but I mean the disappointment when you notice that the card is gone and can not use the camera at the moment you want to use it.

Regards Paul
Oct 08, 2012, 05:28 AM
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Here's an attempt at shooting video of a small 3D foamy with it at SRQ yesterday. Guess I really need to get the FPV end going so I can see what I'm aimig at. Still got some useful footage.

SRQ 10 7 12 (4 min 5 sec)
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Oct 21, 2012, 05:57 AM
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I'm happy with the way this video came out. Shot at Watt Fest 2012 with the Hobby King HD wing cam

2012 Wattfest01 (6 min 37 sec)
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Mar 08, 2014, 10:22 AM
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Bill, I've got two of the HD's and one GoProHero3+ on my Hexicopter, and using the GoProApp gives you some idea of how its going to turn out. Nice job!!

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