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A water rocket is a type of model rocket using water as its reaction mass. The pressure vessel (the engine of the rocket) is constructed from thin plastic or other non metallic materials (usually a used plastic soft drink bottle) weighing 1,500 grams or less. The water is forced out by compressed air. It is an example of Newton's third law of motion.

Kite Camera?

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Kite Camera?

Post by Mark Chen » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:34 am

Hey! Any of you guys see this? It's a camera for hooking onto a kite and taking movies and pictures. It looks like it would be nice for a water rocket too. Check out the specs:

http://www.cobrakite.com/flycam.html


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Re: Kite Camera?

Post by Bellarossa » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:38 pm

Mark Chen wrote:Hey! Any of you guys see this? It's a camera for hooking onto a kite and taking movies and pictures. It looks like it would be nice for a water rocket too. Check out the specs:

http://www.cobrakite.com/flycam.html
This is been on the market for a little while. It is made for radio control planes. I would stay away for a while because it has many bugs and some people have complained in the forums about it. It is overpriced too. I am waiting for the price to go down or to find one on ebay cheap.


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Re: Kite Camera?

Post by U.S. Water Rockets » Sat Jun 21, 2008 11:09 pm

The image sensor in these cameras is notorious for poor low light performance, so be aware that if you buy one you'll only be able to use it in a bright sunny day. If it's early morning or late in the evening or cloudy out and you might get poor results. There are supposedly a lot of problems with audio not getting synchronized to the video with these things too. You'd probably be better off spending the same money on a brand name camera like a Sony.



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