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37g camera

Post by TDFwaterrockets » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:37 am

This is the camera that i would recomend. The lens of the camera can rotate and it is 1.3megapixel.

To find out where to buy this camera just type Flycamone V2 into google.
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Re: 37g camera

Post by Mark Chen » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:30 am

TDFwaterrockets wrote:This is the camera that i would recomend. The lens of the camera can rotate and it is 1.3megapixel.

To find out where to buy this camera just type Flycamone V2 into google.
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You three are brave guys, launching that camera so close to all those trees! Respect!


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Re: 37g camera

Post by dongfang » Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:20 pm

Hi,

Not to discourage anyone, but those FlyCamOne's have all sorts of problems... try to google around before deciding to buy one.

Mine lost power all the time. Particularly in the autumn cold, it would only stay on for a minute - just enough to make me confident that it was OK, and then launch it without getting a video. I saw that the V3 software update should help, so I installed it and - now the cam did not work at all. I have returned it on the warranty - to be continued...

If I get it back in working condition, I will rip out that single tiny LiPo battery, and power it from an external battery (2 LiPos in series) with a 4.2 volt regulator. That should do it?

Oregon Scientific make something in the same ballpark, but heavier, more expensive and running on normal non rechargeable batteries. But it might just work...

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Re: 37g camera

Post by Spaceman Spiff » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:58 am

dongfang wrote:Hi,

Not to discourage anyone, but those FlyCamOne's have all sorts of problems... try to google around before deciding to buy one.

Mine lost power all the time. Particularly in the autumn cold, it would only stay on for a minute - just enough to make me confident that it was OK, and then launch it without getting a video. I saw that the V3 software update should help, so I installed it and - now the cam did not work at all. I have returned it on the warranty - to be continued...

If I get it back in working condition, I will rip out that single tiny LiPo battery, and power it from an external battery (2 LiPos in series) with a 4.2 volt regulator. That should do it?

Oregon Scientific make something in the same ballpark, but heavier, more expensive and running on normal non rechargeable batteries. But it might just work...

Regards
Soren
Did you have problems with video and audio not synchronized properly? This problem as well as poor low light sensitivity is what really turned me off from this camera.


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Re: 37g camera

Post by dongfang » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:30 am

Hi,

Oooooh yeah. However, it is possible to patch it up somewhat in Windows Movie Maker (copy and paste the sound track, mute the original sound track, shift the copy).

Firmware V4 was just released. It is claimed to improve on the A/V sync.

I am actually pretty satisfied with the light sensitivity. It does OK for a lens the size of a mouse eye, I think. Better than my phone, for example.

I will get another cam on the warranty today! First thing I will do is to find a way to power it from a larger battery. Maybe via USB, maybe something else.

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Re: 37g camera

Post by Andromeda » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:48 am

I heard that google was working on a suite like Windows Movie maker that would be a lot more fully featured and free!


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Re: 37g camera

Post by TDFwaterrockets » Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:27 pm

I haven't had any problems so far with my camera and I have had it for quite a wile. I have updated the software and it still works perfectly so maybe you had an older version or yours was faulty.

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