Hello from the Netherlands

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Hello from the Netherlands

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Hello,
I am Antonio from the Netherlands.
I have been making water rockets for a few years now (i think 2) and i want to do it better.
I want an onboard camera and altimeter on my rockets. and my friends and i are working on a rocket with parachute.
do you have tips about where i can find a cheap camera?

greetings,

Antonio
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Re: Hello from the Netherlands

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qsa wrote:Hello,
I am Antonio from the Netherlands.
I have been making water rockets for a few years now (i think 2) and i want to do it better.
I want an onboard camera and altimeter on my rockets. and my friends and i are working on a rocket with parachute.
do you have tips about where i can find a cheap camera?

greetings,

Antonio
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/stor ... duct=10973

They appear to be out of stock at this site but you may be able to find the same one on another site.

The most popular camera to use is the md80 and the various clones that are out there. There is a tutorial on how to remove the date stamp from the video on this forum too:

http://www.wra2.org/forum/viewtopic.php ... 1&start=75

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands

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WRA2 wrote:
qsa wrote:Hello,
I am Antonio from the Netherlands.
I have been making water rockets for a few years now (i think 2) and i want to do it better.
I want an onboard camera and altimeter on my rockets. and my friends and i are working on a rocket with parachute.
do you have tips about where i can find a cheap camera?

greetings,

Antonio
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/stor ... duct=10973

They appear to be out of stock at this site but you may be able to find the same one on another site.

The most popular camera to use is the md80 and the various clones that are out there. There is a tutorial on how to remove the date stamp from the video on this forum too:

http://www.wra2.org/forum/viewtopic.php ... 1&start=75

Welcome to the forum :W
You can find those cameras for sale on tons of hobby sites and on ebay as well. Just look around for the "MD80 clone" or "808 car key" or "gumpack" camera on google and you will find scored of sources you can get them from. The best video quality comes from the 720x480 versions that have the yellow timestamp on the bottom that cannot be disabled. The tutorial mentioned above explains how you can make a programmer for these cameras that costs less than $5.00US and remove the timestamp while leaving the full video intact.
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