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Old 02-18-2004, 07:50 PM
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I have an avistar that is still a little nose heavy and would maybe like to add a camera on to it possibly with some way to get a different angle view. I have two extra channels on tx and rx. The engine is a .48 when .40 is recommend so power won't be a big issue. Color camera would be nice. Price range from 0-200$. Any ideas?
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Old 02-19-2004, 08:23 AM
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Are you talking about wireless vid cam or something that shoots stills or video? I use an Aiptek mini DV3100 on my Avistar. The plane handles it just fine. I made a box which I mounted in the fuse behind the wing. You only get forward and rear angles like this though. Here is a pic. Also, go to http://www.rcsites.net/aaron2874 if you are interested in seeing the vid I made with it. It cost 120 at Best Buy.
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Old 02-19-2004, 10:02 AM
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ya I was thinking of a wireless 2.4ghz maybe.
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Avistar works great for video. I did with 2.4Ghz with the camera mounted inside the fuse pointing out the side under the wing. The TXer was piggybacked above the wing. It worked well until glow fuel got the Vin pots and caused AM lines on the video. The Auger buddy video I made uses both the Avistar and an electric glider to capture the various clips. When the Auger buddy man is calling for the UAV to find some ice... that's the Avistar capturing video.

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