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Old 01-19-2022, 11:02 AM
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This has probably been discussed here before, but I'm new to RCU, so please bear with me.
I would like to mount a tiny video camera in my Sig LT-40. Does anyone have any suggestions for an inexpensive and simple to operate camera?
I'm not looking to spend more than $50. I've been looking on Amazon, but there are so many with features that I don't need. I just wanted to see if there were any commonly used ones by members here.
I just want to get some ariel videos, nothing real-time or anything like that. I just want to record to a mini SD card to view on my home computer.
I would also be open to any mounting suggestions, tips, etc.
Old 01-23-2022, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Yoder View Post
This has probably been discussed here before, but I'm new to RCU, so please bear with me.
I would like to mount a tiny video camera in my Sig LT-40. Does anyone have any suggestions for an inexpensive and simple to operate camera?
I'm not looking to spend more than $50. I've been looking on Amazon, but there are so many with features that I don't need. I just wanted to see if there were any commonly used ones by members here.
I just want to get some ariel videos, nothing real-time or anything like that. I just want to record to a mini SD card to view on my home computer.
I would also be open to any mounting suggestions, tips, etc.
Hi Dave, Welcome to RCU !

I have only one thing to mention, because I'm not all that versed in aerial photography, and that is this;

If your Sig LT-40 is powered by a glow engine VS an electric motor, you will need to give careful consideration to mounting the camera so that the oil residue from the exhaust doesn't get on the camera and obscure it's lens. As in, perhaps mount the camera on the wingtip, with of course a balance weight of the same weight as the camera on the opposite wingtip.
Old 01-23-2022, 05:53 PM
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Dave, try and find a used Go Pro. I monted one with double sided tape onto both my Sig Senior and a P-51. As mentioned, place it so the residue from exhaust does not cloud the lens. Great videos!
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Wow, I thought there would be more interest in this. I guess with the introduction of drones, not many plane guys do this.
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Hi, thank you for your answer I found it useful too.

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