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Old 06-26-2009, 01:25 PM
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Hey guys, I'm getting ready to mount a camera to my e-flite apprentice, which is a brushless foam trainer.
I have never tried aerial photography before, but I'm looking forward to trying. I have not purchased a camera yet, but Im planning to purchase one soon. I am looking at a Kodak easy share. It seems small and light. My big question is weather you guys prefer to use a pizo switch or a servo to control the shutter. I am leaning toward using a servo right now, but I do not know if this is harder. I'd prefer not to open up the camera.
Old 07-04-2009, 01:38 AM
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I always prefer to use the servo to trigger the shutter. Very cheap, easy and fool proof.
all my AP is done with this set up.

i use the 5gm or 8 gm servos. they work just fine. never had any trouble
Old 07-04-2009, 09:48 AM
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Another vote for servo!

[link=http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9313431&postcount=64]Here[/link] is how I did mine.
Old 08-03-2009, 11:54 AM
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Another vote for servo.

I did mine like this:
Old 08-14-2009, 11:37 AM
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that's exactly how i did it too.
Old 08-21-2009, 03:17 AM
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How are you planning on mounting the camera internally or externally ?
Old 08-26-2009, 10:13 AM
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ORIGINAL: Malcolmw

How are you planning on mounting the camera internally or externally ?
that depends on the plane you plan to use and how much you want to modify from the original airframe design.
On my easycub, I ususally mount it with rubberbands below the fuse around the point of CG so as not to make it unstable. A simple L angle, shaped bent aluminium plate or a thin ply serves the purpose. Drill holes in it to make it light weight yet have sturdiness.
On my EZ* i remove the canopy to mount the camera on the fuse (where the canopy fits) and let the lens look downwards, turn it 45 degrees forward and your view changes. Some also make a hole in th efuse of the EZ* and let the lens point thru.

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