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How to get a camera view on a mini R/C helicopter?

Asked by klaas4 (2186points) August 2nd, 2008

Which camera to use, which transmitter etc. It doesn’t have to be color, but it’s got to be reasonable.


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Magnus's avatar

Spying on your neighbours yeh?

klaas4's avatar

I wouldn’t… :)

It’s for some nice airshots. And because we can. Right?

klaas4's avatar

Maybe this is something:

“De spy camera kan werken met de bijgeleverde adapter of op een 9 Volt batterij doormiddel van de bijgeleverde batterij-clip.
Dat maakt deze spycam zeer geschikt voor de modelbouw ( RC auto, trein, helikopter ).”

which means

“The spy-cam can work with an adapter or a 9 Volt battery using the battery-clip. That makes this spycam very suitable for modelbouw (RC-car, train, helicopter, I don’t know the translation for modelbouw at this time).”

And. drumroll, the site has payment methods we can use. Yay! I’ll ask @ parents tomorrow, after your approval. ;)


richardhenry's avatar

I can’t really help. But this does make me want an RC helicopter.

mrjadkins's avatar

You might try Make Magazine or their website for help. They are great for helping home-engineers rig all sorts of equipment.

andrew's avatar

How small is the helicopter? For a mini, weight is going to be a real issue.

You’ll have to mount at the center of gravity, and don’t expect good battery life.

The 9volt battery itself would be pretty heavy.

klaas4's avatar

Indeed Andrew. I can best first test if my copter can carry a 9 V battery itself before purchasing.

andrew's avatar

Looking at the link, it looks like the camera itself only weighs 17 grams. Is the battery for the receiver? What’s the rotor span of the heli?

klaas4's avatar

From the site I bought it from ( ):

Size: (length x width x height) 190×20 x65 mm
Lengte: 190 mm
Rotor-Ø: 135 mm
Tailrotor-Ø: 33 mm
Weight: 10 grams

The 9V battery is for the camera. I must mount the cam to the copter and also the battery. I hope it can carry the weight.

andrew's avatar

@klaas4: It looks to be a micro-mini. I used to have one… you’d be lucky if you can carry 10 grams with it.

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