micro camera for Rc planes

If been wanting to film some of my Rc flights iv been thinking of two ways to do this: A.) buy a mini camera (not wireless could cause interference with other planes or mine although it should only affect 2.4GHZ or spreed spectrum channels which are designed to handle this kind of interference but i dont want to cause any accidents) or B.) Buy a cheep digital camera and mount it to plane

Things to consider:
Any thing will add weight to the plane which will affect balance (to solve this add weight till balance)
I want to avoid wireless.
How to power; battery's weight a lot and take up lots of space
Size of camera
If i do use micro camera where will it record too?

Dose any one have any suggestions or ideas on the best way to do this on the cheep?

i found a Camera called the flip video camera it has every thing iv been looking for its cheep about 150$, has a tripod mount, records 60 min of video, comes with editing software, runs on 2 AA batteries, and has a small (1.5inch) Lcd screen

Picture of micro camera for Rc planes
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Sandisk1duo9 years ago
Not worth it!

get one for $30 at rite aid/cvs

see this instructable and this website

rite on!
Sweet thanks. i never saw that. i have a Zogi (its outa commission at the moment but with a pit of epoxy and it will be good as new)
A bit*** of epoxy
Your Welcome : )> feel free to save yourself some money!
Oh, the "flip video" thing looks just like the rite aid model, just tweaked a little. the nerve of some companies to rip off customers....
PKM Sandisk1duo9 years ago
Whatever model you get, remember to make sure you can actually get your videos off it. IIRC the original CVS couldn't connect to a regular PC, you had to use it once then pay to get it "developed" onto a DVD (until, of course, someone hacked it, but it was quite an involved hack).
Sandisk1duo PKM9 years ago
actually, all you need to do, it take it apart, and solder some wires to usb. there is software some were on the web.. i just haven't looked,
TheInventor9 years ago
That flip camera is expensive!
well if i get that i should be able to use it for plenty of other things.
I just use a cheap micro camera from my favorite auction site. It's 20 bucks, and smaller than that.
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