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firemanbill
09-09-2006, 02:26 AM
OK so I was sitting there at work today just watching the clock tick ever so slow watching out the window at a completely limp Flag thinking about what I would do this evening and a thought hit me... Who needs the batteries for the camera when you have that really big one sitting right above it.

Well Here is what I came up with. I soldered the two leads to the battery terminal in the camera and hooked it up to the auxillary channel on the receiver.

Worked like a champ!

Grasshopper
09-09-2006, 02:55 AM
Looks good Bill. How much weight did it save you? Getting rid of some batteries is always a help.

firemanbill
09-09-2006, 03:04 AM
Thanks Tom,

1 3/4 ounces, 4 AAA energizers. Plus I don't have to buy anymore AAA's! That camera uses them up pretty fast.

Grasshopper
09-09-2006, 03:06 AM
Now that's workin!

Kosh
09-09-2006, 03:47 AM
I bet that makes a big difference in the way it fly and lands, Nice work.

firemanbill
09-09-2006, 03:51 AM
oh yeah! It wasn't bad before but it is back to floating like a slow stick should!

Thanks Kosh!:D

ForestCam
09-09-2006, 03:51 AM
I've powered my CVS camera the same way.

firemanbill
09-09-2006, 03:55 AM
cool! like they say "Great minds think alike"... I kind of figured somebody else had done it this way before as well... :D

loker
09-09-2006, 04:15 AM
isn't that a different voltage than 3 AAA? obviously it works, but I'm wondering why the increased voltage from the receiver is tolerable to the camera? just curious.
unfortunately my camera uses to AA, which is 2.4 volts, too low I think for the 4+volts from the receiver, maybe a camera that takes 4 batteries I could do that to. good idea!

firemanbill
09-09-2006, 04:23 AM
Loker, My camera uses 4 AAA's. The spektrum receiver kicks out 5.5v on the aux channel according to my meter so I figured it was close enough.

I guess a camera with 2 aa batts may not work...

I agree, get you a new camera!:D

TeslaWinger
09-10-2006, 04:04 AM
Radio Shack has some cheap and small voltage regulators that are adjustable. Might do the trick-if you can find one open! They just shut down 400 stores!

PS: While NICADS AND NIMH are 1.2 V, these dry cells are 1.5 volts.


Add lightness!

TW