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R/C fan-addict
03-18-2006, 04:27 AM
well I am planning on buying an Eco 8 soon and I wanted to be able to take movies from the heli. I don't want to strap my camera onto it since this will be my first heli (or aircraft) and I will probably crash a lot! The wireless, $60, ebay cameras don't have any range! Does anybody have a suggestion for an under $100 wireless camera?

tahustvedt
03-18-2006, 11:14 AM
I don't think you'll find a wireless camera for that is worth using for that price. http://www.blackwidowav.com/ sell the only good system I know of. I strapped a Nikon Coolpix 3700 to the front of my Eco8 once and the results were good, but I don't have a video to show off, just pictures. I would recommend getting a digital compact camera instead of going wireless. Many models can record video at 640x480 30 fps at much better quality than you get with wireless solutions, for example the Nikon CP 3700 or Casio Exilim series. You might be able to get a Nikon Coolpix 3700 really cheap on Ebay.

R/C fan-addict
03-18-2006, 07:40 PM
ok thanks! I would have loved real time video but if I can find a cheap camera I'll put it on! thanks!

slacsteve
03-20-2006, 10:57 AM
My 4 channel ebay video didn't work very well until I made the patch antenna at www.rc-cam.com (http://www.rc-cam.com).

Also look here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=489528