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Old 08-12-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Sunglasses for keychain cameras

I cut up one of those flat "sunglass" things they give you at the eye doctor when your eyes are dilated, added some tiny bits of velcro, and voila! :



Haven't had a chance to fly with them yet (field was full of people w/ dogs & frizbies ) but ground tests seem quite promising - cut down on sun's glare quite a bit, colors seem richer. Tomorrow, with any luck.

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Old 08-13-2012, 04:43 AM   #2
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Great idea cant wait to see the results

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Took it up this morning & did some video... Not a good test though as it was kinda over-cast, plus kinda windy. I couldn't get much altitude either - the Cox Skycruiser is rather over-loaded with two of these cameras on board

But, the results were encouraging, video-quality wise.

I think I'll mount just one camera on the bottom and try again later. Now I've got two of them, one under each wing to balance it out, and to protect the camera during landing. But as cheap as these things are I guess I can afford to try it with camera as landing skid

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Old 08-13-2012, 09:12 PM   #4
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I did the same thing. Cut up some old sunglasses. Worked well.
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Ok, I'm in. Seems like something easy enough to try and painless if we dont like the results!

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Default mini DVR 808 #16 key chain camera

The new ones on Ebay have the bigger lens on now which can be swapped out for a different lens which is a bonus,theres a huge thread over on rcgroups on it,looks and sounds like the best one so far plus the newer one has a plug,FPV anyone.


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Nice! But I already bought 3 of those cams following the new features
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I don't like the idea of 'sunglasses' as these little cams need all the light they can get. Can you post a vid with the results?
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