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Well, it has been almost a month since I converted my 24mm Deuces Wild and Pencam payload to confetti and splinters:rolleyes: , so it is high time for a rebuild. I tried to make it a bit lighter this time, but it will still be a 1 Lb. plus notification launch with the camera installed.
 

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The only parts salvageable from the prior lawndart, were the fins, motormounts and nosecone. The camera is a $5.00 ebay special controlled by a home made timer circuit.
 

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The timer is set to take most of the pictures during boost, firing aproximately 3 times per second, 26 picture capacity. Someday I may actually get a pic of the launch crew.....
 

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looks like the kind of shroud I use onmy video camera rocket
is it one of those VGA pen cams that has 26 high res or 99 low res? I have one of those but I didn't use a timer circuit, I just soldered a simple 3 way switch where the button was press on the camera circuit board. So now, all I have to do is turn on camera set to video mode, and flip switch. Very simple. Cool rocket by the way!
 

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Very kewl. When is she going to fly??
 

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Originally posted by jflis
Very kewl. When is she going to fly??
I dunno, the next coupla club launches are limited to under 1 pound.

Originally posted by havoc821
is it one of those VGA pen cams that has 26 high res or 99 low res?
Yep, Aiptek PencamII
 

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Originally posted by SwingWing
The camera is a $5.00 ebay special
Tell us again please what kind of camera (make, model, etc) that is?
I have been watching the AipTek pencams on ebay and they seem to be going for $10-15-20 these days
 

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yeah where did you get that for $5? My original was $40 and still has survived 3 ballistic recoveries. I got another one fom bcdlr not too long ago. I was thinking about kitting some of my camera rockets but only if I could get a camera cheap. Could you please send us a link to those cameras. If they are only $5 im getting 4! That means I can have 1 camera for "ground" view launch, one for "pad" view looking up at the motor, "tower cam" looking down on the rocket as it lifts off, 1 for me to hold and 2 to stick inside a rocket for lookdown and lookout view. THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!!!
 

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Sorry, no store or anything where you can get em cheap. About a year and a half ago, there was quite a glut of the VGA and pencam II's on ebay. Now it seems that there aren't very many out there. There are quite a few 1.3M pencams, but they have an annoying 2 second delay between frames. They might work in vid mode, but i don't think the resolution is as high.
Ebay in general has gotten to be a sellers market. Not too many "deals" out there anymore:(
 
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