- Aug 13, 2014
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Well I guess it's a little late, but I'm starting this thread to officially promote my products at LiquidFyre Rocketry. We have released and are in full productions of our first set of products, our through wall camera shroud system, we also sell genuine Mobius and 808 #16 cameras.
The LiquidFyre shrouds are the only through wall camera shrouds for the rocketry hobby. The system consist of a molded shroud, and a machined camera carrier, along with the camera and lens extension cable. They are available for the 808 keychain camera with the "D" lens and the Mobius ActionCam with the "C2" lens.
We designed our shrouds to provide a minimized, aerodynamic, sudo-ogive camera protrusion while positioning the camera at the optimum angle for the best view (airframe to horizon with the mobius camera). Our shrouds are also designed to be extremely durable; the shroud is molded from 5 layers of of 5.7oz 2K twill carbon fiber cloth (approx. 0.045" thick) and the carriers are machined from solid linen phenolic. They have survived ballistic recovery, burying them 5 feet into clay and landing flat on gravel from 3000 ft with no damage but scratched paint. (In both cases the 808 cameras were not damaged either).
All of our camera carriers are made from solid CNC machined linen phenolic making them lightweight and extremely durable with a consistent precision fit. They are designed to be easily transferable between rockets of the same diameter. The mounting threads are reinforced with stainless steel helical inserts and will not wear out with repeated mounting and dismounting. The system is available with open and sealed style camera carriers. The open design of the carrier allows for easy access to the SD card and USB port for easy charging and data download. Open carriers are not sealed and are recommended for installation in electronics bays or other placements where they will not be exposed to ejection gasses since ejection gasses can be corrosive to the electronics in the camera and may damage the unit. The sealed carrier design provides a seal between the airframe and carrier and can be installed even where it will be in close proximity to ejection charges. The camera can still be accessed for charging and data access by lifting the camera body out of the carrier. Note: the sealed carrier does not provide a seal against water or other contaminants from outside of the rocket that could still damage the camera.
To install our system the shroud is permanently installed through the wall of an airframe or coupler and airframe and the camera is permanently mounted to a carrier. Since the camera is permanently mounted to the carrier you will need one camera per carrier, which can then be transferred between rockets of the same diameter with shrouds installed. For example if you have two 3in rockets and one 2in rocket that you want to install LiquidFyre shrouds in you would minimally need one 2in kit, one 3in kit, one 3in shroud, and 2 cameras. Your 3in rockets would then share the carrier and camera between them.
Mobius camera shrouds are currently available in 3" and 4" airframe sizes and the 808 camera shrouds are currently available in 2", 3", and 4".
LiquidFyre also offers coupler and switch bands pre routed in applicable tube sizes from our Madcow Rocketry and Wildman Rocketry. We also offer routing in non-standard positions or other vendors tubing (in available shroud sizes). We can also make our shrouds in fiberglass and / or with high temperature epoxies. Please contact us for information.
You can find all of our products at https://www.LiquidFyre-Rocketry.com. Over the next week or two I will be working to update the site to add more pictures, dimensioned technical drawings, and make the documentation easier to find. I will also be adding an option for thick wall and thin wall Madcow tubing, and product options for custom tube routing.
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