- Jan 18, 2009
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I've seen that happen a couple times. Wasn't sure what the cause was until we used slow-motion as well. Well, that and the one time the wiring from the controller ended up in a tree (yet the rocket flew fine!) The straw method to hold the ignitor was always the culprit for us. Masking tape or estes style plugs don't seem to cause the same issue.This was only the second day i used a slow motion camera, and we would have never known why this happened without the video. Clearly the igniter wire not releasing was the start of it all.
Seems like this should be a new thread. More likely to get seen by others, and more likely to get answered.What modern (current) cameras are good for taking slow motion videos from the ground of rockets taking off?
Is a camcorder, a phone, an action camera or a still camera which also takes videos preferable?
How many frames per second do they take?
One would think that a simple flash memory camcorder that takes 1080p videos at 240fps would be available at a reasonable price, but I have not been able to find anything even close.