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AfterBurners

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So what have you guys been using for rocket cams to capture some cool quality video and pictures?

Several years back I was just using those key chain cameras, but looking for something of higher quality.

Any suggestions?

I'll be using it on 3" and up size rockets.

Thanks!!:)
 

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I'll be trying the RunCam2 for the first time this summer. Looks promising. WiFi and 1080p @ 60fps.

I have used the the Mobius in the past, but now I'm looking for something better.

http://shop.runcam.com/runcam2/

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I got one of these last year but haven't gotten around to building a camera mount for it yet. I plan to put it on my Formula 150.

 

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We used a Sony Action-Cam pointed out the aft centering ring on our upscale Dragonfly, but there was plenty of room. For our next rocket we bought a Mobius camera with shroud from Liquidfyre rocketry, which looks to be a really cool camera - we'll see!
 

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I sell the Mobius and 808 keychain cameras and thru wall shrouds for them. I am also working to develop a thru wall shroud for the mobius mini.
 

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I'm really liking the Hawkeye Firefly Q6 as a 1080p/60 camera (also does 4k/24 and 2k/30) with battery life that seems to be comparable to the original Mobius (as opposed to the Mobius Mini, which is also 1080p/60 but much smaller, which means much smaller battery). GearBest always seems to have the best price for it (I ordered one for less than $50, seems to be $55 right now), but others like Banggood and HobbyKing also carry it. The 3 flight videos I've taken with is so far are here:

J460T: https://youtu.be/W-KXpXm6F3g
J401FJ: https://youtu.be/SnTEVesDadY
J1520VM: https://youtu.be/O6K3ks6h6d4

I did see one of the reviews near the top of Google's page complain about bad battery life on the Q6, I haven't seen this, and suspect it may be due to having the Gyro Stabilization feature turned on, I've seen others note that this is a big hit to battery life, I've never enabled it on mine (doesn't seem like it would help with on-board rocketry video) so I don't know.
 

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That Vmax flight was pretty nice. Looks like it reached apogee and just hung there, no nose over. Nicely done.
 

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Anyone using the RunCam2 yet? The specs look a step above the Mobius, plus the replaceable battery. I don't see a shroud for it on Additive Aerospace yet, so is anyone else making one for it.

I've got a 4" 'Stretch' Jart (added about 16" of airframe) begging for a simple video setup, so just looking for the latest & greatest since these kinds of things seem to advance quickly.
 

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So what have you guys been using for rocket cams to capture some cool quality video and pictures?

Several years back I was just using those key chain cameras, but looking for something of higher quality.

Any suggestions?

I'll be using it on 3" and up size rockets.

Thanks!!:)
Definitely check out the mounts and carriers from LiquidFyre. Well-made products and excellent customer service.
 

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Definitely check out the mounts and carriers from LiquidFyre. Well-made products and excellent customer service.
Thank you!

If your looking for a step up from the Mobius the Mobius Mini may be an option, higher resolution and much higher frame rate in a smaller package. The only issue was the battery life so I'm designing my kit for an external battery.
 

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This looks cool, but as a low and medium power rocketeer, I don't really understand the tube diameter specs. It looks like the smallest is 2.1", but I don't actually see a common body tube made that corresponds to 2.1". BT-80 is 2.6", and the next one down from Estes is BT-70 at 2.217". The Cineroc (as well as its Semroc clone) is 1.8", or ST-18. So while I understand that it's tricky to make the shroud to fit small diameters, I'm not sure how 2.1" ended up being it?
 

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This looks cool, but as a low and medium power rocketeer, I don't really understand the tube diameter specs. It looks like the smallest is 2.1", but I don't actually see a common body tube made that corresponds to 2.1". BT-80 is 2.6", and the next one down from Estes is BT-70 at 2.217". The Cineroc (as well as its Semroc clone) is 1.8", or ST-18. So while I understand that it's tricky to make the shroud to fit small diameters, I'm not sure how 2.1" ended up being it?
2.1" is BT-70 - 2.1" inside, 2.2" outside. It's also the MMT for 54mm motors, so it's referred to as 54mm tube as well, even though it's typically 56-57 mm outside diameter.

I wouldn't use this on a low-power rocket, espceially with "light wall" Estes tubing- it's designed for fiberglass and such, which tend to be thicker. Also, the Estes 2" tube standard isn't BT-70 anymore- it's 2" OD Pro Series II tube. Not saying you can't use it- it just won't fit parts from other manufacturers.
 
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