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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Terry G, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Terry G

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    I have seen a few videos with various cameras attached to the Inspire 1 and I have my own inexpensive version to add to the list. I purchased a Poloroid Cube camera some time ago for under $100. It takes pretty good video in 5 minute segements for a bit over an hour total recording time. Being about 1 1/2" square I thought it would be a good rear facing camera for an extra dimension on the Inspire. I had some odd pieces of scrap aluminum which I bent and shaped, mounted a large steel washer with epoxy and a screw and secured it to the Inspire with Velcro. The camera attaches by way of a strong magnet to the washer. As its currently 7 degrees outside I haven't tested it in flight yet. Hope my attached pictures give you an idea of what I put together. GoPro has a similar small cube style camera but the mount isn't the same but could be adapted to work

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    A short clip of the first flight with the Polaroid Cube recording
     
    #1 Terry G, Jan 19, 2016
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    Sorry for the double post of each picture. New to the site and I have a lot of learning to do.
     
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    Very interesting! I've been considering an additional camera and this might just be the ticket.
     
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    I got you... ;)
     
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    Nice setup
     
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    I got some footage with the Polaroid Cube but I haven't figured out how to post it here. Could use some help with that.
     
  7. rtg

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    Great idea!

    I suggest you focus on the magnet and it's potential impact on the compass.

    Rob
     
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