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Friday, May 18, 2012

RD32 II video

In order to install the RD32II, I built with some samba and plywood a adpater to reuse the GoPro mount system. the GoPro mount is fixed on a plate or coroplast robustly tape on the wing and around the fuselage.

I did a 16 minutes flight with the RD32II and here is the result:

The form factor is definitively more interresting, with less drag on top of the fuselage. The 3 buttons are convenient to use especially because there is a virbrator that give you clear indication when switching on and off, starting or stopping filming.

Another great feature is the ability to connect the cam to a TV set and do all the settings easily. The downside is that you don't have a TVset at the slope, so once the mode, resolution and all other parameters selected, you cannot change them.

The Class 6 micro SD from Sandisk worked great.

Overall, this is a very good alternative to the GoPro 1, for 1/3 of the price ! However, the GoPro 2 made a step forward in term of quality and color rendering.

1 comment:

  1. Great shot Pierre!
    I just had a though I'd like to share: if we had two micro cameras inside each wing (let say inside the profile) we'd be able to do some 3D video...
    I can already see some TBS footage in 3D, soooo beautiful!



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