40mm retractable camera turret
Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:18 PM
I am getting it ready available as a kit
There is a whole thread about it here:
That camera turret was inspired by this very expensive product (4000 USD):
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:12 AM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:28 AM
I'm not sold on the use though. A downward-looking camera isn't really for piloting, it should at least be able to go horizontal, and it's more useful to be able to tilt it upwards than downwards IMO. So a ball like this is best used for observation, either by a second person or in autopilot mode. BUT for that use, no way I'd use an SD camera anymore... needs to be HD nowadays! Should have been sized for a GoPro
Could be nice coupled to a PicLoc stabilisation system too, but the pan should not be 360°-modified for that, rather using a servo stretcher and 2:1 gearing on the chain. But again, not much point without HD...
Edited by Kilrah, 25 January 2012 - 01:09 AM.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:17 AM
But I agree with Kilrah about the gopro that would be a clear winner!
Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:06 PM
If only we could get cameras similar to the GoPro but with a remote camera head that is the size of common 25x25mm cameras, and ~20-30cm of highly flexible wire to the recording board...
Edited by Kilrah, 26 January 2012 - 03:09 PM.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:10 AM
For sure a remote head GoPro would be a real winner.
I still keep thinking of lowering out my G9 and twisting it forward like a giant nose leg but never seem to get round to it. I guess its because it works ok the way I have it but one day........
Edited by Terry, 27 January 2012 - 12:13 AM.