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Hi guys

anybody got any ideas on the best way to protect cmos/ccd cameras from the dreaded vibration in I.C. engined planes????

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Here are a couple thoughts:

1) Balance your prop. This is the single biggest preventable source of vibration. Use a good quality, sensitive prop balancer.

2) The airframe will have natural resonance points. Some troublesome vibration can be eliminated simply by moving the camera to a different point on the airframe.

3) Vibration dampeners are a fickle thing. You would be better off hard mounting the camera to the plane and eliminating all the other sources of vibration, rather than trying to dampen vibration at the camera.

4) Switch to an electric plane ;)

Regards,

Bill

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In addition to Yb2normal's good info: Keep in mind that the shutter speed of the usual CMOS camera is much slower than the CCD types. So, to give yourself a fighting chance, stick with a quality CCD camera.

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