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006 Cameras and hummingbirds.

posted Aug 1, 2012, 4:05 PM by Marc G   [ updated Feb 8, 2013, 5:19 AM ]

I am amazed at the Ecuadorian mail system. My Hobbyking HD Wing Camera II arrived in less than 2 weeks. After a quick test to see if it works I promptly dismantled it.


Unfortunately my initial impressions are that it does not look great for FPV. It seems to struggle with rapid light changes. Once I have the FPV gear built I will test it more thoroughly and compare it to a GoPro, Sony Super HAD, Olympus Tough 8010 and Canon SX30is. For now I think instead I will use it to film hummingbirds. I do a little bit of photography here in my garden and progressing to video should be fun.

wedge billed hummingbird

The Bang Buck Quad build notes are finished and I have been having a great time flying it. Out of the initial batch of 24 1047 props I am down to 4. I will have to tone it down a bit and try out the other controllers I have. Good news is I found a new cheaper source of 1045 props on Ebay at a $1.20 each. They are in the mail and they even come in pink.