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Estes Rocket Video Test

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Published:2011-08-13 23:27:55

Last year, I bought a few small spy video cameras, which record to mini SD cards. These cameras are small enough that they can fly in model rockets. So, I bought an Estes Loadstar prebuilt rocket, which has a payload bay. Unfortunately, today, I figured out that it is just a little too small. But I had some old body tubes from 20 years ago that were just the right size, so I slapped together a flight. I drove out behind U-Hill, in Maeser, Utah, for the test, just to get away from trees and buildings. But the test seems to be good enough to try in the fields out back of the house later on. I flew with a C6-5 engine, the biggest possible for that rocket, so that was the max altitude. The video camera is an MD80, which you can find on eBay and elsewhere. (Ignore the date in the video - you have to manually change these with a special file and I haven't done that)

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