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Old October 15th, 2003, 07:06 PM   #1
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Ever seen a Canon strapped to a rocket?

As I see some new progress on the kite idea I couldn't help but wonder if you guys have seen this site...

Here's your teaser... imagine some freakishly enthusiastic model rocket builders getting a little Canon Elura/Optura...

What do you suppose they might do with this little cam and a bunch of huge rockets?

www.gbrocketry.com

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Old October 15th, 2003, 08:13 PM   #2
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Wild, eh Matt? One of the contractors that worked on my home a few years ago was a model jet nut. I had no idea people built and flew r.c. model jet aircraft. These things really move...and they're not small! They routinely put video cams in some models. Frankly, though, the footage I saw wasn't too interesting. But I'm sure they get a kick out of it and that's all that counts.
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Old October 15th, 2003, 08:33 PM   #3
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Cool link. Lots of shock dropout in the onboard video though.
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Old October 16th, 2003, 06:19 AM   #4
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For what it's worth, theres a fellow in town who attaches his minicam to a Radio Controlled Helicopter. And makes a KILLING shooting aerial shots for people of their homes, ranches, building sites, etc. He underbids the REAL aerial photography companies by thousands, and is able to shoot at lower altitudes.

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Old October 16th, 2003, 09:09 AM   #5
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Sounds like a great business!
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Old October 16th, 2003, 01:08 PM   #6
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Those rocketeers look like they could use some help with ground based video! Guess it's hard to track an object moving that fast. I'm guessing shooting one would be fun but catching one detonating on the pad or something similar would be GREAT video. Think I'll check on flight schedules and give it a shot(no pun)
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Old October 16th, 2003, 06:01 PM   #7
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Looks awesome... I just hope they don't bring down any airliners.
Anyone saw the movie "October Sky"? Was about the same thing
and pretty nice movie. I even bought it on DVD. And that all in
the month october, who would have thought!
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Old October 16th, 2003, 06:50 PM   #8
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You know what I'd like to see: A Canon inside a canon for a POV shot. Not willing to risk my equipment though :-).
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Old October 16th, 2003, 07:21 PM   #9
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A cannon?
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Old October 17th, 2003, 07:14 PM   #10
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Yeah a Canon shot (literally) from inside a cannon :-)
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Old October 17th, 2003, 09:58 PM   #11
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Just a little info regarding the cannon/Canon idea... the reason that won't work is g's...

The drop-outs on the rocket video are from a g-force in the neighborhood of "12" which is against the threshold of proper operation of the tape mechanism (and who knows what) inside the camera...

I'm actually super impressed with the quality of the video these guys got... the only other way to do this is with wireless systems which 'aint worth a crap until you spend a ton on 'em...

I've been experimenting with wireless video for a while now and it don't woik so gud.
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