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22 Aug 2019 10:27:36
Sure. But basically, all the subjects are getting cut off.
21 Aug 2019 18:14:54
Can you pm me a screen shot of what you mean
21 Aug 2019 12:15:41
Gaza - can you make the subject line section in the forum topic list wider? It's cutting off the subject field really short.
19 Aug 2019 09:14:20
Good for you!  ~~
18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
D.B. you tightwad.. :cool:
29 Jul 2019 20:14:10
DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
29 Jul 2019 18:53:33
Just had a thought, even with all the crashing I've done, I haven't bought any replacement props in over a year ~~
09 Jul 2019 19:45:42
May the sun shine and winds be light for BFU#8. Son't forget lots of vids for those of us unable to attend.  :D
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good budget camera for still pics?

Started by neil-liverpool, Wednesday,February 27, 2013, 23:07:13

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Im looking for a good budget compact cam to fit on a 450 quad, under £100 , just for still pics.
i presume its better to buy 2nd hand.
ive heard lumix cams are good as they have wide angle lenses on.

any advice is appreciated


Im not a fan of the gopro, i dont like the fish eye look on the pics. and the pics are only 8mp.


You can';t go far wrong with a Lumix but they are quite heavy (around 120 - 150 gm) but the image quality is generally very good; I have one myself but one of the more expensive ones. I used to use all Nikon 35mm gear in the past but stuck with Panasonic since going digital.
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!


I have an old Lumix DMC LZ5 which is going to get flown soon. It owes me nothing and is a little heavy (240gms) but is worth a go as it does continuous shooting. Set on scene mode it fixes the focus at infinity which is perfect for the job I have in mind. I just have to work out a servo shutter trigger.

Anyone got any recommendations for a good servo shutter solution?

I have also looked at getting a new Canon A4000  (Amazon for £80) 145gms and again a continuous shooting mode. Also look up CHDK which is a means to access other modes on Canon cameras including remote control via the USB port.


Thursday,February 28, 2013, 21:51:35 #5 Last Edit: Thursday,February 28, 2013, 22:06:15 by neil-liverpool
after a bit more research a found out that the canon s90 is good for aerial photos so ive just bought one cheap coz the lens is scratched, i can replace the lens and its costing me £81 total, not a bad deal considering they cost £275 new! ~~

just need to learn how to make a usb remote now, do u guys have any links?


Neil, have a look at this link


If you just want to trigger the shutter or start/stop video the circuit at the bottom should do the trick :cool: