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These Are Amazing!!!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Crdome, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
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  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Yes, they are...:smile:
     
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  3. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Hmmm... I am thinking my wife's GM1 would work on a pigeon quite nicely
     
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  4. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Attack of the cyborg pigeons! :126:

    When I was a kid I was into model rockets and they had one that had a 110 camera built in - I wanted it so bad but it was rather expensive. The example pictures for it look very similar to these. Of coarse today the thing to use would be those little RC 4 rotor helicopters.

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  5. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I had one of those rockets.... one of the best gifts of my childhood. You got decent photos from very high altitudes. Even adapted the nose mechanism to a larger multistage rocket. The hardest part was tracking it and retrieval since I always was more interested in seeing photos of more populated areas. I think I eventually lost it.

    I havent looked but I would be surprised if a digital version does not exist today.
     
  6. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I just looked at the Estes site but I don't see a current rocket with a digital camera. However it seems they had one with a digital video camera - the Astrovision.
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    This is the one I remember - the snapshot.
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    Or was it this one? Astrocam
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    Here is a page with some pictures from a rocket - http://www.rcgrabbag.com/archives/estes-astrocam-1979

    It would be very easy to mount a GoPro onto/into a rocket. Here is a page where a guy did it!
    http://www.rocketryforum.com/showth...-been-done-because-im-trying-to-figure-it-out!

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  7. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    You rocket guys are lucky. Our rocket was plastic an powered by air and water. It certainly wouldn't be able to hoist the family box camera.
     
  8. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Clearly, someone needs to build a m4/3 version rocket and post videos ASAP. :2thumbs:
     
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  9. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
    Jim
    And to this very day 'pigeons' walk into photo stores to buy the latest and greatest gear...


    :hiding:

    Regards,

    Jim
     
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  10. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    That is a pretty awesome piece of history!
     
  11. IDLookout

    IDLookout Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 26, 2012
    Northern Idaho
    I loved my Astrocam!!! Until the nose cone didn't release and it plummeted to the ground. lol
     
  12. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Estes..
    Now that's a blast from the past! :smile:
     
  13. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  14. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    That first picture looks a bit like a GM1 with the Oly 45 ...

    Pigeon1.jpg
     
  15. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    im -Well said.

     
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  16. figure five

    figure five Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 19, 2013
    Minneapolis, MN
    I love the one with the wings at the sides of the frame. Timing and context!