- Sep 11, 2011
- West Central Indiana
- Real Name
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.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.
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.I havent looked but I would be surprised if a digital version does not exist today.