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Camera Options for Your RC Helicopter

July 10th, 2011 · No Comments ·

Flying RC Helicopters can be fun; however, it requires a great deal of expertise and technical knowledge, which can be mastered with extended practice. You can add a number of accessories to your heli, one of the most popular being the addition of RC Heli cameras.

Now, before I go into the details, here’s what you CAN do with an accessory like that:

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These cameras can be used for entertainment purposes or for spying. Irrespective of the purpose, the thrill of flying RC Helis increases when cameras are used. The best thing about these RC Heli cameras is that they are very small and can be easily fitted on your RC Helicopter.

These cameras are capable of video recording from reasonable heights. Many users utilize the camera option to keep an eye on their property and the surrounding area. Others prefer to utilize them as a spy cam, you need to be aware of local laws governing privacy if you are intending on using them for this purpose.

The RC Helicopter cameras come in different styles and shapes and can have a wide array of technical specifications. Some of these cameras come with huge memory storage capacity and they are capable of recording videos for up to 1 hour.

Equipped with extremely advanced electronic chips, these cameras can capture high quality videos of up to 640×480 pixels. Not only are they capable of recording videos but they can also take high-resolution images when used from proper height. Many government agencies utilize these types of cameras on their military drones.

There are extremely expensive models or for the recreational user cheaper models are available. Keep in mind the lower cost cameras will not have near the memory or capabilities of the higher end styles. Depending on what you plan to use the heli cams for will help you to determine your price range.

Most RC Helicopter cameras are equipped with proper technology so that the recorded video and images can be transferred to your PC. They also will not interfere with the radio frequency of your copter. Typically, these cameras come with USB connectivity so that you can connect your cam to any computer, which supports USB connections.

Most of these cameras are available with free memory chip up to 2 GB, upgrades are possible for some models. Many recreational flyers will bring their laptop with them, this allows for a quick view of what you have recorded. If you miss what you were hoping to capture, you can just complete some more fly-overs and re-record your scene.

The recorded videos by most copter cams are stored in “.av”” format and they are compatible with most PCs and a wide range of mobile devices. RC Helicopter cameras fall in the price range of $40 to $100 for the recreational user. Top end pricing can get into the $1000’s of dollars.

These cameras are extremely lightweight and can be shipped to different places without much hassle or excessive shipping charges.

If you decide to add a copter cam to your RC be sure to check out the numerous sites online to add your video and photos too. There are many active copter video recorders out there.

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