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Old 08-20-2018, 09:05 PM
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Hey guys... and girls. It has been a long time and I am finally getting back into RC Cars after a few years off.
I have been looking for a cheap alternative my GoPro to use in my RC truck. Any ideas? what have you been using?
I found this camera and thought it was cheap enough to try. I dont want to wreck my GoPro and its too large, I have the Hero4.
Any experience using something similar to the link above?
Thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:17 PM
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I use my phone for most video. I do use this one for on board video sometimes

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F162811192581


Sport DV F9 is the name. Picture is very good. Sound not great. Doesn’t have much range.

Here’s an on board. First 1:40 is my old IPhone6. Then the other camera video plays.






this was done in past week. More to show how an app worked.


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Old 08-20-2018, 09:23 PM
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That might work. Seems kind of on the large side. I was hoping to mount it inside my truck body for a driver view, which is why i liked the cube shape.
Not bad though. Thanks for the input.
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Old 08-20-2018, 09:36 PM
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I’m curious about the one you linked to. Seen it before on eBay, forgot how small it was.

Never really tried to mount mine inside. Thought about it, but roof was quick and easy for what I’ve used it for so far.
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It looks like you ziptied it?
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Originally Posted by SamHill
It looks like you ziptied it?
Yes I tried to Velcro but was wobbly. Zip ties held it in place. Body had been beaten badly. I was getting some chase shots for 1/10 USGT racing practice.
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Makes sense. I may just try and zip tie it inside to protect the camera.
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I just ordered that little square camera. I will give it a try. It's only $20...haha. hopefully that will last a while and save my GoPro.
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It's an interesting alternative. I hadn't seen it before.
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