Fun & Games Rockets
Live-video-rocket readies for launch
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From the MAKE Flickr pool

Member Mister Biggs scored a $30 wireless camera/receiver combo (cheap enough to put into harm’s way) and integrated it into into his first stab at a live-video-transmitting rocket. His description –

Estes Canadian Arrow upgraded to accept E class engines, 1-inch fin extensions to increase stability, Kevlar shock cords for two rip-stop nylon 18″ paracutes…one for the body tube, and one of for the nosecone camera assembly.
Nosecone Kevlar cord is attached to the tip of the cone, to allow for downward-facing video during decent.

Best of Luck, Biggs!

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4 thoughts on “Live-video-rocket readies for launch

  1. I love the fin design! It makes the Canadian Arrow look even more retro.

    But laminate them with paper, so the extensions don’t pop off.

  2. Fin extensions are the LAST thing you want. Your video equipment will move the CG forward, requiring LESS fin area. More fin area will cause the rocket to tilt into the wind (weathervaning) and you will get very little video straight down at the earth. If it does this on the first couple of lauches, you might remove the fin extensions and try again.

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