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Thread: You GOTTA check this out. RC Helicam > Carputer!

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    Cool You GOTTA check this out. RC Helicam > Carputer!

    Although these files are rather large, they are definately worth the download. The two to check out are the capturex files.. The helicopter itself can be seen at this address.. These pictures are from the day I fitted the camera to the helo. IT's a 2.4GHz wireless camera and the reciever base was plugged into my Intel USB camera's aux. input and recorded by the PC. The files were originally 180MB .avi, so be thankful they aren't that big anymore.

    Here's the chopper: http://ashleypowers.com/Image%20Gall...2-01/index.htm

    And here's the link to the videos: http://ashleypowers.com/Videos/

    Eat your heart out! LOL
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    I have decided that you have WAY too much money to burn. I need a scholarship (wink, wink--nudge, nudge--hint, hint)
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    Yeah, stop showing off please...
    please!!!
    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE COULD I PLEASE HAVE SOME OF YOUR MONEY!!! PLEASE?!?!?!?!?!

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    Sorry dude, just thought I'd share it...

    If you want to get choked up about money, dont look at me man.. I'm no Bill Gates here..
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    Ashley,
    How far will that Camera go?
    Me and a friend are considering settting up a 802.11b network with some yagi antennas,
    but we have a very crappy line of sight.
    He's about a 1/3 mile away.
    And I saw that camera had the same frequency range.
    Whats you take on that?
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    Pay no attention to SkinnyBoy, Ash.
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    Cool

    I remember doing something like that few years ago with a RC car, but all I did is stick on a Sony Handycam with duct tape. The video was hilarious though, especially when viewed in fast forward...
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    Setting up an 802.11b wireless network over 500meters (illegally of course) can be annoying. I live the side of a mountain and have high buildings to get in my way. So, I went out and bought ****LOADS of antennas. I have 1 Yagi directional antenna covering the 4 main cardinal directions and then use omni-directional To fill in the gaps. Inbetween the WAP11 (Wireless Access Point) in my garage and the tower in my back yard I use a 2 watt amp so I get a total of 2-3 amps. Anyway, when I carry aroud my laptop, I have small omni that I hook up. I can usually get about 7 miles away before I start going under 1mbps. Also, how high really effects the signal I get. Even though I'm on the side of a mountain with a 20 foot tower, its tempting to take my antennas down for a day and install another 10 foot section. Whatever, wireless is fun. =3

    --Ashlawn Kemling
    P.S. Taping old cameras to old RC cars and then driving them off cliffs is interesting to watch.

    [ 12-31-2001: Message edited by: Ashlawn Kemling ]

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    Actually, it is perfectly legal to set up long range 802.11b. Several of the other companies we work with sell equipment to do so. Basically, you need a good (usually Lucent w/Oronico cards) access point, and some directional connections. Usually limited to line of site though. I've never tried it myself because I don't have the need, but such a setup is fairly common around here.
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    Hey I have an idea for the helicopter. Drive down the street and have the helicopter chase after you! That would be really funny but cool at the same time. More cool than funny tho. ;-)
    That is, of course, unless you are chicken?
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