Hacked Gadgets Forum

January 10, 2010

Model Rocket Launched with Camera

at 5:00 pm. Filed under DIY Hacks


I purchased a small model rocket kit a about 10 years ago, it was lots of fun until it got permanently stuck in a tree. I can just imagine how much more fun it would have been if I could have experienced the flight from a perspective other than from a fixed ground based location. Well, I Build Rockets has done exactly that. They have strapped a cheap $11.50 camera to a rocket and recorded a fantastic launch and recovery. The only thing more interesting to me other than the actual footage is how nice and warm it looks for early December!

“I decided to try out the new ‘Gum stick’ camera I recently purchased on eBay. The rocket was a quick scratch-build, BT50 with a 18mm motor mount. Both launches were on an Estes C6-5 with an altitude of just a few hundred feet, recovery under a 12″ Mylar parachute. Ideal shake-down flights for the camera.”