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Cameras On Model Rockets

When launching model rockets there are a number of items you can launch as payload. Many rocketeers enjoy placing altimeters and GPS devices that help track the rockets flight. When model rocket competitions are being held many rockets must have a altimeter attached to determine the height of the rocket. A new device that is attracting model rocket fliers are small, affordable digital cameras.

These cameras are usually known as "Gum Stick" digital cameras, because of their small size. Depending on how much you are willing to pay, you can get a camera that has the ability to film up to 2 hours worth of video and sound. Now if you plan on using the camera strictly for rocket launches then you may only want to purchase a camera that offers shorter film time and no voice recording. By doing this you will reduce the price of the camera dramatically.

Once you have found which digital camera you plan to use, now it's time to find a rocket. Building a rocket from scratch can be very time consuming and not to mention quite expensive, and that's if you know what you're doing. Estes model rockets offer a number of easy to assemble rockets for beginners to novice rocketeers. However, if you want a rocket that will make viewing your launches easy, then we recommend the Estes Magician SL3. This rocket comes with a clear payload section which makes video taping your flights simple.

If you want to spice up your rocket flights and have something to show your friends and family, then try launching a digital camera. This is an inexpensive way to get a great point-of-view from the Estes model rocket. You'll find making your own movies of your rocket launches is much more exciting than watching someone else's.

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