Ever wished you had a helicopter with a camera on it to make your own aerial videos? Well your wish has come true with the new Micro Spycam RTF Helicopter!
This coaxial heli features full 3ch control (Forward, Backward, Left/Right), super stable flight characteristics, a built-in video camera, LED lights to illuminate dark areas/night flying, and comes in a ready to fly package including a 1GB memory card! Everything you need to record aerial video is included in the box. It even includes a micro SD USB card reader for your computer!
Simply charge the flight battery via included USB charge cord (or from transmitter charge cord), insert memory card into heli, take off and push the record button on transmitter to start the video! In addtion to remotely controlling the video function from transmitter, you can also snap still photos with the push of a button.
We have tested many different spycam helis on the market today and found this model to be the most user friendly and best value hands down. Super simple to use and very easy to fly, even a beginner can be capturing their own aerial video in no time with this heli.
Hello, i have already bought a bubble shoot helicopter with the transmitter switch on "C" frequency. i wish order a spycam. Can i change the frequency on helicopter if i receive a transmitter with the same "C" mode ?
just wondering bc i ordered one for my nephew and was waiting for it to come in stock. But I'm still waiting. HK sent my order out 3-9-2013 and i still haven't received it. its gonna be a late b-day gift!
is ur battery charged properly?
because if yes, you can fly it around 6-7mins with recording.
when i just got it, before i fly it, i check it first, because sometimes (if unlucky) u will get bad solder or crossing open cable thats make drain ur batt. if everythings well. after that i charge that bird's battr until the USB turn on red light, and i still charge about 15minutes later. after that it's ready to fly.
sorry for wrong spelling. :)
GOOD LUCK, HAVE A NICE DAY.
they say its about 720p. I have one of these too, and the video quality isn't that great. It is doable for such a small camera, note that it doesn't record sound. you can see the quality of the camera at the videosection. hobbyking made a video with the spycam helicopter. I think the resolution is good enough for just having some fun, teasing your pet by folowing it. hope this gives you an idea
no its not 720p. 720p means 1280px x 720px, or 921600 pixel.
with this heli, it has 300000 pixel it means lest than 720p. it is about 480p, 640px x 480px = 307200 pixel.
wikipedia, book about video pixel and picture.
I would suggest you to use some eflite batteries, also available here. just cut of the lipo, solder those 1 cell connectors on it and than you can use these micro 1 cell batteries, you'l get even longer flighttimes! I use a 4gb card in the cam, didn't try any bigger sizes. Make shure that your memory cards are class 6 or higher, tis will make the video better (less dropped frames, etc)
hope this helps, if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
hi what is the total time duration which this heli can sustain flight with all its functions and is the spare battery available on hk and is the helicopter's cam records sound as well also can a sd card greater tha 1 g be put in this helicopter
If you fly with camera, lights and filming all the time, you can fly 6-7 minutes. if you turn of the lights and cam, about 7-8 min. and if you screw of the camera, you can fly much longer, about 10-13 min. I have some parkzone 1 cell lipo's. I'm going to try them, and I'm shure I'll get 20 min of flight with the camera not onboard.
hope this helps!
Vc precisa se cadastrar e simular uma compra pra saber o frete. Vc provavelmente vai ter dois precos entre 19 e 29 dolares. Espero ter ajudado. Ja comprei mta coisa do site e sempre deu certinho. Leva uns 20 dias pra chegar.
Is there any way to get spare gear sets? This heli is the same as one that Propel put out and the little gear for the upper blade is not available anywhere. If you could get these gear sets, it would be really great.
yes you can get spares, but not via HK though.
the spycam helicopters are actually syma S107 heli's, with a camera. all replacement parts are available via .symahelicopters****/Syma-S107-Spare-Parts-s/48. (pu 3 "W" in front of link and end with htm )also nice is that they have lipos with higher Mah's.
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yes you can get spares, but not via HK though. the spycam helicopters are actually syma S107 heli's, with a camera. all replacement parts are available via .symahelicopters****/Syma-S107-Spare-Parts-s/48. (pu 3 "W" in front of link and end with htm )also nice is that they have lipos with higher Mah's.
Super-stable heli, good for newbies too. Precisely machined,it gives a lot of fun. Video quality is stunnig compared to the price. video format 720x480 (a bit distorted... but you can edit it to 640x480 and all works good!), video compressor MJPEG, encapsulated in AVI. Photo 1280x1024 p.Beware heli pilots: you have just three channels to control flight. Throttle only on the left (mode 2) and yaw pitch on the right (mode 4). With a bit of patience you can fly the heli very well. In my experienc
Most Americans fly on mode 2. That makes this heli perfect for us. At lot of European/Asian countries use mode 1, which means the other heli is perfect for them. If this is your first heli, find out what most people in your area are using (Mode 1 & 2 are most common) and pick your heli based on that. It will be easier in the long run because you will be able to get upgrades (new transmitters) that fit you without having to order one.
Hope this helps!
the IR isn't that bad. you can fly it outside in the evening, when the sun is low. but for flying indoors it's perfect. You won't be flying outdoors a lot because it can't can't fly in the wind, even not the smalest breeze.
the spycam helicopters are actually syma S107 heli's, with a camera. all replacement parts are available via .symahelicopters****/Syma-S107-Spare-Parts-s/48. (put 3 "W" in front of link and end with htm )
they have the correct lipos over there and have a tutorial.
also nice is that they have lipos with higher Mah's.
but you can go with even higher Mah lipos from zippy: the zippy 400mah 20c single cell lipo,(those silver ones with just the Mah number stamped on it and they have flat solder conne
Hi! There is a similar helicopter called 'Egofly LT-712 Hawkspy' which does NOT record sound, so it may be safe to assume that this one doesn't either- not really a big loss, would you really want to hear the motor buzzing during the entire video? Thanks- Al :D
I think Al is ok. I usually fly with my HD Wing Camera 1280x720p 30fps 5MP CMOS (SKU: A-CAM) on my 500 class chopper and, despite the fine images, the noise from the gear is even far more disturbing as the one from the rotor! And, obviously it is distorted too, so you can't use it as your audio track... No "Apocalipse now"! www.link
the camera can be removed. (4 screws and one connector)the connector has 4 wires, 2 red and 2 black. one set is continues current the other set is record/picture start/stop signal. you have to check which is which for yourself though..
it's easier just to get a keychain cam for your other models though.
Kinda doubt it although it is clear that its pretty good (minimum JLO effect) since it is in a low light environment. One thing I'd really want to know is if the speed of the video 1:1 or slowed down? It seems to be super stable and knowing 3 channel helis, things can sometimes go real fast. Maybe its a super stable platform, who knows? needs a guinea pig to test it lol.
Maybe.. OR it could simply just be that it cannot be trimmed properly. Otherwise, why would you not trim it properly for a promotional video.. But i think other then the left-bias, it is still looking to be a stable and fun heli.. Think of all the things you could do at home!
Excellent little heli. a real pleasure to fly , easy stable and most of all fun . it's the best small Heli I flown very . the video is very good and simple , comes with a 1 g mirco sd card and the video is clear and smooth just as in the HK video . A couple of minor things you can take photo's and video , but you need to hit the start/stop very quickly or the heli will spin , I'm getting better at it . the other is it charges well from controller but ,It didn't from USB , this could be because I'm in a hub . but other wise a great deal A great fun ,Item at a great price
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Bought two of them. Both fly incrediblily stable. The remote controller (IR but this toy deserves a radio controller to fly outdoors in no wind) has the throttle control on left stick (mode 2) and yaw/pitch control on right stick (mode 4). Beware heli pilots: there is NO roll control (but the bird flies well anyway). Heli's frame is nicely strong and appears solid.
Time flight with video recording on is 7..8 minutes (in my experience); didn't test without.
Video quality is good but I found it non as good as the one in the video you can see over here. Photo frame is 1280x1024 pix; video frame is 720x480 pix, 30 fps (varying from 26 to 30). Video compression is MJPEG and encapsulation is AVI. I had to use VLC conversion before editing with Premiere. The final video is clear enough in 640x480 pix and very clear in 320x240. The camera is not HD indeed but works well for the price you spend.
One of my two items recording was clearer than the other and one of the two SD card was faulty.
I've ordered two more for freinds who saw it because the overall rating is super!! ;).
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In general: a well-balanced, stable, durable (not afraid to inexperienced hands), high-quality assembly and soldering, handy remote ... the right price!
Large number of metal parts (I would say 75 percent metal, 25 percent of plastic)
Flexible blades (strikes on the wall and falling to the ground leaving very little (or do not leave) trace of either the blades or on the helicopter)
High-quality manufacture and assembly of all parts, good soldering (wires and / or small electronic parts do not fall off at the first "heli-crash")
Good quality camera (if desired, the camera can be removed - to be fixed by 4 screws)
Excellent transmitter rests comfortably in the hand (users will immediately recognize SonyPS easy grip)
Flight time 8-12 min | Charge time 20-30 min
The negative side:
- no negative side (most importantly do not forget to re-lubricate all moving parts)
Easter Eggs (undocumented features):
A. The camera on board, but the photo and video recording we WILL NOT launch
- Helicopter flies stably and quickly, instantly climbs and fast turns on its axis.
B. The camera on board, the video-rec WORKS.
The helicopter is flying steadily, but much more slowly, makes gently turns, slow climb up ... "Heavy (as from the words of weight) the control" (as if put on weight)
C. The camera is removed (unscrew 4 screws)
Clearly - Helicopter became lighter, con
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Great little Helicopter!! I'm a bit of a fan of these little Co-Ax heli's. Easy to fly from your armchair, tough, and cheap. Takes a good beating!!! Flies perfect right out of the box!!! Almost no trim needed!!! Wow!! This little guy is no different. Looks to be a Syma S107 ( Parts available everywhere!!!) with a little camera underneath. The remote is modelled after the PS2/3 controller.. awesome touch, feels great in the hand and the sticks are quite well sprung and weighted for such a cheap heli!! The chopper flies around smooth with lots of power to spare. Forward movement is fairly relaxed compared to some clones like the XY902, however it more than makes up for sheer steady hovering ability. Trim works great too!! The flashing lights are switchable on and off, The camera is pretty basic picture quality wise, but takes great snap shots, and quite good footage. Kinda funny when you chase the hosehold pet around the house!! The USB charging cable is great too.. when charging the red light is off, when complete the light glows bright. The micro SD card USB adapter is a welcome inclusion too. Everything works as it should, and the best bit.... It's ALL black!!!! About 12 minutes flight time without the camera being on. Shipping was a little steep but I think the Helicopter is well worth buying!!!
Cheers Steve Bottom line.. buy one. Another solid product from HK!! Thank
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a very well built helicopter (Syma 107 clone with extra's). very stable flight. copter act slightly different when the camera is in use (acts slower, but that's a good thing for good video imho).the angle if the camera can be adjusted.
if you are looking for a fun copter with camera this is the one! if you are looking for a Syma 107 clone who has a long flight time this is the one to! remove the cam (4 screws and 1 connector) you have a fast and long flying (13-15 min.) copter due to the 220Mah lipo. it outperforms all syma clones once the cam is removed!the demo flight is a fun function to, you can use it to teach someone hovering.
overall a great product.
if you are a hobbyist, you can order some 1s 300Mah lipos from hk and make connectors so you can swap out lipo's for longer flight times. (desolder the charge board from the copter lipo and re-use)