That cool retractable pan/tilt that we wrote about last week is now available in a mini size. $25 for MDF, or $35 for ABS plastic. Details here, video follows.
Here is the video of my mini retract stress test simulating some hard landing or mini crashes, I replaced the camera and added 24grams of weight on its place. (some cameras are lighter and some are heavier) I'm using a cheap $2.00 HK servo for retraction I tried to strip the servo gears but it didn't let me. If people want to have it beefier they can always add a metal gear servo. In my opinion I have crashed several planes, I think it will survive mini crashes and hard landings. ;-)
I can always just redesign it and add the part in yellow and I will have zero stress on the retract servo, but it will make it wider causing a problem for Easy Star or Sky Surfer types of planes. I might do it on my Big version :) thanks for the tip.
PS: I'm a Coca Cola guy, don't like Pepsi :D
This is how it looks mounted on a Bixler
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