Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby drew » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:56 am

I'm in the city for some training today but I've got a few minutes before it starts. I figured I had time to share a still image from the onboard video of my CATO. Check this out! I dumped my TeleGPS data last night as well, "apogee" was at ~600 ft agl.

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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby air.command » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:12 am

That's an awesome selfie :D Nicely framed too.
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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby SpaceManMat » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:17 pm

Man what a shot 8)

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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby CATO » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:36 am

Drew, very cool 8)
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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby Viking » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:32 pm

Wow!
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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby drew » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:42 pm

As metioned last week I was able to recover footage of the CATO from my camera. Here's a few stills from the video.

As linked above, here's the initial CATO.
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And quite a pretty shot from the post CATO descent.
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And another.
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A shot of the flight line.
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And finally a few of the stills in the video caught a couple grains that were spat out of the top of the motor post CATO as can be seen below.
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As you can see, while the rocket came down the grains kept going. I can only imagine they went all the way TO THE MOON!!!
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I'll get the videos onto Youtube shortly.
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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby drew » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:25 pm

And here are the videos. One has been rotated (and chopped) whilst the other is unrotated. Best viewed in 1080p60.

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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby Viking » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:03 pm

Cool vids drew, the stills aren't showing tho.
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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby CATO » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:58 pm

Hey Drew, looks like the forward closure let go or did the case separate, any thoughts as to why the CATO occurred?
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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby drew » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:38 pm

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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby ROCKet STAR » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:35 am

Hi Drew et al,

I was just wondering if anybody had tried the 4k Yi camera, and what they thought of it? I have a 1080p Yi, but am thinking of getting a 4k cam for the quad I’m currently building.

I notice on ebay that there seems to be quite a few cheap 4k cameras on offer.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3082289324

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Re: Xiaomi Yi - A budget GoPro alternative?

Postby drew » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:09 pm

Sadly I can't help you there bud. I still don't have a 4k monitor in the house so not much need for a 4k camera!
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