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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: model boat martin on October 30, 2010, 03:08:02 pm

Title: Thunder Tiger Neptune
Post by: model boat martin on October 30, 2010, 03:08:02 pm
I have just built one of these kits.  I want to install the optional camera and was surprised at the cost but also concerned about a report I read in one of the Journals that it doesn't work very well unless the water is very clear.  I think I have seen somewhere some optional lights for the kit also.  Has anyone got any experience or advice on this?
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger Neptune
Post by: nick_75au on October 30, 2010, 03:58:46 pm
I built my own camera system, I put a colour helmet cam and a wired BW cam(for navigation) and found exactly as you describe, the water has to be clear. The wired part is also problematic in that it really needs to be very slightly buoyant, mine got tangled in weeds.

Nick
Title: Re: Thunder Tiger Neptune
Post by: Mankster on October 30, 2010, 04:01:21 pm
Yes these cameras need clear water to work well. Even with light your not going to see much further than 1-2meters away in pond water. A cheaper option would be to get a camera than record on SD card, so there is no wire going back to the sub, obviously you cand see where your going live, but picture quality is better. The best bit is it costs about 10. Have a look at the video posted on the Dive In site from the latest bash http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=133360626703083#!/group.php?gid=133360626703083&v=wall 
Maybe we'll see you at the next run, no need to worry about weeds and you'll get plenty of clear video.