Other devices possible on camera socket ?

Discussion in 'Experimentation' started by and7barton, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. and7barton

    and7barton New Member

    This is a question about my Syma X5C-1. Is it possible to unplug and remove the camera and control another device from the power socket ? - Say, bomb release mechanism, spotlight, a folding undercarriage........ a parachute or other experimental ideas ?
    The camera has three leads. I presume the black one is a common return and the other two are live feeds - one a continuous feed (when triggered), for video...... the other a momentary feed for still shots ?
    If you have a device fitted on that only requires a momentary trigger to operate, then you could still have the camera available for video. Has anyone experimented with this possibility on a Syma, or any other quadcopter for that matter ?
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016
  2. Wildwelder

    Wildwelder Well-Known Member

    Actually a kid in the next town over from me put a .45 on one and his father rigged a flamethrower. Legallity is an issue but to answer your question, alot can be imagined when you wire up a servo or two. Get a voltmeter and see what you have to work with and go crazy. Just, well , you know..... be careful!

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