Aiptek Pencam SD 1.3 Megapixel
|Aiptek Pencam SD:
This camera is slightly larger than the previous version but has two advantages. It holds
removable SD flash memory cards and the imager is rotated 90 degrees. The 4:3 ratio is
perfect for the way the camera fits in my AP aircraft. 128 MB of SD memory gives
about 350 high resolution images before I have to download. Here is the Aiptek
Pencam SD by itself, and mounted in the Challenger. I used Mr.RC-Cam's same chip as detailed above and
info from the links below to figure out how to wire it into the Pencam SD.
Wire up the Pencam SD to use the USB power option - I have not figured out where an
active high AWAKE contact point is yet.
I have been flying this camera since 2006. It only has a 1.3 MP imager and much better cameras are now available, but it still can be used in small planes with little fear of loss. I have it installed in a F-27 Stryker and take it along to fly it just about anywhere. Here are some photos from SEFF, Joe Nall, and my home field in Maryland, all taken in 2013.