GoPro R/C HERO onboard video camera system

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Ever wondered what it would be like to see the view from the cockpit of your R/C plane car, or boat? With the GoPro R/C HERO, you can! This miniature, waterproof, shockproof camera is built for all types of RC action, and mounts easily using the supplied self-adhesive mounting plates and quick-release brackets to capture a pilot’s-seat point of view from your favorite R/C machine.

            With its waterproof polycarbonate housing, GoPro R/C HERO is perfect for float planes as well as other waterproof models. The camera is tough so you can jump, bump and crash all you like and capture all the action on video. R/C HERO is built tough to handle high-performance driving in any terrain. It’s the same camera Team Traxxas uses in their full-size Pro 2WD and Pro 4WD short-course racing trucks! 

Aim it over the hood for a driver’s perspective—or over the rear bumper to see who’s chasing you. Adjustable brackets and self-adhesive bases let you set the camera angle in your car or truck. R/C HERO is also ideal for capturing wave-jumping action with the Traxxas Villain boat; GoPro’s waterproof housing protects the camera even if submerged.

You can even fly with R/C HERO. Mount the camera in the cockpit or under the wing or fuselage; the camera features an ‘upside down’ mode that flips the recorded image for installations that require the camera to be mounted upside down. R/C HERO is also perfect for full-size action in your car, on your motorcycle helmet, or wherever your action sports take you.

R/C HERO’s 170-degree wide-angle lens captures all the action with 30fps TV-resolution video, or choose still mode to shoot 5 megapixel photos. R/C HERO can be set to shoot a still photo every 2 or 5 seconds for time-lapse photography, or select ‘burst’ mode to shoot three shots at a time. Offload video or stills to your computer using the supplied USB cable, or plug R/C HERO directly into a television using the included RCA adapter for instant viewing. A pair of lithium or NiMH batteries (not included) power R/C HERO for up to 2 hours of video capture (56 minutes per 2GB SD card, not included) or 1400 still photos.

Easy Mounting





Peel-and-stick self-adhesive bases make it easy to install GoPro R/C HERO on almost any R/C vehicle. Mounting bases are provided for both flat and curved surfaces. The camera snaps into the base securely, yet can be removed instantly with its quick-release clamp. Some vehicles may require modification to properly install GoPro R/C HERO.


MODEL 5840: 5 Megapixel Camera with 170º Wide-Angle Lens, Waterproof / Shockproof Housing, USB/RCA Cable, and Quick-Release Mounting Brackets.


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Updated: September 28, 2009 — 10:00 AM
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