Pelletor... Great to hear from you again!
Hey! I have a Flyzone Calypso! But I have it in storage right now. It's a nice flying plane for sure - love having the ailerons on a sailplane! My only issue with it was problems transporting it. It would just barely fit in my Jeep Liberty without taking off the wings. But once in the air it's a sweet airplane!
I've tried several quads. In fact I have a little Inductrix FPV mini-quad now. But I'm in the minority - most guys I know that try quads just love them. I've just always enjoyed the old line-of-sight fixed wing flying - so that's what I've pretty much whittled it down to for myself. I have been kicking around maybe getting an RC truck to mess with - probably some type of crawler. In the future I might give FPV another try on the truck. That way if I get lost and shut it down it doesn't fall out of the sky! ha!
The on-board cameras I'm currently using is the RunCam2 and the Mobius Mini. Both shoot 1080p @ 60 FPS. As I recall the RunCam2 is about 1.5 ounces and the Mini comes in right around 1 ounce. They do have a new Mobius out now called the Mobius Maxi that shoots 2K video. I have one coming in the mail right now. But it's larger and heavier than the Mini. Depending on how long you fly that sailplane, the limit of the Mini is mostly battery. It only runs about 30 minutes on one charge. My flights are mostly all less than 10 minutes so it's not an issue for me. But flying my Radian sailplane - I could easily stay up for a good hour I'll bet. The Mobius2 and Mobius Maxi both have larger, longer lasting batteries. If you buy a Mobius, be sure you buy from a recommended dealer - as there are a number of folks selling bootleg copies out there. You can find the list of recommended dealers in post #2 here:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthr ... erpage=100
As for my head camera - it's a Canon S120 that I've put on a GoPro style head band. I made my own little adapter to fit a GoPro type mount. That way I can adjust the tilt to get the framing right. Once I found the "sweet spot" I marked it with a little marker so I could find it again should I take the camera off. The S120 is discontinued now - so I'll have to look at another point 'n shoot type the next time I replace it.
Oh, BTW - in case you didn't know - I guess a lot of the hobby companies have been having a hard time. DuBro went bottoms up I guess, but the last I heard Horizon Hobby was buying them and was going to continue producing DuBro gear. And Futaba has been struggling too I hear. I just upgraded to a Futaba 14SG radio and noticed Tower Hobbies had them listed as backordered. I found one elsewhere - but just got an email yesterday that Futaba is getting back on its feet again and should be catching up with back orders now.
Enjoy that quad! Got a camera and gimbal setup on it (yet?) lol.....