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Old 02-06-2013, 06:54 AM   #16
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Also spectrum is only good for close in flying. Don't stray to far away or you will get to test the return to home autopilot on your naza. :)

I personally fly with a Scherrer UHF system.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:22 AM   #17
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What stopped you from going with a DJI frame? I have been thinking of an FPV build using my 7HV but I kinda want the ease of a quad or hexa setup for the stability. The one thing that keeps me coming back to my 7HV is flying inverted!
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:44 AM   #18
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falout man - I got this second hand, My primary use is FPV and this frame works well for that...

bracky - I know Spektrum is limited. But it'll go further than the 5.8ghz video so I should be OK for close-proximity stuff.. Once I get used to FPV flying I will look in to a UHF system like the Dragonlink. For now, I just need to get the fix and practice a bit..

I flew it this morning, flies real real nice.. NIce and stable, very authoritive! hahaaa

And who said you can't fly inverted with quads?! Here's a screengrab from this morning's flight! ;)



Soon CP quads will be common, I will definitely try one of them when the time comes. For now if I want to go inverted I have my FBL Mikado Logo 400 for that
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:53 AM   #19
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At least try a set of the circular antennas. It's a huge improvement for a relatively small investment.


Here is one of my more exciting flights. Hehe

http://vimeo.com/14565779
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:27 AM   #20
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At least try a set of the circular antennas. It's a huge improvement for a relatively small investment.


Here is one of my more exciting flights. Hehe

http://vimeo.com/14565779

Any that you recommend?! I will get right away.

And damn!!! That was some flying!! hahaha... 11k and a few miles out.. Fantastic.. Was that the Dragonlink UHF and OSD? I think that will be next year's addition. :)
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:01 AM   #21
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For that flight I was using a Scherrer UHF long range system. Dragonlink is also a good choice but I bought my scherrer before it came out. My osd was a immersionrc ezosd. There is so much good gear available now it's crazy... You might notice that flight was a few years ago which was before circular polarized antennas became known to the fpv world. The cutouts I had when banking would not have happened had I been using them.

There are a lot of antenna choices. Your cheapest route to circular polarization is this.

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=1058

But you can do even better with the handmade offerings that he and other sites sell. Others can explain it better then me so check out these forums.

http://fpvlab.com/forums/forumdispla...Aerial-Systems
and
http://fpvlab.com/forums/forumdispla...cular-Wireless
and
http://fpvlab.com/forums/forumdispla...-TrueRC-Canada
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:07 PM   #22
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i, for one, welcome our new drone overlords
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:31 PM   #23
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Thanks for the links! I have a bit of reading to do!! I tried FPV - man, that's different!!! I kept ducking when I heard it getting closer.. I guess I gotta learn to trust the video! hahaha

Here's the first flight of this quad - this morning. Was not flying FPV for this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crDsrrxbkFE&hd=1
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #24
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i, for one, welcome our new drone overlords
+1...this is a pretty cool thread!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:39 PM   #25
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Oooh, can I play, too? I am not as cool as Larry. I don't have the camo version, or the balls to do aerobatics with it yet, or an FPV setup. But soon! Very soon!

I'm flying with a Go Pro for now. Some videos here:

www.youtube.com/user/DakarNick

I'm also flying 10x4.5 props and 2.4Ghz Spektrum. I'm currently running a KK 2.0 board but a buddy from work will be helping me out tonight with a Crius AIOP and a U-Blox GPS.



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Old 02-06-2013, 03:48 PM   #26
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Www.quadrocopter.com

Www.runryder.com

I have been doing this for years and it is a blast!

If you want to see some incredible stuff check out Vimeo or You Tube for Jeff Scholl or Gravity Shots - he is the master in this field. Free Fly Cinema is epic as well.

For those of you with more ADD then patience check out the DJI Phantom - RTF and rocks a Go Pro. Still does GPS waypoints and altitude hold...
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:45 PM   #27
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Excuse me for a minute while I VENT!
It blows me away the recent revolution in RC and the auto stabilizing and guidance electronics you guys have on board now days, incredible.
I used to work on Cruise Missile guidance systems and what you guys have now on your kitchen table is stuff we only dreamed of just 10-15 years ago.
If you wanna get real fancy, include some DSMAC software on them and with the autonomous guidance you have, you could launch these things and go have lunch while it delivers a "payload" through some bad guys freakin bed room window! Literally!
Amazing.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:15 PM   #28
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Look what this can do for $300. It's my osd of choice these days.

http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php?...roducts_id=135
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:44 PM   #29
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Look what this can do for $300. It's my osd of choice these days.

http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php?...roducts_id=135
wow.
I just watched the whole video, then spent a half hour following links to read about the set up he used.
Thanks for posting that.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:55 PM   #30
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How much wind can these things handle??
5 mph..... 10mph?
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