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Old 02-05-2013, 07:05 AM   #1
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Got my new camera tool ready to go for the spring.. Some cool POV's coming up ;)

Oh yeahhhhh!!!!




That's a quad rotor ship with a 5.8ghz video downlink to those goggles.. I can fly without ever leaving the ground :)

It has GPS and barometer for altitude/position hold. I'll be hanging a GoPro underneath and recording the HD video. I can stick it in a spot in the sky, and leave it there unattended and just let it record video. If the batteries get low it will auto-land itself nice and easy thanks to barometer for altitude reading. If I lose video or TX signal at any time, the ship will ascend to altitude and make a beeline back to wherever it took off and land un-attended..
It's pretty fuckin SICK. hahaaa

For size reference, the props in the picture are 10" each..


Will be practicing throughout the winter so I can get some good stuff this spring/summer. Planning on bringing it to our secret MX track in the woods, and also to some cliffs we ride out to and soar with the birds ;)
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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That is the coolest effing thing I have ever seen.. what is it?? commercial or one off?
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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I guess you would call it hobby grade.. I dunno.. Pieced together, not a kit or anything. You buy the frame and whatever electronics you want and go nuts! I picked this up second hand with most of the electronics on it already. I put on my own control receiver, GPS module, and using my own control transmitter. I'm also going to add a small GPS/cell transmitter in case it goes down somewhere. Don't want to lose this one!
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:41 PM   #4
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That is awesome.

I wonder if there's a way to have it "follow" a signal at a preset altitude, or using some form of terrain following technology? How bad ass would that be to have aerial footage as you ride along?
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:32 PM   #5
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Based on what CousinLarry already said, I'm guessing it's not too much of a stretch to have an app on your smartphone send a realtime GPS position (of you) to the flyer (?) and then have it constantly navigate itself to be, say, 50 feet above that position....

I reckon, with the latencies involved, that would have the effect of having it follow along, always a little ways behind you. Or a long ways, if you ride faster than it can fly.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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Hmmmm.. Now ya got me thinking!!!

Let me do some reading..
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:56 PM   #7
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Can you give us the specs? Like was it a kit, is it Arduino based, what was the cost? I've been looking at these for a wihle now...
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #8
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Specs :

HoverThings FPV Camo Frame
KDA 20-22L Outrunner Brushless Motors
Turnigy AE30a ESC's Flashed with BLHELI Multi code
APC 10.47 Props
3s LIPO, 2200 & 3000 for longer flights
DJI Naza for flight control board, not pictured is Naza GPS Module.
Fat Shark PredatorV2 FPV Headset System w/Camera and 5.8G TX/RX


That's about it really... I'm using my Spektrum DX8 to control it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:46 PM   #9
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Awesome kit you've got there.

Make sure you don't annoy any shooters clubs haha
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:08 PM   #10
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #11
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Based on what CousinLarry already said, I'm guessing it's not too much of a stretch to have an app on your smartphone send a realtime GPS position (of you) to the flyer (?) and then have it constantly navigate itself to be, say, 50 feet above that position....

I reckon, with the latencies involved, that would have the effect of having it follow along, always a little ways behind you. Or a long ways, if you ride faster than it can fly.
I was thinking about this while I was researching MWCs on RCGroups.com. Lots of good info on UAVs here. In the meantime, I'm going to use the MWC to make a gyrocam similar to the way this guy did with the APM.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #12
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Very cool.


I hope you will post up some video wants you get it going.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #13
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I have the AR Drone 2.0 but yours is cooler. COD Black Ops II drone would be cool also
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:01 AM   #14
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Have you flown it yet? Your video performance will be subpar with the linear polarized antenna you have on your video tx/rx. Invest in a set of circular polarized antenna. It makes a massive different especially at 5.8 ghz frequency.

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...cPath=11_45_49
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:36 AM   #15
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Awesome kit you've got there.

Make sure you don't annoy any shooters clubs haha
Why? Mini-Hellfires are in the works for loadout on hardpoints.....

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