Edited by pjman, 02 January 2014 - 02:23 PM.
Anyone into First Person View flying?Just getting started
Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:02 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:23 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:41 PM
On mine I have a Turnigy remote - $70 or so. The Video transmitter and receiver was $85 and the camera was $70. The goggles were $300. The frame was home made - I estimate about $50 all up. Motors and ESC's would be $60 and the KK board was $20. Batteries are about$15-$20 depending on what you want. Add another say $100 for various connectors and some spares and about the same for a charger and I reckon you would be in the air. Not really cheap all up with the goggles in there but the individual stuff is - so its cheap to fix. We are using wooden arms - costs $4 for a length to replace all the arms. Not bad really.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:31 PM
Looks pretty cool.
So you can basically see the view from the goggles?
How long does the battery last?
Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:03 PM
The camera is mounted on the front of the tri and transmits the feed live to the goggles - takes a little bit to get used to.
I'd say closer to $900 or so.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 10:44 AM
I bought an RC car from there that i am tempted to put an FPV setup on.
After that i want to try it out on an RC plane with EDF. The view you get is awesome.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 11:09 AM
Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:26 PM
This looks fun. I can see a use for this as filming rally bashing
Posted 21 June 2012 - 03:30 PM
Edited by Rolled Cambers, 21 June 2012 - 03:30 PM.
Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:59 PM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:58 PM
Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:40 AM
General flying from my Tri - lots of fun stuff.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 01:01 PM
How is the remote set up?
I've built a helicopter using 3 props and the basic controls, collective up/down, cyclic and tail rotor control. (Yaw??)
Is there anything else you use?
Or it's that layout wired pretty much the same?
Is there a way to transmit video from any camera, say from a live stream or something similar? Instead of buying a transmitter and receiver.
Edited by Rolled Cambers, 25 June 2012 - 01:33 PM.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:30 PM
I have a security type camera which plugs into a transmitter (vtx) on the Tri. There is then a receiver (vrx) on the ground connected to the video goggles. Of course there is the radio controller on the ground and a receiver on the Tri for control. For those past couple of flights I had a GoPro on the Tri recording the flight in HD. Technically I can remove the security camera and use the GoPro for a live output but its easier just to run the two.
The Radio Controller is a Hitec Aurora 9 2.4ghz unit. Now that I am out to 1km I really need to upgrade the controller to a longer range unit. Before I do that I will get better quality video antennas to increase the video range and also the video quality. Currently the video in the goggles is pretty average at times so I am sometimes flying close to blind for a second - and its a long second when that happens. Better antennas will help to eliminate multipathing which is the most common cause for close range video problems - at least thats what the internet says which we all know is always accurate.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:20 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:31 PM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:37 PM
Have a squiz at flying the drift pad....regards Ian...
Just be carefull what FPV you post. CASA have court cases going where rc is being flown illegally
Edited by aeropix, 20 July 2012 - 03:42 PM.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:28 PM
I've watched your video before - I would love to do some racing or drifting one day.
Edited by pjman, 20 July 2012 - 05:31 PM.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:00 PM
Ps google Cancun fpv or The Warehouse fpv.......let me know what you think, I love winderstal fpv allways interesting.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:46 AM
I am looking at building a heavy lifting hexcopter using one of these frames from hobbyking
Could you recommend any articles that explain the basics of building multirotors?
I take it you control the attitude of the vehicle with varying throttle on the motors, but how do you control the twist?
Do you just make a couple of motors twist back and forth for that?
I see, opposing rotation and CPU control, interesting....
Edited by Chappy, 23 July 2012 - 02:03 PM.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 03:33 PM
Hobby King sell multi rotor control boards, they sell everything you will need.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:29 PM
Is there any easy way to calculate lifting capacity of a certain combination of motors/props?
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:17 PM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 05:42 PM
Where do you guys go to buy your parts/gear? Any starter kits, or do you need to buy all the parts separate?
Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:03 PM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:08 AM
What do you have to do with it once assembled? Do you need to plug it into a PC to program it or are all the adjustments made on the control board?
Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:25 AM
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