I've been flying FPV for the past 4 years and must have spent 2-3 years trying/testing planes and FPV equipment with one objective; to fly safely with as much peace of mind as possible, without injury to people or property and be reasonably sure that I could recover the model.
The thing that transformed my flying experience early this year was the MyFlyDream Autopilot.
I can now:
Fly in winds I would not have attempted comfortably previously.
Launch the plane, then set to CIR, let the plane fly itself whilst making final setup adjustments, such as start the DVR and all the other things I forgot, then take regain control for the flight.
Test one VRx antenna against another, also using CIR mode. This gives some idea of the 360 deg reception variation.
Test for reception issues in known, bad reception areas using WPT setting.
Examine the effects of transmitter interference on video in the knowledge that Autopilot is in control.
Fly low level at distance, knowing that RTH will return the plane after immediately climbing to a preset height.
Launch any new scratchbuild with a lot more confidence, including zero/high wind conditions.
Switch off screen info whenever the view was more important.
Trust an OSD/AP unit for the first time.
You should be able to do all of this with any number of AP units on the market but........
Is the designer approachable?
Is the designer willing to listen and within reason adapt the unit to suit the main consensus of opinion?
Has the support thread got a low count of the installation issues?
Does the designer regularly fly this unit himself?
Pictures of this incredible model. Wings and general make up courtesy of Robert (BlueFalconHollan)
Motor : Overlander T3548/05 800w 890KV
Autopilot/OSD : MyFlyDream
Batteries : 2x 2,600 mAh + 1300 mAh
I've almost done a year of FPV with this and I'm still a fan of everything about it.
The way it looks in the air.
The flight characteristics.
The way it handles an FPV payload including a GoPro, when required.
Posted by PopHi |
Jul 10, 2010 @ 05:28 AM | 3,532 Views
My version of the Windex 1200.
Flies just as well as my Skywalker.
Picture taken before installation of KX131 in nose, V antenna on wing tip, Turnstile antenna for Rx under opposite wing tip. Span 1.6m.
Flies on 2 x 2250Mah, Suppo A2217-8T (1100Kv 200w) 40 mins