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Archive for March, 2011
Posted by KFC | Mar 22, 2011 @ 08:48 AM | 11,305 Views
So I'm a huge fan of night flying. I have a very serious LED habit and it just keeps getting worse. My latest project has been to upgrade my 8 foot flying wing night flyer from around 750 LEDs to just over 1,000 and to illuminate the props with reflective tape. This mod was so cool, I've started doing it to my 5 foot night flyers as well.

8 foot night flyer with illuminated props (0 min 46 sec)

Posted by KFC | Mar 07, 2011 @ 08:11 PM | 11,468 Views
So I've decided to join the outlaw band of FPV in my own fashion and am hoping to have a rig ready in time for SEFF.

Rather than a normal 'FPV' setup, what I really want to do is make an aerial camera system that can be 'aimed' accurately in real time. I have a ContourHD camera that I will mount on a pan/tilt system along with the FPV camera and VTx. The pan/tilt system will be controlled by separate receiver/transmitter from the ground.

I am going to build this around a 72" flying wing design with a 375W counter-rotating motor system that I've had lying around the shop for a while. I am also planning on adding some very unique features to this wing which I will post about as I go.

In the meantime, I have started putting together a ground station and gathering parts for the aircraft that will carry said cameras. More complete details to follow.