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Posted by RobJCook | May 19, 2009 @ 10:10 PM | 3,252 Views
This is my simple video RX setup.

Tripod to get that antenna off the ground.
[this did not help, I think the whip antenna needs a ground plane).


Video cables to where I'm sitting.

RV Video Splitter to give vid to goggles and vid camera (recording).

12v Gel Cell Batt to run these.

Later:

Patch Antenna (the Goof proof one)
15" DC12v LCD TV (Available from Dick Smith Electronics, Australia) - so others can watch too.

:-)
Posted by RobJCook | May 19, 2009 @ 05:42 PM | 2,991 Views
I made a pod like RV's EzPod and it holds the TX, Batt, Pan n Tilt, and Camera.

The standard cam plug was wired to a servo JST on the back of the camera to keep the connections good.

The battery and TX are held in place with velcro.

Camera attached to the tilt servo with double sided tape.

No sound yet.
Posted by RobJCook | May 18, 2009 @ 09:29 PM | 3,073 Views
At last its really true, I have an FPV plane. All that dreaming of flying like Wobby or FPV Leif is now a reality!

So what have I got to fly with?

An EasyStar -- of course!

Specs:

Motor:
Himax 2815 2000, Brushless Inrunner
with a 6 x 4 prop

Electronic Speed Control:
Eflite 25 amp

Battery Pack:
2650 mAh 3S20C LiPo

Radio:
Futaba 7Channel 2.4 Ghz Transmitter with a Futaba 7 Channel Receiver to fly it

Servos:
Two HTX 900 - Elev, Rud
HTX 900 - Tilt
HS-81 Pan

Video Link:
RangeVideo 900 MHz Transmitter/ Receiver 12v system

Camera:
KTX 171, 12v