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Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 31, 2011 @ 08:42 PM | 3,855 Views
Tried Alex's Blue Beam antenna set and unfortunately lost the plane. Recovered it later in one piece except broken elev horn.
Picture was pretty bad from the start but video went out in about 300ft on goggle flight. Dont really know the cause but suspect the antennas. Will get another test with different VRx and see what happens.
Seams like they were tuned for different channel??
Need more testing .
This video is LOS flight before I went on goggles to see if I can see anything with these antennas. Forgot to press record button AGAIN for the goggle flight

http://vimeo.com/27132509

while testing my new recorder same thing happened when I lost the plane.
Apparently there is nothing wrong with Alex's antennas, also my Vtx works OK. This was run on the table with inverted V and CP.
Next suspect would be the OSD.

http://vimeo.com/27402584
Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 17, 2011 @ 06:13 PM | 3,343 Views
Had a great, short session flying with kevinv033, it was to windy to try anything fancy but fun, regardless.
Since the video link was good I tried new recording device, and had few surprises, like skipping frames, freeze frame, but I think that could be just slow SD card.
Experts are invited to comment :-))

Better video link today (Sunday??) (7 min 29 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 15, 2011 @ 09:10 PM | 3,717 Views
Still struggling.
Made a new inverted V, but had few surprises.
test 1:
CP antenna on the ground, no diversity.
First time total black outs
something makes noise there, may have to move components around.

http://vimeo.com/26497232

Test #2
This time same inverted V on the plane.
On the ground CP and Rubber ducky (naked) 6' high with diversity.
No black outs but lots of noise on one antenna ( did not see which) then diversity kicks in for better reception but still some problems.
Home arrow on OSD goes nuts.

Comments/ideas greatly appreciated

http://vimeo.com/26498554
Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 11, 2011 @ 07:02 PM | 3,859 Views
short clips (4 min 43 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 07, 2011 @ 07:20 PM | 3,839 Views
Nothing special just enjoying FPV and trying to figure out what causes interference. I leave it to the FPV gurus since I hit the brick wall at this point.

This is fun (5 min 33 sec)


I guess it takes some getting used to low level flying.
Have to get it soon :-) just getting the feel of looking with camera eye.
I am allowed to crash/trash ONLY one plane a year so no wonder why Im nervous :-))

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Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 05, 2011 @ 03:48 PM | 3,486 Views
Scouting few places for possible FPV flights ( there is not much room in NJ) and this one looks pretty good.
This is not FPV flight,
Plane:CF
Cam: HD #11

New location for FPV (6 min 16 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 04, 2011 @ 09:57 PM | 3,346 Views
I know, nothing special but these are baby steps :-)
need to work on the video part


Goggle flight today (8 min 10 sec)

Posted by nakelp86 | Jul 02, 2011 @ 10:57 PM | 3,072 Views
nice day at the field (4 min 45 sec)