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#1 kapteinkuk Feb 25, 2010 06:55 PM

Quadrocopter AV Snow Landscape
 
Hi, here is a test of my quadrocoper AV platform.

There is no image stabilization used.

Camera is a Aiptek AHD200 with a 0.45x wide angle lens hotglued to it :)

See it in 720p.

Quadrocopter Aerial Video Snow Landscape (3 min 43 sec)



Info about the quadrocopter used: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1191843

#2 Quad_Addict Feb 25, 2010 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kapteinkuk (Post 14448094)
Hi, here is a test of my quadrocoper AV platform.

There is no image stabilization used.

Camera is a Aiptek AHD200 with a 0.45x wide angle lens hotglued to it :)

See it in 720p.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Ia6ZeC_Lo


Info about the quadrocopter used: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1191843


Awesome job! so beautiful!

#3 quailbird Feb 25, 2010 07:09 PM

Wow! That is quite impressive! That was a great video. Your panning was excellent. BTW! You could use some more snow!

#4 jesolins Feb 25, 2010 07:09 PM

Rolf,
Amazing stability and lack of vibration. Is your camera mount styro foam, foam and zip ties?
Cheers,
Jim
Quote:

Originally Posted by kapteinkuk (Post 14448094)
Hi, here is a test of my quadrocoper AV platform.
There is no image stabilization used.
Camera is a Aiptek AHD200 with a 0.45x wide angle lens hotglued to it :)
See it in 720p.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Ia6ZeC_Lo
Info about the quadrocopter used: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1191843


#5 cyborgcnc Feb 25, 2010 07:17 PM

WOW!!

The thing is stable! Seems like there is no vibrations at all, and that you have the q-copter dialed in rather nicely!!

I have been following your thread, and I would like to say Congratulations with the job you did on the code, and thank you for sharing it with the community here!

VERY NICE!!!

#6 cqrp Feb 25, 2010 07:17 PM

Awesome!
This is so stable. Cool man.;)

#7 bobbygee Feb 25, 2010 07:25 PM

Fabulous! Both the photography and the machine.

Thanks for sharing!

BobbyG

#8 stoked6.0 Feb 26, 2010 09:27 AM

Very nice video! As has already been said, the stability is fantastic. That speaks both to the platform and your flying abilities. I need to get a tri or quad going so I can offer video like this. Super job! Hope to see more video, especially from there, beautiful.

Forest

#9 Duck! Feb 26, 2010 10:50 AM

Flott, Rolf!
matthew

#10 Lomcevac Feb 26, 2010 02:46 PM

Rolf, that's some of the best and smoothest footage I've seen. Well done.
You live in a beautiful place too.

Now I have one of those cameras, what wide angle lens did you use?

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#11 F.O.D Feb 26, 2010 03:15 PM

Nice video!! Im looking for the same motors u have, but i cant finde Turnigy 2215??!! is it 2217 20t 860kv u mean, this one http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/s..._22A_Outrunner or?? If not can u give me the link to the right one?? im going to use them on my tricopter.

Thanks

#12 kapteinkuk Feb 26, 2010 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by quailbird (Post 14448190)
Wow! That is quite impressive! That was a great video. Your panning was excellent. BTW! You could use some more snow!

Thanks everybody :)

There is enough snow here now, usually there is not much, but we have a new record this winter. It has been snowing for three months now. I think I am going to start a snow-exporting firm. Anybody want to buy? :D

#13 kapteinkuk Feb 26, 2010 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by jesolins (Post 14448193)
Rolf,
Amazing stability and lack of vibration. Is your camera mount styro foam, foam and zip ties?
Cheers,
Jim

Yes, exept there is rubber bands instead of zip ties. It is of course hot glued together :)

I used smaller and smaller pieces of foam on the sides of the camera until I no longer could feel vibratration when I touched the camera with the motors running. It need to have a real loose fit to isolate the vibrations well.

I might be an idea to have string to secure the camera, or else you might get a skydivers view :)

#14 kapteinkuk Feb 26, 2010 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomcevac (Post 14455262)
Rolf, that's some of the best and smoothest footage I've seen. Well done.
You live in a beautiful place too.

Now I have one of those cameras, what wide angle lens did you use?

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Thanks :)

This one: http://cgi.express.ebay.com/ws/eBayI...m=260535616737
, but any 37mm lens should work, search ebay for wide angle 37mm 0.45.

I glued a 37-30.5mm adapter ring to the camera, you might need to enlarge the ring first or dremel of the camera, and then put the lens onto the ring.

#15 kapteinkuk Feb 26, 2010 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F.O.D (Post 14455510)
Nice video!! Im looking for the same motors u have, but i cant finde Turnigy 2215??!! is it 2217 20t 860kv u mean, this one http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/s..._22A_Outrunner or?? If not can u give me the link to the right one?? im going to use them on my tricopter.

Thanks

It is this one: http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=5686

But the one you linked to might be equally good.

One thing about these motors: the bell mounted prop adapter has a sloppy fit to the bell. I went all the way and machined an adapter ring to fit inside the adapter. Im sure a couple of rounds of paper or thin plastic had fixed it as well.... :)

Fixing an electric motor. (close up of inside cut, outside cut and parting on a metal lathe) (2 min 1 sec)


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