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Old Jul 22, 2010, 01:51 AM
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Progression and Upgrading Advice

Here's how I would progress in FPV as well as the my reccomended upgrade sequence...again, just recommendations and consider the source...lol:

I. BASIC- No further than flying field and learning BASIC Airwork (Take-off, Landing, Level Flight, Turning, Climbing Descending, Land Mark Recognition)
Initial Set-up:
Easystar RR Kit (Brushed Motor and Lipo friendly ESC)
Futaba 6EXA RC Mhz RC Transmitter (Tx)
Corona "Full Range" 72 Mhz RC Reciver (Tx)
KX-131 Camera
500mW Video 2.4 Tx & Rx
8s NiMH Pack to power VRx
Turnigy "900 gram" Metal Gear Pan Servo
1800 mAH LiPo 2s Flight Battery
Turnigy UBEC to Power The Video Gear
7inch Monitor in a black box (Geek Box)
AIPTEK MPVR to record flights

Goggles Upgrade:
Video Goggles (R-Vision Goggles or FatShark Basic)

II. INTERMEDIATE (Airwork) - No further than flying field and learning Aerobatics (Loops, Rolls, Spins, etc)
Brushless Motor Upgrade:
ARC 28-37-3
6 X 4 APC Prop
Scorpion 35 Amp Commander V2 ESC
2200 mAH LiPo 3s Flight Battery

Aileron Upgrade:
2 X Turnigy "900 gram" Metal Gear Aileron Servos
"Y" Harness
Linkages and Horns

III. INTERMEDIATE (Navigatiion) - Departing but remaining within sight of the field and learning how to define, plan a route, distinguish and fly to checkpoints

Gyro Upgrade:
2 X ESky EK 704 or BlueBird Micro RATE Gyros

Video Rx Antenna Upgrade:
Windsurfer Reflector or 8 dB Patch Antenna

RC Rx Antenna Upgrade:
Solder an equal length wire to Double the length of the RC Rx Antenna

IV. ADVANCED (Navigation) - Departing the field and visiual contact and returning safely

Big Wing Upgrade:
Easyglider Wings
Easyglider Spar

Multiple Flight Battery Upgrade:
Flight Battery "Y" Harness

OSD Upgrade:
DragonLink OSD
Current Sensor
GPS

V. ADVANCED ULTRA Long Range - Greater than 1 mile
DragonLink

VI. Mission (Aerial Photography-HD)
Sony Webbie/Bloggie

VII. Mission Use your imagination...LOL.
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