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Old Nov 24, 2011, 07:41 AM
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I read in your setup link, that you think the gopro requires additional power for live view. That is not so. I use it as my recording and also my FPV flight camera out of "Live View" and it is just using its own internal battery. Never had a problem with it running out of battery. Just sayin' -- JOHN
Hi John,

How did you do this? I found two links on YouTube showing this setup with an external 5V being supplied to the GoPro USB port, but sounds like this isn't true.

I did try plugging the video out of the GoPro directly into my portable DVD player. It played for 2 second and then went black...

I'm very interested to hear what you have to say...

Thanks!

-Steve
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 10:22 AM
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today i and some friends ( sharonX and guys .. ) had a FPV session.

totally great !
sharon took the Bxlr to almost 2 km hight.... amazing !

i am working on the video now
Hi! Do you have a youtube channel? I'd love to see your videos...

happy flying
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 12:30 PM
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Hi John,

How did you do this? I found two links on YouTube showing this setup with an external 5V being supplied to the GoPro USB port, but sounds like this isn't true.

I did try plugging the video out of the GoPro directly into my portable DVD player. It played for 2 second and then went black...

I'm very interested to hear what you have to say...

Thanks!

-Steve
Steve,

Here's what I use for the GoPro live feed for FPV. I wired the connectors into my video transmitter with servo connectors.

http://www.dpcav.com/xcart/product.p...cat=103&page=1

For adding power to extend the GoPros life I just use Kensington external cell phone power pack. It triples the GoPros battery life. I connect it through the GoPro mini USB.
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Old Nov 24, 2011, 02:13 PM
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there is the video from today

i am second from left. black t-shirt, sharonX with the back to us with BT in the ear.



i hope you'll like it though it is rather boring ..

24-11-2011-FPV (2 min 16 sec)



my channel on the tube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/guy1972?feature=mhee
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 01:11 AM
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Nice video, not boring at all. More time between transitions would have made it easier to watch, people need time to adjust to a new scene after a transition.

Please up more
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 01:36 AM
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Hi John,

How did you do this? I found two links on YouTube showing this setup with an external 5V being supplied to the GoPro USB port, but sounds like this isn't true.

I did try plugging the video out of the GoPro directly into my portable DVD player. It played for 2 second and then went black...

I'm very interested to hear what you have to say...

Thanks!

-Steve
Steve -- Adding external power through the usb port just extends your battery life, You don't really need it. I did like "Wirewolf" said. The 2.5mm plug that you plug into the bottom port of the GoPro has 4 wires. I just use the video and ground. You don't need the red (power) and I don't even use the audio (yellow) but you can if you want audio. I just use the video (orange) and the ground (brown). The ground has to be tied into the ground for your Tx power and the video into the Tx video line. GoPro battery will record and put out "LiveView" easily for well over an hour (they advertise 2.5 hours, but I've never tried to run one down). I have multiple batteries for when the need arises. You can buy extra battery and ac charger for $14 shipped. I know that sounds silly cheap, but i can't tell the difference in life, from the original to the replacements. I just pop one out, and put another in. -- JOHN http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wall-Charger...item20bee200b0
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 01:38 AM
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Excellent videos! I subbed
-fps
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 03:45 AM
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there is the video from today

i am second from left. black t-shirt, sharonX with the back to us with BT in the ear.



i hope you'll like it though it is rather boring ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRVxbRYQ7Ws


my channel on the tube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/guy1972?feature=mhee
Why can't I view this vid on my iPad ? I suppose I will have to try on my PC.
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 04:43 AM
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there is the video from today
Ok I managed to watch on my PC. As said you should make the clips longer.
I notice that you have sorted out the OSD problem. Did you find out the cause?
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 05:48 AM
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I added some air ducts today...

Bixler mod - Air Ducts (3 min 27 sec)


The fuse still isn't together, but I'm getting there, lol.
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 06:12 AM
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I added some air ducts today...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnwwplzwXe8

The fuse still isn't together, but I'm getting there, lol.

lol ..looks nice, i guess the next mod is EDF motor ?
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 08:19 AM
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i took some two minutes of boring nothing for you guys

longer shots - lol (2 min 14 sec)
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 09:27 AM
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Steve -- Adding external power through the usb port just extends your battery life, You don't really need it. I did like "Wirewolf" said. The 2.5mm plug that you plug into the bottom port of the GoPro has 4 wires. I just use the video and ground. You don't need the red (power) and I don't even use the audio (yellow) but you can if you want audio. I just use the video (orange) and the ground (brown). The ground has to be tied into the ground for your Tx power and the video into the Tx video line. GoPro battery will record and put out "LiveView" easily for well over an hour (they advertise 2.5 hours, but I've never tried to run one down). I have multiple batteries for when the need arises. You can buy extra battery and ac charger for $14 shipped. I know that sounds silly cheap, but i can't tell the difference in life, from the original to the replacements. I just pop one out, and put another in. -- JOHN http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wall-Charger...item20bee200b0
Thanks John - I'll try this later today...
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 09:32 AM
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there is the video from today

i am second from left. black t-shirt, sharonX with the back to us with BT in the ear.



i hope you'll like it though it is rather boring ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRVxbRYQ7Ws


my channel on the tube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/guy1972?feature=mhee
No - not boring at all.. Thanks for sharing!
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 09:35 AM
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I added some air ducts today...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnwwplzwXe8

The fuse still isn't together, but I'm getting there, lol.
Is something getting excessively hot inside the Bixler?
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