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Old Jun 10, 2010, 04:17 AM
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UK FPV Thread

It's windy outside, looks like its gonna rain - can't go flying.
So I was thinking - i wonder how many UK FPV'es there are.

So the purpose of this thread is it find out.

If your in the UK and you fly FPV or even if your thinking about it all, let us know on this thread and maybe theres a guy nearby.

Let us know what your running, how long, what plane, rough area ect, ect.
You can be as detailed or as vague as you want.

Here's a map of where we're all located. Maybe there's someone hear you.
PM me if you would like to appear.


Click for Google Map of UK FPV'ers locations



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Useful links
http://www.xcweather.co.uk/
http://www.sat24.com/gb
http://www.raintoday.co.uk/


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FBV Bounce 2012

Dates confirmed by the land owner. 2 & 3 June. The flying location is near Didcot in Oxfordshire. Further details will follow via email to those who are attending.

There will be a fee of 10 per car which includes free camping for those that wish to stay overnight. If you are attending, please:

1) Enter your availability here: http://www.doodle.com/tcwrm5hy4w956dzb#table

2) Email me at fpvbounce@gmail.com and make sure you include your rcgrous username.


-Angelos
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Here is a google spreadsheet with a draft of an 'FPV Pegboard'. Have a look. The idea would be to avoid each others frequencies if possible (control, video or both) and if not at least know who is on the same frequency so that you can work together and not power up at the same time. Also allows others to 'tune in' and watch your flight. Simple and familiar hopefully.

Hopefully this will help with not only Bounce but at your regular field as they become more FPV savvy.

Feel free to print off or copy. It is open to edit so if i've missed something feel free to add it.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 04:17 AM
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So i'll go First.

Total FPV Junkie
FPV Funjet (regular) and a FPV Funjet ULTRA, both with EzOSD, 2.4G, Scherrer UHF.
100+ FPV flights since early Dec 09. Based in Portsmouth area.

Owen
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 05:26 AM
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hi guys my name is mark im close to getting my new fpv kit i live in accrington near blackburn
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 05:35 AM
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Good idea, there are Threads for Australian flyers, etc etc, so why not the UK.

I'm also UK based - Beds/Herts. Been flying FPV (or working on it) for about 12 months now - but have been following these FPV forums for at least double that. My primary FPV platform is a 50" EPP Flying Wing, running EagleTree telemetry.

....always hunting for that 'ULTIMATE' plane platform for my FPV antics.
Planning on FPV-enabling my Quadrocopter in the not too distant future too.

My FPV craving at this time is for a UHF long range R/C system.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 08:03 AM
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Hi,
I am Nick
Fly around sussex

FPV with a EZ* 1.2ghz ezosd two cameras but no head tracker as I use a JR transmitter, ez tracker diversity receiver one omni and one patch.

I am using a 550L camera but I am disappointed with the white balance ( it all goes dark when you climb ... what do you guys use ?


Oh yes and can't wait to get a UHF system
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 09:48 AM
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Never replied to any thread on here before now. Its better than the RCMF forum, which is generally populated with 'anti' FPV types. Any thread that dares to mention a flyer without an A certificate, FPV videos, lack of CE stickers on imported gear will result in nothing less than page after page of angry posts from the regulars..
Anyway I'm from near Liverpool, been flying rc for more years than I care to remember.. For FPV I have a brushless Easystar with 2.4 GHz video setup, EZ OSD, TrackR2 headtracker.. Not been able to get any flights in this year, (even mature students on engineering degrees have no social lives)..
Hopefully over the summer I will be able to complete a better FPV platform that suits my needs. The Easystar is ok, but once you start putting all the gear in, it starts to get a bit cramped.
Think my next student loan is going towards the new EZ UHF kit and a antenna tracker
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 09:54 AM
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I split my time between France and the UK. When I'm back in the UK, I can mainly be found in Bath or Cambridge area. Most of my FPV models are in France and I only have a MS composite Swift 2 in the UK for FPV. It's a very basic setup with 2.4GHz 500mW tx and cx-161 camera. It stays in my car and I grab any chance that I can to get out flying.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 10:43 AM
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Hello, First post, been lurking here for a while soaking up the FPV info.

Early days for me, still building up my kit so far.....easystar (stock setup), DX7 (hmmm wondering if a switch to 35MHZ might be better for FPV) , 1.2Ghz TX/RX, 540TVL camera. Currently looking for video glasses

Based in Berkshire, horribly close to Heathrow so I guess I'll be taking a drive when I want to fly high.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 11:43 AM
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Hi Ian here,

From Cleveland in the Uk

My planes are :

AXN floater Jet
Large scale Swift hybrid
ASW-28 2.65m

Just took delivery today of the ASW so its not FPV yet but its going to be my long range full house FPV flyer

Radio : Futaba 7, but next week will be Dragonlink UHF, FMKIT PPM Mixer and XGY-1000 Headtracker giving a 12 channel system for the ASW-28

FPV :

2.4ghz 500mw ( x2 ) and 10mw transmitters ( x1 ) 4 channel
RX-10 2.4 ghz RX ( 4 channel )
8db Circular Patch antenna ( x2 soon )
VR1400 Video Goggles
Blackstork 2 OSD
Sony 540TVL High Resolution ( x3 soon )
Acer laptop with Easycap
Video Splitter
Portable flight box ( DIY ) featuring 2 x Accucell chargers, 5x 7.0 ah 12v sealed batteries and various tool. All the FPV gear can be ran off various sockets on box and i can charge the video and flight batteries on field as i fly so i have 24/7 supply of full batteries. DIY 240v charger built in for charging whole box at home.
Home made Glass fibre pod for Axn FPV gear
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 12:19 PM
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Another Ian here - this time in Suffolk - and a member of the FPV 'mile high club'
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 12:23 PM
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Hello, First post, been lurking here for a while soaking up the FPV info.

Early days for me, still building up my kit so far.....easystar (stock setup), DX7 (hmmm wondering if a switch to 35MHZ might be better for FPV) , 1.2Ghz TX/RX, 540TVL camera. Currently looking for video glasses.
Hi Shed. I'm UK based and have some video glasses on eBay at the moment, because (personally) I prefer to fly via a 15" LCD monitor.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=170494940660
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 12:36 PM
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Will move over to the EZStar when i have the bugs ironed out!

:-)
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 12:38 PM
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Hi Im just starting FPV on my trex 250 im based on Ruislip, Greater London! not exactly the best place for FPV but hey Im not going to let that get in the way.

I will post my specific setup when I have my first flight if you want.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 12:40 PM
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Hi Shed. I'm UK based and have some video glasses on eBay at the moment, because (personally) I prefer to fly via a 15" LCD monitor.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=170494940660
Thanks, yes I know, I've been 'watching' them for the past few days
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 12:54 PM
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Thanks, yes I know, I've been 'watching' them for the past few days
Excellent!
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