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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:35 AM
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I hope you dnon't take my suggestions the wrong way...

Where would the fpv camera be mounted then? I don't see how you would mount it.... the go pro is not a good camera to fpv through... angle is too wide and if the battery dies it's game over

Also if the gimbal is tight to the camera case there is no where for wires to come out.

Again great work, just some suggestions everything is a work in progress.

Steve
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:44 AM
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I hope you dnon't take my suggestions the wrong way...

Where would the fpv camera be mounted then? I don't see how you would mount it.... the go pro is not a good camera to fpv through... angle is too wide and if the battery dies it's game over

Also if the gimbal is tight to the camera case there is no where for wires to come out.

Again great work, just some suggestions everything is a work in progress.

Steve
I use medium FOV mode and charge through external power. No issues. However a small CMOS cam and a switcher is a good idea in case it does go dark during a FPV flight.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:46 AM
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We have not planned for FPV, and to be honest I dont think you would find many FPVers that would fly with a stabilised cam, because it makes you unable to see the actual attitude of the craft.

We mainly designed for aerieal photography and not FPV.

I appreciate the input, but we cant make a one-size-fits-all solution that still is as light as we want, so we focused on the stuff we found most important. The good news is that we are not the only ones working on AlexMos systems, so there will probably be something for every taste and preference in good time...


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I hope you dnon't take my suggestions the wrong way...

Where would the fpv camera be mounted then? I don't see how you would mount it.... the go pro is not a good camera to fpv through... angle is too wide and if the battery dies it's game over

Also if the gimbal is tight to the camera case there is no where for wires to come out.

Again great work, just some suggestions everything is a work in progress.

Steve
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Yes changing fov is ok but if you want to record wide then it's not ok

Anyway it's all preference but I think most people don't fpv through te go pro.

Personally I like the reliability of a second fpv cam and I can record any setting I want on the go pro.

Also I find low light sucks with go pro.

To each their own and I am sure we will see many gimbal designs coming.

Steve
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Hi

Could we get an upclose picture of the gimbal?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Yes you are correct I suppose when I say fpv I mean just viewing the down link. I don't fpv much in the true sense of the word as I am a aerial photographer and videographer.

That being said I can't sell go pro video to anyone but maybe one day it will be am accepted form of video.

Steve

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We have not planned for FPV, and to be honest I dont think you would find many FPVers that would fly with a stabilised cam, because it makes you unable to see the actual attitude of the craft.

We mainly designed for aerieal photography and not FPV.

I appreciate the input, but we cant make a one-size-fits-all solution that still is as light as we want, so we focused on the stuff we found most important. The good news is that we are not the only ones working on AlexMos systems, so there will probably be something for every taste and preference in good time...
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:54 AM
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Rest assured there will be versions for other popular cams as well. We are already working on a version for Compact and System cams, and I just loaned a CX730, so we will make a version for that too....



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Yes you are correct I suppose when I say fpv I mean just viewing the down link. I don't fpv much in the true sense of the word as I am a aerial photographer and videographer.

That being said I can't sell go pro video to anyone but maybe one day it will be am accepted form of video.

Steve
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:00 AM
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JussiH: do you have a other picture angle of the board taken from toppview?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:01 AM
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seriously who cares about the gimbal, ( not meant in a bad way ) i will probably get one once available. The whole point it the controller IMU and motors package or the info how to prepare the motors etc.

We will see gimbals popping up left and right based on brushless motors and outperforming all the traditional servo based gimbals out there and their stabi systems ( compare it to a Radian, Picloc PH thingi) 1/3 of the price.

I think its a great development !
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:29 AM
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agreed!

bring on the boards and motor winding instructions....

and really aswsome work man... I am the kinda guy that does not mind paying for something that is good and it looks like you are all on the right track!

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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:41 AM
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Found this under FAQ on the simplebgc page

The receiver is only CPPM (Sum PPM) signal. Will the system work with him?
No, not currently working, but may be supported in the future. I myself have a receiver and really want to use it.


Does this mean the system won't work for mikrokopter users?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:49 AM
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i seems to have seen somewhere selling a diy kit for 50eU?
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Found this under FAQ on the simplebgc page

The receiver is only CPPM (Sum PPM) signal. Will the system work with him?
No, not currently working, but may be supported in the future. I myself have a receiver and really want to use it.


Does this mean the system won't work for mikrokopter users?
It will work even if you attach it to a piece of wood.

The only problem with Spektrum satellites and PPM is that these receivers don't have a PWM port that you can connect to the controller to override the nick channel manually.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Awesome work guys, can't wait to see the post saying that they are in stock and ready to ship.
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 12:20 PM
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It will work even if you attach it to a piece of wood.

The only problem with Spektrum satellites and PPM is that these receivers don't have a PWM port that you can connect to the controller to override the nick channel manually.
You won't be able to control nick, even if you connect the controller to the mikrokopter fc?
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