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Old Jul 23, 2009, 02:54 PM
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Imagine that! Having TWO FPV Cameras on the Plane, one behind the other.
The front one is the one YOU fly by, for FPV.

The Second one behind, is for a spectator, who wears their own set of goggles, with pan and tilit) so they can just relax looking round while you up-front are "driving" !

Really would bring a whole new meaning to the expression "coming along for the ride"). They would become like a pillion passenger.

You'd obviously need a second Video Tx and Rx for this 2nd view, plus the electronics for pan and tilt on the plane. Extra gear and weight! Wouldn't need to be as powerful either, as it's not the primary FPV source, so if it did cut out now and then no big deal.
I think I'll just go a bit simpler and build a switchbox for my analog
head trackers. I already have switchjacks on the back of my
Tx to plug the mechanical/analog head tracker into, so I'll just build a box with
two sets of inputs for the HTs and one output to the Tx.
When I'm up cruising around, I'd just flip a switch on the box
and the passenger can look at whatever they want while I fly.
I'm plenty comfortable flying the plane without looking forward.

To answer the question above that. Yes a good clear and bright 7"
LCD display (such is that on my Sony DVD player) is enough to fly FPV through,
as long as you block other ambient light. It's just very limiting to me not
having the head tracker.

ian
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 03:12 PM
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U guys think I should have a separate build log for when I get all my stuff? Is there a thread option specifically for that? I am just new to actually making threads and stuff, I tended to just read until lately, now that I am actually doing something.
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 04:00 PM
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U guys think I should have a separate build log for when I get all my stuff? Is there a thread option specifically for that? I am just new to actually making threads and stuff, I tended to just read until lately, now that I am actually doing something.
By all means, start your own thread/build log.

That way you can keep everything in one place.

At the top of the FPV forum main page click on "New Thread" button, near the top left.

After that you will see a Category: drop down box, choose the one you like to call your thread. (Probably "Buid Log"... it's in the list).
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Old Jul 23, 2009, 04:20 PM
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A word of caution though. I've seen a lot of people (myself included)
start build threads and then never really follow through on them. I recommend
that you start your build, document it as much as you feel comfortable, and
if you think you're generating enough useful information, then start
your new build thread to share it. Folks who start the build thread first
enerate expectations from themselves and others that they may find are hard
to meet.

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