|Apr 19, 2012, 12:56 AM|
Here's a quick video I recorded using my GoPro and my new 5.8Ghz ground station. The CarbonBird.com Blackbox DVR works great, and makes any ground station complete.
|Apr 19, 2012, 11:00 AM|
|Apr 19, 2012, 11:22 AM|
|Apr 19, 2012, 11:41 PM|
just got my new pelican 1510 case:
It will be my FPV dual frequency ground station and carry on for traveling with my gear.
My plan is for it to hold:
5.8ghz and 1.3ghz diversity setups
2x7" LCDs (one for each frequency)
All my Lipos for 2 Y-6s
8 or so 3s500mah
and my 2 Transmitters
DX8 and DX6i (soon to be replaced with either a 2nd Dx8 or a 7s)
Hope to have it built next week. The lid will have a custom lexan or plywood face for all my RCA jacks, switches, LCD screens and buttons.
Still need to measure and draw that up!
|Apr 20, 2012, 12:04 AM|
It continuously amazes me how big of a battery(s) people put onto their GS... I operate mine with a single 1300mah 3S and it can last well over 2 hours, which considering my flying time is 20 to 40 minutes means I already have more GS power then I can even use it...
Now I realize that some people have planes with longer endurance, but it can't be much longer with few exceptions, and how much power could a GS possibly be using. Even with diversity and antenna tracking added it wouldn't require that much more juice...
I have asked this question before and often people say because they don't want to have to charge as often... but last I remember learning is that it's not good to let LIPO sit fully charged anyway for more then a few days.
|Apr 20, 2012, 12:19 AM|
I get simpler in my old age. Here is what is probably one of the easiest, yet very functional, diversity enabled GS with an FPVJapan DVR.
Points to note:
Build article is here:
And here are my goggles I plug into this GS. These are Cinemizer OLED goggles that I fitted into Ski Goggles. These goggles are going to be released later this year. The black delrin lens and black light blocking felt is available for purchase at getfpv.com.
Build log for the Cinemizer OLED Ski Goggle mod:
|Apr 20, 2012, 01:14 AM|
for me I use my 2p3s3000mah packs because I use them to keep constant power to my 2x 7" LCD screens as well as 4 vRx, 2 diversity controllers and 2 sets of goggles
|Apr 20, 2012, 02:43 AM|
|Apr 20, 2012, 03:38 AM|
Joined Sep 2010
My Ground Station
Here is my Ground Station setup...
1.) Using a 9inch screen with HK 900Mhz 1500mW Video Tx and Rx.
2.) 900 Mhz Patch on the ground connected to the video Rx through RG58 cable.
3.) Output of Video Rx given to AV splitter with apmplifier (Not visible here, it is on the bottom side of the foam.)
4.) One output from the AV Splitter fed into the LCD screen.
5.) One output from the AV Splitter fed into BEVRC pv700 Video Recorder.
6.) One output from the AV Splitter fed into the Immersion RC 5.8G 600mW Video Tx (installed with a 12V Fan)
7.) Immersion RC Video Tx re-transmits the video from the AV splitter to Fatshark Dominator Goggles. (Extreme left)
8.) Fatshark is totally wirefree and with its own battery.
9.) Powerpack to the whole system is through 3000mAH 3Cell Turnigy Lipo. (Extreme Right)
10.) Remote for BEVRC Video Recorder (Black one)
11.) Charger for Video Recorder is placed above the LCD screen.
12.) Lipo Battery checker is placed just below the video recorder remote.
|Apr 21, 2012, 08:32 AM|
This is my heavy duty antenna tracker for long range flights.
I have to move two big antennas. For the Thomas Scherrer LRS I use a Yagi 433 Mhz. 13 dB. and for the vídeo I use the Heliaxial 12, 1.2 Ghz. and 11 dB.
A GWS sail servo is used for pan and two Tower Pro MG995R digi hi torque for tilt. The unit was not intended for that heavy antennas use but if you get a good balance pivot point for tilt you will be able to move any antenna. It is important to configure the tilt and pan servo speed the slowest the better to avoid servo overstress.
The whole unit is managed by the new Rangevideo Ground Station.
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