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Old Apr 15, 2011, 12:24 PM
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Thank you CaliDave. The monitor is there just for back-up and passengers. The main viewing device are FatShark "base" goggles that plug into the side of the box where the volt meters are. I was not too concerned with glare for that reason.
Got it! Very clean.
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Timnilson,

Nice GS!!! I'm a fan of acrylic, good work there!

Where did you get those great looking voltmeters? They look very professional.
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 03:04 PM
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Awesome GS Tim!!! very clean
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 05:57 PM
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My FPV GS

2 - 900mhz RX
1 Patch antenna 8dbi
1 Omni 2dbi whip antenna
1 Eagle Tree FPV Ground station system
Nine Eagle helicopter case

I'm modding some EVG goggles to be in a ski goggle but currently use Fatshark glasses. Going to add a drop cord for a 12V 4.5A sealed battery to power everything. I have another case, so I may put the battery in that case as well as have a spot for the glasses.

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Old Apr 15, 2011, 06:10 PM
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How do you manage mounting the case to the tripod?
The case alum is so thin, did you make some braces??
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 07:51 PM
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Timnilson,

Nice GS!!! I'm a fan of acrylic, good work there!

Where did you get those great looking voltmeters? They look very professional.
Volt Meters: Part # XL3BL-20V Digital Blue LED Voltmeter from www.futurlec.com ($9.90 each)

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Thanks Metalfred!! You still need to post yours!
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 08:38 PM
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Thank you CaliDave. The monitor is there just for back-up and passengers. The main viewing device are FatShark "base" goggles that plug into the side of the box where the volt meters are. I was not too concerned with glare for that reason.
You can still attach some shade there. By the way this is one of the best set ups I saw here.
I think I have same volt meter somewhere, with spring cleaning I may dig it out eventually :-)
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 09:36 PM
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You can still attach some shade there. By the way this is one of the best set ups I saw here.
I think I have same volt meter somewhere, with spring cleaning I may dig it out eventually :-)
The volt meters had to be very small and this one was the smallest I was able to find -- every piece that went into this design was carefully chosen for its size and performance. I went through a few 40mm fans to settle on the one I picked... it's noisy, but moves about 4 times the amount of air from the usual 'silent' 40mm fans while needing a modest 200mAh. The PowerBox is another critical component. It's tiny yet provides you the critical functions of power distribution and AV distribution.
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 10:18 PM
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Very impressive, I wish I had access to some machinery.
I will have to settle for my Pelican cases :-(.
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 11:39 PM
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Very impressive, I wish I had access to some machinery.
I will have to settle for my Pelican cases :-(.
I live in NYC and found a local CNC shop to do the CNC-ing of the lexan. It was not cheap, but well worth it.
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 01:01 AM
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How do you manage mounting the case to the tripod?
I was going to make a similar GS and I thought I could use a flash bracket like this and attach it to the case so then you could screw it in and out whenever you want. Maybe somebody here has a more solid idea than mine which I too like know about it before I build mine!
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 12:50 PM
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This is a 3D animation of my future groundstation. I am planning to build it over the summer. The groundstation is drawn to scale. The monitor is a vizio 16".

Feel free to use or adapt my design if you want.

A 3D Animation of My Future FPV Groundstation (1 min 10 sec)
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 12:54 PM
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I'd also like to know how to mount an aluminum case to a tripod, been trying to figure it out for days!

- Jeff
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 01:40 PM
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I'd also like to know how to mount an aluminum case to a tripod, been trying to figure it out for days!

- Jeff
I suspect that he fabricated a mount by attaching a compatible mounting bracket to some heavy gauge steel plate. Then all he had to do was strap on the case and done.
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 02:45 PM
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Actually the Tripod came with a camera mount (I think that many of them do. I simple screwed and glued the camera mount to the case. It then locks to the tripod.
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