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Old Apr 29, 2011, 08:29 AM
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this is the pan/tilt design in case you hadn't seen it

http://www.vimeo.com/8753774

There have been a few changes since i did this video, for example, i'm now building it with 2 tilt pods, one for each yagi, but with the servos programmed to be perfectly matching so i can join the two tilt pods together and have a larger patch in the middle.

Another thing is that in the video i was proposing to use 1/4" stainless steel shafts, which have now gone up to 3/8" diameter shafts.

Also, there is counterbalance weight connected to the rear tilt arms (which is the 5000mAh Lipo that runs the receivers & servos etc)

Cheers

Andy
well did you build it lets see?
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Old May 03, 2011, 10:52 AM
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Making fun of my tracker?

The tripot is from a speaker box
Prof music people use them.

I fly with modelplanes not with russian satalites

here a video
Yagi FPV Tracker with Immersion (1 min 47 sec)
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Old May 03, 2011, 02:24 PM
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My ground station

Pics of my gs so far. Practically all ideas stolen from previous posts in this thread, so thanks!

Thanks,
Joe
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Old May 03, 2011, 03:58 PM
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Looking nice jcoahran ,I tried using the foam that comes with the cases but as im sure you know its hard to keep the remaining sections in place.
I have made some updates to my gs in the recent months.






And ive just added antenna tracking but yet to take any pics.
Regards Liam.
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Old May 03, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Very nice and thanks. I agree about the foam. What would be a good, easy to work with alternative?

Thanks,
Joe
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Old May 03, 2011, 04:26 PM
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The only idea I came up with was to make face plates, either from Perspex or timber sheets and cover them with 5mm foam roll.
Liam
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Old May 03, 2011, 04:58 PM
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Just to let everyone know - A fellow member on RCG suggested that I try Joanne's Fabrics as a source for that squishy egg-crate style foam. They only have egg-crate if you want to buy a full mattress pad worth, but they do have the same soft foam (up to 2" thick) without the crate indentations. It was 15 bucks for a 22" square x 2" thick. I think I'll be using that in combination with some EPS as a filler.

- Jeff
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Old May 03, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Here is mine... a tad on the large side :)

But I love it..
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Old May 03, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Looks like a padded cell!
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Old May 03, 2011, 06:14 PM
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It has multiple uses...
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Old May 03, 2011, 06:40 PM
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It has multiple uses...
Once again, hahahahahahahahahah

Great nerd container. You need to fpv while someone is driving on a bumpy course.
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Old May 03, 2011, 07:21 PM
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Oh yes... I've thought about it! I am glad I built this AFTER my wife say "I do."
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Old May 03, 2011, 11:57 PM
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But I love it..
I love it!

one of my flying buddies had the same idea just on a bit larger scale!
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Old May 04, 2011, 12:11 AM
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But I love it..
Sweet. I always wanted one of these.

What's next? 1:1 scale flight controls?

How do you launch your planes? ROG? Roof pops open, you toss...sit down and shut the roof? Catapult?
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Old May 04, 2011, 02:40 AM
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@jcoahran: really nice suitcase! Well done. I just miss a tracker system.

Robert.
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