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Old Feb 07, 2010, 01:46 PM
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FPV with TREX 450

Hi guys,

I want to share my friend's new flight video with Trex450
I was think, a heli not a stable platform for FPV flight but this is looking better than a plane

trex 450 FPV (5 min 41 sec)
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Old Feb 07, 2010, 01:56 PM
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Heh that looks pretty darn cool.
Do you fly this entirely by goggles?

For some reason I cant help but think flying helicopter in FPV is tons easier.
Because all axles will always be "naturally" in line with yourself.
You can grab a nice little 450 from hobbyking for no more then 200 bucks,
so it certainly is a really fun project.

The fun part of using a helicopter is you can linger around at interesting spots,
rather then having to zoom by them.

Your video certainly shows its a really nice platform!
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Old Feb 07, 2010, 02:17 PM
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Nice flight can you please post a couple of pics of the heli as im interested in rc receiver positioning in the frame and also dirrections of antennas from rc rx.
Regards Liam.
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 07:15 AM
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Hi guys,

I want to share my friend's new flight video with Trex450
I was think, a heli not a stable platform for FPV flight but this is looking better than a plane

http://www.vimeo.com/9269977
Brave man especialy with all the trees. Exellent. I have been considering using my T rex.
May do so now , Good show.
Cheers MIKE.
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 07:33 AM
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Heh that looks pretty darn cool.
Do you fly this entirely by goggles?
Yes he flying with googles after first 4-5 meters.
I shocked because he saying "easy than easystar, because more stable and you can easly keep to horizontal when using google" .
I will buy a HK450 kit from hobbyking
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 08:04 AM
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Sounds like fun.
With a helicopter you get much more exploration opportunity if you ask me.
Though I'm not sure how efficient the batteries will be.
If its going flat in 5 minutes its not much fun imho.
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Very cool but...

Rather build yourself a tricopter ;-)
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 12:59 PM
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Heheh I've been following that tricopter thread too.
That would surely make for an alien FPV platform.
Though with three motors and a LOT of weight.. you think it would fly for long?
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Easier until something goes wrong and then there is very little chance of recovery... even a short video signal loss and bye bye Was heavy into heli's myself at one point but then realized I was spending more on r/c helis than I was flying real planes and quickly sold all of it.

Pretty good flying for FPV on a heli! How about a piro flip?
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 02:25 AM
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Very cool but...

Rather build yourself a tricopter ;-)
This guy's a legend.

FPV Quadcopter by Ygramul
Flying FPV at a lake with a quadrocopter (6 min 34 sec)


I also aspire to fly FPV on my tricopter, after I iron out the stability issues.
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 03:08 AM
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A good autopilot will do wonders for a helicopter wont it?
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Old Feb 09, 2010, 04:27 AM
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Most people use the Helicommand.

I've not used one on my heli but people that have always rave about it..

Cheers

Andy
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