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Old Jun 26, 2010, 04:13 PM
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Well I did my first ever FPV flight today!! It was with the easyglider pro, just one flight 20mins long with a FPV landing. It was great but I'm looking to improve my picture. I'm using a KX131 from bevrc, since the flight I have adjusted the focus so will try again tomorrow to see if its any better. Also I need a microphone any recommendations?
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 04:18 PM
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Nice one mate, great to hear all went well, quite a buzz issnt it
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 04:50 PM
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Anyone here know where in the UK I can source EZ* parts without having to buy a complete kit?
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 04:52 PM
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Not in the UK matey, Ebay fom abroad is best bet
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 06:22 PM
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I am seen him tomorrow. I have to pay him the rental money../

fingers crossed
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 07:06 PM
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Anyone here know where in the UK I can source EZ* parts without having to buy a complete kit?
Could try these, I have them bookmarked, (just in case )

http://www.modelspot.com/kit-spares-30-c.asp
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 02:12 AM
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Well they've got all the parts listed. Fingers crossed for them being in stock. Thanks
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 04:37 AM
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Ski mask goggles conversion

Converted my video goggles into a ski mask.
Write up is here:
http://www.bfpvmfa.org/forum/index.php?topic=635.0

Nigel.
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 05:04 AM
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what should i buy

looking to get my first fpv and live in north east england but want to buy right first time looking at these http://www.securitycamera2000.com/ca...V-Transceiver/
but what should i go for and whats the best camera.
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 05:23 AM
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In the UK to fly legally you can only use a 10mw transmitter so they are all out

If you were to ignore this then out of all them i`d say this one : http://www.securitycamera2000.com/pr...00mw-12CH.html

But of course you can use 2.4ghz radio gear with it.

But really i`d steer clear of these type of products and look at purpose built FPV transmitters and recievers

Camera wise try this one :

http://www.securitycamera2000.com/pr...y-0.01Lux.html

520 tvl, well made and just look at the price

It all depends on many variables though
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 05:29 AM
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i do use 2.4 futaba so even this is no good, i live in quite a rural area is anyone using 900mhz or 1.3 in the uk, might switch back to 35mhz
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 05:48 AM
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900 mhz is our mobile phone band so thats ruled out, your limited to 1.3ghz, 2.4ghz or 5.8ghz
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 06:19 AM
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I'm testing a couple of 5.8GHz FPV setups, one I made myself and a commercial one.
Multipath reflections are quite bad on either setup using vertically polarised antennas at both ends and I now 'see' why so many discount 5.8GHz for FPV, however I have an idea to overcome this - building & testing begins later today...
For video signal quality, my homebrewed setup is easily the equal of the commercial setup and at 25% of the cost.

Using 5.8GHz for video does not seem to interfere with 2.4GHz R/C contol (limited range testing thus far) as I had a 500mW 5.8GHz VTx within a couple of inches of the 2.4GHz R/C Rx on an R/C car.

For FPV flight, I'd use 35MHz for R/C control.

Nigel.
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 06:23 AM
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Me too, 2.4ghz video, 35mhz or 433 UHF radio gear

A cunning idea eh Nigel, do tell ...................
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 07:00 AM
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I have posted my idea on here and in other forums, only for most others to pooh-pooh it as not do-able/feasible/easily achieved.

The only real way to combat multi-path reflections is by using circular polarisation (CP) on both the VTx and of course, of the same handing, on the VRx.

I still believe there is a workable solution, but only realistically at 2.4 and possibly better at 5.8 gigglyhurts, hence my drive to build a 5.8 gig setup for testing.
If I blow the PA on my homebrew setup, it will cost less than 15 beer tokens to install another complete Tx module.

Nigel.
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