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Old Sep 20, 2010, 05:39 AM
Flying FPV from the lab.
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Failed 3D EPP FPV Attempt ;) Any recommendations?

I wanted to put FPV equipment on my Techone Souka EPP plane. I mounted a pan/tilt, video transmitter and headed out to a local parking lot. Things went well until the wind came up. I realized that this plane just was NOT a good choice for FPV...

http://www.vimeo.com/15115370

Felt cool looking around from that perspective - I just wish it handled better.

I took it home and ripped everything off the plane, to avoid another disaster.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 12:03 PM
Flying FPV from the lab.
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Ok, so, having failed miserably with my 3d foamie, I still want something to fly slow with.

A few preferences, maybe someone can recommend and airframe accordingly?

- Want to fly slow, for close-in park & tree flying.
- Cant be too fragile, cause Im going to crash it.
- Preferably ailerons for more maneuverability.

I dont want an easystar (have one, and it doesnt really turn my crank). I was thinking slow stick, as they're proven, but I dont know how maneuverable it is having only a rudder.

I kind like the planes TBMG1 & crew fly - EPPIM do they call it? It might not be willing to carry pan/tilt and accessories though... Anyone know? They seem to fly slow enough to enjoy the surroudings.

I would love your suggestions for an airframe! Thanks!
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 12:16 PM
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Superfly?
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 12:21 PM
Flying FPV from the lab.
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Superfly?
Whats that? Never heard of one! I'm going to go google it.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 12:22 PM
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Wouldn't the more obvious answer be to simply not try to fly a 3d foamie in the wind?

ian
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 12:25 PM
Flying FPV from the lab.
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hmm... Superfly?
Joe Cartoon: Super Fly 2 (1 min 42 sec)
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 12:25 PM
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Wouldn't the more obvious answer be to simply not try to fly a 3d foamie in the wind?

ian
About as obvious as not flying around those big radio towers that seem to cause so much trouble.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 12:26 PM
Flying FPV from the lab.
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Wouldn't the more obvious answer be to simply not try to fly a 3d foamie in the wind?

ian
Thats why I tore off all my gear... There's always some breeze. Thats why I want a different airframe... 3d foamie isnt a great solution, its just what I had sitting around for my "experimenting"
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 12:30 PM
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Superfly?
Well I found the superfly, but wouldnt that be too quick? I want a slowflyer of sorts... Looks like the superfly would be a hell of a fun plane though.
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 12:54 PM
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I don't think you're going to find a slow flying plane that is going to like flying in wind.
The problem is, we fly with scale aircraft in non-scale air. If the wind and
turbulence is bigger than the plane, there's not much you can do about it.
That said, maybe try an EPP 3D platform and throw a set of gyros on it.

ian
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 02:06 PM
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You should use something like this:
FPV-Community Test - SimpleOSD XL (4 min 8 sec)


perfect for low and slow,....
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Old Sep 20, 2010, 02:24 PM
Flying FPV from the lab.
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I don't think you're going to find a slow flying plane that is going to like flying in wind.
The problem is, we fly with scale aircraft in non-scale air. If the wind and
turbulence is bigger than the plane, there's not much you can do about it.
That said, maybe try an EPP 3D platform and throw a set of gyros on it.

ian
I will look into this, but I have to keep it lightweight. I cant imagine trying to throw another 75grams into this thing, it was struggling with what I had! Maybe a larger 3-d platform, or lighter FPV gear.
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