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Old Dec 08, 2010, 09:45 AM
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FPV Videos For those that want to see what FPV flying is like check this out [Part 5]

The other thread is about 500 pages long. I figured we can start a new thread. Please post your Check out FPV videos here. The old thread can be found here...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=972676
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 09:53 AM
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Finally, I though about this yesterday!!!

And since FPV-Leif does not post his videos here, let's kick off with some of his EasyGlider footage

Dont Stop Me Now! (3 min 35 sec)


Hope FPV-Leif will make more EasyGlider videos soon.
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 04:39 PM
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Just had to have this one in here


Mr_B & Simon Says... (4 min 27 sec)

and another one


These Fools & Mr_B (3 min 38 sec)

Mr_B FPV MTV For FPV MusiC VideoS From the community.

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Old Dec 08, 2010, 04:40 PM
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Finally, I though about this yesterday!!!

And since FPV-Leif does not post his videos here, let's kick off with some of his EasyGlider footage

http://vimeo.com/15134959

Hope FPV-Leif will make more EasyGlider videos soon.
very nice video!
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 04:43 PM
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Hi all heres a short vid from the UK fpv Santa Pod meet last Saturday. Flown with a Trex 450 se V2. About half way through I tried to transition from googles to normal view to land and nearly hit the wall lols . I must practice some fpv landings with the heli so any tips for best approches!!!!
If you look closely half way up the track you will see the cars drifting (on the right hand side)
Uk Fpv meet Santa Pod (5 min 12 sec)

Regards Liam
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Old Dec 08, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Again nothing exciting but it's fpv flying!

fpv (8 min 44 sec)
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 01:23 PM
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Complete video loss in the Fatsharks

The video cable came out of the fatsharks
http://www.vimeo.com/17639105
And enjoy
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 02:29 PM
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Hi all heres a short vid from the UK fpv Santa Pod meet last Saturday. Flown with a Trex 450 se V2. About half way through I tried to transition from googles to normal view to land and nearly hit the wall lols . I must practice some fpv landings with the heli so any tips for best approches!!!!
If you look closely half way up the track you will see the cars drifting (on the right hand side)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDe8Chg_l5M
Regards Liam
Finally one get to see at least ONE video from the meet. I was expecting to see you all huddled around a fire. that was a cold and miserable day. I was picking my wife from Stevenage and I remember feeling nice and toasty in my car wher I cranked the heating to Gas mark 7

Nice one Liam
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 02:30 PM
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The video cable came out of the fatsharks
Ya, I've taken to taping the cable to the goggles now. I lost it once right after launch
(not fully unplugged, but enough to lose the signal, and I didn't know why).

ian
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 03:01 PM
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Another eventless flight, although I did "feel" a failsafe.

. (4 min 50 sec)
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 03:09 PM
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I'll brag about it appeared in TV on the FPV
Even trappy showed
http://vimeo.com/17650196
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 04:20 PM
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Santa Pod fpvuk
Cheers rcmonster ,well we wern't huddled around a fire but fpvnick brought a bbq along which gave off a little heat lols. The weather wasn't too bad once the fog lifted. there was very little wind and it was just above freezing but I think all the talking kept us going. Great day was had buy all that attended and it was cool to put some faces to the names.
Regards Liam.
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 04:38 PM
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Hey, who's that really cool guy there at the end flying a plane over what looks like NYC? Hehehe kidding.. LOVE the octocopter, very cool. :-)

I can finally put up my own FPV entry! Please note that this was a first test and I was NOT flying by FPV (Flew by LOS only for this), but this is in fact my first successful step toward flying FPV and I'm not far from the real thing. This was a very big deal for me because I've only been flying RC LOS for just over a month, and so the first successful test of the FPV system means a whole lot.

Anyway... The plane is a Skyartec Skyfun, still mostly stock except for the ESC (A HobbyWing Pentium 40A waiting for a bigger motor) and some cutting I did to the foam to help with the FPV system layout. The VTX is an 800mW 1.3GHz model from New Gen Hobbies, and the camera is a KPC-DNR700 from Protection Depot. The video system is powered by the lighter Skyartec stock 1100 mAH lipo battery, and the avionics are powered by a Hot Power 1450 mAH lipo battery. I made my own camera to vtx cable that weighs only 3 grams, had to because the stock cabling made the plane unflyably heavy. Between using the lighter battery (first attempt used TWO 1450 mAH lipos) and the lighter cable system, I dropped about 90 grams (!) and made the entire system far more reliable.

So, here's a video showing all the key points of that day and the first successful flights after so many failures. Was I happy? OMG, you have no idea. I was THRILLED. :-)

Also, my apologies that the video isn't cleaner. I recorded at a lower bitrate than I should have, and my video editing program got super fussy about my format so I had to transcode and took some losses as a result. Next time I'll encode it way higher, not sure what I was thinking by limiting myself.

All comments appreciated!

First Successful Skyfun FPV System Flight Test, 12-8-10 (14 min 49 sec)


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Old Dec 09, 2010, 05:04 PM
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Rick... That poor plane took some beating ! what a nice place to fly from, mind you this looks like a muggers paradise ! be careful out there
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Old Dec 09, 2010, 05:24 PM
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I've wanted to fpv my Skyfun for a long time but love it so much didn't want to risk wrecking it.

I think you could def go lighter on the video system battery to reduce weight. Probably 300- 400 mah would do. Or you could try a Sander style filte and go with a single battery.
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