Originally Posted by timnilson
I am planning a Zephyr FPV build and ordered my 54" kit from ritewingrc.com. I am a fan of Trappy's videos and set-up and have studied his builds. Trappy places the GoPro to the side of his FPV flying cam, which results in the HD recordings showing part of his wing and the FPV cam. I am thinking of building it differently -- my idea is to stack both the FPV cam and the GoPro on top of each other (see the pictures). Has anyone tried this approach? The FPV cam I am thinking about is the HQ550, which is tiny (23mm x 23mm). The Zephyr wing must be at least 1 3/4 inches thick (not sure as I don't have the kit yet).
The attached 3d renders are just quick and dirty... obviously a LE is not flat
The 3d rendered images assumes a wing thickness of 1 3/4", FPV cam of 23mm x 23mm, and uses the actual GoPro dimensions. We will also not be using any pan or tilt for either cam.
Has anyone tried this approach? Can it work? Will the GoPro clear over the nose of the plane? What do you think?
With the rounded nose of the Zeph, I don't think you will be able to embed the FPV cam that nicely. Also, as soon as you land on anything irregular (or land abruptly
), you are going to bash the FPV camera to bits.
On mine, the FPV camera is going to be installed right next to the GoPro (GoPro on the right, FPV cam on left if you are looking from the back), so the lenses are as close as possible. Don't over-think it.