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Old Feb 12, 2011, 06:17 PM
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RC Bomb drop with onboard bomb cam.

Heres a unique video I just made. I'd imagine this is been done before, but I searched youtube, and here, and didn't find anything, so I figured I would share.

RC Bomb Drop onboard cam. Dropping camera from over 800 feet from airplane. Destroying Camera. (0 min 29 sec)
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 06:31 PM
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That's pretty slick, made me a bit dizzy though.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 06:38 PM
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Cool how you can tell exactly where it's going to land when it starts spinning.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 07:19 PM
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Super cool... now add some servos and gyros to the bomb's fins and you can counter the rotation.

Next up - IR sensors on the nose than can steer towards an IR LED on the ground... Yeah baby; a $1.95 laser guided hobby!

Jeff
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 08:05 PM
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Super cool... now add some servos and gyros to the bomb's fins and you can counter the rotation.

Next up - IR sensors on the nose than can steer towards an IR LED on the ground... Yeah baby; a $1.95 laser guided hobby!

Jeff
IR sensor under sunlight... the bomb will go crazy!
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 08:11 PM
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Nope... You encode the IR diode... Just pulse it at a set freq and look for it with a PIC...

er.... that's toy bomb mister!
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 08:21 PM
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Super cool... now add some servos and gyros to the bomb's fins and you can counter the rotation.

Next up - IR sensors on the nose than can steer towards an IR LED on the ground... Yeah baby; a $1.95 laser guided hobby!

Jeff

Laser designated air strike for fpv
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 08:43 PM
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Is it the HK bomb?
Looked funny .
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 01:27 PM
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Katabatic: Even though it is spiraling, it still goes straight down (well pretty straight, the wind still blows it)

Workshop: I'm guessing you were joking about the gyros, but that's actually not such a bad idea. I do plan on doing this again in the future and doing it even better, and from higher, and want to eliminate the spirals.

The laser guided idea is a pretty cool one too, I might give that 20 years though and wait till pre-made laser guided systems come in stock on hobbyking.

Bernie1973: Wasn't the HK bomb, just a homemade one from a paper towel tube, with the tip of a nerf football for the nose, (actually squeezed and crammed it inside the tube to make it more dense and heavy), and cardboard fins which were actually put on as straight as possible, not sure why it spiraled so fast.
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 02:34 PM
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Not joking... I've used gyros for fin stabilization and it works. The cool thing is you only need one to correct roll.

The "laser guided" is pretty simple. One can buy simple light following robot kits at any electronics store (my 12yr old daughter soldered up one and played with it for a week before the fun wore off). The idea is the same just refined with some PIC code and a fast processor (Adrino, etc.).

Brigham Young published their targeting efforts with video using software contrast studies. They were smacking a ground target from a half a mile away with a foamie just using video and 2D math. Wicked simple for today's college student... In fact, I bet the first "targeting OSD" to aid in air chase video is now in the minds of thousands of youth as you read this.

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Old Feb 13, 2011, 02:40 PM
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 02:46 PM
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Super cool... now add some servos and gyros to the bomb's fins and you can counter the rotation.

Next up - IR sensors on the nose than can steer towards an IR LED on the ground... Yeah baby; a $1.95 laser guided hobby!

Jeff

wow that's should be a very cool project. I imagine my F-16 with guide rocket. Miss time to try all the possibilties.
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 02:47 PM
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I kinda did the same but with a parachute

It was one of my first videos


Parachute Drop (1 min 55 sec)
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 03:22 PM
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Foamie tracking tent...

I can't find the video... It was of a college group targeting a camping tent that was painted black and white. The video software was able to lock on to the tent. I first saw it on RSG about three years ago but I can't find it now.

Cool video and shows what was possible a few years ago.

Jeff

*barf* - that's what I said when you put your foot on that gator mate!
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 08:27 PM
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iacei: sweet video. I also plan to do that with a parachute one day. Where i'm at though, a nice baseball field is about the biggest open area you can find, A 1mph wind would probably take it away.

The homing missles could definitely be fun, especially if you put the targeting beacon on a hard hat, strap it on your buddy, and tell him to run.
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