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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:20 AM
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First time fpv1 need help with set up.

Hi well i decided to give fpv a shot! i love rc planes and love my stryker! so i decided to start building it...I wana have ur opinion if im putting this together the right way!

trying to do 5 + miles set up!

futaba 9c w/dragon link tx/rx and osd with gps and return home

motor:TURNIGY AerodriveXp TR35-30-B

plane= batt 2200mh 3s for short flights and 5000mh nanotech for long range.

video= batt 800mh 3s

TURNIGY 3A UBEC w/ Noise Reduction

Esc 40 hk

TR1012 Combo Set Receiver +Transmitter 1.2Ghz 1000mW - Lawmate

1.2 GHz 13 dBi Yagi Antenna

1.3GHz Inverted Vee Antenna

WDR600 Very High Resolution OSD Color Camera 550 Lines SONYŽ Super HAD II NTSC

CUSHCRAFT 440-460 MHZ RATING 500 watts Antenna

Retractable 20' ft pole maunted on my truck for the antennas + (my truck has a 6inc lift w/big tires)

laptop with usb for video and recording
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:40 AM
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I cant comment as your pics are too SMALL
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 10:05 AM
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The 13dBi yagi antenna is very directional. excellent for 10 miles. If you're going to fly around yourself you'll need a buddy pointing the antenna directly on the plane. It's once you start flying a mile out that the yagi can be set at one spot untouched. Patch antennas are good for flying within 2-4 miles because you can just set them in the direction you're flying without having to point them all the time.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 11:10 AM
Don't disturb the pilot !!!
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+1 to what sim_io said!


I also have a Stryker and I must tell you this: Be sure to put some up elevator when launching this baby because of the added weight, even if your CG is on the spot, they have a strong tendency to nose down before being able to get enough airspeed! What I've done it use the flap switch programmed to have some up elevator, once in the air I just flip it back to its original position.

I really enjoyed the Stryker for a while but now I've move to bigger planes that do have more rooms for FPV gear.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Yes, i was told the stryker can get a bit heavy for take off with fpv gear,my solucion is to use the bungi cord from my edf evader.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 02:02 PM
Houba ! Houba !!
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I have mine, on FPV...
I kept it dead simple no osd, nothing special. I am hoping to go cloud busting and on plane pursuit..

you say you are going to shoehorn a 5000 battery in it ? I would love to see that !.. It will fly like a brick.

Mine flies on a 2200 battery and if I an conservative on the throttle I get easy 15min with it.

I would seriously recommend a bigger and steadier plane for long distance. the Stryker is quite stable and easy to fly but it needs to be flown all the way specially if it is overweight.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 02:06 PM
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I'd start on something much slower for your first plane, after I crashed my Roo I went to a very light wing to learn on, much more enjoyable and impossible to break.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 02:47 PM
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Yeah the 5000 might b heavy for the stryker,the long range will be with my pheonix 2000 glider with the 5000,i should be ok with 10 minutes on the 2200 batt on the stryker.
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 02:49 PM
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My first FPV plane is a Slow Stick. No OSD, no GPS, no pan and tilt.

After reading the forum for months it was my conclusion that slow and basic is the best way to start out. If you have bad range or video quality you will have 100 possible causes with all those components.

JM2C
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:10 PM
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did u try anything bigger then a 2200mh on a stryker?
Where should i put the Ferrite rings and how many?
THANKS
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:19 PM
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Rod....

how do you fly 5miles and back with that that Stryker?

I had one and it couldn't carry a bigger mah Lipo....
but it was fun as heck screwing around the field FPV'ing....

I definitely did not go more than 1mile due to the fact
that I could only get 9minutes of flying with it.... (3s 2200mah)
and 9 oz of FPV gear....
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Old Mar 10, 2011, 09:28 PM
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NO i never flew the stryker with fpv gear,when i bought all my fpv gear i knew i wanted to b abel to fly over 5 miles,after i get use to flying close with the stryker i wana pass all the gear to my pheonix2000 glider fron hk.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 02:45 PM
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anybody has a stryker to c how they set it up?
THANKS
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 10:30 PM
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ready

So here it is! im ready for first flight after all the fpv gear.
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Old Jun 22, 2011, 04:31 PM
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I have mine, on FPV...
I kept it dead simple no osd, nothing special. I am hoping to go cloud busting and on plane pursuit..

you say you are going to shoehorn a 5000 battery in it ? I would love to see that !.. It will fly like a brick.

Mine flies on a 2200 battery and if I an conservative on the throttle I get easy 15min with it.

I would seriously recommend a bigger and steadier plane for long distance. the Stryker is quite stable and easy to fly but it needs to be flown all the way specially if it is overweight.
Well i did it! fpv stryker flyes awsome!!!!!!
fpv stryker up up.AVI (0 min 29 sec)
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