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Old Mar 11, 2011, 09:15 AM
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Latest FPV Tricopter with video *Just added crash video

My new tricopter...

It flies VERY stable and predictable, and takes EXCELLENT unobstructed HD footage

I am already working on V2 which uses Ardupilot Mega + GPS for completely autonomous flight and high intensity LED strips instead of the traditional navigation lights. I would like to put a pan/tilt system to control the camera separately while going from waypoint to waypoint.
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Old Mar 11, 2011, 09:18 AM
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Here is the video. I have since worked out all the vibrations and the video quality is even better. Recorded 720 at 60fps.

Build information is at the end of the video.. WATCH IN HD

Homemade UAV FPV Tri-Rotor Helicopter HD Aerial Video Platform (4 min 32 sec)
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 07:53 AM
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Good work, nice build!
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 01:39 PM
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nice frame
what size props and what battery?
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 09:27 AM
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Thanks guys!

The props are GWS 9047 and the battery is 3s 2200mah(I use my TREX 450 Batteries)

I've had two "hard landings" on this rig.. it is very resilient. Here is my crash vid:

FPV Tricopter Flight and Two Crashes (5 min 3 sec)
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