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Old Aug 22, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Thoughts on FPV pods for the Easystar

DIY Drones just came out with a new pod for FPV (and UAV) on the EasyStar.
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Several things I really like about it is there is ample room for all the other gear I eventually want to get. It's light and, most importantly, it allows you to look down.
Until today I had my eye on the ReadyMade Pod.
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I do like the look of it more, but you don't see that while flying.

What I haven't found yet is a set up that will allow me to look 180 degrees in all directions. Though I believe both could be modified to so. If I want do modify something, it would seem wood is easier to play with than plastic, though perhaps it's a wash.

Both cost about $40 and neither come with servos.

Thoughts?
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Here is my EZ* "pod:"







I've moved the vtx into the belly for a straight coax since these pics.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 04:50 PM
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DIY Drones just came out with a new pod for FPV (and UAV) on the EasyStar.
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Several things I really like about it is there is ample room for all the other gear I eventually want to get. It's light and, most importantly, it allows you to look down.
Until today I had my eye on the ReadyMade Pod.
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I do like the look of it more, but you don't see that while flying.

What I haven't found yet is a set up that will allow me to look 180 degrees in all directions. Though I believe both could be modified to so. If I want do modify something, it would seem wood is easier to play with than plastic, though perhaps it's a wash.

Both cost about $40 and neither come with servos.

Thoughts?
The DIY Drones pod looks like it is for the Micro Cameras. I'd be sure the camera you'll be using will work.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 04:53 PM
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 12:34 AM
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Readymaderc gopro pod for easy star gives me 180 in all directions with tx set at 150% travel.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 12:59 AM
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Readymade is geared and uses a standard servo for 180 degrees. With a servo stretcher you can do 360. That is my set up on a SW.
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