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Old Feb 24, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Broke my records on ground distance too, got out just shy of half mile today (Or 1km for you metric lovers )
What radio are you using?
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 04:58 PM
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What radio are you using?
Walkera Devo 8 2.4Ghz, with rx801 receiver. (And I do not have a lo-pass filter on either yet).
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Walkera Devo 8 2.4Ghz, with rx801 receiver. (And I do not have a lo-pass filter on either yet).
Cool, thanks.
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Steve, what time do you want to go flying on Sunday??
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 05:14 AM
FPV! and nothing else matters.
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Steve, what time do you want to go flying on Sunday??
can we come too ?
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 06:32 AM
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My first real FPV flight, im very happy
I am using the sky-rf 5.8GHz tx/rx and PZ0420 camera from SC2000.
Dunno what happened to the youtube audioswap music, meh it may end up working.

Bixler FPV at Corra Lyn - second flight (4 min 44 sec)
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 11:11 AM
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very nice dude !

is this is the output of your video stream or a camera on board ?
what is the power of the vtx ?
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 02:14 PM
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very nice dude !

is this is the output of your video stream or a camera on board ?
what is the power of the vtx ?
Cheers mate! Yea its the video stream, I'm very very happy with quality, colours look dull but its summer here so all the grass is dead.
My vtx is the 5.8GHz 200mW sky-rf.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 02:19 PM
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My first real FPV flight, im very happy
I am using the sky-rf 5.8GHz tx/rx and PZ0420 camera from SC2000.
Dunno what happened to the youtube audioswap music, meh it may end up working.

http://youtu.be/Daxe527F1n4
Wow amazing clarity for vTX stream...
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Wow amazing clarity for vTX stream...
It's those circular polarized antennas and that camera is very nice for only 50 odd dollars. Are you using 5.8? I could read back lol, but its awkward on my phone lol
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 05:47 AM
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Flew another FPV flight today, on dusk in a lot of wind. Im hooked
Just out of interest, what is everyone's flying weight (AUW) of their bix/ss? Could you post weight and setup?

I just weighed mine on an old school set of scales and it came in at roughly 850g, which im very happy with! Still glides like a champ.
Has a 2200mAh for both motor and vtx, 5.8GHz vtx, camera and pan/tilt. Plane has an extra rod in wing spar, and a rod along fuse and in both tail surfaces.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 06:11 AM
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what was the range on that flight ? the video is crystal clear ...
i am amazed
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 06:30 AM
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what was the range on that flight ? the video is crystal clear ...
i am amazed
I got to about 700m over ground, I guess ~200m above ground (wide angle lens makes the altitude seem huge!).
Looking at going further (of course!) but unsure of the limitations of my Turnigy 9X transmitter. I have had a more basic flysky radio out to 1500m when I lost my bixler, and when reviewing the video I still had control of plane. But I don't doubt the video will out-do that.
On that topic, anyone successfully used a booster for a 2.4GHz radio? Is it worthwhile?
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 06:46 AM
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i use it.

i just completed a successful 1300 metes flight.
i was in a very noisy environment at 900 mhz (my video system ) so i was afraid to go to much away. hate to loose control over a high way or a neighborhood ...

but i will try better next time.

1300 m FPV (2 min 19 sec)
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Love it - especially the background music!
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