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Old Apr 06, 2012, 03:30 AM
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What's the cord coming out of the back of your plane?? Or is that an antenna??
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 03:40 AM
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What's the cord coming out of the back of your plane?? Or is that an antenna??
plug for video TX, non-fpv test flying without the expensive easy to damage stuff .

Tomorrow while at the field I will take lots of pics, and I am going to at least attach my 808 cam to the camera pan, I have my radio programmed to use rudder stick as pan control, and I can turn it off and on, as well as turn the rudder off and on, and use a trim tab as well :P so I will do atleast one good flight tomorrow with the pan synced to rudder and see how it turns out.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 04:53 AM
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again the weather was great, lunched my bixler in the air
Surprised with new antennas for fpv. works really good on long distances
Midlands coast. IRELAND (6 min 57 sec)
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 09:49 AM
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I spent 3 hours tearing through my SS trying to figure out why I have an intermittent glitch that is not powering up and initializing the ESC when I plug in the battery. I would touch some wires and it would jump to life. I replaced the stock ESC thinking it had a short and with the new ESC it started doing it again. I am suspecting the problem is my DragonLink Rx and/or antenna. I have two DL Rx's and the other one is in my Slow Stick with 5.8ghz video. I wanted to maiden the surfer this weekend but not until I figure out the problem. I do have a Corona 8ch 72mhz Rx on the way that I could put in the Slow Stick since it is a short range platform and use my good DL Rx in the Surfer.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 09:51 AM
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again the weather was great, lunched my bixler in the air
Surprised with new antennas for fpv. works really good on long distances
Smooth video! Nice.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 12:19 PM
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again the weather was great, lunched my bixler in the air
Surprised with new antennas for fpv. works really good on long distances
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ1BfZ6-5xQ
Great video - scenery, music, editing....well done
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 02:32 PM
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What kind of antennas are you using??
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 03:15 PM
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again the weather was great, lunched my bixler in the air
Surprised with new antennas for fpv. works really good on long distances
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ1BfZ6-5xQ

what weight is your setup with gopro?
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Bixler Test Flight (Trying to get FY31AP setup) (2 min 12 sec)


A test flight from today, my 808 cam keeps cutting off after a few minutes so it's only like 2 minutes.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 08:20 PM
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Beeping Bixler

This afternoon I strapped on my Kodak Zi8 Camera onto the Bixler and tossed it out for a flight. When I got home and looked at the footage I noticed some beeps coming from either the ESC or the RX.
At one point i lost control a little bit and luckily recovered! Just wanted to know if anyone knows if the beeping is due to being out of range, and if so wouldn't it make more sense to beep on the TX so you can hear it and not on the RX.

Here is a screenshot of Google maps that shows the approx distance was about 551m/1690ft . I am using the stock Hobby King TX and RX and read somewhere that the range on that is about 2000 meters in ideal conditions. I don't think I had "ideal" conditions but if the stated range is 2000m and I only got 500m is something wrong?

http://youtu.be/zTDt1P_aS38?hd=1
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 08:22 PM
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This afternoon I strapped on my Kodak Zi8 Camera onto the Bixler and tossed it out for a flight. When I got home and looked at the footage I noticed some beeps coming from either the ESC or the RX.
At one point i lost control a little bit and luckily recovered! Just wanted to know if anyone knows if the beeping is due to being out of range, and if so wouldn't it make more sense to beep on the TX so you can hear it and not on the RX.

Here is a screenshot of Google maps that shows the approx distance was about 551m/1690ft . I am using the stock Hobby King TX and RX and read somewhere that the range on that is about 2000 meters in ideal conditions. I don't think I had "ideal" conditions but if the stated range is 2000m and I only got 500m is something wrong?

http://youtu.be/zTDt1P_aS38?hd=1
Flying FPV? What frequency for video? 900mhz and 1.3mhz will cause a lot of interference and really lower your 2.4ghz range for RC, especially if you don't have an LC filter :P
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Not FPV as in video tx/rx this is a mini hd camera that is strapped on to the Bixler and flown LOS
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Not FPV as in video tx/rx this is a mini hd camera that is strapped on to the Bixler and flown LOS
You are flying in a somewhat populated area too which can have an effect. I would get a better radio :P
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Not FPV as in video tx/rx this is a mini hd camera that is strapped on to the Bixler and flown LOS
LOS at 1690 ft. Wow you have better eye site than me.

Does the ESC or Receiver manual say anything about warning sounds or beeps?

Maybe you were loosing connection and the beeps were from re-connecting.

As NoCalMatCat states. Something may have been interfering with the receiver signal.

I just watched the video and the low beeps sound like a low voltage warning I have heard before. Did you measure you battery voltage after you got back?
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 09:06 PM
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I measured the voltage on the pack and I had 11.54v on the pack after that flight. I may edit and post the video of me loosing control and doing a loop while trying to regain orientation on that last clip. I didn't realize how far I was until I measured it when I got back home. Either way i had to check my pants when it landed because i thought for sure I was gonna loose it in the lake!

As for getting a better radio that is all in the works. This is my first ever RC plane and after hours of practice on RealFlight Sim and a few crashes on the Bixler I think i have a grip on flying this thing. Next step is FPV gear and a better radio system. maybe a 72mhz.. reccomendations?
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