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Old Aug 18, 2012, 09:58 PM
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So, after all I saw and learned I had my first FPV maiden today. Just a basic set up consisting of a CCD killer camera, 5.8 GHZ Tx and Fatshark Dominators with built in Rx.
I put this on my Quad with a GoPro that just goes along for the ride.

I had my wife spot and I explained her how to spot and what information I need from her. She did a great job... really.
So, the maiden went OK. No damage to anything. What I learned is that FPV isn't as easy as you guys made it look. With a very basic set-up the Field of View is narrow which makes it hard to tell how far away from things you are and how high up you are.
Its gonna take some getting use to. I might just hook the Rx up to a small LCD until I get comfortable with FPV.
Congrats OZ.

On a side note: Josh Maidened his Tri-copter tonight..... it will go FPV soon as a few more bugs are worked out.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Got a new Dragonlink V2, ZII, and a 2.4GHz video system! No more waiting for 1.28 to be open next year!!
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 10:33 PM
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nice!
The skills to judge your location and distance from home get better with each flight.
Yep, the first couple of flights are really nerve wrecking. After a few flights you will get more comfortable.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 10:47 PM
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Got a new Dragonlink V2, ZII, and a 2.4GHz video system! No more waiting for 1.28 to be open next year!!
I'm going with something in between
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 10:49 PM
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Oz....you gonna have it with you at HHAEFI ? Ive got a couple of FPV quads that Im bringing down.
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Old Sep 04, 2012, 07:35 PM
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FPV friendly event

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Old Sep 24, 2012, 01:05 PM
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why is this still a sticky? been months past and just for a local event most of us on here aren't involved in

maybe make the 'show us your FPV multicopter a sticky instead?????
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 01:25 PM
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why is this still a sticky? been months past and just for a local event most of us on here aren't involved in

maybe make the 'show us your FPV multicopter a sticky instead?????
I didnt make it a sticky,and I dont know how to make it un-sticky...
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:46 PM
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why is this still a sticky? been months past and just for a local event most of us on here aren't involved in

maybe make the 'show us your FPV multicopter a sticky instead?????
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Fixing to announce the 2013 event here on RCG--- I know Im a slacker
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