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Old Feb 06, 2012, 05:03 PM
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G'day Jim & Tim. Here is my entry...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4IcxmgfSjw

In an effort to save weight I fly an fpv quadcopter with the GoPro out of the protective case. I learnt to fly fpv with this thing so there have been a few mishaps along the way. But one particular crash cracked the lens as you can see from the video. I had a total video dropout (fpv pilots will know that sickly feeling), switched auto-level on, lowered the throttle but it was a bit too low which resulted in a nasty death flip onto gravel.

Somehow I think your LayerLens would have come in handy...
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 10:05 PM
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here is mine crash is at 3:37

FPV RiteWing Zephyr II ZII Low Flying and up to 8700 feet! (4 min 49 sec)
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 03:58 PM
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Hehe, some awesome GoPro wrecks here, great thread

I learnt the hard way to start using the protective case after scratching the stock lens beyond repair.

I'd only just started getting into FPV, and was my first couple of flights. Watch as I stupidly overshoot my landing, bounce off the pavement (sidewalk, to my american brethren) and mash the camera lens first into a kerb.

Sadly the GoPro was a write-off, and crumpled the front of the plane somewhat too. I bought another soon after, and now always take the hit of lugging the protective case into the skies. Shame it's so bloody heavy!

I eventually fixed up the broken GoPro with an aftermarket Sunex lens.

FPV - Crunch (0 min 47 sec)


To say I've learnt my lesson is an understatement... doesn't stop me clobbering it though! Here is my latest video where I gave it another whack on some frozen ice in the first couple of seconds:

Snowy Yorkshire Dales (3 min 5 sec)
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 04:05 PM
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This product was exactly what i've been looking for. I just ordered one hahaha
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 10:42 PM
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My shame and contest entry

This is my 4s Zeph, a couple failed launches and loss of orientation.

Respectfully Posted,
Scott
walks of shame.mov (1 min 1 sec)
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Heres my entry!
2:31 second video...crash at the very end. I was doing low passes with the Skywalker and getting closer with each pass. Put the plane in a shallow bank and dragged a wingtip. She cartwheeled and ejected the camera. Tore off the motor mount and horizontal stab, but a little hot glue and she was flying again.
Matt

Skywalker FPV Fast Low Flying and Crash (2 min 31 sec)
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 06:27 PM
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No spectacular carnage - but as you can see - the flight camera met its match.

Had to set it down quick...

Uncased GoPro at 54mph (0 min 43 sec)
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Here is what a tip stall looks like.

Chit... I've got way too many of these little mishaps.

Tip Stall (0 min 11 sec)
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Old Feb 08, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Great videos... keep them coming!!
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Crashing the Knurrus

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Old Feb 09, 2012, 04:14 PM
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Failure to Launch. (0 min 59 sec)
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 12:07 PM
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Here is my entry. Crashed my Knurrus Maximus wing.
http://vimeo.com/27914779

The RX went into failsafe just 3km out. Found out later that the new installed FPV camera caused to much interferences in the near by EzUHF RX and antennas. Problem solved with the antennas moved out to the wing tips.
bugger!, did you have any failsafe set?. Also, what FPV camera are you referring to?.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 01:31 PM
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Ouch!
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Old Feb 11, 2012, 05:09 AM
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Whoa, thats a good one! Poor camera
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