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Old Apr 17, 2012, 04:02 PM
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My first FVP flight with my DJI F550 hexacopter going out of LOS

I've had about 5 flights trying FPV just hovering around me trying to get used to it.
This morning I did my first flight where I couldn't see it anymore if I had to take the goggles off.
Very scary but WAY COOl.
It's really hard to gauge altitude, I should have my Dragon+v2 all installed tonight and I think that will make it a lot easier to FPV.

I have a Radian Pro that's only flown once, that it might be cool to try FPV on that thing but I'm sure it would be harder. I really like the fact that if I get confused I just let go of the sticks and the hexacopter just hovers.

http://youtu.be/FOg1ILOsZeI
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Jasper...what equipment are you using for your FPV?
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Just a REALLY OLD (5yr) 900-CCTV RX and a 900mhz 800mw TX from Range Video and KX191 camera.
Vuzix 920 goggles that (I REALLY like) with the light shield
The video is form my Contour GPS helmet camera.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Awesome, thanks for posting.

I find the hardest thing with a quad is knowing when you are actually hovering and not drifting. In a plane the constant forward motion really helps you to keep oriented. When I try to hover I usually go backwards but since I use a WKM I just let go of the sticks and rely on the gps hold to keep me in one spot.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 06:36 PM
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thanks for posting that...im looking at getting into FPV and using multirotor...i already built a semi large quad(650 size) and just recently put together a bluesky spider quad that i will probably use as my FPV ship...

the FPV equipment i have found to be semi confusing to put together...
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 07:07 PM
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Awesome, thanks for posting.

I find the hardest thing with a quad is knowing when you are actually hovering and not drifting. In a plane the constant forward motion really helps you to keep oriented. When I try to hover I usually go backwards but since I use a WKM I just let go of the sticks and rely on the gps hold to keep me in one spot.
I think when I get the OSD going it will help drift when hovering. I'll see how many feet away I am from myself and I'm hoping that will make it easier to stay in one spot while hovering.

While hovering FPV over the windy weekend, I was about 10ft up and just kept getting further and further away. I was getting disoriented so I just lowered the throttle and let it land about 75 feet away from me. I'm hoping I'll be able to control that with the OSD.
Also, I have landing gear on the way and I know that if I have to land and can't see it, it's probably going to tip over when it lands and ruin a few of the Graupners.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 08:26 PM
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Not really sure an OSD will help with hovering?

Can you see the two front props through your FPV camera? I use these by keeping them level with the horizon just as you would an artificial horizon indicator and I can keep a pretty good hover going with this method.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 08:35 PM
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I can see the arms and props from the FPV camera view.
I just thought an OSD would help with drifting in the wind.
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