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Old Jan 19, 2008, 03:09 AM
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hey im new and have some well maybe unusuall questions

hello, ive been wondering for awhile now what it would be like to fly an rc plane, but you see, i dont want a normal plane. I think it would be cool if you could like put like some type of a live video camera into the nose of the plane that you could hook up to your computer or a tv so that when you fly it, you could be like sitting inside just flying it from your tv. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions about this that would be awsum. Thnx :P
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 03:27 AM
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It's already been done.

A camera was mounted on a two axis mount on the aircraft. A two axis gyro was attached to a set of virtual reality goggles and slaved to the two channels controlling the camera mount. When the flyer turned his head, the camera was synchronized to the movement and the image was transmitted in real time to the VR goggles.

What he saw was essentially the same as if he had been sitting in the plane and he flew accordingly.
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Old Jan 19, 2008, 04:16 AM
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There are plenty of people doing that sort of thing. That's why there's a whole forum about just that subject. Have a look at Video Piloting http://www.rcgroups.com/video-piloting-fpv-rpv-469/

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Old Jan 19, 2008, 03:17 PM
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There are also folks doing this on the aerial photography forum. I believe they use old suv tv screens. They run on 12 volts. l
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Old Jan 21, 2008, 10:31 AM
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Look them up. They even have head tracking system with on board pan tilt cams.
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