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Old May 27, 2011, 01:31 PM
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For the y harness, there are premade cutouts where the wings come together that is just big enough to fit in the connectors there.

For the esc, I have mine velcroed behind the servos, in the fuse.

The rx I have on the side, where the servos are inside the fuse. It's a tight fit but works out just fine for me.
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Old May 27, 2011, 05:24 PM
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I agree, I hate FPVing when all you can see is the sky. My cameras are usually pointed at a pretty good angle too, when I hold it level only about 1/3 of the screen is sky.

Here you go:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMiA2tCurl4

Check out more pics and vids of FPV Floaters here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1439864
Thanks for the photo of the camera mounted in the floater. To the uninitiated it would seem easy - just point the camera down more to see more ground but you need to get the right lens, the right distance from the nose for the camera, the right height of the camera on the body of the plane for the distance from the nose etc etc.

I had a small 1 gram camera on the front of the motor pod but it was too far back. Anyway thanks again and for that link with some different options.

Good latest video also.
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Old May 28, 2011, 11:41 AM
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For the y harness, there are premade cutouts where the wings come together that is just big enough to fit in the connectors there.
Not on mine.......

I made the cut in the fuse bigger and was able to pull the connectors thru. I did a bit of surgery on the belly. I cut a piece out of the belly of the fuse. Mounted the ESC behind the servos and glued and taped the belly back together. Have the receiver mounted just fore of the servos. Used a prop adapter to mount the prop. With a 2200mA Lipo, CG is right in the middle of the spar. Just waiting for a calm day for maiden flight........

I may get a 'hatch' like the one used on the Radian and modify the belly so I can have better acces to things.
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Old May 28, 2011, 01:48 PM
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Still don't have the connectors, but am trying to get everything else ready. I have searched this thread many times. Where do most peeps put the ESC and the RX? Also, what do you do with that Y-cable? I've put velcro on the wings, but I can tell they don't fit properly because of the connectors for the Y-cable.

The ESC is the stock Aoxan 25A and the Rx is a AR600. And how do you fasten them so thet aren't flopping around?

The 2200 Zippy's seem to fit fine. Nice and snug.
RedStarArmy has a good solution for where to put the ESC. Also, an easy way to get the Y cable into the plane is to use a small amout of thread or fishing line. Run it down through the slot in the fuse before you mount the wings. Pull it out the front, put a loop around the RX connector on the Y harness and pull it through. Works pretty easy for those tight spaces.

Pull each Y connector out the channel as you fit each side of the wing in place, save the ro covers for last. I used GWS glue to put the whole thing together and it's rock solid.
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I like it Firepower. I might try that again one of these days. I built an FPV Slow Stick about 5 years ago. It was a blast flying beyond visual but not as easy people might think.

I still have all of my camera and transmitter/receiver stuff so I just might get it out.

I use a 2.4 GHZ system and have a 1 watt transmitter. I also use 4, 10 element yagi antennas on the receiver, with 45 degree diversity on two of them, that reduces fading when the airplanes attitude changes. We also included GPS overlay in the video window.

The picture is just camera and transmitter but there is a seperate battery/power supply board and also a GPS receiver. All of this is in a small plastic housing.
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Old May 29, 2011, 01:22 AM
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I like it Firepower. I might try that again one of these days. I built an FPV Slow Stick about 5 years ago. It was a blast flying beyond visual but not as easy people might think.

I still have all of my camera and transmitter/receiver stuff so I just might get it out.

I use a 2.4 GHZ system and have a 1 watt transmitter. I also use 4, 10 element yagi antennas on the receiver, with 45 degree diversity on two of them, that reduces fading when the airplanes attitude changes. We also included GPS overlay in the video window.

The picture is just camera and transmitter but there is a separate battery/power supply board and also a GPS receiver. All of this is in a small plastic housing.
Yeh - have another go with it. A while back I bought a new slowstick off someone for $20 but sold it to my mate for the same price.

After I sold it I saw a lot of people put FPV stuff on slowsticks and it probably would have been good for me to start with as it flies slow and gives you a bit more time to react.

Good stuff. Dig out the antennas again.
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Old May 29, 2011, 11:45 AM
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i'm buying the parts for my axn floater. i already have bought the batteries(ZIPPY Flightmax 2200mAh 3S1P 20C), servos and ESC. Now i'll buy the battery charger, i saw that two in hobbyking:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7523
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11444

If you have experience with this i want to know what you advise.

(sorry my english)
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Old May 29, 2011, 11:53 AM
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i'm buying the parts for my axn floater. i already have bought the batteries(ZIPPY Flightmax 2200mAh 3S1P 20C), servos and ESC. Now i'll buy the battery charger, i saw that two in hobbyking:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7523
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11444

If you have experience with this i want to know what you advise.

(sorry my english)
They are both good. I have a similar one that has built in AC power supply. You will need to draw power to the charger from a power supply or a car battery
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Old May 29, 2011, 11:56 AM
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i'll use a power source from PC
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i'll use a power source from pc
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Old May 29, 2011, 06:10 PM
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i'm buying the parts for my axn floater. i already have bought the batteries(ZIPPY Flightmax 2200mAh 3S1P 20C), servos and ESC. Now i'll buy the battery charger, i saw that two in hobbyking:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7523
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11444

If you have experience with this i want to know what you advise.

(sorry my english)
The most bang for the buck IMO is this one:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7028
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Old May 29, 2011, 06:40 PM
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The most bang for the buck IMO is this one:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=7028
AJ
Have you already tested it? or knows someone tested?
Thanks for your opinion
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Old May 29, 2011, 06:58 PM
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Have you already tested it? or knows someone tested?
Thanks for your opinion
Yes. I have tested it extensively. I am sure I have charged over 500 LiPos on the ones shown. I generally use 7-8 LiPo's on a flying day - which is about 5-6 days a week (weather permitting) Buy it. You will love it. I think you are already going to use a computer power supply.
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Old May 29, 2011, 07:36 PM
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I bought this bateries http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=6306 should i buy any connectors when buy the charger?
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Old May 29, 2011, 08:27 PM
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I bought this bateries http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=6306 should i buy any connectors when buy the charger?
Nope. But, it would be a good idea to have a handful of THESE on hand for future use as required.
Oh. If you are going to stay in the hobby for a while, THIS is a MUST have item.
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