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Posted by turbinefancy | Oct 16, 2021 @ 02:24 AM | 28,118 Views
Over the years, many fellow RC pilots have asked me where I get my pan & tilts. I assume many would like to fly scale HT FPV like I do, but commonly available P & T's all seem to have obvious faults. So for my 2021 new year resolution, I set out to develop and produce one for sale that solves all the common faults. After much delay, I have achieved that goal!

Introducing Motionsic B.A.G. (BadAss Gimbal) - the most practical pan & tilt making head-tracking FPV easy!

Designed for use with DJI FPV Air Unit camera and FPV cameras 20mm width or smaller including Caddx Air Unit, Nebula Pro, Polar, etc. it fits easily under most RC plane canopies 40” wingspan and up. Can also be installed on RC cars, crawlers, boats, or copters for use with a head-tracker to give realistic in-cockpit visual experience.

Attributes:

Compact - fits under most RC plane canopies, needs only cylindrical space 40mm diameter, 50mm tall for full movement with the FPV camera

Easy to install - use included screws and nuts to affix camera and platform to plane in minutes

Smooth/precise movement - includes 2x all-metal gear, digital, premium ball-bearing servos made by Savx in Taiwan (compare with sh0257mg, $35 retail each). https://www.savoxusa.com/products/sa...hnical-details

Check six for bandits - custom servos allow the camera to pan 280 to see 360 (with camera field of view), tilt up 80 down 45

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Posted by turbinefancy | Sep 24, 2021 @ 10:36 AM | 15,919 Views
FPV precision formation practice flying figure 8 in two identical RC EDF jets - E-flite Viper 90

Plane: E-flite Viper 90mm EDF Jet
RC TX: Tandem X20S
Stabilizer: Hobby Eagle A3 Super 3 V2
FPV Gear: DJI FPV Goggle V1, Air Unit, Camera
Head-Tracker: Aerocali Wireless HT, PARA enabled
Pan & Tilt Camera Mount: Motionsic BAG - BadAss Gimbal

#FPVjet #FPVformation #headtrackingFPV #MotionsicBAG

E-flite Viper 90 FPV Figure 8 Formation (2 min 38 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Sep 07, 2021 @ 07:51 PM | 19,827 Views
Flying head-tracking DJI FPV in formation with a scratch-built 1:3 giant-scale T-38 twin 120mm EDF jet by Corsair Nut at Warbirds & Classics 2021 event; including aerobatic clips of T-38 from a separate flight.

FPV Escort for 1:3 Scale T-38 Jet (6 min 51 sec)


Chase Plane: Freewing Mig-29, Twin 80mm EDF jet, 6s
FPV equipment: DJI FPV goggles and air unit combo V1
Head-tracker: Fatshark Trinity External HT module
Pan & tilt: Motionsic BAG (BadAss Gimbal)
Camera: RunCam 4K, Iphone 12 Max
Field: Bob Swenson Memorial Field, OCMA, Black Star Field

#DJIFPV #FPVjet #FPVformation #headtrackingFPV
Posted by turbinefancy | Jul 02, 2021 @ 04:41 PM | 9,464 Views
Trying to recreate flying experience from inside the cockpit of a Zero fighter, doing aerobatics and mock strafing using head-tracking FPV camera and scale functional Ravi 16 reflector sight in a FMS Zero (1400mmvspan). I also dubbed authentic Zero engine sound from the only flying Zero with original powerplant in the world at Planes of Fame Museum at Chino, CA. Enjoy!

FPV Flying in Taiwan: Strafing Yi-Jiang Bridge? (6 min 24 sec)


It's worth noting how real trucks appear so small in the gun sight. There's hardly any time to aim from the time that the trucks are visible. My Zero was going maybe around 40 mph in the gliding turn. I can't imagine how tiny a ground target would appear in a real WW 2 fighter going at 2~300 mph from much farther away

Ps. Field safety rules and local RC/drone regulations were observed in this flight.
Posted by turbinefancy | Jun 10, 2021 @ 12:06 PM | 19,182 Views
Using the trapezoidal shape as runway edge appears in FPV while flying final approach to gauge whether one is too high, too low, or just right:

How to Land in FPV using Runway Geometry (9 min 38 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | May 26, 2021 @ 06:23 PM | 23,720 Views
Pattern flying from conventional line of sight perspective is easy to tell orientation, but flying from scale pilot perspective require different references to keep the pattern precise. This videos shows flying precision aerobatics using head-tracking FPV like a fighter pilot would see.

Mig-29 Jet Head Tracking FPV Aerobatics (5 min 28 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | May 19, 2021 @ 03:20 PM | 37,667 Views
Drilling down on fundamentals to ensure long life on a sweet head-tracking FPV rig. 8 touch and goes to see how precise I can land a greaser on runway centerline. Enjoy!

Freewing Mig 29 Head Tracking FPV Landing Drills (7 min 37 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Dec 27, 2020 @ 04:50 AM | 17,831 Views
Rare air to air F-14 Tomcat formation frontal shots flown using head-tracker DJI FPV.

RC Jet Piloting from Cockpit! F-14 FPV Formation Practice (6 min 57 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Nov 08, 2020 @ 01:28 PM | 16,726 Views
Rare front views of Freewing F-14 Tomcat chasing my FW T-33 camera ship. Both were flown using DJI FPV with head-tracking to stay in formation. Impressive flying by my bud Alex keeping up with me through loops and barrel roll!

FPV RC Jet F-14 Tomcat in Pursuit (3 min 32 sec)


Alexs video:

Tomcat on my six (4 min 27 sec)
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Posted by turbinefancy | Sep 18, 2020 @ 04:55 PM | 12,286 Views
We all have airframes that have not been flown a while. Maybe its outdated, under powered or just isnt as flashy as the latest and greatest. But flying one from the cockpit perspective can make you giddy like kid again, even with the butterfly in the stomach feeling of learning to fly all over - with Head-tracking high definition FPV.

Cobra Jet FPV Aerobatics with Head Tracker (4 min 46 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Sep 05, 2020 @ 04:55 AM | 14,798 Views
Challenging myself to fly precision aerobatics using head-tracking FPV from inside the cockpit of Freewing T-33 EDF Jet with ground reference and potential audience in mind to position maneuvers. Enjoy!

Head Tracker DJI FPV Jet Aerobatics (3 min 54 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Aug 24, 2020 @ 10:19 AM | 14,213 Views
Sharing my recent flights practicing FPV formation loops and such in FW T-33's with drone chase views. Enjoy!

2 RC FPV Jets Looping - Drone Chase (4K) (6 min 58 sec)


Short drone chase only edit:

RC Jet Formation Landing Chase (4K) (2 min 39 sec)
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Posted by turbinefancy | Jul 25, 2020 @ 08:01 PM | 16,036 Views
Flying Freewing T-33 jet FPV formation with my friend Alex (his video). It takes some forethought, patience to fly smooth lead. Great fun! Watch in 4K on large screen
video credit: AeroCali

How to fly an RC JET in FPV (3 min 32 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Jun 24, 2020 @ 10:59 AM | 14,061 Views
We tried something new again, flying FPV formation with 3 planes this time. Well, lead T-34 flew line off sight carrying a 360 camera, while 2x T-33 flew head-tracking FPV in echelon formation.
FPV view:
Head-tracking FPV 3 RC Plane Formation - 2x T-33 and 1x T-34 (5 min 6 sec)


360 cam view from lead looking back:
T34 Formation with T-33 (6 min 35 sec)
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Posted by turbinefancy | Jun 21, 2020 @ 12:02 PM | 20,944 Views
Like working out, its better to have a partner to urge one along skill advancement. Same with formation flying. I love formation practice with my buddy Alex. Its early yet in our training. We will get tighter as we progress...

Freewing T-33 Jet FPV Formation Training with Headtracker (5 min 17 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Jun 05, 2020 @ 03:39 AM | 16,009 Views
I just setup a new DJI Digital FPV system on my old Taft Cobra Jet. Also improved looks of the instrument panel using pictures from a real F-5E cockpit. Heres A training flight showcasing how well the DJI FPV camera handle low light situations.

Cobra RC Jet FPV Training (4 min 5 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Feb 06, 2020 @ 11:05 AM | 19,894 Views
Landing practice in a friends L-39 EDF jet using DJI FPV w/ head tracker The visuals are absolutely stunning. Best viewed on large screen:

Perfecting DJI FPV Jet Landings (5 min 53 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Jan 28, 2020 @ 02:41 PM | 28,640 Views
My friend Alex invited me to fly his FW L-39 setup with DJI HD FPV system as chase plane as he flies a FW F-14. It was an eye opening experience, since I am not used to the speed flying FPV in jets. And the DJI FPV visuals are gorgeous. My fingers could not stop shaking the whole flight, so exhilarating! I will need to setup one for my own.

Feast your eyes in 1080P on large screen. The visuals are stunning. Near miss at 2:00....

DJI FPV F-14 Tomcat Jet Chase (4 min 38 sec)

Posted by turbinefancy | Jan 14, 2020 @ 03:52 PM | 19,484 Views
Even when starting from an advantageous position at the Tomcat's six o'clock. Trying to keep the reticle steady on target for a couple of seconds is not easy. The outcome is all but certain. Or is it?

FPV Dogfight: Spitfire vs F-14 Tomcat (7 min 5 sec)