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Posted by glassfox | Jul 27, 2010 @ 10:29 AM | 4,996 Views
FOXTECH FH-10Z RC controled zoom cam night vision (2 min 22 sec)

i made this video to show how FH-10Z performs in extremely low light condition and also its multi-purpose menu!
Posted by glassfox | Jul 27, 2010 @ 10:27 AM | 5,698 Views
FOXTECH all-in-one goggle test1 (2 min 12 sec)

this is the final test of all-in-one goggle, this product will be available in August, highly integrated goggle has build-in 8CH 2.4G and 5.8G video receiver and anti-drift head track.
Posted by glassfox | Jul 15, 2010 @ 01:44 AM | 3,919 Views
Group fpv with gopro and virtual cockpit (3 min 59 sec)

it's virtually my first time putting gopro on the plane , i was shocked by the great image , i caught a big traffic jam in the video, keep watching and you will find it!
Posted by glassfox | Jul 14, 2010 @ 08:21 PM | 4,002 Views
virtual cockpit and gopro high in the air (5 min 24 sec)

I mounted the Gopro with water proof case on the shoulder of my skywalker, it gave me very unique experience watching the FPV camera moving in the cockpit, kinda horrible isn't it? maybe next time i would cover it with a FOX doll, haha.
well, i bouhgt the cockpit model containing hundreds of parts from market, i took me half a day to assemble and to paint, Jesus, is it the first time in my life! i was never good at assemble static models so i finally made a very ugly cockpit and dash board, after test fly, i removed the dash board part, coz it blocks view a lot!

the image from Gopro HD was truely breath taking, when playing on pc, it feels like a real plane, just much slower,
i didn't adjust roll setting on cyclops 5.0 correct,so a bit shaky at the beginning, after climbing on 800m, the plane is rocky stable then!
Posted by glassfox | Jul 14, 2010 @ 08:18 PM | 4,153 Views
FH-10Z optical zoom cam onboard a UAV

FPV is a hobby that so close to UAV, so why not make it closer? I did this video with my FH-10Z zoom cam, a RC controlled 10x mini zoom cam only weighing 75g. I believe many people tried this, but didnít find a good plat form. I had a try last year with a smaller plane (installed FY21AP to stabilize the plane) , it was cool, but the video was far from steady.
So I waited and waited, until the birth of skywalker, this platform is excellent, however, modification still is necessary. I improved fuselage strength, redesigned the cockpit, and stuffed the plane with tons of equipments to guarantee the overall performance including cam switcher(to switch views between FH-550 WDR camera and FH-10Z zoom cam), a zoom cam controller(takes one 3-stage channel), CYCLOPS OSD 5.0, coz I used 4S lipo to assure the thrust, so I also added 2 automatic step-up-down regulator, one adjusted to 12V to power the osd, tx ,cams, and one adjusted to 4V to power possible Gopro and other low voltage equipments.
There are wires, Leds, sockets in the plane, so itĎs all a mess, but I make the whole system work.
At the day, there Ďs big wind on the ground, so I managed to climb to 400m and found the plane was getting more steady and finally nailed in the air, itís amazing if you can see anything from this height by a zoom cam, it feels like I was driving a starship but not a 1.7m wingspan plane. I suppose it was steadier than a real plane at that moment. Finally I climbed to more than 700m and I could still distinguish people and cars on the ground using 10x zoom. Thatís fantastic.

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