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Old Feb 07, 2010, 02:46 PM
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FPV with TREX 450


Hi guys,

I want to share my friend's new flight video with Trex450
I was think, a heli not a stable platform for FPV flight but this is looking better than a plane

trex 450 FPV (5 min 41 sec)
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Old Feb 07, 2010, 02:56 PM
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Heh that looks pretty darn cool.
Do you fly this entirely by goggles?

For some reason I cant help but think flying helicopter in FPV is tons easier.
Because all axles will always be "naturally" in line with yourself.
You can grab a nice little 450 from hobbyking for no more then 200 bucks,
so it certainly is a really fun project.

The fun part of using a helicopter is you can linger around at interesting spots,
rather then having to zoom by them.

Your video certainly shows its a really nice platform!
Old Feb 07, 2010, 03:17 PM
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Nice flight can you please post a couple of pics of the heli as im interested in rc receiver positioning in the frame and also dirrections of antennas from rc rx.
Regards Liam.
Old Feb 08, 2010, 08:15 AM
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Hi guys,

I want to share my friend's new flight video with Trex450
I was think, a heli not a stable platform for FPV flight but this is looking better than a plane

http://www.vimeo.com/9269977
Brave man especialy with all the trees. Exellent. I have been considering using my T rex.
May do so now , Good show.
Cheers MIKE.
Old Feb 08, 2010, 08:33 AM
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Heh that looks pretty darn cool.
Do you fly this entirely by goggles?
Yes he flying with googles after first 4-5 meters.
I shocked because he saying "easy than easystar, because more stable and you can easly keep to horizontal when using google" .
I will buy a HK450 kit from hobbyking
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Old Feb 08, 2010, 09:04 AM
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Sounds like fun.
With a helicopter you get much more exploration opportunity if you ask me.
Though I'm not sure how efficient the batteries will be.
If its going flat in 5 minutes its not much fun imho.
Old Feb 08, 2010, 01:41 PM
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Very cool but...

Rather build yourself a tricopter ;-)
Old Feb 08, 2010, 01:59 PM
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Heheh I've been following that tricopter thread too.
That would surely make for an alien FPV platform.
Though with three motors and a LOT of weight.. you think it would fly for long?
Old Feb 08, 2010, 08:54 PM
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Easier until something goes wrong and then there is very little chance of recovery... even a short video signal loss and bye bye Was heavy into heli's myself at one point but then realized I was spending more on r/c helis than I was flying real planes and quickly sold all of it.

Pretty good flying for FPV on a heli! How about a piro flip?
Old Feb 09, 2010, 03:25 AM
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Very cool but...

Rather build yourself a tricopter ;-)
This guy's a legend.

FPV Quadcopter by Ygramul
Flying FPV at a lake with a quadrocopter (6 min 34 sec)


I also aspire to fly FPV on my tricopter, after I iron out the stability issues.
Old Feb 09, 2010, 04:08 AM
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A good autopilot will do wonders for a helicopter wont it?
Old Feb 09, 2010, 05:27 AM
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Most people use the Helicommand.

I've not used one on my heli but people that have always rave about it..

Cheers

Andy


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