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Old Feb 14, 2012, 08:01 AM
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Woah!! expensive! ive just soldered up a y lead to plug two cameras into my vtx. ill test it out and video the whole thing to see what happens.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 08:03 AM
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http://vimeo.com/36715915

Another very watchable video from you again Martin. Nice one.

Love the little touch at the end.

Would you say the Copter Control FC is the best you've used?

I'm really fighting with a Wii controller, so I'm giving the KK FC board a punt.
Well my favourite is still the multiwii because of cost, the CC worked out of the packet thou & is very tunable because of the nice GUI software.
Old Feb 14, 2012, 08:14 AM
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i was just wondering if it would be possible to interlace the video in such a way that it could be used like 3d. so two cameras side by side.
I like the way you're thinking Alfred.

If you modded some goggles to take two feeds, one to each eye, then the two camera/two VTx can just be pumped into each eye individually. I'm assuming that the two signals would arrive at the same time. Interlacing, sending down one signal and then deinterlacing would be better and make timing between feeds a non issue.

Interesting stuff and i'm surprised its not an off the shelf option already.

(Need to come over your way for a fly soon...)
Old Feb 14, 2012, 08:16 AM
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Yes, it has been done:-

Expensive - but here is an example:-
http://www.nghobbies.com/cart/index....roducts_id=393
Should have read further down...

Are Fat Sharks 3D compatible? The ones shown don't seem the best for FPV.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 08:23 AM
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I like the way you're thinking Alfred.

If you modded some goggles to take two feeds, one to each eye, then the two camera/two VTx can just be pumped into each eye individually. I'm assuming that the two signals would arrive at the same time. Interlacing, sending down one signal and then deinterlacing would be better and make timing between feeds a non issue.

Interesting stuff and i'm surprised its not an off the shelf option already.

(Need to come over your way for a fly soon...)
The common way that analog 3D works is by splitting the scan lines. So the first half of each scan like is stretched to cover the entire left eye and the second haft the right eye. The problem is that the cameras need to run synchronously and each of them needs to output the entire scan line in half the usual time.

The only solution to mix the two video signals is to digitise them and then produce a new mixed image. Much better to design a camera with two sensors that run synchronously and output a single video like the nghobbies offering.

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Old Feb 14, 2012, 09:19 AM
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I was given one of these cameras. http://www.goelectronic.com/SONY+FCB-IX11A.html

The chap has a lot more what I believe he wants to sell but I don't know what he is asking for them. I will test this one and report on the results. It should be a very high quality camera... and 40x zoom ratio (10x optical, 4x digital) for spy shots

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Old Feb 14, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Thanks UK Customs...


Fuquers just stung me near on 90 to receive a donated quad frame and controller sent from the US, Customs declaration clearly states its a Gift/Donation for UK Community Project but they still charge...

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Old Feb 14, 2012, 09:33 AM
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Fuquers just stung me near on 90 to receive a donated quad frame and controller sent from the US, Customs declaration clearly states its a Gift/Donation for UK Community Project but they still charge...

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Gifts are also liable for VAT and duty if they exceed certain thresholds.

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsP...ument#P58_4879

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Old Feb 14, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Gifts are also liable for VAT and duty if they exceed certain thresholds.

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsP...ument#P58_4879

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No - they are not if they are for a charity/community project thats involved with lesser able bodied/minded people (disabled etc.).
Old Feb 14, 2012, 09:39 AM
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No - they are not if they are for a charity/community project thats involved with lesser able bodied/minded people (disabled etc.).
Charities have a VAT exception status and they claim that VAT back together with all their other purchases when they do their quarterly return. You still have to pay it when the goods get imported.

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Old Feb 14, 2012, 09:59 AM
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Charities have a VAT exception status and they claim that VAT back together with all their other purchases when they do their quarterly return. You still have to pay it when the goods get imported.

-Angelos
I spoke to customs today and they stated that if the package has a clear declaration of its purpose with regards this matter - it should not be subjected to importation/vat. They were apologetic but could not change this once its through the system.

On top of this the value they have taxed is almost half that of the UK sterling price. Time to get out the red pen.
Old Feb 14, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Thats why I dont buy stuff from the USA always get charged import tax it sucks.
waiting to get whacked for the $80 for 2 cogs from servo city to replace the ones broken on my pan mec. just the $80 was bad enough ! with out any tax added on.

but hay my x8 got in tax free so won on that one and it went through customs as well lol
Old Feb 14, 2012, 12:21 PM
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how you break your pan mech Nick?

wind didnt knock your tripod over did it?
Old Feb 14, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Can anyone advise me on delivery times from Hobbyking. My fatshark predator system was shipped on the 3rd of feb and the suspense is killing my waiting. I shipped it with royal mail under 1kg, i wish id of chosen EMS which i understand delivers quite quickly. Experiences????
Live chat just said keep them informed , i have no tracking id either!
Regards,
Impatient Nick.
Old Feb 14, 2012, 01:21 PM
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You got it in one mate got metal gears on there way so hops it won't happen again! At least I wasn't flying lol

Could take a couple of weeks ems is the best way to go in the future


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