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Old Jan 02, 2013, 03:45 PM
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That is one nice collection ! Are they all there, or do I suspect correctly that you have some shelves full of cams in your man cave ?
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 03:58 PM
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That is one nice collection ! Are they all there, or do I suspect correctly that you have some shelves full of cams in your man cave ?
Oh, a few more.. but these are pretty well all the ones I use for aerial, except for the Flip and Zi8 on the bottom right. I bought them because they were dirt cheap ($50 each) and the Zi8 does 720-60p but waay to much jello anytime I have flown with it so I keep them as ground cams.

Need to get a Gopro 3 now..
Old Jan 02, 2013, 04:26 PM
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Beware of the GP3 problems, better check the tread here. Lots of problems but seems to be getting better with the last ones sold. I'm waiting to be sure they are stable. They will damage their name with this one.
Old Jan 02, 2013, 04:35 PM
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Beware of the GP3 problems, better check the tread here. Lots of problems but seems to be getting better with the last ones sold. I'm waiting to be sure they are stable. They will damage their name with this one.
the problems seem to be mainly with the black models, haven't heard of many problems with the others. my silver works great.

i think they simply rushed the product to hit xmas
Old Jan 02, 2013, 04:49 PM
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i am hoping we are going to see more videos in here as a consequence. I will see if I can snatch a cheap older one since every one is selling theirs
Old Jan 02, 2013, 05:02 PM
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the problems seem to be mainly with the black models, haven't heard of many problems with the others. my silver works great.

i think they simply rushed the product to hit xmas
Good to know, haven't been reading up on them. If I get one it will be a black, AFAIK the Silver is about the same as the GP 2 spec wise, but in a smaller package.
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Hi everyone. Hope everyone's Christmas and new years were great ones! Been crazy around here, but the dust is starting to settle finally. Had a death in the family, and a new grandson, not to mention the holidays. I'm looking forward to some hobby time in the near future. Loved the videos, thanks for the reminder of springtime Glen.
Old Jan 02, 2013, 06:06 PM
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Hi everyone. Hope everyone's Christmas and new years were great ones! Been crazy around here, but the dust is starting to settle finally. Had a death in the family, and a new grandson, not to mention the holidays. I'm looking forward to some hobby time in the near future. Loved the videos, thanks for the reminder of springtime Glen.
Hey Art ! welcomed back....and a happy new year to you !!
you certainly seemed to have had you fair share of ups and downs, hope you find peace and contentment this year
Old Jan 02, 2013, 10:39 PM
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hey art ! Welcomed back....and a happy new year to you !!
You certainly seemed to have had you fair share of ups and downs, hope you find peace and contentment this year
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 11:18 PM
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Here is some testing with the summit

Summit FPV range tests - The new road (5 min 24 sec)
Old Jan 02, 2013, 11:29 PM
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Here is some testing with the summit
Hey out of curiosity, have you tried raising your video rx antenna up on a mast, even say 10' higher? curious to know if you're running into fresnel issues at that range
Old Jan 02, 2013, 11:32 PM
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my second day of flying the F550, first time the boys at the field got to see it, they definitely like it... toward the end of the video i go and scout out a downed plane

got some minor gain adjustments to make but she flies nice, toward the end we had some serious gusts of wind (hence the downed plane), she handled it like a pro

dji f550 fpv field fun (6 min 52 sec)
Old Jan 03, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Hey out of curiosity, have you tried raising your video rx antenna up on a mast, even say 10' higher? curious to know if you're running into fresnel issues at that range
I mounted the tripod on the car and did not see much more range. Maybe a little more clear, but hard to say for sure. I want something easily portable and the tripod is great. Placing it on top of car is a no-no as soon as there is a little wind. A high mast with a base plate under the tire would work if telescopic and I have seen someone using it. I'm not there yet.

Just received a nice 19 " haier LED/LCD tv. Can't wait to try it Hope there is no blue screen. My 42" Panasonic will stay on full static
Old Jan 03, 2013, 06:11 PM
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speaking of range


I need better sight line between video transmitter and my GS. See the following:\

I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THIS!!!

3 FPV touch and goes, distant plateau (2 min 53 sec)


3 FPV touch and goes on a flat mound about 600 feet away from GS. Signal is lost about 1-2 seconds before touchdown for first 2 touchdowns...
.Procedure: listen for touchdown, push throttle full, pull up and regain video stream....maybe total of 2-3 seconds fuzzy image...last touchdown had no total loss of signal. Great fun!! Will try putting patch ant on a pole, maybe that will fill in the blank. Plane loses signal when taxying at far end of field, so loss is to be expected at distant touchdown. Would like to be able to land and take off from various spots; hope elevated ant helps get there....
Old Jan 03, 2013, 06:14 PM
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I need better sight line between video transmitter and my GS. See the following:\

I ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THIS!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGSJ62o77xg

3 FPV touch and goes on a flat mound about 600 feet away from GS. Signal is lost about 1-2 seconds before touchdown for first 2 touchdowns...
.Procedure: listen for touchdown, push throttle full, pull up and regain video stream....maybe total of 2-3 seconds fuzzy image...last touchdown had no total loss of signal. Great fun!! Will try putting patch ant on a pole, maybe that will fill in the blank. Plane loses signal when taxying at far end of field, so loss is to be expected at distant touchdown. Would like to be able to land and take off from various spots; hope elevated ant helps get there....
great piloting.. I like the idea


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