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Dec 25, 2012, 04:52 PM
DJO
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Here's my latest plane: FPV Pelican build from CrashTestHobby! Flies nicely!

Enjoy! Any questions you have just ask

Episode 60: FPV Pelican Maiden Flights (EPIC EDIT) (4 min 17 sec)


Episode 59: FPV Pelican Completed! (7 min 24 sec)






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Dec 25, 2012, 05:10 PM
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DJO,
what cam are you using?
cool Plane by the way!


edit....
ooop.
you mentioned on your video
Dec 25, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Thanks! And yup, the PZ0420 is what I use. Best FPV cam I've ever used



Dan
Dec 25, 2012, 05:17 PM
USA: LakeGeorge, New York
I'm about to buy the IR blocked version of that cam

http://www.securitycamera2000.com/pr...a-For-FPV.html
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Dec 25, 2012, 05:21 PM
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What's the benefit?
Dec 25, 2012, 05:27 PM
USA: LakeGeorge, New York
IR block version is suppose to make the colors more 'vivid'.... its the same camera as yours but with some sort of filter...

CMQ1684L diy fpv camera test (0 min 34 sec)
Dec 25, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Ummm.... interesting? You can always change the settings with the PZ0420's OSD thingamabob to get a different picture you know

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Dec 25, 2012, 05:52 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DJO
Thanks! And yup, the PZ0420 is what I use. Best FPV cam I've ever used



Dan
have link to it?
Dec 25, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by nakelp86
have link to it?
Sure! $45 with FREE shipping! My videos are with the 3.6mm lens.

http://www.securitycamera2000.com/pr...-Menu-DNR.html



Dan
Dec 25, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Thx Dan
Dec 26, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Thanks for the pic Rizzaair
Dec 26, 2012, 11:22 AM
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New plane #1


This holiday season our family is experiencing what we'll call a "financial setback". So instead of a buying a few new planes to put under the Christmas tree I decided to dust off some old LOS planes I had in my garage and convert them to FPV instead.

First one is an old Stryker I've had for years. I gutted it and then lobbed off the nose and put a "Zephyr like" pod on the front to hold the Gopro and PZ0420 camera. All up with the 3000mah 3s battery, Gopro2, and a Cyclops OSD onboard it weighs in just under a kilogram (or a shade over 2lbs.). Launching is precarious (always has been with this plane) and it's a bitch to keep trimmed at different speeds, but once she gets on step it flies great. Climbs steady at 15-20 fps on 11-12 amps using an RCTimer BC-2826/6 2200kv motor/APC 6x4 prop combo. Acts just like a typical wing does in flight too. The only thing I still want to do is cut some depron triangles to put just aft of the "pod" and make it a bit more aerodynamic.



Dec 26, 2012, 11:35 AM
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New plane #2


Second is an old Formosa. I remember this thing flying like an arrow when I flew it LOS many years ago. Unfortunately it's not as good in FPV I'm finding. I'm still tweeking it, and this thing really has been around the block, so to be fair it might not be the airframes problem. It still flies decent though, and the "warbird like" view is a pretty fun change from my usual planes.

Pretty simple setup on this one. Only a 1300mah battery, no OSD, and no special antennas (just using the whip on the 1280 video). I never intend on taking this past 1/2 mile so no need really. I did put a pan servo on it though as looking off the wing is fun on a bird like this.





Ground station feed looking over the nose and looking off the starboard wing.

Dec 26, 2012, 07:00 PM
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Cool planes there turbodriven
love the stryker mods, any gopro footage of the flights yet?
Dec 27, 2012, 07:25 AM
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love the stryker mods, any gopro footage of the flights yet?
Only one flight on the Stryker so far. A relatively boring flight with the sole intention of just testing the limits of the plane in mind. A "shakedown" flight if you will. There is some high altitude stuff in the middle and low to the ground stuff at the end. My only complaint is that it "wags" a bit. Pretty typical of lightweight wings with winglets on them in my experience though.

Stryker Maiden (6 min 6 sec)


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