Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by IBCrazy, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Jun 20, 2012, 05:39 PM
Registered User
rimshotcopter's Avatar
This has been pretty much hashed out there: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1580622
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Jun 20, 2012, 07:46 PM
AMF Years
7oneWo1f's Avatar
Do it for fun, and afterwards, let the footage be discovered and bought?

Seriously, I wouldn't do it. A lot of liability if something goes wrong. I don't recommend FPV over people, or even property you're not prepared to repair or replace.
Jun 20, 2012, 09:05 PM
"FPV"er not a "LOS"er
Wettfeat's Avatar
Well technically your helicopter isn't a UAV since it isn't unmanned. As long as you are in control the whole time you technically aren't a UAV are you?
Jun 20, 2012, 11:40 PM
Rocket Programmer
jasmine2501's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by rimshotcopter View Post
This has been pretty much hashed out there: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1580622
Yes, it's so old it's probably not even true any more.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wettfeat View Post
Well technically your helicopter isn't a UAV since it isn't unmanned. As long as you are in control the whole time you technically aren't a UAV are you?
That is the type of technicality that the FAA isn't interested in. I think this site is mostly about FPV for hobby usage. As long as you are doing that, you are comfortably in the grey area
Jun 21, 2012, 11:58 AM
Aerial Operator
Thanks Guys, just found out the idea has been scrapped. They dont want to deal with it anymore. I really appreciate the responses though.

Best Regards,
Jun 21, 2012, 10:13 PM
Registered User
guys what's the best FOV for the fpv camera?
Jun 22, 2012, 12:23 AM
AMF Years
7oneWo1f's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by redblur View Post
guys what's the best FOV for the fpv camera?
I think that's covered in the first post, section on video system, starting at about 2:31.
Jun 22, 2012, 02:29 AM
FPV in Hawaii
iskess's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by redblur View Post
guys what's the best FOV for the fpv camera?
Personal preference. Buy a couple different lenses and try them out. They are dirt cheap, securitycamera2000 sells a 2 pack for $5.
I thought 2.8 was too fisheye for me, I like 3.6
Jun 22, 2012, 06:02 AM
I need a bigger shed..
sammyc's Avatar
hey all,
I have been using the sky-rf 200mW 5.8GHz vtx/rx for my bixler, I am getting a RC buggy just for a bit of fun, and am wondering how my FPV gear would go on it?
How do you think 5.8GHz would go on the ground? With CP antennas of course. I am guessing much much shorter distances, and a lot of interference, but with something on the ground, if the video goes bad, all I would have to do is release the throttle
Jun 22, 2012, 08:31 AM
Engineer for Christ
IBCrazy's Avatar
Ground reflections and Fresnel zone are going to be your biggest issues. You want the RX antenna up high in the air. If you can use a 3 turn helical on the RX, this will help. Since the ground is never flat, you want your TX antenna as high up as possible while leaving it protected in the event of a rollover.

-Alex
Jun 24, 2012, 04:31 AM
FPV in Hawaii
iskess's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by jayb1rdz View Post
I prefer my head trackng pan and tilt to operate more fluidlly. I use digital programmable servos and I deliberately slow there movement and restrict angles.

I run speeds at 20% and angles only to 90 degrees so it appears more natural and less robotic when I view through my goggles
Which servos do you use? Why restrict angle to 90 degrees, you mean only 45 per side?
Jun 24, 2012, 07:44 PM
Registered User
iCrap's Avatar
Can anyone reccomend a good system for a beginner? I would be using this on my quadcopter.
Thanks.
Jun 25, 2012, 07:44 AM
Engineer for Christ
IBCrazy's Avatar
There are many ready to go start up systems available from many of the FPV vendors in the "What to buy for video piloting" thread. Watch the videos on the first post. From here you should have a good idea what you need. Words like "good", "Best", and "Better" are strictly situational. Only you can decide what is best for you.

-Alex
Jun 25, 2012, 07:45 AM
Registered User
lipoflyer's Avatar
Guys, I have read with much interest some of this thread. I need to find a spare day to read the rest.

I have fatshark dominator 5.8ghz using the standard whip antenna. Very bad peformance at 50-100m and I'm looking at cp clover as a solution to the poor signals I fly next to the base of a mountain and I wonder if I get signal bounce back.

My question is . Should I have the antenna pointed down towards the ground or up in the air?

Looking for well made 5.8ghz cp antenna. Who sells good quality units?
Jun 25, 2012, 09:14 AM
Registered User
wrath90210's Avatar
Hey guys. Took my tricopter down the beach on vacation with me. Had a blast flying it down here. The gopro footage is good, and dragonlink is awesome but. I've run into a snag. I never had this problem before the trip. When I spool up the motors I get rolling lines through the video and farther out the picture goes black and white. I thought of maybe using an LC Filter but I never needed one before. I'm using circularly polarized antennas so it shouldn't be multipathing too much. Could the saltwater or humidity affect the performance at all? I'll try a different channel later and see how that works.
Thanks guys!


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Can this cam be used for FPV ? SpookiePower FPV Talk 11 Aug 16, 2016 11:08 PM
Discussion How to calculate flight time - guide ikorman Multirotor Drone Talk 16 Jun 26, 2016 07:34 AM
Cool How cool would this be for FPV Kai_Shiden FPV Talk 4 Feb 18, 2016 08:02 PM
Discussion How many FPV pilots in the world? rbmaze FPV Talk 10 Aug 03, 2011 06:16 AM
Poll Would you be interested in buying Ready to Fly FPV airplanes from a new FPV store? FPVNOW FPV Aircraft 36 Oct 06, 2010 08:56 PM