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Old Nov 26, 2011, 09:17 PM
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LOL that's AWESOME! lol nice job!
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Old Nov 26, 2011, 09:53 PM
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Great movie. Good editing also.
Old Nov 27, 2011, 01:59 AM
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Very nice, I'll bet your kid loved it. He'll want to show it to everyone. -- JOHN
Old Nov 27, 2011, 02:48 AM
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Hi!
Lol everyone seems to be posting videos so here is my 5.8Ghz 200mw setup vid!
Hope you enjoy! Any questions just ask me, I'm always happy to help

HobbyKing 5.8Ghz FPV Setup (11 min 1 sec)


Happy flying,
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P.S great vids in this thread!
Old Nov 27, 2011, 02:48 AM
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ilovefpv - lol this is the benefit of having a mac
@ the beach (HD) (1 min 7 sec)


FPV 11-11-11 (1 min 28 sec)


RUBNorris - this is a very stable flight. what camera are you using ?




b.t.w -
if you liked the 1st video,
here is the longer ver.
at the beach (2 min 52 sec)
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Old Nov 27, 2011, 06:42 AM
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Hi!
Lol everyone seems to be posting videos so here is my 5.8Ghz 200mw setup vid!
Hope you enjoy! Any questions just ask me, I'm always happy to help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn-gmvhx8Fw

Happy flying,
Al

P.S great vids in this thread!
Great video! It clears up a lot of the questions I had. But I do still have one, what is the flight time you would get with those 460 mAh Lipo's you're using? I'm probably going to order the same setup and I thought I could just use the 2200mAh battery I'm also using to power the plane. But maybe this is not a very good idea?
Old Nov 27, 2011, 06:54 AM
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Great video! It clears up a lot of the questions I had. But I do still have one, what is the flight time you would get with those 460 mAh Lipo's you're using? I'm probably going to order the same setup and I thought I could just use the 2200mAh battery I'm also using to power the plane. But maybe this is not a very good idea?
Hi Rennuh! Thanks for the question, I haven't actually used this FPV setup in flight yet, but other people on HobbyKing have said that they get about 1 hour from a 500mAh 3S, so with the slightly smaller 460mAh's I'd expect about 50-55 mins operating time...

I think using the flight battery is a bad idea, it will probably reduce your flight time drastically, so I'd go with the two nanotechs, one for the transmitter and one for the receiver... Plus the nanotechs are very light, so adding one onto the plane won't cause any major shifts in the CG...

Any other questions just ask, I hope I've been helpful!

Happy flying,
Al
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Old Nov 27, 2011, 07:04 AM
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Hi Rennuh! Thanks for the question, I haven't actually used this FPV setup in flight yet, but other people on HobbyKing have said that they get about 1 hour from a 500mAh 3S, so with the slightly smaller 460mAh's I'd expect about 50-55 mins operating time...

Any other questions just ask, I hope I've been helpful!

Happy flying,
Al
Hi Al, thanks for your answer. I think I'm going to order them, or similar batteries, as well, 50 minutes is really more than enough. Maybe for the receiver I'll use something different as I'm not sure yet which screen I want to use and maybe want to power both the screen and receiver with the same battery.

Good luck on your first flight with this setup!
Old Nov 27, 2011, 07:15 AM
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Hi Al, thanks for your answer. I think I'm going to order them, or similar batteries, as well, 50 minutes is really more than enough. Maybe for the receiver I'll use something different as I'm not sure yet which screen I want to use and maybe want to power both the screen and receiver with the same battery.

Good luck on your first flight with this setup!
Hi

i think by receiver he meant the rc link's receiver.
the ground station with the video receiver will need a different battery since they are not in the same place with the plane and video transmitter

i use for ground station a 1000 m-a 11.1 volts battery and it lasts more then an hour.
i have there:
1. video receiver
2. amplified video splitter
3. 7" lcd screen
4. easycap for recording the flight on the laptop
5. video goggle which has it's own battery

on the plane i use 500/800/1000 mili ampers 11.1 battery for the video and 2200 for the plane.
the 2200 is good for ~20 minutes in the air.
the video lasts for about an hour.

it is not a good idea for single battery on the plane.
going low on volts will make the video link go off, while if you shut your motor you may have still power for the servos.
but not seeing where you are flying may cause you to crash ...

look at the last minutes of this video i recorded yesterday.
i was piloting LOS and forgot all about the battery ...

it is not the bixler but my quad copter.
it has a single battery for both motors and video .. ( skip to 6:00 )

Quad 26 11 2011 Large (6 min 50 sec)
Old Nov 27, 2011, 07:48 AM
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Hi

i think by receiver he meant the rc link's receiver.
the ground station with the video receiver will need a different battery since they are not in the same place with the plane and video transmitter
I know That's also what I meant and I'm looking at a similar setup as you have with the batteries:


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i use for ground station a 1000 m-a 11.1 volts battery and it lasts more then an hour.
i have there:
1. video receiver
2. amplified video splitter
3. 7" lcd screen
4. easycap for recording the flight on the laptop
5. video goggle which has it's own battery

on the plane i use 500/800/1000 mili ampers 11.1 battery for the video and 2200 for the plane.
the 2200 is good for ~20 minutes in the air.
the video lasts for about an hour.
So for me that would be the 460mAh 3S for camera and video Tx and a 2200 mAh 3S for the plane.
And then for the ground station, with the video Rx and a screen I have yet to decide on, powered by 1 single battery and not like him with a 460mAh for the Rx and a 2200mAh for the screen. Or maybe I will, I just don't know yet, probably depends on my budget

Thanks for the information and a nice video Lucky you were relatively close to the ground
Old Nov 27, 2011, 08:28 AM
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Hi Al, thanks for your answer. I think I'm going to order them, or similar batteries, as well, 50 minutes is really more than enough. Maybe for the receiver I'll use something different as I'm not sure yet which screen I want to use and maybe want to power both the screen and receiver with the same battery.

Good luck on your first flight with this setup!
Good luck!
Al
Old Nov 27, 2011, 09:06 AM
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I know That's also what I meant and I'm looking at a similar setup as you have with the batteries:




So for me that would be the 460mAh 3S for camera and video Tx and a 2200 mAh 3S for the plane.
And then for the ground station, with the video Rx and a screen I have yet to decide on, powered by 1 single battery and not like him with a 460mAh for the Rx and a 2200mAh for the screen. Or maybe I will, I just don't know yet, probably depends on my budget

Thanks for the information and a nice video Lucky you were relatively close to the ground

yes in some funny tweest of faith i had enough power for the quad to stay stabilized but not for video link. the vtx needs 12 Volts for normal operation.

as i was piloting LOS i saw it ... and did not see the power going lower then the dead sea

for the ground station, i has also a cable i made for connecting to the main battery of the car ( 12 v ) if i am near the car.
i also have an adapter to connect every 3 cells battery i have so i am not limited to 1000 mah.
Old Nov 27, 2011, 12:08 PM
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looks good !

good luck
Old Nov 27, 2011, 12:37 PM
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Guy1a,

I'm using a gopro. No fpv all by sight. No gyros
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