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Old Jan 19, 2012, 03:33 PM
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hey fpsazerbaijan, did you need to mod the camera in any way to get live feed out of it,
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Nope not at all, it came with the A/V cable, just plug it in and away you go
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 03:35 PM
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Will the nose of a skysurfer accomodate a gopro?
Or does the nose have to be cut off and modified???
Why hurting the nose?
You can cut the canopy instead. (I used velcro and a small piece of poster board)


This is how awesome it works:
Bixler Going Low (2 min 57 sec)
Old Jan 19, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Why hurting the nose?
You can cut the canopy instead. (I used velcro and a small piece of poster board)


This is how awesome it works:
http://vimeo.com/33076108
GREAT VIDEO! Thanks for the reply.
The reason I asked was because I wanted a totally clear picture with no part of the nose showing. May be I can make a mount that will bring the camera forward a bit?
Old Jan 19, 2012, 04:17 PM
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GREAT VIDEO! Thanks for the reply.
The reason I asked was because I wanted a totally clear picture with no part of the nose showing. May be I can make a mount that will bring the camera forward a bit?
It's a little tricky, but maybe if you elevate it more you won't see the nose, just remember you will pay for it in adding drag and less gliding ability.
Old Jan 19, 2012, 04:36 PM
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You could cast a streamlined fibreglass nosecone to take the GoPro. It'd mess up CG a fair bit, but just shift the battery back a ways to compensate.

Expensive nosedive if it goes wrong though..

I've been considering it for smaller (and cheaper) cameras.
Old Jan 19, 2012, 04:42 PM
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I would imagine the new V3 canopy with clear canopy could be gutted of the guy and made into a good covered camera holder, I am considering ordering just the canopy from BH so I can stuff my cam into it and cut a hole for the lens, should have hardly any drag effect if done properly.
Old Jan 19, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Food for thought....
Old Jan 20, 2012, 10:19 AM
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What a mad video! Makes me want a GoPro!

Where are you guys mounting your key chain cameras?
I've got a 808 #16 on the way and want the same view as shaprap has

Thanks
Old Jan 20, 2012, 10:58 AM
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What a mad video! Makes me want a GoPro!

Where are you guys mounting your key chain cameras?
I've got a 808 #16 on the way and want the same view as shaprap has

Thanks
You can use "velcro to attach them just about anywhere. I have velco patches on both wings and next to the GoPro. I also have 2 patches on the tail for forward and aft viewing pleasure!
Bixler FPV with Eagle Tree OSD and Wing Cam 720p (6 min 48 sec)
Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:17 PM
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What a mad video! Makes me want a GoPro!

Where are you guys mounting your key chain cameras?
I've got a 808 #16 on the way and want the same view as shaprap has

Thanks
When I had the older version I tested it on various locations on my Easy Glider.
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Multiplex Easy Gliedr Pro views (2 min 5 sec)
Old Jan 20, 2012, 12:18 PM
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have a look at this mount for the gopro http://www.ilovefpv.com/2011/11/comments/
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 03:31 PM
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have a look at this mount for the gopro http://www.ilovefpv.com/2011/11/comments/
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The IloveFPV mount is a good mount that is easy and fast to build. I've built 2, one for the cheap Hobby King camera and one for my GoPro. The only problem (small) is that it puts the camera forward of the CG. Just keep that in mind when you put your plane together and move some of the electronics aft of the wing.
Old Jan 21, 2012, 05:12 PM
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The IloveFPV mount is a good mount that is easy and fast to build. I've built 2, one for the cheap Hobby King camera and one for my GoPro. The only problem (small) is that it puts the camera forward of the CG. Just keep that in mind when you put your plane together and move some of the electronics aft of the wing.
Good point... In my setup I've moved the battery back in the fuselage to get the correct balance...
Old Jan 23, 2012, 01:34 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Results of my Landing Gear mod (more details on my blog and the other Bix thread)

re-Maiden of Bixler with Landing Gear Flight #1 (8 min 18 sec)


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