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Old Feb 23, 2012, 02:10 AM
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Sunset FPV Flight I decided to say to heck with it and made a splitter for my video cable so I could hook up my laptop for recording and my 7" for FPViewing... The result!

Bixler Sunset FPV (Full Length) (14 min 25 sec)
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 03:29 AM
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very nice !!

are you flying w/o OSD ?
Old Feb 23, 2012, 07:02 AM
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Got my bixler almost ready for FPV!
I waiting for cloverleaf antennas, so will do a lot of LOS flights while others view/record on laptop, and if I can get enough reliable range on linear antennas, I might try some very short range stuff
Oh, and thanks ilovefpv for the camera mount plans! I made it a bit rough, which wasn't such a bad thing, cos my girlfriend trod on it (just superglued the back on again) and the cat munched on it lol. I might have a go at a neater on later if I feel then need.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 07:04 AM
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What freq. And power is your video tx ?
Old Feb 23, 2012, 07:08 AM
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What freq. And power is your video tx ?
Me? It's a sky-rf 5.8GHz 200mW. Sold on hobbyking, foxtech, himodel..
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=15295
Old Feb 23, 2012, 07:46 AM
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stock ant. will get you ar 100~200 feet ...

try this ..
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1388264
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1352583
Old Feb 23, 2012, 10:43 AM
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Yea I know the stock antennas are poor, but I did say I have cloverleaf antennas coming. Well, I meant cloverleaf and skew planar wheel lol
Old Feb 23, 2012, 12:55 PM
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very nice !!

are you flying w/o OSD ?
I am flying without OSD, I plan to get Hornet OSD + FY31AP soon.
Old Feb 23, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Yea I know the stock antennas are poor, but I did say I have cloverleaf antennas coming. Well, I meant cloverleaf and skew planar wheel lol
Took me less then two hours to make them at home ...

Today it took me less then an hour to make patch and inverted vi for my 5.8 system
Old Feb 23, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Funny, my dogs like to munch on my planes also!!! If I leave the foam cockpit laying around, it's usually gone and destroyed in seconds!!! I've since taken the philosphy that who really cares what the plane looks like, you can't see it anyway when your way up in the air. My new canopy of choice is a cut up Coke can that conforms perfectly to the shape needed for the canopy. Throw a couple of rubber bands around it and she's good to go.
Old Feb 23, 2012, 08:42 PM
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I just found this news article (on a news site I use called http://www.slashdot.org) talking about using the Bixler as a UAV for wildlife conservation.
Old Feb 24, 2012, 06:03 AM
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I just found this news article (on a news site I use called http://www.slashdot.org) talking about using the Bixler as a UAV for wildlife conservation.
Now that is interesting. Thanks.
Old Feb 24, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Now that is interesting. Thanks.
It's only a matter of time before someone realizes this Hobby can be put to use in the business arena. Just like Ilovefpv does with his aerial photographs.

Vince
Old Feb 24, 2012, 01:14 PM
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It's only a matter of time before someone realizes this Hobby can be put to use in the business arena. Just like Ilovefpv does with his aerial photographs.

Vince
...meanwhile our prices go down as the market becomes more lucrative!
Old Feb 24, 2012, 03:44 PM
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Bixler FPV Cloud Surfing (6 min 27 sec)


My FPV flight today (well roughly half, laptop crashed while it was recording).

Broke my records on ground distance too, got out just shy of half mile today (Or 1km for you metric lovers )


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