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Feb 05, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Beta 1400 FPV - success!

Setting desrcriptions updated at 16.3.2012

Airplane settings:
FPV project BETA 1400
Frame - Beta 1400 (EasyStar copy) with ailerons
Motor - AXI 2808/20 + 7"x 7" Graupner
Servo - 4x Hitec 8grams
Motor regulator - FOXY 35A BEC
Rx - UHF 433Mhz Sherrer diversity 12ch in a fuselage
Camera - TBS PIXIM Seawolf 690TVL
Pan & Tilt - ReadymadeRC PAN TILT module, PAN 180degree, TILT 90degree
HD camera - GoPro HD HERO2 installed on the noose
Microphone from Urban Drones
Vtx - Lawmate 500mW 2,4Ghz TBS tunned on the wing
On Board batteries -Li-Po 3S, 2200mAh for Rx and motor
- separatelly connected Li-Po 3S 1000mAh500mAh for camera, OSD, microphone and Vtx

Record distance now 3,5km
Flying agility - 14minutes
Weight with everything on board - 1190-1210g

Ground Station configuration:
Tx - Hitec Aurora 9 (with 2S Li-Po 2100mAh) + UHF Thomas Sherrer PRO module (500mW - 2W selectable)
Vrx - Lawmate 2,4Ghz TBS tunned with whip antenna 3dB
Vrx2 - Lawmate 2,4Ghz standard with panel antenna 10dB
Video diversity controller ORACLE
Battery - gel PB 12V, 12Ah
Display - Fatshark Dominator goggles
Video recording - Easy CAP device with notebook for video streaming
Everything except notebook mounted on tripod

*VIDEO STRIPES problem solved, it was caused by regulator interference to camera (not motor to Vtx cables at all... but change all the video cabling too, who knows )
I added shielded and shorter camera cable with ferrite ring, and cover the part of pod with aluminium sheet, cut out the microphone - problem disapear (I realy hope, not tested in the air, but on the ground it is ok now)

*before I changed the camera cable I made a flight aprox. 700-800meter high today, I think it works a pretty now and I am finally satisfied

Plannes to the Future:
Activate the OSD
Head Tracking
Activate microphone
try again calibrate RSSI
Change the battery to 3000mAh (now I have to fly with 40grams ballast in the nose because UHF is to much on the back of the fuselage, next time I will place it in diferent way
Oracle Diversity for whip and patch together for the begin...

FPV flying BETA 1400 - Maiden flight (7 min 42 sec)

FPV flying BETA 1400 - Flying high (4 min 42 sec)

FPV flying BETA 1400 - Car watching (6 min 2 sec)
Last edited by sprstemvnose; Mar 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM.
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Jun 23, 2016, 10:03 AM
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Hello Sprstemvnose,

I start to build the FPV with a Beta 1400 last year but still many problems with the weight of model.
Im very supprise that you fly with a lot of material in Beta and also in video its looks that the take off are perfect.
With my material I have a weight around 900 grs and the take off is very bad. The plane goes down almost touches the ground.
You live in cz me too, I prefere write in english, Im not czech.
Can i write my configuration and can you hlep me ?

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