Originally Posted by huskerfreak
I have a few questions...
I just received my FPV air frame and I plan on using my electronics out my Whitespy 450. I see a lot of people one here using electronics and batteries that are bigger than what comes one the 450. Am I going to be under powered? I plan on just using my goprpo for right now. I am waiting on the update on the fpv back pack to stream live.
Another question is why is everyone using both a gopro as well as a separate fpv cam? Does the gopro not record when using the video out on it? I suppose I could look into it myself as I have one. I was just looking for a quick answer.
Finally I am using the quadrino board does anyone have a good pic of it mounted on this air frame. I went through quite a few pages and did not see one.
Thanks ahead for the help!!
You'll probably get as many different answers as there are people flying this frame, but I'll give you my experience for what it's worth.
I started out using the Hero2 as both my primary FPV and recording camera. At the time I was using Fatshark Predator goggles and for me, well the combination didn't work out well. To be more precise, I was getting a somewhat distorted picture that I just could not get used to. I now use a dedicated flight camera while the Hero2 remains as the recording device. I've also switched from the narrow FOV Predator goggles to a 9" LCD. This combination works much better for me as the picture quality is much more to my liking. Again, much of this is based on personal preference so your mileage may vary.
I used my original Witespy 450 electronics (Naza here) when I originally built my HT-FPV. My experience was that my motors were a lot warmer than they were on the 450. I've still not determined the cause of that (could be the increased weight, a rather annoying "warp" I have on oppossing arms, both or something totally different) but it does fly and fly well. In the end though, I've decided to upgrade both the motors and ESC's for this frame. No air time yet with the new electronics though.
Hope that helps!