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Jun 18, 2012, 09:57 PM
Sr. Ext. UAS Pilot, NMSU FTC
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Sunday I had a bit of trouble attempting to launch the plane. I tried the hand launch via the leading edge toss. however, it was my first attempt launching a plane with out a fuse and no luck. It cartwheeled and broke the motor mount off. I will get it glued and I will try again next time with a home built catapult system. I will go over the design and build of it in 2 weeks I will be away for work for 2 weeks so the project is on hold.
Last edited by UAVJOE; Jul 03, 2012 at 09:28 AM.
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Jun 18, 2012, 10:10 PM
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Hiya Joe,
bad luck on the maiden launch... :-( I'm sure you'll have it up a flying again. I would consider that it's weight would make it a very fast flying plane and quite difficult to launch. A catapult should do wonders. With the wingloading you report, I would recommend hand launching...
Good luck with the next round of testing. I'll keep an eye on your progress here, as I am potentially interested in this airframe for a UAV also.
Cheers
Matt
Jul 02, 2012, 01:44 AM
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Hi,
Good work, congrats!

I'm from Brazil, and planing build a wing (like Zagi 1500mm), to some test with imagery and FPV. I would like know which model of Cam, do you planing take images from terrain?

Maybe I will do a worklog of my buiding, will see...

Thanks in advance, best regards.


P.S. sorry my poor english....
Last edited by ECODRONES; Jul 02, 2012 at 08:11 AM.
Jul 02, 2012, 07:23 AM
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@So_Bad
I would recommend the Canon Powershot S100, a small, lightweight camera with good performance.
//Per, Sweden
Jul 02, 2012, 08:19 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by perelo
@So_Bad
I would recommend the Canon Powershot S100, a small, lightweight camera with good performance.
//Per, Sweden
Thanks, Perelo.

I need a good Cam, lightweight, good lens, and that had firmware MOD to it. Because I could to set shooting interval, etc. I will read about this Canon S100.

Does anyone know whic camera Sensefly and Gatewing X100, are using? In these UAV camera and the GPS are connected? I do not understand how pictures are get cordinates if it's not connected.

Thanks!
Jul 02, 2012, 08:53 AM
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Gatewing= Ricoh GR 5
Sensefly= Canon IXUS 220 HS
Last edited by perelo; Jul 03, 2012 at 05:06 PM. Reason: Looked up the Canon camera
Jul 02, 2012, 10:18 AM
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I have an older model Canon Elf Power shot. It has a 10MP res.
I have been away on business and I will be getting the repairs completed this week some time and also completing the construction of my launcher. I have received my bungee cord and all I need to do is build the rail system. I will let you all know as soon as I get more work completed on it.
Jul 03, 2012, 03:58 AM
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Wow this plane really looks amazing! I'm building a hexa right now, also using a 1w booster on my 2.4 for it. This really makes me want to get an airplane too haha. Best of luck to your catapult launch system!
Jul 09, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Well, I just completed my Catapult system for flying wings. I will test it out next week end. I is 5 ft long. I hope it slings the plane into the air for me.
I am using 3 bungees attached to a shuttle. It then goes around pulleys and then down to the bottom of the launcher. Here are some pictures.
Last edited by UAVJOE; Jul 09, 2012 at 09:10 AM.
Jul 09, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by perelo
Gatewing= Ricoh GR 5
Sensefly= Canon IXUS 220 HS
Quote:
Originally Posted by UAVJOE
I have an older model Canon Elf Power shot. It has a 10MP res.
I have been away on business and I will be getting the repairs completed this week some time and also completing the construction of my launcher. I have received my bungee cord and all I need to do is build the rail system. I will let you all know as soon as I get more work completed on it.
Thanks Perelo and UAVJOE.

Well, I will trying first pics, with my Nikon S3100. To do some images test.
Anyone has expertyse about Cameras? It's my Nikon is good?

Here specs: http://tinyurl.com/7qmu4eq

Thanks!
Jul 09, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UAVJOE
Well, I just completed my Catapult system for flying wings. I will test it out next week end. I is 5 ft long. I hope it slings the plane into the air for me.
I am using 3 bungees attached to a shuttle. It then goes around pulleys and then down to the bottom of the launcher. Here are some pictures.
Nice job JOE. Your work with PVC pipes, inspired me to make a stand for supporting my plane when working on it in the workshop.

Thanks!
Last edited by ECODRONES; Jul 09, 2012 at 11:49 PM.
Jul 10, 2012, 10:45 PM
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Ptreyx using Canon S90 and S95.

Cropcam using Pentax W90.

Thanks for the info on Gatewing and Sensefly camera.
Jul 11, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Joe,

Launcher looks great - does it work?

Tom
Jul 11, 2012, 02:34 PM
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I moves but I have not tested it with a plane yet. I will be heading to the flying field this weekend if the weather gets better.

I will report back.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Harper
Joe,

Launcher looks great - does it work?

Tom
Jul 13, 2012, 10:22 PM
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H everyone I am trying to use a canon hs300 on my x5 airplane but can not for the life of me get a non blurred picture

I turned off the stabilization in the camera
Cranked up the Iso
I can see the screen go blurry and actually gets jello while in ground tests

I have balanced the prop and removed the folder

I never had this issue with the Pentax optio 90 because it's a fixed lens

My question is "if these extending barrel cams are so sensitive why do these companies use them?"

Or is there something I am missing?


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