Downsized from my DJI S800 to a DJI F450, here it is all finished with the FPV gear, - Page 4 - RC Groups
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Jul 27, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Just a quick test clip, I changed it to 720 and it does look better.
Guess I gotta go fly a whole battery and see how it goes.
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Jul 28, 2012, 12:39 AM
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Jasper...that's way better...the 1080 is like a jello machine unless you have super isolation....i tried 1080 the other say and it was nothing but waves...back to 760 and I'm good to go
Jul 28, 2012, 03:41 PM
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So far I'm pretty darn happy with this thing.
I got the GoPro all installed and also have the MIC hooked up to get audio into my Vuzix 920's

I moved the NAZA GPS, the Dragon GPS and I'm getting full lock on the NAZA and 8 sats on the Dragon, Even inside the house I have full lock on the NAZA GPS and 6 sats on the Dragon.

I re-calibrated and it hovers almost exactly in one spot. It only moves lateral less than a foot and vertical just about the same. Has a very tiny drift to the left when going down the street (only about 5ft left after going 50ft) but since it's hovering in one spot I'm leaving the GPS where it is.

I haven't turned on the video RX yet to see what kind of range I get, will do that later.
The Dragon Commander is very cool because you can make adjustments and don't have to plug in the video TX to see the satellite coverage. It's pretty awesome being able to check and adjust everything on the Dragon OSD from my cell phone.

I think that having the GoPro in 720 and a piece of sorbothane under it it all works pretty good.

Can't wait to try out FPV with this little F450.
Last edited by jasper7821; Jul 29, 2012 at 02:02 PM.
Jul 28, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Looks good dude!
Jul 28, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BirdsEyeProd
Looks good dude!
Thanks man, I'll be working Saturday again Aug 25th, feel free come out to the Airport and we'll get some good flying in.
Jul 29, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Just an unedited clip (don't have editing software on my Mac) with the new GoPro shot in 720p 30fps. I'm not 100% happy with the quality, looks a little jumpy.
The stock props are balanced and I have Sorbothane under the GoPro.
The quad is perfectly balanced.

I think it will look better when my Graupners come in.

Still have not tested out RTH but it works in theory from what I see in the assistant software.
Last edited by jasper7821; Jul 29, 2012 at 02:03 PM.
Jul 29, 2012, 02:17 PM
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Jasper....looking good. I think you will be able to get rid of all those vibes eventually...just have to experiment a little and you will get it.
Jul 29, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Any chance you could annotate one of those photos in Photoshop, arrows pointing to whats what to help a noob like me.

My F450 is grounded as I cant even get it to hover with out pulling to the left, NAZA has gone back to be tested.
Jul 29, 2012, 03:53 PM
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What are you needing help with and need pictures of ?

I think you were doing everything right since you tried everything and still had problems.
When your new NAZA comes in, just PM me and I can walk you through whatever assistance you need.
Jul 29, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Just tested out RTH but chickened out on FPV. It was a little windy out and a huge storm was coming in so I packed it up.

The RTH works AWESOME, I flew about 100ft away at about 20ft high and hit the switch crossing my fingers.
I did it twice and both times it landed exactly in the same spot (about 6ft from the takeoff spot I marked with my batteries.
It did also bounce a little bit twice on landing but very softly.

Still, it was very very cool. Now I know it works and will use it of I get lost during FPV.
Last edited by jasper7821; Jul 29, 2012 at 06:15 PM.
Jul 29, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Some stills from the GoPro at 5mp setting
Last edited by jasper7821; Jul 29, 2012 at 06:42 PM.
Jul 30, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Got my Graupners and my quad is all happy again.
Aug 03, 2012, 09:54 PM
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good to hear.

We need more FPV recordings
Aug 03, 2012, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Adidas4275
good to hear.

We need more FPV recordings
Thanks buddy,

My fiance's friend just invited us to the lake to stay on their houseboat for the weekend.
Just strapped on my Water Buoys and will hopefully get some good GoPro video and pray to come home with a dry quad.

I tested my 500mw 900Mhz system today at work and only got about 150ft then got some interference. No time to work on it before I go, but will just flying close by around the boat and shore should be cool.
Aug 04, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Jasper....where do you get those bouys

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