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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:20 PM
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my fpv dream (since i live in an area where we get 3 months of grey during winter) is to get enough range to just keep flying up in circles until i break the cloud barrier and get some sun =)

Hang on, smoke coming off my credit card, may have to wait another month...
Me too man, me too
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Just keep in mind that punching up through low winter clouds/fog is at best case going to
leave your camera lens covered in water, and at worst covered in a sheet of ice.
Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:35 PM
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hmmm... are we gonna need de-icers? lol... but in reality didnt think of that, Im building a high speed wing for cloud surfing, im guessing 120mph+ will add to that icing factor...
Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:54 PM
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Just keep in mind that punching up through low winter clouds/fog is at best case going to
leave your camera lens covered in water, and at worst covered in a sheet of ice.
awww... don't be a buzzkill, it's my dream!

worse comes to worse i'll install little heating vent for the lens =)
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:13 AM
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You are having Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too much fun, gonna have to make a trip down there I think!!

Maybe in a couple weeks if we have a day we KNOW the weather will be clear!
Where are you from again? I am working in Portland weekdays. Hard to find time to fly during the week...
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:39 AM
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awww... don't be a buzzkill, it's my dream!

worse comes to worse i'll install little heating vent for the lens =)
I like your thinking...
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:43 AM
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I like your thinking...
I think anyone that flies high enough to encounter icing issues has bragging rights, that should almost be a scout badge.
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:45 AM
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I flew so high once i got sucked into a passenger jet's engine... here's the video

Assuming nobody notices and nobody gets hurt, the first person to say that becomes the god of high altitude FPV.

Ducks and other birds have done worse.

Poor ducks
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:49 AM
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True. But do think about what daemon said. I flew thru some damp clouds once with a naked board camera - the contacts were exposed and somehow it activated the cameras OSD menu and made for a very exciting flight back to base!! Moisture is your enemy
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:53 AM
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True. But do think about what daemon said. I flew thru some damp clouds once with a naked board camera - the contacts were exposed and somehow it activated the cameras OSD menu and made for a very exciting flight back to base!! Moisture is your enemy
That is a very good point, If i decided to get up to the moisture bearing altitudes I will moisture proof my camera setup... it's only prudent considering how much money has been invested in the plane.
Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:01 AM
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Getting the camera wet is a lot less of an issue (especially with a cased camera)
than simply not being able to see where you're going. Icing happens almost instantly and
you'll have a nice view of nothing by grey, until the plane hits the ground. This has happened.
Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:04 AM
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Getting the camera wet is a lot less of an issue (especially with a cased camera)
than simply not being able to see where you're going. Icing happens almost instantly and
you'll have a nice view of nothing by grey, until the plane hits the ground. This has happened.
Oh i believe it, it'll be a long time before i have to face this though.
Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:03 AM
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Video of my X8 cruising up the west coast of Auckland, New Zealand

NZ FPV 6 - X8 Muriwai cruising (6 min 41 sec)
Old Nov 27, 2012, 08:36 AM
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I barely ever post videos anymore. Mostly because I'd rather be out with my head planted in the goggles than in front of the PC, but this one was so much fun...

ICONIC-X - at The FIRM - flown with DragonLink! (4 min 43 sec)
Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:08 AM
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Hello,

I just uploaded a website, you will find there all my aerial videos, some still pictures, tutorials for fpv beginners or intermediate such as how to equilibrate blades, pictures of my different aircrafts,...etc. Scarab Hex Vampire build log is going to be there soon...

Thanks for being indulgent, this is the first draft and my first website since 10 years. Do not hesitate to give me advices or make suggestions.

It is there:

http://www.colibrilens.com

Gregory


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