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Dec 06, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by carguy1994ca
To be sure no one else dig it out ?
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Dec 06, 2012, 04:38 PM
I tell her RC is cheap !
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Sorry, just couldn't help it. Beside, you must be accustomed to the humour since you fly at the same field RCM does .
Dec 06, 2012, 05:54 PM
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Gopro3, Flytron video switch and FY-31AP?


Due to the lockups of the Hero3 I would like to use the Flytron video switch, this one:

So I would use two cameras and if my Gopro went dead I could switch to my small fpv cam.

Can I use the video switch with FY-31AP and Hornet OSD as the Hornet has only one video input?

Alternatively, is the original Gopro Hero HD version 1 more safe to fly with? Or does it switch off occasionally also? I live in Finland and it can get really cold here. I presume it might be too much for the battery and the Hero might switch off because of cold..
Dec 06, 2012, 07:13 PM
I tell her RC is cheap !
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I fly with the hero v1 and it is OK to fly in cold weather. I flew it on my stryker in a snow storm, about -15 C. Videos here and here.

Sorry can't answer your other questions.
Dec 06, 2012, 07:21 PM
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I've done some Hero HD flights in quite cold conditions, but letting the battery get cold
was enough of a concern that they built a battery warmer into the Hero2 (and
judging by how warm it gets, the Hero3 as well).
I do think the HD and Hero2 are more reliable cameras in general (so far), but the
Hero3's low light handling blows them both away, which may be relevant if you're
flying winter months in Finland.

Dec 06, 2012, 09:55 PM
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Is the White edition GoPro hero 3 compatible with the android wifi app?

edit scratch is just in Medium FOV
Dec 07, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Gopro 3 did great until I flew with it

Gopro did great until I flew with it, I going to do my research. I'll try to find the best 12 volt Cam for FPV and just use Gopro for a flight recorder. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
Gopro-Test, Disoriented, Crash, 21 minute & 18 seconds total FPV time as of now (1 min 13 sec)
Dec 07, 2012, 10:00 PM
shredding the skies
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Originally Posted by Bagbyda
Gopro did great until I flew with it, I going to do my research. I'll try to find the best 12 volt Cam for FPV and just use Gopro for a flight recorder. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
Here is probably the most popular cam. Select the 2.8 lens for a few bucks more.
Dec 07, 2012, 11:30 PM
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I have the Sony Super HAD CCD II - Great little cam. The metal case for it is awfully heavy. Might 3D print one for it.
Dec 08, 2012, 08:38 AM
Alex USA
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Well, I use Pixim 690TVL WDR ... Yes, it is heavy but picture quality is outstanding ...

Guys, just got mine Black (replaced with Silver) ! There was only ONE in stock in my local BestBuy. I hope it will work as good as your posted videos !

But should I go for firmware updated or should I stay with maiden one ?
I'm asking because after first update on my Silver - everything was working properly, even Iphone connection (expect playing previously recorded videos), update has been done on 11.12.12. After final update - done on 12.2.12 it was freezing while being charged.

Since I owned GP2 firmware is a big issue - so let me know you opinion in this matter.

Thank you very much

Dec 08, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Neo360
Hi guy's,

When your GoPro is full charged in the smartphone app, the battery level was 100%? Because when my GoPro are fully charged see only 77% and i dont think why!!

Anyone have checked this?
Dec 08, 2012, 12:54 PM
aka Helidaho
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Here's a quick flight with my Hero3 Black in 1080p 60fps mode, Medium FOV.

I was trying to fly as smoothly as possible plus I put it through Final Cut Pro stabilizer except for the very last shot where I fly low through the fields and come in for a landing.

FPV at the in laws (3 min 35 sec)
Dec 08, 2012, 05:16 PM
Crash land!
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Here's another test of the new Hero3.
Shot at Jan Juc in Victoria Australia.
Didn't have it secured to my mount properly so there's a bit of shakiness, apart from that this camera is looking very promising.
Watch in HD!
GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition - RC plane flying over Aus Beach II (3 min 30 sec)
Dec 09, 2012, 06:46 AM
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Weather was crap, i wanted to test the low light capabilities.

The firmware is still buggy even with the latest.

The GoPro stopped recording 2 times in 720p at 120 fps with protune enabled.
at 1080p at 30fps, the recording did not stop.

i am still waiting for December 14th update where we should have the android app working and i hope they fix the bugs with that update.

Gopro3 low light testing WalMart 2012 (2 min 15 sec)
Dec 09, 2012, 09:23 AM
Alex USA
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Found in net ... step by step tutorial

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