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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:13 AM
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tonytypes: did you make or buy your GoPro 3 cable? i have the camera and a Fatshark on the way and am going to need one soon, so if you bought it, could you say where? thanks!
I got from Gothelirc.
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I ordered mine here:
http://www.fpvhobby.com/209-gopro-he...deo-cable.html

Where is everyone getting their fpv set up? Hobby king is back ordered.
Theres a few vendors in the US that has FPV stuff. Much faster than to wait from overseas shipping
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:14 PM
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Dont forget chinese new year soon so you wont get anything from there for weeks!!!
Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:23 PM
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thanks. now i know what to look for. found one being sold on ebay, without servo plug, for $7, and with plug for $12. no audio wire on it, though, just ground and video. wonder if i'd miss audio, all that lovely humming and buzzing. hmmm.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:39 AM
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I got from Gothelirc.


Theres a few vendors in the US that has FPV stuff. Much faster than to wait from overseas shipping
Any links Ro recommended shops in the US? I can't find any.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 01:07 AM
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http://www.goodluckbuy.com/two-axis-...uadcopter.html

I just saw this gimbal for the Phantom. Looks like it might work ok.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 01:14 AM
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thanks. now i know what to look for. found one being sold on ebay, without servo plug, for $7, and with plug for $12. no audio wire on it, though, just ground and video. wonder if i'd miss audio, all that lovely humming and buzzing. hmmm.
CNCHelicopter and GotHeliRc has pre-made cables for the GP3

http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servlet...B-to-AV/Detail
http://gothelirc.com/shopdisplayprod...at=FPV%2FVideo

I haven't ordered from CNChelicopter before so I don't know how fast they ship, but I can tell you GotheliRC got my order out fast as lightning! I placed an order before I left for lunch and when I got back it was already out


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Any links Ro recommended shops in the US? I can't find any.
Here's a few:
http://gothelirc.com/shopdisplayprod...at=FPV%2FVideo
readymaderc
helidirect

There's a few more, but I'm sure other will chime in as I have only ordered from these places
Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:46 AM
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:48 AM
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http://www.goodluckbuy.com/two-axis-...uadcopter.html

I just saw this gimbal for the Phantom. Looks like it might work ok.
That one really hangs it out in the front. The stability is so squirelly when you do that.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:50 AM
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My phantom grew a tail overnight! She is much more fun to fly now.

Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Oh and having different color props for front and back makes orientation a hell of a lot easier for a noob like me
Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:42 AM
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My phantom grew a tail overnight! She is much more fun to fly now.

Sweet! What setup you have for FPV.
Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Here's the video I did on my FPV set up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHqpK...8Uxh6Q&index=8

here's how it looks now




I've also changed out the stock rx for an EzUHF one so I can use my existing Futaba 9C EzUHF set up,no video yet but may get round to doing a how to on changing the rx!!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:58 AM
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Sweet! What setup you have for FPV.
Fat Shark Dominator googles w/ 5.8ghz receiver module
5.8ghz Immersion RC transmitter
And I simply run it off the GoPro
- On that note I tried to make a 10 pin cable myself with a 4 and a 5 pin cable but no luck. Waiting for one to be delivered in two days along with a basic OSD ($14.99) for battery feedback. Right now I'm using a Hero2 with a cable I put together in 5 minutes.

So far it flies great! This is my first try at FPV and I can get pretty decent range with LOS. Far enough that I couldn't see the quad with my bare eye (I was testing the range and knew how to get back if it cut out). Trees and obstructions do significantly limit the range though.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:52 PM
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Show us how you mounted your UHF Rcvr in the Phantom.
Did you use the Buss connection to connect to the Naza or individually connect the channels?

Also what UHF Transmitter did you use?

Are your flights now distance limited by the 5.8 Ghz Video Trxr
Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:30 AM
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Lego Camera Mount


Was looking around the house racking my brain for goods to create a make shift anti-vibration mount of some type. Then I saw them in my sons room -- LEGOS!!!!!





My goal was to try and create points of separation with different material (like velcro, moongel, sorbathane). I figure that different material will accept vibration at different rates, so using several might help. The original design was a 2 axis gimbal, but it was terribly wobbly. It swayed an unacceptable amount.

That said, the moongel drum dapners really helped. I doubled them up beneath the gopro and also smashed them between the mount and the phantom.

Still not happy with some of the vibrations I'm getting. Maybe I'll try changing out the props as Tony mentioned. Also, I'd like to get or build a 2 axis mount, but time is short...


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