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Dec 10, 2006, 08:25 PM
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FPV test flight 1

So had a few minutes between storms to sneak in the air with the Astak
camera. A black bar and a white bar and lots of interference was all it
showed. Not enough information to fly by. Could use the monitor and
apply rudder to stay pointed at an object but without a ground view it
slipped uncontrollably sideways. Also, usually couldn't keep it pitched
down enough to see the horizon. Maybe aim it down and forget about the
horizon next time.

Flight time with the Astak and no LEDs was 22min, only a 22% drop from
bare bones. Had frequent glitches with the Astak attached. Without the
Astak the glitches stopped.

Did some shots with the Canon pointed straight up. The flash lit copter
under the grey clouds above was definitely unique.
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Dec 10, 2006, 11:45 PM
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Nice photos Jack. What kind of heli is that? Can't tell without a canopy. Also, what is the "sword"? Some kind of sensor? Or a camera on a stick?
Dec 11, 2006, 04:02 PM
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This is a Corona 120-M. The sword is the radio antenna extending from the nose. It works better than any other technique. Read the blog to find out about these things.
Dec 11, 2006, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack Crossfire
Read the blog to find out about these things.
That's a lot of reading, my man. You're quite the prolific technical writer.

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