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Gopro 3 over FC-40

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by Mpower60195, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Mpower60195

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    anybody tried putting a gopro intend of the FC-40?
    Im not trying to go FPV.All I want is to Stream it using wifi like the FC-40 BUT with better resolution.
    BTW most of my use is for aerial filming.
    Im open to different ideas.
     
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    I'm using go pro in lieu of the FC40 camera if that's what you mean. Not sure of your question.
     
  3. Jermz

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    I'm using a hero3+ The wifi lag and overall distance is about the same as the fc40 cam. The hero3+ has a much better response time than the hero3, so keep that in mind.


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  4. Mpower60195

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    I guess my only option is to go with hero3+ then. I'm wondering how much lag ison the hero3?
     
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    I see a lag of about one second with the hero 3+ and it's about the same with iphone4 and kindle fire HDX with dual wifi.
     
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    2 - 3 second lag with hero 3+ and my galaxy note 2

    I actually velcro my FC40 cam to my battery cover and use the FPV from that. The gopro lag is pretty bad
     
  7. Mpower60195

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    Woow 3 secs is a lot. Is that a silver ed or black ed?
    I like the idea of attaching the fc cam on the door but I'm trying to be as light as possible cuz I'm only getting about 10-11 mins using the 2700 mad dog and having the walkera gimbal and fc cam
     
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    I use a Black 3+ - the lag is about 1-2 seconds on my HTC Android phone.
     
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    I'm using a Silver + edition. But I believe the wifi chip is the same as the black.
     
  10. Mpower60195

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    **** I thought I could get the same lag time as the fc cam by using the 3+.
    Any suggestions on what to do here? I gotta a weeding
    That I'm gonna be filming but I need a Better quality
    Than the fc cam.
     
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    with a gimbal/gopro, fc40 cam, maddog battery and vision props, I get around 9 min of flight time.

    I dont think removing the FC40 will give me another 2 minute honestly.
    And I'm not entirely sure you can view your wifi video while it records. I dont know for sure, however, when using time lapse, it turns off the video on your phone and says "busy" until you stop the time lapse.

    So its more of a positioning type thing
     
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    I am very happy with the quality of my fc-40 camera, it records good clear videos, for what it is. But I don't do (weedings)?
     
  13. Mpower60195

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    Just doing video shooting in the park and such.
     
  14. dragonash

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    What I did with my FC40 is that I padded the upper part of the battery door a bit more so the camera angles down slightly (if you dont pad it, the camera will look up because the door is slanted)

    The end result gives a pretty accurate POV for lining up the gopro.
    One big limitation is when you control the pitch. You obviously cant see below you, only in front.
     
  15. Mpower60195

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    I'm gonna be using the pitch control probably for most of the shooting. Looks like the only choice I have to use tx receiver to stream video. Do you guys know or have a light setup of that?
     
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    if you arent looking for distance and just need lining up shots, go to readymaderc.com
    I think they have a cheap kit that does just that. However, I would submit a ticket and ask about connecting the gopro and using it as your main camera. I think there are a few extra pieces you will need.
     
  17. Mpower60195

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    That's exactly what I need, something not far.
    I'll check out the site once I get home and check it out and will get back.
    I love my fc-40 but I'm starting to think why didn't I get the vision+, oh well.
     
  18. Mpower60195

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    I looked up readymaderc and did not find a package that includes a monitor and most of them were 5.8G.
    I'll keep on looking to see a nice and not too expensive setup.
     
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    http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index. ... ts_id=1012

    1.3 ghz


    but again, just submit a ticket to them. They always get back to you with a setup suited to what you want. Good luck! :)
     
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    Nice. I'll definitely ask them about it and see what's best for what I needed for.
    Will get back to you on this one.