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I've got some stupid questions

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by The English Guy, May 23, 2014.

  1. The English Guy

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    And seeing as the only stupid questions are the ones you don't ask. Here goes.
    1/ I'm a absolute noobie to RC. I've got a phantom 2 vision plus would like to set it up to fly FPV. Yes I understand that I can set it
    Up using the supplied camera but I see a potential problem with that.
    2/ Think of this scenario. You are filming a car driving along a road and the phantom is flying off to one side. With the camera
    Pointed at the car I can't see what's in front of the phantom so fly into the tree that's in the way.
    3/ So it seems to me I need a second camera that is pointed in the direction that I'm flying and set up to be used as FPV.
    4/ I tried to explain this to customer service ( dji in LA) but they could not understand what I was trying to say. So PERHAPS it's
    my lack of understanding of FPV.
    5/ So if my premise is correct what camera, where to I place it, power it and transmit the picture back to me . And slightly
    Important what's the cost ( ballpark)
     
  2. sar104

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    It's common enough on larger aircraft to have a dedicated FPV camera for the reasons that you mention, but it really only makes sense if the main camera has 360˚ pan. If not, then the direction of the shot dictates the orientation of the quad, and so it may not be flying in a forward direction and the FPV camera is still looking in the wrong place. Unless the FPV camera has 360˚ pan, which isn't happening on a Phantom.
     
  3. The English Guy

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    So how do I take care of the issue ?
     
  4. sar104

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    Scope out your flight path beforehand to ensure that you do not hit anything.