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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by yappy, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. yappy

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  2. darkhorse

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    very cool! Did you use the streets to help with orientation? I've never tried FPV (but hope to eventually), but I hear it is easy to get lost. ;)

    Also, looks like tree branches and power lines are tough to see while in FPV.

    Looks like a lot of fun though!
     
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    Looks like you were able to get travel quite a ways from the takeoff point. What FPV system are you using? Using the stock Phantom controller?
     
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    The tree's and power poles were easy to spot. However the power lines themselves were barely visible.

    You can get lost easily if you don't know the surroundings, I used the roads to help a bit. But I pretty much knew where I was.

    I am using fatshark predators v2 with stock phantom radio. The range on the phantom radio was solid, however the video feed cracked up a few times, but never permanently.

    I had fun , FPV is really fun! Easier to fly in my opinion, because the controls are always for forward flight and never reversed. I am addicted now.

    If you get lost, you could also switch on home lock.
     
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    Oh also, I think an OSD is a MUST. Just to clear your mind wondering if the battery is getting low or dead.

    I always had to check if i saw the light blinking red. hehehe. But I ended up using an app on my phone to alarm at about 8mins of flight.
     
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    I've read that many have used a fiber optic cable to route the LED light color to a point viewable by the camera, kind of a cheap OSD solution. But, I guess it would then be in any video captured, unless you crop it out during post processing.
     
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    Hi Yappy nice pics. What frame rate and resolution were you shooting at? Also for your consideration...if this video is still in your edit software, try putting a cross dissolve in where you have a yaw change or direction change. I think you'll see a big difference. How this helps. Cheers
     
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    What's the app called? Thanks!
     
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    Clock...........most phones have one. :lol: I'm sure there's a stop watch feature in there somewhere.
     
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    Nice job! Just ordered mine today......I'm going to Line of sigt mine a few days before I Fpv but that guy Peter that sells the honey badger is really a great guy. Full FPV for cheaper than a Phantom, I just know I'm going to need extra frame, a motor or two, a dozen props and maybe I'll restock for my second flight. I can't wait!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAPoqtCZ ... r_embedded
     
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    I almost flew into some power lines myself today,. came REAL close before I realized I was close to hitting them!
    check it out
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxp-gcI30aw

    FPV is def a trip! .. yah,. always gotta keep moving forward or it's easy to back into something!
     
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    Nice miss! I don't know how you guys fly around in the city like that, nerves of steel I guess.

    I'm ultimately after this, hope I get there soon https://vimeo.com/64508470#at=0
     
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    Looks great! Can't wait try FPV some time.