Got my new camera tool ready to go for the spring.. Some cool POV's coming up ;)

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by CousinLarry, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Oh yeahhhhh!!!!

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    That's a quad rotor ship with a 5.8ghz video downlink to those goggles.. I can fly without ever leaving the ground :)

    It has GPS and barometer for altitude/position hold. I'll be hanging a GoPro underneath and recording the HD video. I can stick it in a spot in the sky, and leave it there unattended and just let it record video. If the batteries get low it will auto-land itself nice and easy thanks to barometer for altitude reading. If I lose video or TX signal at any time, the ship will ascend to altitude and make a beeline back to wherever it took off and land un-attended..
    It's pretty fuckin SICK. hahaaa

    For size reference, the props in the picture are 10" each..


    Will be practicing throughout the winter so I can get some good stuff this spring/summer. Planning on bringing it to our secret MX track in the woods, and also to some cliffs we ride out to and soar with the birds ;)
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  2. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    That is the coolest effing thing I have ever seen.. what is it?? commercial or one off?
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  3. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    I guess you would call it hobby grade.. I dunno.. Pieced together, not a kit or anything. You buy the frame and whatever electronics you want and go nuts! I picked this up second hand with most of the electronics on it already. I put on my own control receiver, GPS module, and using my own control transmitter. I'm also going to add a small GPS/cell transmitter in case it goes down somewhere. Don't want to lose this one!
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  4. darkstarmoto

    darkstarmoto Am I evil? Yes I am

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    That is awesome. :eek1

    I wonder if there's a way to have it "follow" a signal at a preset altitude, or using some form of terrain following technology? How bad ass would that be to have aerial footage as you ride along?
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  5. StuartV

    StuartV Motorcyclist

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    Based on what CousinLarry already said, I'm guessing it's not too much of a stretch to have an app on your smartphone send a realtime GPS position (of you) to the flyer (?) and then have it constantly navigate itself to be, say, 50 feet above that position....

    I reckon, with the latencies involved, that would have the effect of having it follow along, always a little ways behind you. Or a long ways, if you ride faster than it can fly.
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  6. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Hmmmm.. Now ya got me thinking!!!

    Let me do some reading..
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  7. Joetool

    Joetool Been here awhile

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    Can you give us the specs? Like was it a kit, is it Arduino based, what was the cost? I've been looking at these for a wihle now...
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  8. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Specs :

    HoverThings FPV Camo Frame
    KDA 20-22L Outrunner Brushless Motors
    Turnigy AE30a ESC's Flashed with BLHELI Multi code
    APC 10.47 Props
    3s LIPO, 2200 & 3000 for longer flights
    DJI Naza for flight control board, not pictured is Naza GPS Module.
    Fat Shark PredatorV2 FPV Headset System w/Camera and 5.8G TX/RX


    That's about it really... I'm using my Spektrum DX8 to control it.
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  9. Maxyb

    Maxyb Falling over slowly

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    Awesome kit you've got there.

    Make sure you don't annoy any shooters clubs haha :rofl
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  10. Joetool

    Joetool Been here awhile

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    Thanks!
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  11. theWolfTamer

    theWolfTamer Lupie on a Mission

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    I was thinking about this while I was researching MWCs on RCGroups.com. Lots of good info on UAVs here. In the meantime, I'm going to use the MWC to make a gyrocam similar to the way this guy did with the APM.
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  12. tlwood99

    tlwood99 Been here awhile

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    Very cool.


    I hope you will post up some video wants you get it going.
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  13. cobrags

    cobrags Lost ADVR

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    I have the AR Drone 2.0 but yours is cooler. COD Black Ops II drone would be cool also:wink:
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  14. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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  15. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    Why? Mini-Hellfires are in the works for loadout on hardpoints.....

    SkyNet Out.
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  16. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    Also spectrum is only good for close in flying. Don't stray to far away or you will get to test the return to home autopilot on your naza. :)

    I personally fly with a Scherrer UHF system.
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  17. FalloutMan

    FalloutMan Been here awhile

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    What stopped you from going with a DJI frame? I have been thinking of an FPV build using my 7HV but I kinda want the ease of a quad or hexa setup for the stability. The one thing that keeps me coming back to my 7HV is flying inverted!
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  18. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    falout man - I got this second hand, My primary use is FPV and this frame works well for that...

    bracky - I know Spektrum is limited. But it'll go further than the 5.8ghz video so I should be OK for close-proximity stuff.. Once I get used to FPV flying I will look in to a UHF system like the Dragonlink. For now, I just need to get the fix and practice a bit..

    I flew it this morning, flies real real nice.. NIce and stable, very authoritive! hahaaa

    And who said you can't fly inverted with quads?! Here's a screengrab from this morning's flight! ;)

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    Soon CP quads will be common, I will definitely try one of them when the time comes. For now if I want to go inverted I have my FBL Mikado Logo 400 for that :D
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  19. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    At least try a set of the circular antennas. It's a huge improvement for a relatively small investment.


    Here is one of my more exciting flights. Hehe

    http://vimeo.com/14565779
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  20. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Any that you recommend?! I will get right away.

    And damn!!! That was some flying!! hahaha... 11k and a few miles out.. Fantastic.. Was that the Dragonlink UHF and OSD? I think that will be next year's addition. :)
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