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New FPV camera set-up. ;-)

Postby Sid Sideslip » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:44 am

Since I'll be by myself when I maiden the phoenix and axn, I thought I'd set myself up to take some video. I'll have a key-chain camera on the planes, but I also wanted some ground footage of them in the air. So here's a different "first person view".

Using Mrs Sid's camera (mine are too heavy) this will allow me to zoom in up to 4x and so see the model better. I tested out my aim just now and, after a bit of trial and error, it works quite well tracking cars on the road and birds in flight. I was going to rig up a wire frame " viewfinder" for one eye, under the peak, but I don't think I need it.

Looks right daft though. :lol:

Just a 1/4" camera mount screw.
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Re: New FPV camera set-up. ;-)

Postby Oops » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:09 am

As I said before Sid, I heard stories about you folks. I think its true...

But if it works, you should see some of the concoctions I dream up (and I live on an island).

The spot marked for center of gravity is pretty right and forgiving. Just full power and up but not too steep. You need a long final to bring her in (I am talking about the Phoenix 2000, not your hat).
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Re: New FPV camera set-up. ;-)

Postby bmsweb » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:58 am

Man thats a serious Hat Cam!! Can't wait to see some footage :)
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Re: New FPV camera set-up. ;-)

Postby Sid Sideslip » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:48 am

bmsweb wrote:Man thats a serious Hat Cam!! Can't wait to see some footage :)


Aw, the camera is actually quite small and very light. The wide angle lens on my phone makes it look enormous though.

When I showed it off to Mrs Sid, I didn't tighten up the screw properly... so as I turned my head, the camera slewed around and faced sideways.

I nearly had to call an ambulance, she was laughing so hard. :lol:

EDIT: HobbyKing have axn's in stock again, so order a spare if you want. I just did.
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Re: New FPV camera set-up. ;-)

Postby rogueqd » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:14 pm

Sid Sideslip wrote:HobbyKing have axn's in stock again, so order a spare if you want. I just did.
Good to see you're confident of a successful maiden flight. :)
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Re: New FPV camera set-up. ;-)

Postby Sid Sideslip » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:34 pm

rogueqd wrote:
Sid Sideslip wrote:HobbyKing have axn's in stock again, so order a spare if you want. I just did.
Good to see you're confident of a successful maiden flight. :)


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Re: New FPV camera set-up. ;-)

Postby rogueqd » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:00 am

I thought I'd give "hat-camming" a go this arvo. Unfortunately the battery ran out very quickly, but I managed this before it did...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-UP5KMAvsY
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Re: New FPV camera set-up. ;-)

Postby Sid Sideslip » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:19 am

rogueqd wrote:I thought I'd give "hat-camming" a go this arvo. Unfortunately the battery ran out very quickly, but I managed this before it did...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-UP5KMAvsY



Ha ha! Excellent! I'm pleased to see it worked well for you.

Looked a bit windy there though. My axn is all finished, just waiting for the winds to die down before I maiden it.

I'm just setting up a mix on the Tx to give some up elevator to counter the nose down tendency with increased throttle.

Reminds me, must charge the battery in Mrs Sid's camera. :D
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Re: New FPV camera set-up. ;-)

Postby rogueqd » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:43 am

I wouldn't worry about an elevator mix. I always meant to make one but you don't notice it that much so I never bothered.

It wasn't supposed to be windy at all yesterday, I must have found the only windy field in Sydney, lol.
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Re: New FPV camera set-up. ;-)

Postby Sid Sideslip » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:57 am

rogueqd wrote:I wouldn't worry about an elevator mix. I always meant to make one but you don't notice it that much so I never bothered.


But, but, I wanna use all the fancy mixing stuff I learned! :lol:

Meh, I'll probably just fly it with my thumbs and never use them.

It wasn't supposed to be windy at all yesterday, I must have found the only windy field in Sydney, lol.


All ready to go, nice sunny day...except it's blowing a gale here, gusting to 35 knots. Maybe not ideal weather for a maiden flight. :cry:
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