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11-29-2005 08:28 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Sig Dawg

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Yorkton, Sask., Canada

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Hello,

Has anyone tried the VR glasses in the color airborne video and VR glasses package from Wirelessvideocameras.com?
I am interested in a pair and would like to know if anyone uses them on a regular basis?

They have LCD screens to view the downlink picture and I would like to know if you can see through them like in a heads up display, or are they like watching tv?

Is there a better system out there for a comparable cost?

Thanks,

Jason

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12-01-2005 11:02 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Sig Dawg

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If no one has tried these glasses what are you guys using?

Are some using monitors, eyetops, CV-1?

I like the idea of using glasses for pilot point of view. For those of you who use a monitor, how is flying with a monitor for pilot point of view?

Jason

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12-02-2005 01:33 AM  12 years agoPost 3
BARTGALAMBOS

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I got a pair!

Hi,

I bought the whole setup! They are like watching TV. I think Balckwidow has a pair that you can watch the tv and see through the glasses too. One eye has no video.

I played around with it for a month or so. I built a Sig Sealane that I am finishing up as we speak. The Sealane is like a boat, so I will be able to put all sorts of electronic equipment in the front of the Hull. I will then take it to a lake an attempt to fly the airplane with just the VR Glasses.

I really like 'em, but just haven't been able to use them like I want to yet....

Bart

The Sealane is on the bench, without the wing.....

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12-02-2005 08:48 AM  12 years agoPost 4
Luckylandings

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Oregon USA

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VR Glasses

I have some FS if you want to try them out for yourself!
I wish I could tell you more about how they are in the air. But I just got them in a trade deal myself and I have not tried to fly with them yet.
If they dont sell within a few days I will let you know what I think though!

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/t218434p1/

Looks like they would be alot of fun! To bad I need Christmas funds.

BTW: Nice work area Bart!!

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12-02-2005 03:26 PM  12 years agoPost 5
Sig Dawg

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I guess if they are just like watching tv there is not really any reason not to use a LCD monitor instead like the professional guys out there, then if I want I can just look up to see my bird if I get disoriented.
Do you get the washout effect in bright sunlight from the LCD glasses?
Is the hood they supply with the glasses useful for blocking the sun and making the picture easier to see?

I read some posts on other sites about the eyetops, some like them, some do not, the view window looks pretty small.

Thanks for the info guys.

Jason

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12-02-2005 04:40 PM  12 years agoPost 6
JohnC

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I use the eyetops for shooting solo.

The display is pretty poor - but good enough so you can see what you will get in the picture. You won't see any detail - you'll just get the general idea.

It's nothing like as clear as a TV and the display can washout if the image is very bright from the camera.

For framing a shot, they are great. For a crisp, clear view from the helicopter you need something else.

Also, the stock lenses are awful and you would want to change them for some quality ones as soon as you can.

I would still much rather use them than look down at a video screen. It can take you a little while to find the heli again even with the eyetops. If you are looking up and down continuously, it would be pretty tricky to say the least.

Bottom line is that I would use an LCD monitor if you have a dedicated camera person, but I would use the eyetops if you are shooting solo.

John C.

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12-02-2005 08:56 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Sig Dawg

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Hmmmmm

Thanks for the info John. As I do want to fly using them it sounds like the VR glasses may be the way to go for picture quality.
I tried e-mailing wirelessvideocamera's.com for some info but haven't received any reply yet (over a week now). Most of the other posts about this company seem to say they are a good comapny to deal with, maybe they are just that busy. I wonder if the glasses can be modified so the lenses can be easily flipped up to see my heli for landing and close in stuff, that is my main concern, landing close to me without actually being able to the the bird.

It will be interesting flying my Logo 10 from the pilots point of view.

Jason

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