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10-25-2009 06:40 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Nuckan

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Just wanted to check if anyone else tried to autorotate in FPV-mode. I'm using T-Rex 600 and 450 for the FPV experiments. The first unforseen difficulty was orientation. Often I got lost and could neither see my self down there nor hear the chopper up in the sky. Now I encountered the problem with autorotation. Last flight the power went. Don't know if it was the lipo, esc or the motor itself. Tried autorotation but realized that its almoust impossible to know when to reverse. You don't know if your 5 or 15 feet up. You can't tell through the video goggles. Is there som trick to use or is it simply impossible? Guess that OSDs with GPS wouldn't give you a height that was accurate enough?

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10-25-2009 08:58 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Seablade

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Which video goggles are you using?
Check into the EagleTree Pro OSD or the RangeVideo OSD.
EagleTree does have a barometric altimeter, which I do not know how accurate or how fast it responds. Both are now featuring artificial horizons through the use of the FMA ir sensor and both have GPS.
A good feature of the GPS is the guide arrow to show you which way to turn to head back towards yourself.

If you can't find yourself on the ground your too far away for your experience level. It is too easy to loose orientation if you do not know the landmarks to use for reference.
You might try using Google Maps to get an aerial picture of your flying sight - IF they have a good image of your area. studying this will help you recognize landmarks for you to reference in flight.

Also, what are you wearing when you fly? Try not to wear any clothes that blend in with the ground. You need to contrast with the ground so your visible.

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11-11-2009 06:48 PM  8 years agoPost 3
DKTek

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Try these, they'll give you some depth of field...up to about 75ft.

http://www.nghobbies.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index

The beatings will continue until morale improves...

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11-11-2009 08:38 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Nuckan

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I have glasses from rangevideo. The stereo cam look interesting. Yes I gone too far for my experience, loosing my equipement. Since I didnt get the OSD GPS to work I also always check google earth before flying. In fact I choose flying spot the night before through google earth and put the gps coordinate in my cell phone. Navigating to the site hase become part of the adventure. Some people tell me that I probably have a problem with the ESC. Aling ESC is considdered crap. But the CC HV 110 costs $219.

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11-11-2009 10:22 PM  8 years agoPost 5
papatango

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I was up to see Zoltan at NG Hobby today; the 3d FPV is quite good, and could be the saving grace of FPV landings. Though I'd prefer having a screen vs goggles on a heli,( and you should think about having a spotter; seriously dude!!).

Also, he gave a demo on the Iphone GPS tracker circuit; this allows you to view your heli's position and route on your iPhone while you fly, and then save it's landing/crash site as a pin-drop on the google earth map.

It's freaking unreal. Definitely worth calling him.

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11-29-2009 08:55 PM  8 years agoPost 6
daytonabeach

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Papa, what, where, who?
Any link for that ihpone stuff?

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11-29-2009 09:53 PM  8 years agoPost 7
papatango

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http://www.vimeo.com/7883768

Contact NGHobbies.com for more info, it's pretty freaking cool.

You can record the footage at the downlink station, so even if you lost the heli/plane completely, you could still view its path/crash site long after.

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11-29-2009 10:33 PM  8 years agoPost 8
daytonabeach

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thanks man, ill check it out

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