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08-28-2012 03:48 AM  5 years agoPost 1
phover

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Joliette, QC, Canada

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Hi guys,

A long time ago, in 2007 to be precise, I flew electrical helicopters for AP purpose, Carvec equiped maxi joker with Helicam Solutions mount (you can find my old posts here on RR) but had to leave the business for a while cause of a new business project start.

Five years later, I'm back in RC, but this time, my plan are more modest.  I don't want to shoot video for business purpose anymore (at least for now ) but only for fun.  And to start, I have decided to go with something smaller than a Joker, a multi rotor and  to build it from scratch.  And why not give a try in FPV!

Ok, that's far from a serious production like the vids I see here, but just want to share with you my firsts, or what I can qualify as something that isn't a test flight, videos.  I'm not using high end gear camera: a gopro on a custom build tilt mount on a custom quad design. I'm having a blast of fun shooting them, FPV is really addictive.  In fact, I don't remember the last time I had so much fun flying my RC gear in the past ok ok that's not totally true hehehe

Watch at YouTube

Hope you enjoy.  Thanks for watching my re-beginning

Martin
Ps. I was wondering, where are all the operators that were active in a not so far past?  I actually follow the work of Jeff Scholl, but the others?

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08-28-2012 02:50 PM  5 years agoPost 2
R Hudson

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Congrats on getting back in.

I flew helis myself a few years back but never really got it to the level where I felt comfortable enough to charge a client for my work. Then I returned 2 years ago and am now flying multis. I started with a quad and now I have a hexa. I am having way more fun now than I ever did with helis. I have not done FPV yet but everyone tells me that once you start there is no going back.

As to operators here, I have wondered that myself.

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08-28-2012 06:06 PM  5 years agoPost 3
phover

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Yes, there is a fun factor with these multi that really make the difference. Probably cause they are easier to fly than an heli and cheaper to repair when you crash and that's probably enough to relief some stress when flying

FPV, that's something that could be described as an "out of body" experience. It's like being out of you. The feeling is a little bit strange when you see you from the air.

Do you have any pictures of your machine? I'll probably start to build an hexa this winter to give it a try. Or maybe a tricopter too... hummm

Cheers,

Martin

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08-28-2012 08:29 PM  5 years agoPost 4
Toadster25

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Iowa

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I'm in the same boat. Thought I would try AP with my spectra g but just never could get comfortable with the risk factor and didn't want to spend whatever it cost for insuance to really get started so I just do it for fun with the spectra. Now I am thinking about a flybarless unit that can hover the heli while I focus in the picture, possibly a helicommand but I'm not sure how well they hold the heli still. Now I'm thinking about researching these multi rotor things to see how they would do. Looks like they could be a fairly safe and easier way to take photos. I don't know hardly anything about them yet but I'm thinking about doing some serious research on how they work. Looks like some of them prety much fly themselves you just tell it where to go.

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09-01-2012 07:52 AM  5 years agoPost 5
JoeB1

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Nice work and it looks like fun. I'm building an AP rig for my 600 which will be 700 soon and I am thinking of getting a multi next. After reading this I think I would like a multi and do the same as you.
Cheers

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09-02-2012 03:32 PM  5 years agoPost 6
andrei

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Clovis,NM-USA

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Whatever the equipment used, to me it's plain that it is not an amateur's effort.
Great place to fly unimpeded, loved the vid.

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09-03-2012 07:46 AM  5 years agoPost 7
phover

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Toadster25:
Looks like some of them prety much fly themselves you just tell it where to go.
Flying a multi rotor in what they called the "manual" mode is like flying an RC heli. Same skills are required. If you use an "attitude" mode (auto stabilization of the machine on all axis, at least on X and Y and some controler (like NAZA) on the Z too) then it will take you a couple of minutes to change your habit of stabilizing the disc manually. All you'll have to do is release the aileron/elevator stick for the machine to auto leveled itself

JoeB1: you won't regret it

andrei: thanks. But after 5 years without touching a stick, I consider myself a rookie now

Cheers,

Martin

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