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11-04-2016 06:28 PM  3 years ago
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RM3

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curious question
So last night I was flipping thru channels and came across DRL drone racing on ESPN... I thought that was kinda neat... but was seeing how these guys were crashing head on into obstacles... on a side note; not much of a crowd, actually there were no spectators that I could see.

It reminded me of NVG (night vision google) vehicle training we had on Ft Hood... the biggest problem was depth perception. without it obstacle position and distance cannot be effectively gauged and results in trajectory errors of the driver thru the course.

So given that the FPV camera is so small, why have they not gone to a two camera system to gain some sort of 3D view that would allow for better piloting accuracy?

I would have posted this in the Drone section, but its kinda dead over there
showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...
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11-04-2016 07:09 PM  3 years ago
Flyin for Jesus

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My shoot from the hip guess would be that the quad frames are too narrow to run 2 cameras.
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11-04-2016 07:15 PM  3 years ago
don s

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Machine a dual camera mount to fit that narrow chassis.E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.
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11-04-2016 07:22 PM  3 years ago
Doug

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We are not dead over there I think the fact that we know the size of obstacles (trees are somewhat "standard" it is not a problem I thought the DRL show was "crap".First member of Member of Bearings Anonymous
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11-04-2016 09:14 PM  3 years ago
wrongler

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Maybe weight has a little to do with it.Bill Whittaker
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11-04-2016 09:35 PM  3 years ago
Dave588

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There are actually quite a few 3D systems out there and a lot of equipment that supports Side by Side.

However, I don't really have a problem navigating obstacles and for the most part judging depth from the 2D image, I think the main reason 3D systems have not really gained in popularity is the cost and lack of need.

I have flown with the Skyzone 3D system and it was pretty fun but from such a narrow (The cameras where only about 35mm apart) system it really did not add that much depth until it was a little too late, don't get me wrong the wow factor of having a stereo image was fantastic but, I really can't say it would have improved my ability to fly over the 2D image I have gotten used to.

I think most of the crashes that occur in FPV are from the speed and reaction time of the pilot... Some of those guys are seriously challenging the speed of stink.

Anyway just my two bits.
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11-04-2016 09:56 PM  3 years ago
Flyin for Jesus

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Machine a dual camera mount to fit that narrow chassis.
That can be done, but your eyes are like 3" apart. Making 2 cameras 1/2" apart would not give you the 3D images you're used to seeing, and at 1/2", far less accurate that how we see naturally.
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11-04-2016 10:58 PM  3 years ago
don s

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Outriggers?E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.
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