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03-04-2017 09:03 AM  18 months agoPost 1
myjane

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What's this I read with the wifi up setting flight with spektrum ,some say it's a no no , I am going to get another camera for my helis. ,it has wifi wich I think is a waist of time using cause the camera is a fixed to the heli , then you edit the vid afterwards and cut out the useless bits any way

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03-04-2017 12:03 PM  18 months agoPost 2
tgalo

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Interesting, I had a scale Bell 206 that I had put a GoPro in the cockpit with the wifi on. It had telemetry on it and a DX9. I had the voice calling out holds and fades. The fades were at like 223 or something like that. All I did was turn off the wifi on the camera and fades were zero. Made a believer out of me...
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03-04-2017 12:16 PM  18 months agoPost 3
DennisH

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Is there a camera that will clamp on the the Tail Boom near the rear rotor?

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03-04-2017 12:29 PM  18 months agoPost 4
Heli_Splatter

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Just plug the GoPro into a proper video Tx.

I have not experienced any Spektrum radio problems.

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03-04-2017 01:51 PM  18 months agoPost 5
Pistol Pete

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Google...

Gopro shielding

Its not a wifi issue but a fault in design against EMC

The latest version might have addressed it.

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03-04-2017 03:39 PM  18 months agoPost 6
JuanRodriguez

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Is there a camera that will clamp on the the Tail Boom near the rear rotor?
That would probably wreak havoc with the CG.....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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03-04-2017 07:57 PM  18 months agoPost 7
Heli_Splatter

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What to you mean "Wreck Havok", all you do is re-balance for the weight added to the tail. Easy, add some lead to the nose until balance achieved.

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03-04-2017 08:08 PM  18 months agoPost 8
JuanRodriguez

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Most pilots(helis and planks) are looking to remove weight, not add it !

Years ago folks were experimenting placing the TR servo all the way back there..... and balancing by adding weight up front as you say.....

The idea died a quick death due to the fact that added weight detracts from performance......

But do as you wish !! It's a free world !!

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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03-04-2017 11:03 PM  18 months agoPost 9
Heli_Splatter

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Well Juan,
Just how in the hell are you going to add weight all the way at the tail of the heli without adding weight forward? OK shift batteries, etc. as much as possible, but you will likely have to add weight to get a balance.

Putting cameras on helicopters is not about eliminating weight. Function over weight. You add what you need to add.

If you are looking for performance, you need to select items with minimal weight. Minimal weight mean additional cost.

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03-05-2017 12:52 AM  18 months agoPost 10
JuanRodriguez

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That's my point which you are obviously missing !! Simply, you don't ! The tail end of a helicopter is certainly NOT the place to add weight ! That's the furthest point in the fulcrum which will require a LOT of weight up front to compensate...

But like I said earlier, do as you wish , it's a free world !

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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03-05-2017 07:08 PM  18 months agoPost 11
Heli_Splatter

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And like I said... he wants to do it, here is how.

You probably told Edison to give up on that foolish idea of electric light. The Wright Brothers should have known better than to chase such a silly idea of flying when Gustav Whitehead had already done it.

I don't like to discourage new ideas. Cultivate them, and grow. Stop telling people no and crush their spirit.

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03-05-2017 09:43 PM  18 months agoPost 12
JuanRodriguez

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I'm not telling anyone anything other than to expect negative consequences for doing so ..... if he , you or anyone else want to load up your helis with all that additional weight , that's great ! Have at it !!!

Ps-- I think you and I are agreeing on the same thing.....it's just not readily apparent.

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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03-05-2017 10:08 PM  18 months agoPost 13
EEngineer

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"You probably told Edison to give up on that foolish idea of electric light."

His foolishness was his inability to understand the concepts of alternating current with regards to power transmission.

DC was/is totally inefficient for this purpose.

FWIW

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03-05-2017 10:39 PM  18 months agoPost 14
EEngineer

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"The tail end of a helicopter is certainly NOT the place to add weight !"

Except if you're nose heavy...

Juan, I have seen one benefit from adding a rear-view video cam....but it wasn't from the panoramic viewing angle.

The guy posted his vid...can't remember who or where.

It showed a perfectly focused view, among other things, of the tail rotor pushrod. The pushrod was had no supports or guides....went straight to the tail rotor tiller arm.

This vid demonstrated a classic example of "Fourier Analysis".

You could see the pushrod vibrate not only at the "fundamental" freq. of the pushrod set-up, but at "harmonics" of the fundamental.

At times the pushrod looks like a "sine wave" in the way it vibrated.

It demonstrated why pushrod guides are needed...in addition to other reasons such as pushrod flexing under load.

Perhaps the OP will be able to demonstrate this effect with his vid setup....

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03-05-2017 10:56 PM  18 months agoPost 15
JuanRodriguez

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LOL!!! That's a great use for it ! I'll keep that in mind if I ever suspect that I'm having tail rotor push rod vibrations !!!

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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03-05-2017 11:07 PM  18 months agoPost 16
EEngineer

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It's the unintended consequences effect....

I use two guides, just in case....

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03-06-2017 04:54 PM  18 months agoPost 17
BarracudaHockey

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The Vario people lost a big scale bird at IRCHA that was traced to using the GoPro wifi, I have used it with no problems but quit using it after that.

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03-06-2017 06:13 PM  18 months agoPost 18
EEngineer

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"The Vario people lost a big scale bird at IRCHA that was traced to using the GoPro wifi"

I would like to know the procedure that they used to determine this...not that I disbelieve it....but how to test for that effect.

It would be of benefit to everyone.

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03-06-2017 10:37 PM  18 months agoPost 19
Pistol Pete

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A little imagination and a great search engines gives us the following:

Gopro GPS tracking

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