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Mine is on its way, so far to get me into the air starting with absolutely nothing. Including lipo(s) and charger I'm 370 deep.

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The first was great quality, mine were at 120000 feet up.


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so you've flown a rc copter 12,000 ft? Am I reading that right?

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Meh. No more dangerous than flying a real helicopter/airplane over a populated area. Or the aerial cameras used now in pro sports.
Yeah it really is. Real copters are professionally maintained and inspected and rarely have catastrophic failures not to mention flown by a liscenced pilot.

An RC mukticopter can fall out of the sky for many reasons. This guy is running one of the same copters I have and started with. A DJI f550 hex. He is still using stock props which are known for random mid air failures. He also is not knowledgeable with his equipment. The gain and PID settings for his gimbal are all out of whack! That leads me to believe that his is very inexperienced. There are TONS of things that can bring a multicopter down. Motor failures, ESC failures, props as mentioned. GPS interference if GPS is on, radio interference or even as simple as a bad downdraft or gust of wind. Then you have a 10lb+ object droppjng from the sky with 6 sharp blades spinning 200+mph. I have a nice scar now across my thumb from a simple blade nick. I cant image one to the face!

The sports cams are run on guidewires. Its about as smooth and safe as you can get.
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Yeah it really is. Real copters are professionally maintained and inspected and rarely have catastrophic failures not to mention flown by a liscenced pilot.

An RC mukticopter can fall out of the sky for many reasons. This guy is running one of the same copters I have and started with. A DJI f550 hex. He is still using stock props which are known for random mid air failures. He also is not knowledgeable with his equipment. The gain and PID settings for his gimbal are all out of whack! That leads me to believe that his is very inexperienced. There are TONS of things that can bring a multicopter down. Motor failures, ESC failures, props as mentioned. GPS interference if GPS is on, radio interference or even as simple as a bad downdraft or gust of wind. Then you have a 10lb+ object droppjng from the sky with 6 sharp blades spinning 200+mph. I have a nice scar now across my thumb from a simple blade nick. I cant image one to the face!

The sports cams are run on guidewires. Its about as smooth and safe as you can get.
Didn't a sports cam that was on a guide wire break this injurying a lot of ppl?

Just saying it happens both ways, however I completely agree with you that flying over ANY population without a ton of hours in experience is a dumb idea. I'll stick with farm fields for now. Once copter is going, I plan to to a UAV X8 black edition. See if I can get it to do a 40 mile flight.
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Didn't a sports cam that was on a guide wire break this injurying a lot of ppl?

Just saying it happens both ways, however I completely agree with you that flying over ANY population without a ton of hours in experience is a dumb idea. I'll stick with farm fields for now. Once copter is going, I plan to to a UAV X8 black edition. See if I can get it to do a 40 mile flight.
Even with tons of experience its best to stay away from crowded areas just because there is so much that can fail.

And ya, I have a flying wing on order. Once I get proficient with it a TBS Zephyr is in my future. And 40 miles would be a huge stretch. Not saying its not possible, but you would have to know a TON about HAM radio systems and antennas...boosters etc. I have a UHF long range system on order and it will work for about 6 miles tops under optimal conditions.
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And to elaborate...I believe the current out and back world record is still held by Team Blacksheep at just under 30 miles. They are the ones in the top videos I posted. They are the undisputed kings of long range fpv flying. And it was done with the Zephyr I mentioned!
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And to elaborate...I believe the current out and back world record is still held by Team Blacksheep at just under 30 miles. They are the ones in the top videos I posted. They are the undisputed kings of long range fpv flying. And it was done with the Zephyr I mentioned!
I'm talking entirely autonomous, not radio controlled. APM 2.5 you can set way points with google maps, along with altitude and many other things. People seem to be achieving 75+ miles very easily with altitudes of 6k+ without any issues.

Youtube x8 black, should be about 4 vids down...that's what I plan to get beautiful wing (and cheap)
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Gotcha. And ya. My buddy is going to be running APM on his tri. He has it just not all put together yet. Anxious to see how it goes. He convinced me to run a multiwii pro on my small quad and that thing is a piece of shit! Gonna switch to naza like my other.
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Gotcha. And ya. My buddy is going to be running APM on his tri. He has it just not all put together yet. Anxious to see how it goes. He convinced me to run a multiwii pro on my small quad and that thing is a piece of shit! Gonna switch to naza like my other.
Ya I ordered openpilot cc3d for my quad, and once the revo goes out of beta I'll swap to that. From what I gather naza is better than the cc3d, but the new revo is best on the market. Supposely it can tell the difference in altitude of 10cm's difference. Very tailored to multi-rotor.

Once I get mine in the air, I'll shoot you a pm. Stuff is on its way but most is coming from hobbyking
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dam you cnn

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I thought it was pretty cool they picked up the TBS video and did it documentry like.

I just got my new radio and my long range uhf system in today. And my wing.
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I thought it was pretty cool they picked up the TBS video and did it documentry like.

I just got my new radio and my long range uhf system in today. And my wing.
Id Still like to get out with you sometime and get some video of my Heli's. Think that would be sweet seeing it from all those possible angles
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Got my Naza V2 in today!!!! Now to just to program it and should be flying this weekend!!! Woot woot!
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Ok so color me stupid here, but do you have to see where you are flying to fly these things or can you transmit video from the copter back to the pilot to get to places the pilot himself can't see?
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Ok so color me stupid here, but do you have to see where you are flying to fly these things or can you transmit video from the copter back to the pilot to get to places the pilot himself can't see?
Depends if you have a FPV ( First Person View) setup... If you do have one then no you do not have to see it, you just have your glasses on that transmit the video...
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Depends if you have a FPV ( First Person View) setup... If you do have one then no you do not have to see it, you just have your glasses on that transmit the video...
Exactly! If you look at the front of mine you will see two cameras. One is a gopro. For recording and the other is a ccd camera that feeds into a video transmitter and sends it to my video goggles. So when I want to fly FPV I set up a chair, my tripod with the antennas, strap the goggles on and sit back and fly.
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Exactly! If you look at the front of mine you will see two cameras. One is a gopro. For recording and the other is a ccd camera that feeds into a video transmitter and sends it to my video goggles. So when I want to fly FPV I set up a chair, my tripod with the antennas, strap the goggles on and sit back and fly.
why aren't you using the gopro for both? its a 8 dollar cord..

you have the hero2 or 3? I'll send ya the link..super easy to setup
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why aren't you using the gopro for both? its a 8 dollar cord..

you have the hero2 or 3? I'll send ya the link..super easy to setup
Post it up... I'm interested
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hero 3
http://www.helipal.com/gopro-hero-3-...FeoWMgod4ysADQ

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http://www.helipal.com/airy-gopro-he...pq554mflet9ip4

just the first I found, there are many sizes that carry these cables..and could most likely be made easily.

Get a gimbal, setup motion on it. Use the gopro for both recording and FPV. Only downside I heard is certain FPV setup's do not like 1080i or p and sometimes have to resort to 720p.

Still not a bad deal, saves weight and money considering a good fpv camera is a $100+
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With a gopro you tend to get a "warped/eye" effect if you use it for FPV going with a standalone FPV setup is and always will be better
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With a gopro you tend to get a "warped/eye" effect if you use it for FPV going with a standalone FPV setup is and always will be better
Its called fisheye, and with adjustment of resolution it can be gone or atleast not very noticeable. Hence why most use 720p when using gopro has the FPV camera. Also another nice benefit is that you can also keep it charged via the connection. If you get a Skywalker or something else that has a 45min or more flight time.. it will keep the gopro going as well.
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Finally got my MC installed! Everything is now done and ready for the first test flight!!!!!
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Its called fisheye, and with adjustment of resolution it can be gone or atleast not very noticeable. Hence why most use 720p when using gopro has the FPV camera. Also another nice benefit is that you can also keep it charged via the connection. If you get a Skywalker or something else that has a 45min or more flight time.. it will keep the gopro going as well.
Several reasons but the field of view out of a stand alone CCD is a lot more similar to that of the human eye. It makes it a lot easier to fly since you can determine distances and such a lot easier. It also pick up light a TON better than the gopro.so well you can fly it at night. I have flown both ways, mine and then my buddies tri with the hero3 cabled. Now once I switch over to a gimbled copter I will be using a video switch where I can fly through the CCD but if i want to line up a shot a switch on my transmitter will kick the feed over to the gopro view.

And fyi...none of the video transmitters that will work on these will transmit in HD..even 720.
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