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Old 02-26-2010, 01:34 AM
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Default My new FPV pan/tilt

I'll give more specs on the plane, its just an EasyGlider Pro.

Here is a video of my pan/tilt. HS-55 servos, $30 Sony C-161 color camera, pan/tilt mechanism from www.servocity.com ($20)


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Old 02-26-2010, 01:37 AM
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cool! Shot any video with it yet?
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Hi Dave
Pleased to make your aquaintance
Thats a mighty fine job, any CG issues?
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:40 AM
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No, we still have 2 feet of snow on the ground

I'm looking at getting some vid in a couple weeks, once Mother Nature feels sorry for us. I've got a little bit more work to do...install the video xmtr, get my ground base situated, and buy a DVR.

The 3 cell 800mah lipo for the Video xmtr as well as the video xmtr itself will be located aft the CG to cancel out the extra nose weight. I'll post good pics in the next few days/week with this.
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:30 AM
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Dave have you used this camera before and it does video to, and what is the quality of the pic's and video.
I just stumbled across the site for servocity a couple of weeks ago they have good prices bought some s148 servos for a build I am doing.
Well hope mother nature takes pity on you soon and you can take this out for a test ride.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
Dave have you used this camera before and it does video to, and what is the quality of the pic's and video.
I just stumbled across the site for servocity a couple of weeks ago they have good prices bought some s148 servos for a build I am doing.
Well hope mother nature takes pity on you soon and you can take this out for a test ride.
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Its only a video camera. Its primary use is for wireless video to the ground so I can essentially 'be in the airplane'. Servocity does have alot of cool stuff, I agree.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:05 PM
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Thanks for the reply Dave I kinda thought that was what the camera did, but I wasn't sure. I ordered a AP plane ultra solution from http://www.mwcores.com/servlet/Detail?no=180 he is still cutting even though the web is down he will be closing the doors from what I read at rc universe. Looking forward to some of your work Dave.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:44 PM
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Cool Dave...
It realy pans good ... nice work...
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:12 PM
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Cool Dave, Hope the weather gets better for ya....Nice set up you have put together so far.
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Dave, that is a slick system. You did great on it. Well done!
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:01 AM
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Thanks all. More pics coming in the next few days. I've got the video goggles hacked and video receiver mounted.

Plenty of snow here yet, so I have time....

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Old 03-08-2010, 03:21 PM
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Servo city rocks!, lots of cool stuff on there.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:27 AM
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update...components installed


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Old 03-16-2010, 09:59 AM
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Looking good Dave, but how about some video from that little camera, just so we can see the quality.

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Old 03-18-2010, 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Kirsty_Carnage View Post
Looking good Dave, but how about some video from that little camera, just so we can see the quality.

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Its coming Kirsty. Seems the only good days are the ones that I have to be at work. Looking at more snow this weekend, Wanna trade places? I can handle the UK life.
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I have no doubt you can handle UK life, but can you handle UK prices? Currently petrol stands at £1.17 per ltr which is $1.79+ per ltr.
Everythying is twice the price & we only get half the money you guys do....means we are about 400% worse off than you guys

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Wow! Thats over $7.00 per US gallon! I think I paid about $2.40 last time I filled up.

Add it VAT on many of your rc purchaces and you guys have it tough for sure!
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hi i would love to own a long range fpv aircraft but dont know much at all like how to boost my controller signal or finding long range systems any help much appreciated
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Originally Posted by goldenbobin View Post
hi i would love to own a long range fpv aircraft but dont know much at all like how to boost my controller signal or finding long range systems any help much appreciated
Here you go. Hope 10 miles is good enough for you. approx $350 or so. Connects to your FM transmitter or a 2.4 gHz transmitter

http://www.terranova.net/~winger/RCVideoStore/DragonLink/DragonLink.htm
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Old 03-27-2010, 01:59 AM
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Maybe I'll get to fly this tomorrow FPV style. If mother nature gives me the go, then I'm gone!

I'll post results if I fly.
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:07 AM
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Well Dave hope the weather co-operates for you to. Be nice to see how well your setup does and a video will be nice. Up here back to the cold and wind for this weekend March can be a tough month weather wise.
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by gramps2161 View Post
Well Dave hope the weather co-operates for you to. Be nice to see how well your setup does and a video will be nice. Up here back to the cold and wind for this weekend March can be a tough month weather wise.
John
I hear ya. We had an exceptionally nasty winter. All the snow has melted and highs have been in the 50-60's. I've been driving my motorcycle to work the last 2 weeks. Morning rides are 20-30 degrees, makes a grown man cry...trust me
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Old 03-27-2010, 03:21 AM
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Yes Dave I use to ride I remember many times having frost on the bike. Getting off was the hard part the knees would just about be frozen in place. I worked with a guy that would ride his bike all winter as long as the roads where clear of any snow or ice he was in his late 50's die hard biker with the full leather. He still got off that bike like a piece of stiff cardboard.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:44 AM
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Well, Saturday was too overcast and windy and today was sunny but windy.....didnt get to fly.

I did a video with the complete set up including the base station.....hope I dont sound too stupid talking through it

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Old 04-03-2010, 01:57 AM
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Hey Dave it's been awhile since you posted up your fine vid on your setup and you sound like a proud pappa of a new toy.
Have you had a chance to get out with it and fly?

Noob question when you do the pan and tilt I know you have to have the servo's for the camera seperate is that on a toogle, or is it on a pot I think that is the correct word, so you can move it by twisting it?
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