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Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Hi Michael, thank you. I'm actually a Capetownian, but visit Nanibia regularly. Let's stay in touch, I have friends in Windhoek. Add me as a friend?"
Jan 19
Michael Nauta commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Hi Hein, Michael here (Also from Namibia :-) ) nice footage, let's meet up for coffee sometime. I'm based in Windhoek. "
Jan 17

100KM
Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Hi, thanks Pascal - yes I use 1.2ghz, I switch between linear and circularly polarized antennas as required."
Jan 10
Pascal P. commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Congrat Hein ! What a nice place ! I have myself a Skywalker and I will go soon to south Angola, where it looks a bit like this. Too bad the custom there is so bad with flying stuff... What is your video system ? 1.2 Ghz ? what TX antenna ? I saw…"
Jan 10
Greg Dronsky commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"The footage and music instantly reminds me of Dune. I wish you have a lot of possibilities this year to fly and share videos like this :)"
Jan 9

100KM
Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Thanks Greg! Will be some time before I can do something as exciting again :/"
Jan 9
Greg Dronsky commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Super footage as always Hein!"
Jan 9

100KM
Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Oh, the battery was an XPower 8500 4S. Attached is the summary screen. Not the most efficient flight ever. I think the gimbal does use a significant amount of energy, though much better than other models I've had."
Jan 9

100KM
Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"@robert, yes it was an unexpected bonus - the gimbal maintained direction while the plane turned under it - I like it too! Max distance was only 5.6km. I have a 800mw video tx on it, but on the bench it was 500mw tested and it got damaged by a…"
Jan 8
robert bouwens commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"you are pretty far out, what is the tx power of the video transmitter? and what battery are you using? just to see what is needed when my small radian glider hits the end of life ;-)"
Jan 8
robert bouwens commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"thanks! very nice these landing scenes with the camera point backwards."
Jan 8

100KM
Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Thanks Robert. Really nothing fancy. I have a laser cut plywood base over the fuse and cable tied the gimbal down through some holes. I even duct-taped the whole thing to the SW :D Here's another flight in the Namib:…"
Jan 8
robert bouwens commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"hi hein, really impressive!could you show some picts how you mounted this gimbal? maybe it is mountable on the new opterra ..."
Jan 8

100KM
Hein du Plessis commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Hey Eric, quite a surprise opening DIY and seeing my clip :D Thanks :) Awesome, inspiring place. Joe, I'm so sorry I could not meet up - had a full agenda this time! No post editing, just trimming the boring bits out with GoPro studio. I used…"
Jan 8
robert bouwens commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"extremely nice place!"
Jan 8
Paul Meier commented on EsdTechnik's blog post FPV tour of Namibia
"Panthastic scenery, beautyfull places, thanks for sharing. Very smooth video, did you do post-edit the video ?"
Jan 8

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FPV tour of Namibia

Posted on January 7, 2017 at 8:44pm 16 Comments

Hein is a long time friend on DIY Drones.

Just want to show his work to you.

Hein.... I did not finished my Skywalker but obviously you did.

These pictures are awesome. Thank you!

-Eric

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