I don't know how I missed the Forums right beside Blog, but anyway, this is a re-post in the propper place, almost.This question more or less belongs in every category in the book, but I guess I will…Continue
"I think we can build commercial grade things. Aren't we doing this to improve constantly? I think necessity is the mother or all invention. You can buy anything, but what is the pride in that? They have the same computers…"
"definately! You should see the one that will be flying my planes! Full server rack dedicated to them! I am looking to hardmount that into a shed with a 50 ft radio antenna and control them from laptops on the network. Computer…"
"I am trying to find either an HD USB 3.0 webcam, or a firewire one, but I can't find a lightweight high-speed laptop that weighs so little. I may have to build my own computer from scratch or something."
"Yeah, webcams are a bit low-grade in my opinion. I have some interest in the FCO III http://flycamone.com/
but am looking for a way to extend the range between the camera transmitter and receiver. I have seen better than its 28 fps…"
"Yea, the most that the servos will pull during usual flight is at max probably 5 amps. So if you look up on board RC generator just about any of those options will work, you probably don't want less than 30watts, but…"
"Well put the camera on the end of a set of cheap binoculars and then use servos to move it about, easy!
I think before you go too far, you need to buy a Blixer with no autopilot and teach yourself to fly it first.
"We are talking 30 miles, not 20km, so I will have to use a little more powerful system (I will be getting a license), but that is probably what I will do, but how do I communicate a live HD video feed back through the wifi