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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Comment by Eric on January 8, 2017 at 5:59am

Hello,

which gimbal you use for this flight?

Very nice video!!!!

Comment by Paul Meier on January 8, 2017 at 9:40am

Panthastic scenery, beautyfull places, thanks for sharing. Very smooth video, did you do post-edit the video ?

Comment by robert bouwens on January 8, 2017 at 10:01am

extremely nice place!


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Comment by Hein du Plessis on January 8, 2017 at 12:28pm

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 a Feiyu tech Mini 3D Pro. Brilliant gimbal for fixed wings - most other gimbals lose their minds at high bank angles!

Comment by robert bouwens on January 8, 2017 at 1:01pm

hi hein,

really impressive!
could you show some picts how you mounted this gimbal?

maybe it is mountable on the new opterra ...


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Comment by Hein du Plessis on January 8, 2017 at 1:21pm

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtDPV1dRRNk

Comment by robert bouwens on January 8, 2017 at 1:29pm

thanks!

very nice these landing scenes with the camera point backwards.

Comment by robert bouwens on January 8, 2017 at 1:55pm

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 ;-)


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Comment by Hein du Plessis on January 8, 2017 at 11:31pm

@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 shorted antenna, so my range would probably be reduced to around 10km. Have a look at my 35km personal best with 800mw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YoaqNfR8zc

My first plane was a Radian Pro, which I immediately installed APM 1 on :) Great flyer, but no interior space whatsoever :(


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Comment by Hein du Plessis on January 9, 2017 at 12:05am

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.

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