So this is my first post and i thought that i would share my FPV video with you guys!

   

A little bit of information:

Video: 1,2Ghz 800mw and 8 dBi patch antenna.

Radio: Futaba 12FG with 1W WiFi booster and 12 dBi patch antenna

Airplane: My own design and built "Dr.Marten" plane.

OSD: Eagletree 

Battery: 1x4000 mah 

 

 

 

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Comment by ThomasB on November 3, 2011 at 11:05pm

Really nice!


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Comment by RC Tech.se on November 4, 2011 at 1:58am

Beautiful video!

Do you have more info on the plane? I really like it.

Comment by Peter on November 4, 2011 at 3:23am

Can you tell me more about this 1w wifi booster, would it work with the t10chg 2.4g. Its getting impossible to find futaba radios with modules that I can replace with the FRSKY module.

Oh and by the way love the vid, especially in full screen.

 

Regards Pete

 

Comment by GrzegorzSz on November 4, 2011 at 4:02am

What altitude are you flying on?

Comment by OzCaGrr on November 4, 2011 at 5:25am

Thanks everybody! 

@Stefan - My goals with the design of the plane was to have a plane that is light weight and with a big surface area to get the maximum amount of flying time. The airplane empty weighs around 350-400g and with all the electronics it is about 1600g. The span of the wing is around 1,5 m and as you can see on the picture it is really wide. I also wanted it to be as stable as possible so that i could fly through the clouds without the plane rolling over and ending up upside down. So i got inspired by the free flight models and copied some of there characteristics.  

@Peter - Here is where i found out about the booster

 http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-boost-your-24ghz

The only thing you need is the right connector for the U.FL cable in the module and make sure that the module itself is not to strong. I think my Futaba TM-14 module puts out 70mw ore something like that. If those things are ok then it should work!

Comment by OzCaGrr on November 4, 2011 at 5:26am

@GrzegorzSz - around 2000 m at most if i remember right. 

 

Comment by charlie Soppelsa on November 4, 2011 at 8:16am

I don't want to be a killjoy, but in the UK we are limited to 400ft altitude, I assume you have similar laws. Flying FPV at your altitude is Dangerous and irresponsible. This sort of action will get FPV banned for all of us.


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Comment by Sgt Ric on November 4, 2011 at 8:37am

Same limit here in Canada.

Comment by Steve Smetters on November 4, 2011 at 9:26am

A couple of months ago I was descending for landing in my full scale airplane when out of the corner of my eye I saw something streaking vertically up through my altitude very close to my aircraft. After doing a full wing deflection to avoid missing the R/C airplane I ignored the Tower's suggestion that I call the FAA to report the incident (I was still at 1200ft AGL); I landed and called the local R/C field to give them a courtesy call about the incident. It scares me much when I see videos posted showing RC'ers ( a community that I am much a part of) showing their flights in and around clouds (PLEASE do not do this! I may be on an instrument flight plan and I do not want You to hit me) and at altitudes that are dangerous to those of us that work in the airspace. When I see videos like this it makes me know for sure that we are on the quick and nasty path to FAA oversight (even the hobbyists). Please think about the ramifications of your flights before you fly them.

Comment by Marc Puig Pasarrius on November 4, 2011 at 11:17am

In Spain the limit is 300m AGL (~1,000ft). Since I discovered that limit I never try to get over it. If you want to get over it you have to notify it to DGAC (it's like FAA).

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