I've been wanting to setup my Sony Action Cam (HDR AS-100V) on my Iris+ and use it as an FPV trainer. I've mounted the camera, inverted, off the front mount, and attached the video xmitter per Colin Guinn's setup video. But I've never liked hanging the transmitter off the bottom of the Iris with just Velcro. The whole deal is swinging and flopping around when I use for the GoPro/Gimbal.
So per the pics, I've tried attaching on top of a rear arm....rubber band for now. Test tomorrow. Any better ideas out there?
btw: I'm using the "HandyCam Multi" video out cable cut to connect to the 3DR xmitter. Works great, see pic. $24 cable cut, but we do what we got to do right?
btw-2: The Sony HDR-AS100V with SteadyShot and GPS has worked well for me on other projects, with better video quality than the GoPro. Too bad there are a lot fewer Sony AC mounting options for quadcopters than the goPro has.
I'm amazed that the Iris handles that weight hanging out there. How much does the Handycam weigh?
Wow, it looks a lot heavier than that. Good deal!
An Iris+ "dronie" shot with the Sony HDR-AS100V. These camera are equipped with a GPS receiver so a track and other data can be overlaid on the video. While inverted, the camera's GPS cannot see the sky very well so it looks a tad inaccurate and slow to lock.
Here is a test of the Iris+ "Drift Mode". In the FPV monitor it looks like an aircraft flight.
Hi David, Nice interesting video..how do you get the overlay GPS on the video?