"I think that they should designate zones for hobbyists where they can legally fly BVLOS... If I want to go out in the country with no one around for miles, well away from airports and houses, why should that require a license?
"I think the older GoPro cameras has some issues with latency, but the Hero 3 camera seems quite stable to me. I dont have any noticeable lag on the analog output of mine. Unless you are doing fast flying where fractions of a second count, you should…"
"The receiver inside iris has failsafe capability if it loses the signal. If you set the failsafe so that Iris will RTL on signal loss, you shouldn't lose it, even if the WIFI is turned on. My Iris didnt have this enabled by default, but now I can…"
"I think the irony is that most of this legislation was motivated to keep the federal government from "spying" on their own citizens and keeping the government from intruding on our freedoms. Instead it has the effect of the government reducing the…"
"I have done some printing with Ninjaflex and some of the other flexible plastics. Its a challenge in 1.75mm, but its doable. I wound up making a guide tube between the knurled feed shaft and the entrance of my hot end to keep it from buckling. You…"
"the AMA's recent change of heart regarding FPV and autonomous flight is the ONLY reason I renewed my membership this year after a 4 year hiatus. The AMA has always been a great organization, but the FAA had them scared to death of FPV and anything…"
"also, dont forget to use the telemetry logs when adding new equipment. For example, I had an issue when mounting my video Tx too close to the APM. There was enough RF energy to interfere with my magnetic heading sensor in the APM.
"5.8 is definitely the way to go. you dont have to worry about harmonics, and the range on 600mw is more that adequate. Range is a battle that is won with antennas anyway. I highly recommend investing in some good circular polarized antennas...