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Started this discussion. Last reply by Demetrius Armstrong Jun 11, 2012. 20 Replies

Hello all,I am in the process of building my first FPV plane.  I'm going to attempt to build an FPV plane using the Swift II.   The following is what I have on order so far:…Continue

Tags: Help, NOOB, FNG, II, Swift

 

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I am an Aviation Electronic Technician in the US Navy Reserves. I like music,fitness, FPS online games, and RC Planes.
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I would like to build a FPV Swift II, and Heli.
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Kokomo, Indiana

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At 12:58pm on October 27, 2012, ECODRONES said…

Hi Demetrius, sorry for delay of response.

Nice your setup! Some thounghts:

1- I really like Bixler. But it needs some improvements, reinforcements to be better. Just follow this RC groups thread ( http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1231310 ).

Just implement some fiberglass and carbon fiber rods, strips etc.

2- I'm from Brazil, and here we be able to operate 1.2 ~1.3Ghz frequencies, these gives you nice range. But 433 ~ 900Mhz give you better range yet, in video and Telemetry, think about.

These 5.8Ghz that you planning, is so "weak" range and no very good intensity. But I think these one in able to RC/UAV in States, right?

But NEVER choice for Vtx/Rx 2.4GHz, is cause lots interference in telemetry systems.

To much power (1.500mW etc) is not good, at all. As a friend says: "if you shout loud, you will hear loud"... so, the balance is better.

With a chinese cheap 1.2Ghz 500mW (canal 3 1280Mhz) Vtx/Rx, I reach 7km range in filed. With simple/standard 2dB dipoles antennas.

3-  The Cam + tilt: Could you looking a Cam (CCD/CMOS) simple, without case/mount specifically to FPV, is better that. I don't like this "kits", because is easy to get/buy, but not is best for our hobby. Visit: http://www.securitycamera2000.com.

This store has huge stock/options, and many choices. My gest.


4- I had Cyclops NOVA OSD. Storm is better than. Good choice. Don't forget to get a USB recorder, for firmware upgrades, onle $10 +.

Hey, BEVRC had better prices, comparative with Foxtechfpv Check out: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1231310

Welcome to FPV, congrats and regards. Sorry for my poor, very poor english...


Marcelo

From Sao Paulo, Brazil

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