Tim Nilson's Blog (6)

"Mr. Lifter" Multi-Rotor Contest for 2012

After a successful first year of the Mr. Lifter contest in 2011, a new contest has been launched for 2012. The contest has many categories you can enter -- from 'heavy lifter' to 'all out time duration', 'most weight efficient', to 'largest copter' to name a few. One category that is new for this year is the "furthest distance" (round-trip) in a single charge. Perfect…


Added by Tim Nilson on January 5, 2012 at 3:51am — No Comments

New GoPro lens protection product by fpvmanuals

FPV Manuals Introduces "LayerLens" -- Exposed GoPro Lens Protection

The case that comes with the GoPro camera is beautiful, sturdy, and water tight, but it weighs about 100g and the included mounts make the camera stick up over 1″ with the overall surface area growing by a good amount. As a result, many UAV, FPV and aerial videographer pilots mount…


Added by Tim Nilson on December 15, 2011 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Tricopter music video & flight clips

A new teaser video featuring the about to be released Pro Tricopter Delrin Kit. More info available at http://www.fpvmanuals.com/tricopter

Added by Tim Nilson on September 4, 2011 at 8:09am — 4 Comments

New Tricopter Delrin Kit available late August

The new Pro Tricopter Delrin Kit from fpvmanuals. Motor mounting options: Up or Down. Super precise, slop free Yaw mechanism with ball bearings and airplane grade aluminum axle. Foldable boom design. All laser cut parts including Delrin frame and motor mounts, Bamboo camera mount, and acrylic feet and flight controller cover.  Over 142 pieces of hardware included…


Added by Tim Nilson on August 18, 2011 at 8:53am — 14 Comments

Carl Zeiss "Cinemizer" OLED Goggles for FPV Use

fpvmanuals posted a review on the prototype of the upcoming Cinemizer OLED video goggles by Carl Zeiss.  These goggles support full 1080p input sources via HDMI, 3D source display, are super comfortable, and display true black levels and vivid colors.  They offer a dramatic…


Added by Tim Nilson on July 19, 2011 at 9:58am — 8 Comments

Assisted FPV: Help to launch a heavy Zephyr

The Zephyr is a popular FPV wing.  Launching a heavily wing loaded Zephyr by hand is super tricky and many times results in a hard belly 'landing'.  I've been using the new "RUBY" Auto Pilot from uThere in my 60" Zephyr to perform fully automated launches, without fail.  Take a look and read more about it here.…


Added by Tim Nilson on July 5, 2011 at 8:29am — 7 Comments

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