Pulsar 3.0 and APM 2.6 for FPV soaring

I got this amazing glider from  Espritmodel.com
My main goal was to use this glider for  soaring using FPV .
On board I use APM 2.6 During the flight I use 3 modes
Manual - Fly by Wire -B  - RTH.
Soaring abilites of Glider Pulsar is excellent !!
Radio: Futaba Mz 14   72 Mhz ( for long distance control )
Video equipment  5,8Ghz Tx 400ma
Please take a look video

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Comment by Andrew Tridgell on October 14, 2014 at 9:41pm

Looks nice!

If you get a chance, can you post a flight log? I'm interested in seeing what sort of range a model like this would have for search and rescue applications. A flight log (along with what type of battery is fitted) would give me some idea of what it can do.

Cheers, Tridge

Comment by Alex on October 15, 2014 at 5:15am

I use motor Turnigy GliderDrive

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=...

During the flight in mode  Fly by Wire B current just only 7A  ( 20% programmed )
 This is enough to keep constant altitude. I use on board battery 3 cells 3200ma, but for some kind of flight you can use 3 cell 5000ma.
 I think , for special flights you can use another motor for better long term flight

Comment by Stephen Gloor on October 15, 2014 at 6:07am

Interesting aircraft.  Not sure where the camera would go however you could make a larger nose cone to fit.

Comment by Alex on October 15, 2014 at 6:18am

Better use small camera. I used what I have

Comment by Stephen Gloor on October 15, 2014 at 6:37am

We used a slightly bigger camera - An S4 Zoom android camera.

Comment by Alex on October 15, 2014 at 7:17am

For filming I have used GoPro3 attached on top of the central panel of wing.
For better performance of stream video during the FPV flight  better use Security Camera PZ0420. This is what I have now

Comment by BacklashRC on October 15, 2014 at 9:18am

That look slike a clean installation.  Thanks for the post Alex.  I am considering a build with the Esprit Models Albatross using a Vector AP.

Comment by TBD on October 15, 2014 at 9:30am
Very nice. Would love to find a place like that to fly, nice open land.
Everywhere around me is claimed farmland...
Comment by SkyRover on October 15, 2014 at 11:20pm

Very cool! Great looking model. What flight times are you getting while fpving it?

Comment by Gisela & Joe Noci on October 15, 2014 at 11:48pm

Hello there Alex,

Nice looking plane. Alex, what propeller are you using? With that plane at  2,5kg, you might try a 500kv motor with a 15x12 to 15x13 prop and 4 cells - I believe you will drop motor amps down to around 4amps at a cruise speed of 14m/s with that wing ....

The Nampilot..

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