In the FAA rulemaking debate someone made an interesting video i thought i should share.
So if you like FPV and think it should be allowed, please like and share.
The tricopter is getting alot of love now, and the updates are among other 1,2ghz video and OSD with gps.
I´ve also joined the large number of people liking the E-props from Graupner. They are awesome, almost perfectly balanced from right out of the box!
Here´s some pictures from some flying the other night.
And here´s a movie of some random flights from this summer.
Random summer FPV 2014, tricopter and plane – RCcaptain.com from RCcaptain on Vimeo.
Been keeping myself busy lately, but i´ve managed to squeeze in some flying in my otherwise busy life :)
The Lotus FPV Scavenger Hunt by Spec UAV – Hunt #2 from RCcaptain on Vimeo.
Finally i´m starting to learn the tricopter and get it dialed in to try and fly like the “fast and low” movies we see on Youtube and Vimeo. There´s still a long way to go before it´s perfect, but it´s defenately much better now that i´ve changed almost every setting on the KK2-board.
Here´s a video from last nights fun.
Tricopter fast and low – RCcaptain.com from RCcaptain on Vimeo.
Just got back from the field. The rain have stopped me from flying for a week or so, but tonight it was time for some FPV. And what an evening! Just when i got to the field the clouds parted and the wind stopped almost completely. I got to test my new crosshair antenna with amazing results. A new personal record in distance, 3,5km. I saw no fading in my 100mw video so i could probably have gone further, but a problem with my remote control who kept beeping like crazy meant i didn´t dare to fly further out.
Still almost twice the distance i´ve flown before, exactly half the distance of my current goal of 7km. I´m getting there!
What amazed me about the crosshair antenna was that it had a very wide beam. I´m liking it so far and i´m looking forward to putting more flights on it.
Since i reached my cloudsurfing goal, i now need to find a new one. And i already did. The new goal is to fly out over the ocean to have a look at an island. To do this i need at least 7 kilometers of solid video and control.
The first step to improve my video range was to build a new Rx antenna, so tonight i built IBCrazys crosshair antenna. Hopefully i can make some testflights tomorrow, but it all depends on the weather.
It´s been a long time coming. I have made a couple of attempts earlier but never made it all the way. Today the conditions were perfect. My first cloudsurf is now a fact. What kinda shocked me was that this was actually possible with just 100mw of video Tx and 100mw of R/C Tx.
My best FPV day so far! :)
FPV Cloudsurfing – RCcaptain.com from RCcaptain on Vimeo.
The last weeks have been great FPV-weeks, i have been out flying almost every day. Lunch flying, night flying, morning flying, basicly any type of flying. I had a great flight at my parents place today by the sea but right now i´m sitting in front of my computer and are rendering a film showing some of the high points of the last months FPVing.
So without further ado i give you this, i hope it can inspire someone to a flight.
FPV flying April-May 2014 – RCcaptain from RCcaptain on Vimeo.
Almost half a year have passed scince i built my JAW1, a flying wing designed by me fitting my own needs. A couple of days ago i finally got to maiden it and the result so far is impressive. A build page will be published in the projects section when i have done some more testing. The latest update in the design is the addition of a KK2-board flashed with the OpenAero2 firmware which hopefully will be flight tested tonight.
Edit: The testflight did NOT go as planned. After 6 failed start attempts the wing was so beat up, it was unflyable.
Now i´m rebuilding it with new idéas for the center section. More to come…