FPV Goggles

Hey everyone, I would like some help finding some fpv goggles for a big project I am working on.  I am looking for something that has two eye pieces (a display for each eye) so I can get depth perception out of it, with a rather small profile something like this: Example Goggles:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/In-Stock-Skyzone-SKY02S-V-3D-5-8G-48CH-FPV-Goggles-With-Transmitter-Camera-Head-Tracking/32813350842.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.16.Hw9RjX&ws;_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10152_10065_10151_10068_10084_10083_10119_5400015_10080_10307_10082_10081_5390015_10110_10137_10175_10111_10060_10112_10113_10155_10114_10154_10056_10055_10054_5370015_10312_10313_10059_100031_10099_10078_10079_5380015_10103_10073_10102_10120_10052_10053_10142_10107_10050_10051,searchweb201603_2,ppcSwitch_5&btsid;=a608c8aa-657c-4a80-bb79-3a6fe633d1c0&algo;_expid=d18d9248-7548-44db-95a6-3cb9578d9ebd-2&algo;_pvid=d18d9248-7548-44db-95a6-3cb9578d9ebd But I don't need all that wireless circuitry, just the displays and ideally an HDMI port for each one, thou one would suffice.  If any one can make a recommendation to one that is already on the market place, or point me in a direction to make my own (type of displays, and where to get them ect ect)  I would much appreciate it. PS.  I do have a limited budget hence me not buying that particular set and getting it over and done with =P

Topic by HannesB8   |  last reply


Problem with camera module

Hey guys, recently i brought a brushed motor quadcopter which came with a mini recording camera, i would like to connect it to my TS5823 32CH 200mW Video transmitter, but the camera don't have any wire that i can directly connect to my VTX, do anyone have any idea / schematic on how to connect the camera to my VTX ? Thanks a lot.

Topic by Sooncheng   |  last reply


long range radio control flying

Hello all...I was looking in at the discussions of the possibility of long range radio control airplane operation and can make a few comments drawn from my research into the topic, with my opinions directed toward the USA market area ; First, Americans are bound by Federal Communications Commission regulations so we must abide by them or risk steep fines or legal trouble if caught. Second, the frequencies assigned by the FCC for radio control hobby use are already allocated, so modifications to your control systems in terms of frequencies could be illegal. Third, the maximum output for radio systems in the hobby is 1000mw (1 watt), which will easily control your miniature aircraft out to 1 to 2 miles, where you will need a video camera, transmitter, reciever and viewing device to even keep track of it ! There are several manufacturers that are way ahead of most of us here - offering pre made systems that are plug and play (no head scratching needed) . Search "FPV systems" on your computer and you'll find them. Bear in mind that to use these systems in America, you will need to obtain an amateur radio (ham) operator license to be legal (again, so if you get checked, you won't get in big trouble with the Federal Government ). I'm still looking into it myself, but if you want to see a good example of a really sharp Canadian who has a handle on this, search " VRflyer" on YouTube. He started doing this quite a few years ago and has some great video of his projects and results !

Topic by 2512rc 


To buy or to build? FPV Quadcopter

Hi amateur here. Im looking for some answers to my questions and maybe here they can be answered. What's better? Building a quadcopter or buying one? A quad that can fly high and an fpv one. if buying what model? (Around 100-150$maybe) if bulding/assembling , what will i need?  Please help me decide . Thanks

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FPV Quad-copter Build?

I want to build a Quadcopter with some specifications: -GoPro Hero3 Mount -Additional wireless onboard FPV camera -About a 2 mile range -GPS to return to certain location  -30 minute battery life My budget would be around $200-500 Is this build possible? If so, is my budget enough? or is it going to cost more? May anyone help me on the specifications on the hardware (Motors,ESC's, Flight Control, GPS)

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Multirotor used as a signal relay?

So in my years since first asking a question about electronics on here i have learned a whole lot. So much so that i am working on plans to build my own multirotor, rc car, and control system all from scrap and open source parts. Everything will be arduino controlled for simplicity (i think it will be easier this way) and i would like to use the OrangeRx radio modules.\ So my question is this; if i wanted to put an fpv system on my car and drive it long distances through a neighborhood, how difficult would it be to have a drone follow the car and act as a relay beacon for my transmitter. I know i could easily get the drone to follow the car by using gps but I have no ideas on how to make it a relay, or if thats even economically feasible on a hobby scale.

Question by budhaztm   |  last reply


wired video connection from an FPV camera

Could FPV cameras such as the Foxeer Predator Mini or Micro (intended for wireless use on drones) be set up to send a live wired video feed to an android phone or tablet via a micro usb cable of some description? for context, i intend to build a bulky costume which effectively blocks my view out so after googling a bit i found some mentions of people using these (surprisingly cheap) cameras with (very expensive) FPV goggles so i figure i could potentially use a tablet/phone i already have with a long cable connection instead but i don't know if it's possible...

Topic by ambientvoid   |  last reply


How could I connect an FPV camera to an SD card before transmission to a display?

Hi everyone, I'm pretty new to RC and I'm now looking at getting some FPV gear (camera - HS1177, transmitter - ImmersionRC 25mW 5.8GHz, receiver and display). I'd also really like to record my flights which would usually mean having a second camera on board (but I don't have the space) or recording the transmitted video (but transmission can introduce noise) so I would like to put an SD card in parallel to the transmitter. I imagine that if it is possible it's more complicated than what I've drawn but I was hoping for something along those lines. Thanks in advance for any help that you could give me :)

Question by Andycb93   |  last reply


FAA Ruling ends FPV and will destroy RC Model Aircraft industry is USA

Hello, This is a serious matter. Please read and act. Deadline is July 25. Please see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYs815t4knQ Then please go to this website and read  the document "Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft". http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0396 To summarize, the FAA has deemed that a sweeping, blanket regulation is necessary to take care of an issue created by a few dumb individuals making bad decisions. Because a very, very small few people who never touched a RC model aircraft before buy a DJI Phantom and decide to fly it over crowded city streets crashing into buildings and and almost hurting people, the larger hobby community is now paying the penalty of those dumb people. Why it matters to me: I just got into the hobby and I am not flying FPV yet. Actually I cannot fly FPV until I get my FCC Ham License. I am following the rules. I do NOT fly over people, cars, streets, buildings. I do not fly over private property other than my own. I DO fly within line of site of my aircraft, under 400 ft, in open fields or isolated locations. I do keep my aircraft in good working order. I am an AMA member, have insurance in case of RC accidents, have my AMA number inscribed on my model. So I do everything within regulations. Most RC modelers and AMA members do. But we all pay the price because some bonehead goes to amazon and buys a ready built aircraft and on the first flight takes it to a crowded school playground and crashes it on someone's car. I want to grow into this hobby and advance to FPV. I do it legally, responsibly, and safely. I use this hobby to freely express myself in a safe, harmless way. this hobby is enjoyable, challenging and has forced me to be innovative. I actually invented something that I want to share in instructables one day. Why it should matter to you: The government is slowly eroding away our rights. This regulation criminalizes a hobby that has been enjoyed by generations. Done responsibly, the hobby is safe, enjoyable, promotes innovation and gives people a way to express themselves. It is also an industry that many people rely on to make a living. The FAA as a government agency, is overstepping their authority and threatening our freedom to conduct ourselves are citizens in a safe manner. under this ruling, a RC model operator does something innovative (it does not have to be FPV related) shares it on instructables, and wins a prize from one of the many GREAT contest in intructables... Guess what, that instructables member is NOW a CRIMINAL. You are not allowed to get any compensation for RC Model hobby. under this ruling, you cannot fly FPV in an isolated forest capturing wonderful video and posting that video on the internet as an expression of your creativity. That my friends is Freedom of Expression being undermined. That video is now incriminating evidence that you broke the law. Even though that video harms no one. Under this ruling, an individual who invents a new RC airplane, mass produces it and sells it to others is a criminal because RC models is only for amateur hobby. Any monetary gain is criminal. So it is criminal for someone to innovate and try to make a living from that innovation. Do not let the government overstep their authority over us citizens. I ask that you respectfully tell the FAA to consider reversing their ruling. Ask them to go not take the easy route of making a over-generalized, sweeping, blanket regulation that impacts everyone in the hobby, past, present and future. instead, have them create regulation that target the the unsafe operators who make poor choices. thank you.

Topic by MrTinkerer   |  last reply


Xbee radio control?

I've been thinking about making a FPV RC (first person view) plane and I was wondering about using Xbee and Ardunio. I was thinking have an Arduino on the ground and another one in the plane each one with an Xbee. I want to have joysticks, buttons and switches on the ground to control at least 4 servos, one or two ESC's and possibly other things (like LED's and retractable landing gear) in the plane and also have a camera and some sensors (altitude, battery level, ECT) in the plane sending video and data back to earth where it can be displayed. I am quite new to electronics and I just want to know if what I said is possible, if there is an easier/cheaper way, how one might go about doing it and if that's even how you use an Xbee. Thanks for any help, it will be greatly appreciated 

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Live video for night vision goggles? Answered

Hi, I want to get live video streaming from this camera (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WSJIQH0?psc=1&redirect;=true&ref;_=ox_sc_act_title_3∣=AOEPEY6PZCP7F) to stream to this screen (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045IIZKU?psc=1&redirect;=true&ref;_=ox_sc_act_title_2∣=A1DBCKGXGABBQV) What do I need to connect them? the connecting cables on the two look to be the same so they won't connect. I would prefer to keep this all wired together (no tx/rx) Also, I don't see power inputs on either, what would I need to power them. I will use ir leds for illumination but that's all figured out (night vision goggles using something similar to fpv goggles with a camera on the front)

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QUICK: Ideas for getting drone out of tree! [EDIT: already got it down, but ideas are welcome!]

Ok, so I have built up my $400 FPV quadcopter, and just last night, I was able to get it in the air working flawlessly! I then proceeded to have fun with FPV on a small TV monitor. I quickly got the hang of it, and decided to venture up and around the back yard. However, there was one problem I have been neglecting, which of course, it bit my ass as you can tell from the title. From countless hours of debugging and stress-testing previous weeks to find the intermittent issue with the ESCs, I finally pinned down the issue and was able to reprogram the ESCs, as well as calibrate them properly. (turned out when I first built the quad many moones ago, I unknowingly entered programming mode in the past and changed stuff I had no intention to change!) So eventually, I punctured one of the cells on the battery, and did not realize until a few days ago. I found after close inspection that it was most likely due to a crash which dislodged the battery from the strap, and it scraped up against the video transmitter shielding and heatsink. I removed and discarded the damaged cell, so I was left with a 2S battery. It is BARELY enough to lift the quad. And very slowly at that. However, I could not wait for the new battery to come! I just HAD to fly it to see if I got it to work! :D So today, I have been practicing full-on FPV, and unknowingly flew above a tree. I thought I was next to our chicken house,  and was looking directly at it, hoping to land directly in front of it. However, I did not know I was as close as I was to the tree directly below me. By the time I saw it it in the mobius camera, a slammed the throttle as high as possible, but by that time it was too late. That stupid 2S battery that I have not bothered to replace just did not have the umph to pop the quad up into the air higher, and as it discharged to below 6.98V based on the video feedback data, and the quad just kept descending even at full throttle due to the voltage being too low to effectively power the motors. So there it went tumbling and got snagged on to a thin limb. I lost remote control, so I could not get it unstuck like I did before from a previous flight. But I still surprisingly had FPV working, with the minimOSD sending down GPS data and battery voltage level. So I get to watch the battery voltage trickle down 1 mv at at time. (Welp, time to pop the kettlecorn and watch the 2S battery progressively deep-discharge and get more damaged by the minute!) It did, however, rise back up to 7.4V unloaded (telling me that the internal resistance must be pretty high, so I would not to too bothered too much to throw away the 2S battery entirely!)  Nor did I bother to watch it to see how low and how long it will take to discharge below the safe limit. I packed up all monitor and ground gear to get it out of the cold. So here it stands; stuck real high. I have tried climbing up 14-18 feet onto the tree, but it was still a good 12 feet up. I tried a rope to the trunk and shook the hell out of the tree. The limb that the quad was stuck on did not move much, and the tree was dampening the vibrations too much, even after hitting a resonance peak (technically a harmonic of the resonant frequency), where I could clearly see 2 "standing waves" in the trunk, but that got tiring real quick,and the winter sun has set and things were getting darker by the minute. I did not budge the quad.  I eventually resorted to shooting the limb with a 22 rifle, and on the 3rd shot, I got it to fall down!!! .......... 3 feet, that is, until it got stuck on an even LARGER branch, and now it is really stuck on it. It is on its side on a small fork in the tree, and it is snagged on that now. I can't shoot the base of the branch to break it, because it is like 4 inches in diameter, and on the forked branch right where it is caught, the quadcopter is sitting directly on! If I shoot it, there is a good chance of hitting the quadcopter and destroying the lipo battery causing it to catch fire, or hit electronics or the camera with the beautiful 1080p HD footage of the crash! Again, shaking the tree violently does not do much to budge it. Perhaps someone in the community has an idea on how to knock it down? 

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New ideas for Tiny Whooping?

Guten Tag! I have a Tiny Whoop sitting around just begging to be modified in some way. I need some new ideas. Anything I successfully pull off will be published as an Instructable, so it'll come right back at you!

Topic by Thorondor95   |  last reply


F330 camera drone help

Hello. I have ordered an F330 frame kit for a drone i wanna build. Basically its that frame because of its compact size, but i want it to have a lot of power since it will have to carry couple of different cameras, including a Gopro, and some mirrorless cameras. Would also like to have a decent flight time(30min) and decent range. Motors should be oveely powerful since i am experimenting with cameras etc, so i dont want it to struggle. Speed or performance isnt an issue, just the heavy payload. What motors should i use, that would fit the 330 frame? Also what battery and transmitter

Question by dsirotic 


Mast head amplifier on FPV? Sounds crazy right! Answered

Hi i have been looking at buying this > http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__16457__900MHZ_1500mW_Tx_Rx_1_3_inch_CCD_Camera_PAL_520TVL.html but i thought it might not be very good signal if not i was also thinking of buying something like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vision-27dB-VHF-UHF-Masthead-Amplifier-Booster-TV-/220918608294?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash;=item336fc671a6 It is 900 mhz so i think it is just crazy enough to work i also happen to have an old mast head amp power supply just laying around gathering dust. I'm not bothered about spending 6 quid just to try it out but what i was worried about was feedback from the PSU to the reviver I mean I don't want to blow it on day one how could i stop this and would it be a problem in the first place?

Question by Daniel Deacon   |  last reply


Do I make a Portable TV Stand/ FPV Ground Station?

Hello, I have a project that I'm trying to figure out how to make work.  I have an idea for a portable TV Stand/FPV Ground Station, but I need some inspiration and advice to build it. It will be created from a Craftsman Sit/Stand/Tote Truck. It's pretty beat up and there are a few broken devices on it. What I'd like to do is mount my Craig 15" TV to the lid. After mounting the TV to the lid how would I temporarily mount the lid to the retractable handle? When the TV and lid are mounted to the handle how would I make the lid tilt up and down between 0 about 45 degrees for best view when sitting or standing? Check out my Image Library for pictures of what I'm trying to build. Thank you in advance!

Question by NAVET97   |  last reply


Quadcopter Build Check? Answered

I have recently researched and picked out parts for an entire quadcopter build. Would someone be able to tell me if all of these parts will be OK for a quadcopter build in terms of a.) if the parts will work together (I believe they will, but I am not 100% sure) and b.) if I will be able to do FPV with a Mobius Action Cam. Any and all help is appreciated, thank you in advance! (If I am missing anything important on the list please let me know also). Frame: I will be building one out of lightweight wood. Transmitter/Reciever: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__9042__Hobby_King_2_4Ghz_6Ch_Tx_Rx_V2_Mode_2_.html Propellers: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__39772__9x4_7_SF_Carbon_Fiber_Propellers_CW_and_CCW_Rotation_1_pair_.html Control Board: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__17537__HobbyKing_Quadcopter_Control_Board.html Motors:  http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__39036__Turnigy_Multistar_2213_980Kv_14Pole_Multi_Rotor_Outrunner.html ESCs: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=27775 Battery: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__16633__Turnigy_3000mAh_3S_30C_Lipo_Pack_US_Warehouse_.html Battery Charger:  http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__7028__Turnigy_Accucel_6_50W_6A_Balancer_Charger_w_accessories.html Power Distribution Board: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__31223__Hobbyking_Multi_Rotor_Power_Distribution_Board_DIY_8_x_output_PCB_.html FPV Equipment: http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-8G-200mW-Video-Audio-AV-RC-5808-Wireless-Receiver-TS58200-Transmitter-for-FPV-/251413117397?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash;=item3a8963b9d5

Question by Adum24   |  last reply


Potential $5 RC Hovercraft

Hey y'all, I was bored, so I made this RC hovercraft, kinda like a Tiny Whoov, from the guts of a $5 RC helicopter (sold at most FiveBelows). The idea is that a hovercraft is more fun than a cruddy helicopter, in addition to being a fun and easy DIY project for the weekend. It could be a nice gift to a kid. My first concern was that the motors would not provide enough power to get the thing moving. They give more than enough power, and this thing can MOVE. My second concern is that the differential thrust steering system (one motor turns faster than the other, steering the hovercraft) would not be effective enough. This is still a problem that I don't have the enthusiasm or time to solve anymore. Maybe someone could figure out how to reprogram the FC board to have more differential thrust (is that possible?), or somehow configure a servo or actuator without raising the cost of materials too much. Anyway, here's the concept, go have fun with it.Supplies:Foam platesHot glue$5 RC helicopter with 2 motors and receiver (LED optional, but really cool)Connector (the battery might be soldered directly to the FC board, so this will make it easier to fiddle with)Soldering iron (not %100 necessary, but it can come in handy)Propellers (see design notes)Design notes:Notice how the underside of the hull is curved and smooth. I used propellers from a Blade Inductrix FPV Pro, but any micro quad propellers should work. Notice the nice little compartment under the FC board where you can stick a battery without the need for Velcro or glue. This would be a very easy FPV mod, but that would add about $20 to the cost.

Topic by Thorondor95 


RF Radio Frequency Amplification RC Car with HMC478MP86E

I found rf amplifier up to 4.0ghz,it called HMC478MP86E right? My rc car use 2.4 ghz tx signal,on the datasheet,2.0 - 3.0 ghz the output is 16 dBm,the seller told me parallel it to make the output signal stronger. The question is what the dBm output after parallel? is it 32 dBm? its 1.4 W wow :D,is it right? sorry for my bad english :D fyi,im make fpv car so i can play it from house with the camera

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Techpod - The Hobby UAV Kickstarter launch!

Techpod is this really cool project on Kickstarter, its an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for amateurs and pro-level flyers who want to do FPV flying (First- Person-View). You'll find me (mhkabir98) at RCGroups and DIY Drones and I have been following this particular project for months and am very earnest for it to succeed. Techpod is a - "A high performance remote control airplane for first person view (FPV) flying and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) hobbyist. Designed from the ground up to have an enclosed pan and tilt camera mounted in the nose for a completely unencumbered point of view. All wrapped up in a super slick fuselage with high aspect ratio wings, a high efficiency airfoil and room to swing up to a 12 inch propeller." The designer, Wayne Garris is from Seattle, WA. I have known him for about a month now and would like his project to succeed. He works 50 hours a week to support his family and still finds enough time for designing UAVs. If anyone here is interested ,please support him by pledging something on his Kickstarter. You can get more info on Techpod at the website You can pledge whatever amount you want at his : Kickstarter Link An appeal to fellow instructablers to help Wayne can meet his $45,000 goal and start producing his Techpod kits for everyone across the world. If you want more info, PM me and I'll forward you Wayne's contact details. Kabir

Topic by mhkabir 


Guidance & Info about Quadcopter Project?

Hello everyone, I am working on a collision avoidance protocol for my masters thesis and need guidance and information especially from people who have done the same or similar project.The implementation is in two stages: 1. simulation (a) i want to construct a 6 dof quadcopter model in simulink (b) create the collision avoidance protocol with matlab and it will include: (i) ultrasonic range improvement protocol (ii) Kalman filter(for data fusion of ultrasonic and infrared sensor data) (b) I want to be able to integrate the collision algorithm created in matlab into the model created in simulink and test its functionality using simulink 3D animation. 2. Construction (a) i want to construct a quadcopter to validate all that has been done in the simulation. (b) I want it to be FPV type to record videos on flight. Please need your input as to how you think i should go about it from softwares, hardwares,simulation & construction etc.

Question by emmaotsapa2013   |  last reply


Splicing A Wii Power Adapter to work with a Battery Pack?

Hey guys, I'm planning to build a Wii portable laptop (https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Low-cost-Portable-Wii-Laptop/), and I have all my parts except for my battery. I need something rechargable, so after a couple minutes of searching, I came up with two solutions! This Li-Ion battery = ​http://www.amazon.com/HitLights-12V-Rechargeable-Battery-Pack/dp/B007RQW5WG or This Li-Po = http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turnigy-3S-2200mAh-Lipo-Battery-Pack-11-1v-12v-20-30C-3-cell-DJI-Phantom-FPV-USA-/281246158170 I am a beginner at wiring, and quite honestly, all I know how to do is soldering (in theory, I haven't tried it yet). How can I splice my wii power brick to fit either of these battery packs? Thanks a ton for helping me with my (noobie) question!

Question by Gizmo770   |  last reply


Wanted: Infrared Laser Tag Technology for a New Drone Game

Hi, I'm looking for someone to develop infrared laser tag technology that enables drones to chase, shoot and record 'hits' on participating drones.      Here are the features I'm looking for: a)  Used primarily indoors to avoid problems with FAA, BVLOS, wind etc. b)  IR LEDs detectable @ 30 m c)  Indicates 'hits' by light and sound d)  Detection proximity + -  12" diameter e)  FPV not required for MVP- line-of-sight ok f)  'Shield' feature preferred g)  Self contained rechargeable battery h)  Smartphone integration preferred i)  After a certain number of 'shots', cannon briefly disabled    If you are an laser tag developer and this is something you can do please get in touch.     I will pay, or glad to cut you in on a Kickstarter / crowdfunding campaign revenue share if you prefer (or a combination of both).  I'm a Kickstarter specialist and plan on featuring it on a crowdfunding campaign.    I don't come onto the board very often, so please email me directly at: Earl Brown ebrown@combathawks.com 805-984-2925 Santa Barbara, CA  USA

Topic by EarlB7 


Best method for mounting teflon servo arms to a base (metal or wood)?

I am currently working on a simple tilt system for a mobius camera on a quadcopter. Basicly, when FPV flying, I want to be able to look directly down, and straight ahead, so I know what is below me as well as get some good footage. I have 3 parts that need to be mounted together. A small, sub-micro servo, a plastic shell/case for the mobius camera, and a fabricated piece that extends from the bottom of the quadcopter, to the servo, allowing just enough room for the servo to turn the camera ~90 degrees. I have hot glued the camera case/shell directly to the servo, so that the arm of it is free to turn directly above the center hole. The arm that mounts there then somehow needs to be mounted to a little board or something that extends down from below the quadcopter body. That piece is not difficult to mount, however, the teflon servo arm needs to firmly mount to that piece. So far I have tried hot glue (peels right off the teflon after some vibration) and universal JP weld (that grey and black stuff that takes a REALLY long time to set, and same problem). Whenever possible, I prefer to not use glue, as it is messy, sloppy and bad-looking, as well as permanent and fragile when it does work. I may sometime plan to change the design, I would prefer better mounting techniques, and do not want the bonds to break with large shock from a crash landing.

Question by -max-   |  last reply


easily viewable cheap LCD in bright glaring sunlight?

I recently bought the cheapest screen I could on amazon for around 20 or so dollars for use on my quadcopter, it is a really crap quality display (only 480 x 272 resolution, and very poor color reproduction, viewing angles, and contrast) but it does serve the purpose of a FPV display for my quadcopter. However, I remember my old faithful flip mino camera as well as my old palm centro phone which had some type of semi-reflective LCDs on them! The displays could easily be seen in direct sunlight even with the brightness set to the minimum! They seemed to work a bit like calculator LCD displays, where they work on a basis of reflection, but also have backlights in them. To verify that the display on that flip camera does indeed reflect light back, I charged it up and turned it on with my 2000 lumen LED torch shining directly at it. images on my GS3's AMOLED panel would only be visible with the brightness cranked wayyyy up, and similarly on most LCD displays. They just could not handle the same way the flip camera did! You could clearly make out a picture on the flip camera display even when it was charging and the backlight was 100% off! What would I be searching for to find a display with a composite video input capible of being viewable in direct sunlight like this? Might it be possible to modify my current LCD to make it more viewable in direct sunlight?

Question by -max-   |  last reply


Pro tips for getting rid of last bit of jello? Fine tuning 2 axis basecam gimbal?

I have a quadcopter build up with a simple $60 basecam gimbal, a mobius camera, and I have finally got some better motors, the $60 set of EMAX 2213 brushless motors with standard nylon props. (I am still a noob at flying, esp. FPV. on-screen.) (previously, I have been using those notoriously bad genaric china orange/silver 2212 motors 2 of which even had loose, rattly bearings! I did not even bother attempting to ballence since the aluminum prop holders were bent, and some even had partially stripped threads! They were really needing to be replaced!) The gimbal is CNC aluminum mounted, and has 4 rubber suspensions that are supposed to isolate vibration, but they do not remove jello completly. (getting the new miles better EMAX motors and going the best to ballence the props and hubs definitely helped, but did not remove jello entirely.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hajzljufl2I On every crash, the rubber suspension ball things would pop out, and they did quickly wear out, and one of them ripped right apart, so I bought more. They are the same stiffness, I could not source a large quantity of more flexible ones unfortunately. Not for a decent price, anyway. So other than balancing the props with a simple prop balancer, and changing out the rubber balls, what can I do to get the jello down more?

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