Rob C and Martin D

Rob C.... Good looking, highly experienced radio control flyer. Martin D.... 40'ish, middle age spread kicking in. Motto "You build it, i'll fly it"

Saturday, 26 January 2013

FPV Zephyr Time

 I've been busy upgrading hardware on the zeph, all in the name of safety ;)

 First upgrade was a 14dbi patch. i have been running on an 8dbi patch but wanted to explore 'further' possibilities with flight distance. This is mounted on EZ tracker, so i have constant tracking. due to weight of dish had to upgrade servos in pan and tilt gimbal. Now have a couple of 9kg servos operating the tracking!

Second upgrade was a UHF radio, in my case a very nifty unit that plugs directly in the back of a futaba tranny (courtesy of Bobster Bill) in the trainer port. All i can say is... Bloody brilliant! Rock solid so far up to XX Kms! If i was to recommend a UHF system i would recommend a certain American manufacture, with an affinity for welsh mythical creatures....          Lastly fed up with catching half my plane in the HD footage i made a new GOPRO/FPV camera housing that sits at the front of my Zeph (I had to abandon the beautiful carbon fibre first one i built as i forgot the negative effects carbon has on range. So if anyone wants a indestructible GOPro housing made of carbon let me know)

Quick Vid of this mornings test flight. Martin was good spotter as ever bless him...


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