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First Ever FPV Flight in two days!

colorex

Rotor Riot!
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#1
Hi guys! My first attempt at FPV flying will be on Saturday morning :D

Any tips or suggestions for success?

-Stock Bixler v1 with 6x4E prop
-1.2GHz FPV gear with homemade CP antennas
-PZ0420 camera
-Spektrum DX6i 2.4GHz
-7" TFT LCD monitor
-Flying with spotter
 

tw-ryder

Well Grounded
#3
Have a good time!

And please share your experience from a first timers perspective. We're building our first FPV platform around the new FatShark system, hopefully it'll be as easy as these guys make it look! :p
 
#6
(i may be late here) but studying my flying site on Google earth really saved my bacon on my first few flights. This is probably not so important if you have a spotter to guide you back home.
 

xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
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#8
It's a definite possibility, as my wife has issues watching some of my more "aerobatic" videos. Or if it's windy/bumpy and there is a lot of correction going on. I don't have any issues myself, but then I'm not prone to chumming on boat-based fishing trips either. The wife on the other hand, has gotten sick lying on a float when the pool pump has come on...
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
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#9
Anyway I had my first FPV flight that Saturday :) Awesome experience, nervewrecking as well. Biggest things I noticed:

1 - You don't see your actual position. You can't tell if you are above yourself or further away unless you have a pan and tilt system (which I will have on my quadcopter).

2 - My aircraft (Bixler 1) was very sluggish with the extra weight. Of course first time, and needs trimming and balancing. Or maybe I will switch to quads or something.
 
#10
Cool!! I hope to do my first FPV flight this weekend, I'm gonna use my Versa Wing for this. I already fly the Versa with a Gopro and have had a blast with that, but its time to step up :cool:
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
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#11
Cool!! I hope to do my first FPV flight this weekend, I'm gonna use my Versa Wing for this. I already fly the Versa with a Gopro and have had a blast with that, but its time to step up :cool:
Before you fly FPV, fly it LOS with the FPV gear on it. So you feel the added weight and stuff.
 
#12
Yeah that's a great suggestion... Gonna give that a go first. I going to have a spotter too, and going to get some time on the gear at my home field where i'm very familiar with the area. I want to add some OSD after a time too.
 

colorex

Rotor Riot!
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#13
Yeah that's a great suggestion... Gonna give that a go first. I going to have a spotter too, and going to get some time on the gear at my home field where i'm very familiar with the area. I want to add some OSD after a time too.
Take it easy and get everything working well before you add more. I will also add a small battery monitor OSD some time but not right now.