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FPV Dogfight with Head-tracker in a Spitfire... a Journey to get there

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But not without reviewing the fundamentals first! Practicing Spitfire Scale FPV landings. I can handle the touch and goes alright. But when the tail settles and V-stab loses effectiveness. Not having seat-of-the-pants/inertial feel nor visual cues to correct for side loading results in wingtip scrapes. That's my excuse anyways;)

 
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Followed the landing Tomcat too closely and lost track of my altitude - last screen shot is 2 seconds from my prop striking ground. Luckily, I pull out in time to save the Spitfire, but all three blades lost about 1/2” from the tip. Landed Spitfire safely, whew...
 
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Jackson T

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#85
Will there be any video of the Spit vs Tomcat? From the photos, it looks like it is some great footage! BTW, have any of your flying mates got FPV yet for their planes?
 
#86
Will there be any video of the Spit vs Tomcat? From the photos, it looks like it is some great footage! BTW, have any of your flying mates got FPV yet for their planes?
Yes on the Spit vs Tomcat video. Will finish editing by weekend. The Tomcat pilot is currently flying a FW L-39 with DJI Digital FPV. Camera not in cockpit though but above it for unobstructed view. I tried dog fighting the L-39 but it’s too small and too nimble for me to follow — resolution of my FPV system not good enough.

It seems I am being pushed into the jet age. Ultimate FPV dogfight goal would be F-14 formation and F-14 vs F-14. But I need to select my FPV jet trainer first...
 
#88
There will be a FPV laser tag product coming to market soon (see FPV Combat on FB). One can setup flashing LED, or shaky controls on bandit to indicate hit. Or we can do the honor system like Air Combat USA (have a friend that works as instructor pilot there) - he pulls smoke on bandit if the client keeps the reticle (reflector sight) on bandit for more then 2 seconds.
 
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Jackson T

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#89
There will be a FPV laser tag product coming to market soon (see FPV Combat on FB). One can setup flashing LED, or shaky controls on bandit to indicate hit. Or we can do the honor system like Air Combat USA (have a friend that works as instructor pilot there) - he pulls smoke on bandit if the client keeps the reticle (reflector sight) on bandit for more then 2 seconds.
That would be really cool! FT did a video on a prototype lasertag system someone made, here's the vid if you haven't seen it.
 

mach1 rc

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There will be a FPV laser tag product coming to market soon (see FPV Combat on FB). One can setup flashing LED, or shaky controls on bandit to indicate hit. Or we can do the honor system like Air Combat USA (have a friend that works as instructor pilot there) - he pulls smoke on bandit if the client keeps the reticle (reflector sight) on bandit for more then 2 seconds.
That's so cool 😱
 
#91
I saw the FT laser tag video a couple years ago. In fact, that was my original inspiration to start FPV flying and work on a reflector gunsight. I thought how cool it would be to do a calibration test of the laser/inferred gun on a ground target with the sight on the bullseye — just like how real fighters calibrate their guns. An aiming device was what’s missing in the FT video. Too bad there’s no follow up on that laser tag video and I can not find more info about Tritium Studios/ Tanner who developed the system.
 
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