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  1. Macsgrafs

    FVP and Insurance

    Hi Terry, I don't think I'll bother contacting them over this, it's not thier concern as I see it. Anyone with a suitable receiver & monitor can view the signal, so it makes my original question obsolete. Ross
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    Problems with 900MHz-500mW system..HELP

    I know what you are going through. I have found that you MUST turn things on in a certain order for it to work. Firstly the camera, then the video transmitter, then the receiver. If I turn on the video transmitter first, then the camera...it doesn't work!!! Ross
  3. Macsgrafs

    FVP and Insurance

    Very true, but they are NOT directly or indirectly involved in the actual flying of said aircraft.
  4. Macsgrafs

    FVP and Insurance

    I'm sure your right Terry, can't see a problem as the viewers are NOT involved with the aircraft in any shape or form. Ross
  5. If you mean how far can the transmitter be from this receiver, then it depnds on 4 factors. 1)Power output of the TX 2)Antenna gain of the RX 3)Ground based obsatcles reducing TX signal & RX reception 4)Also gain of TX antenna Ross
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    FVP and Insurance

    So how about this for an example: I fly the aircraft, NOT FPV! but have a buddy box system, where the learner is sat in a chair, DX7 stripped down to give full size rudder pedals, ful size control coloumn (stick) & throttle mounted on the arm of the chair..just like sat in a real aircraft. The learner flies by FPV, with 2 cameras mounted side by side (6.5cm apart), 2 seperate video downlins (stereo view), now also plugged into the ground based video receiver are 4 pairs of goggles for spectators to sit down & watch from inside the canopy...we charge as an example £3 for 10 mins per person viewing. surely this wouldn't be against BMFA policy as the guys viewing have NOTHING at all to do with the aircraft. Ross
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    fpv helicopter at the beach

    Love the way you kept the skids in the shot, helps with horizontal stabilisation I would think. What is that red flashing light under the nose for? Nice video, lovely location. Ross
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    FVP and Insurance

    So what happens if you live in the countryside & don't have anyone else to fly with? The rules are stupid & will be impossible to enforce, if you are flying FPV & crash into someone of something, it's easy to say you were flying by eye sight not goggles. Ross
  9. Macsgrafs

    FVP and Insurance

    Sounds bad, the CAA already want £200 per year for A/P use....what next Ross
  10. Macsgrafs

    downlink

    Henri, before we can answer your question we would need to know what camera are you using? Ross
  11. Thanks Kilrah. Will get a 1/3ccd with 12mm lens. I can't ditch my stupid canon 40D, what about all my L glass lenses?? My 40D is my living Ross
  12. Hi guys, hope I chose the right place to post this? I am after a camera to fit onto the eye piece of my Canon 40D, I know it does have video out, but it only outputs AFTER taking a photo & if I use live-view from the 40D, it doesn't focus So anyone have any ideas as to what camera I could attach so that I get a live view through the eye piece, it doesn't have to be a built in TX as I have a TX already strapped onto my heli ship, so a good output from the cam is a must...not to heavy either guys Ross
  13. Macsgrafs

    Show Us Your Fpv Platform!

    I don't know if my Trex 600E qualifies as I don't actually fly by video, by I use it to carry my Canon 40D & also my Panasonic SD9. My Baby Chasing the girls And here is some video shot from it, bit shaky as it's a pan & tilt mount that my Mrs controls, we are very much newbies at this sort of thing, but I'm sure you get the idea behind it. Just make sure you choose to watch in High Quality or youtube will give you a very much compressed version. Ross
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    Show Us Your Fpv Platform!

    John, that is some smooth flying, the first part shot in the evening sun is superb, made me feel I was up there with it. The next best thing for us wannabe piolts At about 4 mins into the video there is a plume of smoke on the horizon, can you tell me what it is & why didn't you get nearer then fly through it Nice shooting mate, smoothly flown. Ross
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    Range Video

    I have sent range video 2 emails now asking if my order has been dispatched & no reply, this left me no alternative but to commence a paypal claim. My advice ladies & gents is to stay clear of range video until something is sorted. Ross
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