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  1. kamikazi, There is a very interesting thread detailing the use of downlinked video from a still camera for framing...see Towner Technologies thread, post 21 That might help you prevent all the wading
  2. I have been following this thread for some time; great work, everyone! I am curious why both Mr.RC-Cam and yb2normal chose to mount the FMA sensor pack so far above the wing? I am installing one on a plane right now (in standard configuration, not for the awesome uses shown here) and am following factory instructions to mount it directly behind the cockpit. What are the advantages to mounting it high above the wing as shown in the pics above?
  3. Thomas, Looks like you have done exactly what I am looking for! I tried to download your code file from the old forum, but have had no luck. Could you possibly repost it here? I am not all that familiar with the Atmel line of microcontrollers. I am assuming you need a developer's kit to program the FLASH? It looks like Digi-Key has them for about ~$79. Also, is the Gamebird Flight Simulator treated as a regular joystick by Windoze? It looks to be that way from the info I found, but you sound as if you have a bit more experience with it than I! Anway, I would be very interested in the code you posted at the old forum. Thanks for your help! John
  4. Your project sounds great! Keep us updated on your progress. Thank you for the links. The challenge (to me anyway) seems to be the SW code. I spoke to a guy at work (aerospace test lab) who has done something similar with NI's LabView. I will continue to pick his brain for any and all info! I am not crazy about the PC thing since none of them are very portable, but I am really just wanting to try out real flying with the joystick. If it works out well, I can work on a more permanent solution with a microcontroller or 2. Do you think your PenCam project would be adaptable to my nefarious purposes? I am sure there are plenty of joystick options for PlayStation as well that may work.
  5. Hello all! This is my first post to the new forum, but I was a lurker on the old (non-searchable!) RC-CAM forum. I am trying to find a way to implement Off-The-Shelf joystick control of a standard RC plane. Seems like a simple issue compard to many of the others I have seen here, but I just can't seem to find anyone who has done it. In the attached image, I have shown what I am after. The "Black Box" could be a standard laptop or any of a number of microcontrollers (PIC, STAMP, etc.) The last thing I want to do is reinvent the wheel. Anybody seen a system like this in action? Thanks!
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