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Is there any legal (US) gear in existance that will let me reliably (ie with obstacles etc..) control an airplane from 2-3 miles away (figure 6 miles range to assure 2-3 mile range)

Also a way to transmit video back the same distance.

I have a HAM license if those frequencies and or equipment will help.

My goal is to set up a DUAL cam setup. I would love to go gyro like the guy from canada does (man those videos are simply stunning)

One for the pilot and one for a "passenger" to join in and look around independantly of the pilot.

Suggestions?

Chris Taylor

http://www.naramlive.com/

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On the video side of things, to be legal, you will need to use your amateur radio license. The operating freq must be one allowed by your ticket. As a ham, you are aware that it must be personal hobby use and not used in the course of commercial operation.

For R/C control, you are limited in your options. Perhaps a 6-meter ham R/C Tx (max allowed 1W) with a high gain Tx antenna and good 1/4 wave antenna installation on the Rx.

It would be good to look around the forum to find more discussions about video systems.

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My goal is to set up a DUAL cam setup.

One for the pilot and one for a "passenger" to join in and look around independantly of the pilot.

Something like this?

P1230797_t.jpg

Who wants a little aerobatics ride? :P

Still haven't found the time to do what's needed to connect all that ground stuff together though. Life is busy :(

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Something like this?

P1230797_t.jpg

Who wants a little aerobatics ride? :P

Still haven't found the time to do what's needed to connect all that ground stuff together though. Life is busy :(

Kilrah that is freaking beautiful. All you need to do know is attach one of those top gun modules to the second camera, mount it aft and have a rear gunner for aerial combat.

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Wow nice rig ! Yes everything I do is non commercial. (make money with my hobby ? yeah right I can dream)

So which thread in here has a parts list to duplicate VrFlyers rig with the gyro head goggle rig etc.. ?

I found 1-5 watt transmitters so video wont be a problem (just expensive!)

The problem is "radio" gear to control the airplane itself. My fear is that with a FPP rig exclusively controlling the airplane I will loose positional awareness of where the airplane is relative to me and get too far.

having a solid 5+ mile range would be nice then I can go anywhere withing 2 sqaure miles and know I will not lose control.

I think first I will mount one of these to a Rocket so I can guide where the camera aims on the decent under parachute. anyway to make the camera spin 360 ? or close to it ? one way I thought of was to have 2 radio systems on the rocket. the camera and all its gear together on one rig and a seperate rig to "spin" the first rig 360' and the tilt on the first rig.

this way I could revolve all the way around the rockets frame to aim in any direction I wanted ??

Suggestions ?

Chris Taylor

http://www.nerys.com/

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I've been flying remote control planes for ~10 years and have always wanted to put a video camera on my plane. Now I've discovered this site, which is awsome, but I'm trying to put together a configuration like nerys question. I want to have range and time in the sky. I'd like to know how much range this equipment would give me. http://www.microcameras.com/accessories/di...ty_receiver.htm

http://www.microcameras.com/video_transmit...transmitter.htm

And I'm sure I'd need to upgrade my Rx in my plane so what would ya'll recommend?

Finally, I'm looking to get this camera

http://www.blackwidowav.com/kpc650.html

anyone know anything about this one?

Still looking for a platform, possibly Nitro 60 size.

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