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I've been interested in getting into the RC world for a while now. I recently saw a video of a camera mounted on a glider and that sealed the deal. I went out and bought myself a Blade CX2 Link. So far it's very apparent that I'm not a very good pilot ;)

I just wanted to introduce myself here; I'm going to be lurking around picking up tidbits of knowledge. My background is in electronics so I'm planning on tinkering quite a bit once I can get the aircraft off the ground. While I understand DC-DC circuits, gyros are something completely new to me, so I may be asking some fairly noobish questions.

I’ve been reading a few pages I’m really excited about this. If there are any “getting started” links that you guys have, I would be more then happy to read them.

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Hi Zac,

I'm new here also and I must say there's a plethora of info on this site. Between here and http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/index.php there's more info than one can absorb. Good luck with your heli. I'm still waiting for my Honey Bee King II and FPV equipment to arrive.

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Not really. I still ask ? there also. Nobody has replied to my DeLorme request here yet. Got my camera kit today. Still no info with it except hookup & don't use it in the rain. Does have a lens though so it's not a pin hole(?) type I don't think. Only thing that goes on the plane is about a 1 1/4" cube with a 1 1/2" antenna and a 9v battery. Whole thing weighs about 3 oz incl battery. 25 mw output. I'll hook it up on the bench this weekend & see how it does. Got an idea for a pan & tilt useing 2 4gm servos & nothing else. We'll see how it goes...

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Not really. I still ask ? there also. Nobody has replied to my DeLorme request here yet. Got my camera kit today. Still no info with it except hookup & don't use it in the rain. Does have a lens though so it's not a pin hole(?) type I don't think. Only thing that goes on the plane is about a 1 1/4" cube with a 1 1/2" antenna and a 9v battery. Whole thing weighs about 3 oz incl battery. 25 mw output. I'll hook it up on the bench this weekend & see how it does. Got an idea for a pan & tilt useing 2 4gm servos & nothing else. We'll see how it goes...

Yeah Ron.... try fabricating this kind of mount... servo on the bottom pans and the top servo tilts ;) It's a Kilrah design and very clever he is indeed!! ;):)

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It's just a sail winch servo with 360 degree rotation and a 4 gm servo glued horizontaly to the output disk/arm with the camera glued to it's arm = 360+ degree pan and ~90 tilt. Can't get much easier than that.

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I came up with this idea a while ago, it's very simple and it was for a model where I couldn't cut a hole in the fuselage/wing for one of the servos.

I joined the two servos (HS81MG) with doubble sided tape, but some ekstra securing could have been done.

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That's basically how I'm planning to do it also. Need to find something to slow down the servos though so the pan & tilt will be slower than regular servo response.

I came up with this idea a while ago, it's very simple and it was for a model where I couldn't cut a hole in the fuselage/wing for one of the servos.

I joined the two servos (HS81MG) with doubble sided tape, but some ekstra securing could have been done.

PanTilt.jpg

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I have a JR/Graupner 9X and it has an option where you can set the servo speed. It's a very nice function to get smooth camera movements.

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I have an '88 Hi Tech Prism. Works like new. There no money in my budget far another $300, $400 radio. I'm getting old and probably wouldn't get my moneys worth out of it. Besides, there are plenty of servo slower downers around for $20 or less. Just gotta take the time to google them...

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Don't get me wrong :-)

I just wanted to point out that slowing down the servos gives a smoother pan and tilt function.

I have an '88 Hi Tech Prism. Works like new. There no money in my budget far another $300, $400 radio. I'm getting old and probably wouldn't get my moneys worth out of it. Besides, there are plenty of servo slower downers around for $20 or less. Just gotta take the time to google them...

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I understood that Jan and that's the reason I want to slow them down. I'm hoping to get a few programmed chips to do that and more.

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