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Old 11-29-2003, 05:34 PM
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Hey has anyone checked out those eyeglasses with the little screens on ebay? There kinda pricey, 300 bucks! Just trtying to find a way to see what my plane see wilest flying.
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Old 12-10-2003, 09:26 PM
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Mine were less than that and they work pretty good.
[link=http://members.hscis.net/~mamyers/ihd.wmv]10.5meg[/link]

[link=http://members.hscis.net/~mamyers/broke1.wmv]5 meg[/link]

[link=http://members.hscis.net/~mamyers/fogdark.wmv]4meg at night[/link]
this night time one was in the fog. 1/4 mile visibility and 32°. Later in the video the image turns bad from the moisture on the lense. i could not see the plane at all, and from the headset view i could not see the LZ so I turned on my hazard lights and watched for the blinking pixel .... It worked :-)
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Old 12-11-2003, 10:49 AM
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That night video was great!

Are you still flying your setup on a slowstick? Do you employ any self leveling technology?

I love the blinking tail lights at the end.

As a commentary on wireless video in general, I really like it when people pan over their setup at the beginning of the video to show the viewers "how it was done".

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Old 12-11-2003, 11:42 AM
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Thanks Bill,
Thats the stock 300c slowstick alright.. That little plane has served me well. Your joking about the self leveling right?? It flys pretty well on it's own but any wind pushes it around all over the place. On a calm day, the platform is solid, but add a small breeze, and the video gets real sloppy. Besides showing the set-up, I also display my HAM sign to the camera before I take off and after I land. On a side note, my camera does work better at night if I use the correct supply votage. I tapped this cam on the board and am using 9vdc insted of 12. I think I might have to use 12v at night or just get a cx161 from blackwidowav.com I hear they have the best prices.
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Old 12-12-2003, 10:38 AM
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Actually I saw a post on the ezone of someone who mounted a fma copilot on the Slowstick when he was doing digital still photography. Not sure how it worked out for him though.

Can you show a picture of your plane? I mounted a camera on the wing of my Slowstick, and with the stock power system the wings oscillated badly at mid-throttle... not noticeble when looking at the plane, but the video was very jumpy. I recently put a direct drive brushless outrunner on mine and am getting ready to mount the camera back on the plane to see if the wobble is cleared up.

Yeah, BlackWidowAv is awesome, and the owner is a great pilot, father, and husband.

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Hey IVSPARK whered you get your glasses? I would love not to pay 300 dollars!
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I'll try to get a pic....

I have the poly cells rubberbanded under the fuse, and the camera is hot glued to a piece of EPP and that is glued to the battery pack.
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Great video's lvspark!
Keep em coming!

Hey Bill, Dave from U-NAV said my PDC10 & 20 are on the way!
I’m thinking about trying a rate gyro at 45 degrees for the wing leveler. If it doesn’t work I’ll go with the FMA.
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spacecase, check ebay... there are some 360,000 pixel on there right now for $160.00. search " I-glasses"
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lvspark,
I saw in an older thread that you were using a SkySpy TL100. I'm looking for a GPS overlay board and thinking about the STVPROJ-G from blackboxcamera. Is there anything else you would recommend, in the $100 price range? I’m just looking for altitude and speed.

I hope someone from this site won that I-Glasses auction, it looked like a good ending price!

Thanks!
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The thing about the "i-glasses" is you cant see the plane when your flying. The I top system is cool cause you can see the plane while you fly and the lcd at the same time.
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Old 12-23-2003, 02:25 PM
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IA-Flyer, that unit looks pretty good for the price. I like the ability to use the PIC for other sensors.. Maybe pressure or voltage, or , temp, or _ _ _ if you so desired. Maybe a [link=http://www.decadenet.com/bob3/bob3.html]bob3 board [/link] if your into electronics, also there is the [link=http://www.icircuits.com/]OSD-GPS[/link] to look at.

The nice thing about the skyspy, is everythiing is on board and no gps is required so it is a fairly light load. Although, it does include a rs-232 port and adding gps is as simple as pluging it in. I do think it is overpriced since most electronics are comming down in price, but they havent changed their price in 2 years. If you add up all the components and labor, is is a fair deal, and they were good to work with.

The I-Tops are cool, and are good for short periods of FPV flight. You would just have to decide, how often you would be flying by sight or FPV to decide which one is best for you. You can see the plane with the I-glasses, but you have to tilt your head back a bit to look under the sun shield. Not really a big deal since we normally have our heads looking up to the sky anyhow. The Eye tops are not as bulky and are lighter as well. I had a VR-1 monocular once, and it was simmilar to the eyetops. It worked well, but I do enjoy the imersion of the full headset better.
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Thanks for the info lvspark, I'll check them out.
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