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Old 03-05-2004, 12:22 PM
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Hi.
I want to fit a wireless video system on a jet. The jet I am thinking of putting it in is a F-15. I have no experience with this, so some good advice from you guys are needed.

I want a system with good effective range since we use a lot of space when flying the jets. Weight is not a problem as long as it weighs under say 1/2 kg or 1 pound. for the camera, RX and battery.
Also... Does these system have any chance on interfering whit the control signals?? I use the 35 mHz. band here in Norway.

Do you have any suggestions and links to some companies that sells it for me??
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 03-05-2004, 04:56 PM
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Default RE: Wireless video on a turbine jet??

I don't have a camera system, but have been in the forum section a while so I can tell you some things.
I don't know about norway, but in the US, 1.2GHz cameras are on illegal frequencies. This mught be different in norway though. I have no idea about this, but the high speeds of the jet might loose the signal, or at least weaken it. You didn't specify a budget, and there are cameras of all different prices. From EbaY.com $20 ones, to blackwidowav.com $300 ones. You also get what you pay for. The more you pay, the higher the quality.
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Well, if you are into jets, I doubt that a BlackwidowAV system would be much of a blow to your wallet. They work great also!
Check em out at BlackwidowAV.com
I have one of the 200mw 5volt systems that I power with a 2C 1020mAh LiPo pack. That particular pack is overkill for the video system actually. I should have gone for a 700mAh pack instead. Probably still will.


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Hi.
I want to fit a wireless video system on a jet. The jet I am thinking of putting it in is a F-15. I have no experience with this, so some good advice from you guys are needed.

I want a system with good effective range since we use a lot of space when flying the jets. Weight is not a problem as long as it weighs under say 1/2 kg or 1 pound. for the camera, RX and battery.
Also... Does these system have any chance on interfering whit the control signals?? I use the 35 mHz. band here in Norway.

Do you have any suggestions and links to some companies that sells it for me??
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!!
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right, what he said.
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Well, if you are into jets, I doubt that a BlackwidowAV system would be much of a blow to your wallet. They work great also!
Check em out at BlackwidowAV.com
I have one of the 200mw 5volt systems that I power with a 2C 1020mAh LiPo pack. That particular pack is overkill for the video system actually. I should have gone for a 700mAh pack instead. Probably still will.
Hi and thanks for your reply!
300$ is ok by me. I have been to the blackwidow site. I am a litte bit conserned that 200mv is not enough since the the plane is often up to 2,500 feet away...? What is the effective range on that system? Will I have a clear picture from that far away?
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I honestly cant say what the effective range for the 200mw system is but I have flown it on the back of my Ultra Stick 60 out about as far as I ever dared to fly a plane with no LOS of any kind. Same with altitude at least as far as I have flown a power plane.
I am using the patch antenna and it rocks.
He also sells a 600mw system but I have no experience with that particular tx.
[link=http://fubar1.freeservers.com/rc/movies/usbw1.wmv]Ultra Stick BWAV Movie[/link]
This is the most wring it out footage I have to date. The patch antenna was set up on a standard camera tripod near one corner of the field.
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Well, if you are into jets, I doubt that a BlackwidowAV system would be much of a blow to your wallet. They work great also!
Check em out at BlackwidowAV.com
I have one of the 200mw 5volt systems that I power with a 2C 1020mAh LiPo pack. That particular pack is overkill for the video system actually. I should have gone for a 700mAh pack instead. Probably still will.
Hi and thanks for your reply!
300$ is ok by me. I have been to the blackwidow site. I am a litte bit conserned that 200mv is not enough since the the plane is often up to 2,500 feet away...? What is the effective range on that system? Will I have a clear picture from that far away?
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I have had very good results with the 200mw system as well, but given that weight is not an issue, I would go for the 600mw system. the Reciever, antennas and camera would all be the same, just more power on the transmitter. I went with the 200mw unit due to weight and power concerns, but why not 600mw if you have the power and can lift it? The cost difference is small.

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Default RE: Wireless video on a turbine jet??

I too would suggest the 600mw unit.

As a matter of fact, I am entering a beta period for a 'ready-to-fly' system based on the 600mw transmitter. Email or PM me and hopefully we can work something out.

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