RE: Turnigy H.A.L. (Heavy Aerial Lift)
Here is my second H.A.L. test flight video in strong 20m.p.h wind. There were some wavy portions of the video which may be due to either the gimbal gain, wind, or soft mounting of the FlyCamOne camera. I'll try my next test flight in calmer conditions to see if it changes.
The video has scenes from three perspectives; Canon ground camera, FlyCamOne on-board, and a pocket DVR recording the EzOSD and on-board camera from my Fatshark 5.8GHz link. The ground recorder is the $118 [link=http://www.foxtechfpv.com/dv02-portable-d1-av-recorder-p-541.html]DV02 portable D1 AV recorder[/link] from FoxTechFPV.com. They sell an adapter cable for $3 that connects the DVR cable to the FatShark goggles. The combination makes for a very compact ground station.
The DVR ground video was darker than my FlyCamOne HD camera so I need to look into that issue. Also, my scene transitions were not working well on this video so bare with the poor fades.
The EzOSD information was interesting. It showed that I am drawing around 40amps or 10amps per motor. My maximum height was about 150 feet near the end of the movie. The 97% in the lower right corner is my unconnected RSSI value which currently has no meaning. The lighter font screen information comes from the FlyCamOne HD camera (recording resolution, recording time, green battery indication, SD memory) The EzOSD information can be turned on or off via my Gear Switch.
I flew partly using the FatShark goggles and partly by normal vision. At all times, I made sure that nothing was under the H.A.L. for safety. After a few flights in some pretty stiff winds, I have more confidence that this is a stable platform so I can venture out over the Erie Canal that was built in the 1800s.
My flight times are a solid 9 minutes with about 15% capacity remaining in my 4s 5800mAh 30C Turnigy pack.
[link=http://www.gregcovey.com/Reviews/HalTest2.wmv]H.A.L. Test Flight 2 (20mph wind)[/link] (38meg)