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Old 11-11-2006, 08:00 PM
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Default Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

We have done it again... Another irresponsible and reckless video flight flying beyond visual range with video goggles [:@] Acutally, we have made lots and lots of flights like this, but I have been spending all my time flying rather than making videos So for those of you that are afraid of and paranoid about anything new, you do NOT want to watch this. You have been warned, so dont watch this then and start biatching like a bunch of babies about how it almost gave you a heart attack and that you are now afraid to go outdoors [sm=47_47.gif]

For the rest of you that like new and interesting ways to enjoy your hobby, click on the link below, there is some really cool stuff in there ! This video was shot with a very light sensitive Sony KPC-650 camera, and yes, it was that dark when I landed [X(]

http://media.putfile.com/RC-Video-Fl...er-Smoke-Night


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Old 11-11-2006, 09:34 PM
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

I loved it.
Do you have details on the setup you are using?
The videos are excellent, and your radio seems to work very well.
Also, how do you get the speed, alt, and heading to display on screen?
I have an ameture radion license, so I could most likely get the same equipment you are using. I am interested in setting up a plane just like yours.
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:59 PM
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We have done it again... Another irresponsible and reckless video flight flying beyond visual range with video goggles [:@] Acutally, we have made lots and lots of flights like this, but I have been spending all my time flying rather than making videos So for those of you that are afraid of and paranoid about anything new, you do NOT want to watch this. You have been warned, so dont watch this then and start biatching like a bunch of babies about how it almost gave you a heart attack and that you are now afraid to go outdoors [sm=47_47.gif]

For the rest of you that like new and interesting ways to enjoy your hobby, click on the link below, there is some really cool stuff in there ! This video was shot with a very light sensitive Sony KPC-650 camera, and yes, it was that dark when I landed [X(]

http://media.putfile.com/RC-Video-Fl...er-Smoke-Night


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I must say, your wife is hot , by the way what's your AV setup? how many 200mw, 500mw, 600mw, 1000mw, 5000mw?
Old 11-12-2006, 11:58 AM
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

Nice video.

What did you use to measure the height and speed?

-David C.
Old 11-13-2006, 05:43 PM
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This is amazing JettPilot. I have one question though: how do you know that you are still in radio range while you are flying?
Old 11-13-2006, 10:00 PM
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

Very nice.. I too am interested in how you got the data to display.
Old 11-13-2006, 11:29 PM
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

Glad you liked it

The data is from a GPS imposed onto the video.

The video transmitter is a 1000 mw BWAV 2.4 ghz transmitter.

The radio is PCM setup with fialsafes and autopilot. If I get out of RC radio range, the plane immidately levels out and starts a turn towards my location. It is very obvious when it happens... And it happens a lot as I get to the edge of radio range. I have recorded the plane going into failsafe over 100 times durring some flights, but its no problem.

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Old 11-13-2006, 11:33 PM
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The data is from a GPS imposed onto the video.
GPS gives height and speed? How does that work?

[8D]

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Old 11-14-2006, 10:41 AM
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GPS gives height and speed? How does that work?

[8D]

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In a nutshell it uses triangulation to judge speed and altitude. The more sat's that the GPS sees the more accurate it can do both.
Old 11-14-2006, 05:53 PM
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You are so irresponsible...........


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Glad you liked it

The data is from a GPS imposed onto the video.

The video transmitter is a 1000 mw BWAV 2.4 ghz transmitter.

The radio is PCM setup with fialsafes and autopilot. If I get out of RC radio range, the plane immidately levels out and starts a turn towards my location. It is very obvious when it happens... And it happens a lot as I get to the edge of radio range. I have recorded the plane going into failsafe over 100 times durring some flights, but its no problem.

JettPilot

What has the range been usually?
Old 11-14-2006, 10:33 PM
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

I have not gone to the absalute limit *yet* Three miles was no problem for the 1000 mw setup, but its altitude dependant. The lower I go the range definately goes down. I will try a reallly long range flight one of these days, but I am being very careful as I do not want to risk losing my plane [X(] Can you immagine trying to look for a model airplane that you know went down 5 miles away, good chance of never finding it [:@]

I will post my results here when I stertch the range to its limit.

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Old 11-15-2006, 01:45 PM
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

Put one of these out on a wing tip http://www.byonics.com/microtrak300/

See if your local hams have arps, might even be tied to the internet and use www.googlearps.com

(wish I had one in my 4-runner that was solen a few weeks ago!)


edit: If your HAM's don't have aprs, you can connect a 144.390 MHz rx to a laptop and track it yourself.
Old 11-19-2006, 11:23 PM
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Put one of these out on a wing tip http://www.byonics.com/microtrak300/

See if your local hams have arps, might even be tied to the internet and use www.googlearps.com

(wish I had one in my 4-runner that was solen a few weeks ago!)


edit: If your HAM's don't have aprs, you can connect a 144.390 MHz rx to a laptop and track it yourself.
That is COOL ! I didnt even know something like that existed [X(] I am a ham, but dont know anything about packet radio. I could get a 2 meter radio anywhere, it would make a great way to keep track of the plane.

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Old 11-20-2006, 01:36 AM
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

With a local rx and a TNC or AGWPE, you can track real time, and would also have EPIRB functionality if needed.
Old 11-20-2006, 05:23 PM
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

I noticed that your altitude was realistic. I too have the Intitutive Circuits OSD GPS with Altitude. Is your altitude in meters or feet? Also how did you modify the NMEA sentence to output your actual height vs height above sea level?

Also what GPS are you using?

thanks
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:02 PM
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

That is a Garmin Gecko 201. The bad part about that GPS is that the update rate is once every 2 seconds [:@], but it does waypoint tracking...

The Garmin 18 is better at update of once every 1 second, but no waypoint programming...

The altitude is in Meters, and it is above sea level, I no of no way to change the NEMA data.

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Old 11-20-2006, 09:10 PM
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Thanks for the input! I have a garmin Vista Legend and it updates every second. Your lucky, you must live close to the ocean!

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.....I am a ham, but dont know anything about packet radio....
Now that's an understatement! JP, you don't seem to have as many fans over here as compared to the 6000+ on RCG.

Old 11-26-2006, 11:31 AM
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

Great video!

What imposes the GPS data onto the video and what do you use to record the video with?

Thanks
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Also, what do you use as an autopilot to return the plane over the head?

Thanks,

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Might I recommend that if you insist on doing a range check of the system, rather than relying solely on the failsafes, you should have a second transmitter and pilot located downrange, at the approximate location where you expect to lose contact. Be in cell phone contact with the other pilot. If you lose control, a quick switch on by the alternate pilot could save your plane. They could either fly by your command to get the plane back in range, or fly to gain visual contact, and land it.

Brad
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

Good idea. Both transmitters would of course have to be on the same channel. And depending on the type of receiver you're running, they may have to be of the same brand/model. A lot of the new receivers have "DSR" (Digital Signal Recognition) and other types of technology that recognize the frequency shift, number of channels being transmitted, etc. They lock on to this signal when first powered up.

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Might I recommend that if you insist on doing a range check of the system, rather than relying solely on the failsafes, you should have a second transmitter and pilot located downrange, at the approximate location where you expect to lose contact. Be in cell phone contact with the other pilot. If you lose control, a quick switch on by the alternate pilot could save your plane. They could either fly by your command to get the plane back in range, or fly to gain visual contact, and land it.

Brad
Old 11-27-2006, 09:19 PM
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Default RE: Another Reckless Video Flight by JettPilot and Wife .... :(

Switching control points is what caused the last boarder patrol drone to have an unplanned landing...
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Hmm Do you know what happened?

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