FPV RC Heli chasing Trucks

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Lately I've been doing alot of RC heli flights in FPV (piloted by video First Person View) and love the video game type of flying. I did this with planes and my RC trucks (E-maxx/Slash). Driving or flying RC by video can be a blast and alot like a video game but it's real. Some buds of mine said I needed to share some of my videos here so enjoy:).



[video=youtube;1lJmdx_HJjg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lJmdx_HJjg[/video]



 
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and the Johnson Valley video I almost forgot that I just finished :D.



 
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nice! how are u doing that? what equipment are u using? any pics? whats the range? so it shows u how much battery u have left?
 

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nice! how are u doing that? what equipment are u using? any pics? whats the range? so it shows u how much battery u have left?
Thanks:)

FPV piloting is getting popular with RC aircraft and I purchase most of my gear from Hobbywireless.com (tell them Crash9 sent you)

Rnge is about 2 miles line of sight and can be more with long range gear;).

The Eagle Tree Systems OSD (on Screen Display) shows the info from a on-board data logger which also overlays GPS info.


More info here. www.FPVvideo.com
 

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What I use for FPV piloting:

Work horse is my T-rex 600esp with a 5000 mah 6s lipo battery, Align 600xl Brushless motor, Futaba gy401 gyro to keep the tail straight, Spektrum DX7 2.4 ghz radio, AR9000 RX, Wireless video 900mhz 500mw TX, 900mhz 4 channel RX, R-vision video goggles, Sony DV camcorder for recording, and a few other things I can't think off right now.

I also use a T-rex 450, MPX Easy Star and a MPX Twinstar II:)
 

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Man, you could get some pretty cool video at a desert race with one of those things!
 

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Man, you could get some pretty cool video at a desert race with one of those things!
I hope to get out to a race soon with my gear. It's been fun playing in the desert chasing friends but it's not RACING:D. I've been working with a cheap HD cam that will ride along onboard but I needed to make a gimble mount for it...HD video picks up all the vibs from the heli so the new mount I made should fix it...if not the DV still looks decent:cool:. Here's a few pics of my latest set-up:).
 

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A buddy of mine who works in the music/film industry just sent me this video of some of my FPV piloting flights that he threw together:cool:.

 
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Last video I posted is now re-mastered with added footage and no toyz.

Here's the finished Movie, Enjoy:)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzuoK_ck-B0"]YouTube - My FPV Piloting Adventures[/ame]
 

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What kind of price range is it to get started with some decent video?I guess that would be after the learning to fly the heli?I have raced r/c for years and flew the planes a little bit but nevr a heli,I heard they are tuff to learn?
 

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What kind of price range is it to get started with some decent video?I guess that would be after the learning to fly the heli?I have raced r/c for years and flew the planes a little bit but nevr a heli,I heard they are tuff to learn?
Yeah they are hard to learn but very rewarding when you get it down;). I would start with a good simulator like the Great Planes 3.5 or the newer 4.5 version. Sims can save you a lot of time and money and the GP is very realistic. There's a cockpit view also so it's easy for FPV Piloting pratice:). I spent a good 6 months learning before I got it but I also only practiced a couple of times a week. If I had a sim back then, I think I could of picked it up much faster.
Price range for the wireless gear is about $300 for the basics. Good video goggles add another 300...I like a cheap headrest monitor myself but goggles are popular among FPV Pilots. The good thing is you can use the gear on you rc car/truck also like this video I did with helis and a Slash.
Enjoy

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUfWb9jWIvg"]YouTube - Traxxas Slash Racing / RC Heli Coverage[/ame]



these Vimeo uploads are better.

http://vimeo.com/2739773

http://vimeo.com/2506980






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What about a good starter heli????
A good starter is a Co-ax heli like a Esky Lama or Blade CX. There very stable and help teach you the controls. Also a simulator is great help. Then I would move to a 450-500 size like a T-rex 450. The bigger the heli the better they fly:).
 

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Aren't the blade cx helis like 170?I think I will try one of them first?
 

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Aren't the blade cx helis like 170?I think I will try one of them first?
I think you can even find them cheaper...like $130 if you shop the net. I like the Blades CX's cause I use a Spektrum DX7 radio and it can be set up to fly the CX:).

What sort of flight time do you get out of an electric heli with all your A/V gear aboard?
I get 8 to 10 minutes and if I add a second battery I get 16-18 minutes :cool:.
 

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Do you have a website that I could look up the fpv gear options?I don't need the pro kit but maybe a entry level?Thanks,,,
 
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