Friday, July 15, 2011

First FPV experience

Even though it was way too windy for the Kinetic, I just had to try the new installed FPV equipment. I didn't come up with a good solution on how to mount the VTx, so I just used an old servo box, it also gives some protection but it's very ugly.

The winds was steady around 5-6 m/s and up to 9 m/s in the gusts. The heavy loaded Kinetic was sometimes thrown around, but it went out ok in the end. I had to have WOT in the start and during flight I never had it below 75%. I learned many lessons today:
- always have a spotter (I lost it a couple of times)
- always check your gear before leaving for the field (forgot the battery hatch)
- make sure your goggles don't let any light in, it's very hard to see

Equipment used:
- Swedish Airforce Kinetic
- 5.8g 200mw FPV Wireless AV Tx & Rx Set
- HXT900 9g / 1.6kg / .12sec Micro Servo
- Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2)
- FPV Fiberglass Pan-Tilt Camera Mount L-Size
- 5.8 GHz Bluebeam Cloverleaf/Skew-Planar Wheel Antenna Set (RHCP)
- Goggles: Trimersion, hacked with influence by aaronredbaron