FPV camera? Or not?

Discussion in 'CineStar FAQ - Tips and Tricks' started by Peter Gøthche, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Peter Gøthche

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    Do you guys fly with a FPV camera or do you just use the main camera?
    I find it difficult to fly fpv when the gimble stabilizes the camera
     
  2. Guilherme Barbosa

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    use a sendo camera for fpv instaleed and fixed on the main body aka multicopter
     
  3. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I use an FPV camera because the payload camera is not likely to be pointing in same direction -- at least not with a 360 gimbal.
    The FPV camera also has a Smart On-Screen Display so I can get instrumentation from the copter telemetry.

    Andy.
     
  4. Peter Gøthche

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    Ok i have an OSD that can swith between to cameras so the data is on at all time.
    So i will order a fpv camera and see if that helps

    Thanks. ;-)
     
  5. Gary Haynes

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    I tried to keep the mounting very simple. Small piece of aluminum and when it is on the copter attached to one of the boom clamps that holds the GPS antenna.
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    Gary, I mounted my FPV camera in the same fashion you did at the end of the boom. However, I get a lot of vibration from the camera. I also tried mounting it near the middle of the boom with no success. Do you have the same issue?
     
  7. Gary Haynes

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    Kristian if you are getting vibration in the camera then it is likely you have a prop and/or motor that are causing the vibration from being out of balance. Also note that I don't use the side screws. I have a piece of grey double side foam tape holding the camera in position.

    I don't get any vibration.
     
  8. Kristian C

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    Thanks Gary. I figured that. I'm not getting any vibration through to the gimbal when I record, but I'll balance the motor since my props are all balanced.
     
  9. Jose Luis Ocejo

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    On a single battery set up are you guys powering the FPV camera and its transmitter from the main flight lipo or from a second smaller lipo I have been adding a small 3S lipo next to the main lipo in the though of only using the flight lipo for flight
     
  10. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I prefer to minimize the devices being powered by the flight LiPo on the basis that it reduces the likelihood of a device failure dragging the flight LiPo's voltage down and causing a crash.

    Andy
     
  11. Jose Luis Ocejo

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    Yes thats also my though even if it means to lift another small lipo the flight pack is only use for flight
     

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