After seeing these letter on the side of the foothills all over Southern California, I decided to try to fly close to them via FPV. Here is me second attempt (the first one was B is for Burbank, click here to watch that video). Please excuse the excessive jello and vibes; the CC3D controller isn't perfectly tuned and I'm using very cheap motors that are hard to balance. Other than that, enjoy! Equipment used: 3D printed Mini H frame, the Mini Crow (click here for more info) APC 6 x 4 props Aoxing 2100 kv motors 600mw 5.8 Immersion RC Video TX PZ0420 Clone board cam for FPV video Mobius wide lens for video recording
One of my FPV goals was to fly around and take video of the big letter B in the foothills of Burbank and today I've met that goal! My flight times are about 12-15 minutes on 2 x 2,200 3S lipos, on my scratch-built J-Twin airplane (for more information about it click here). I'm using my FrSky Taranis and and extended range receiver, the new X8R and I had no problems with RC range. I was having some static and at around 1KM on my video feed, as I'm using an ImmersionRC 5.8 ghz 600 mW video transmitter.
Introducing the J-Twin, a twin-motor airplane I designed and built specifically for FPV. I took it for its maiden flight today and I behaved amazingly well, just a click or two of aileron trim and it was all set. The center of gravity is approximately at 1/3 of the wing chord and it didn't present any negative tendencies. The plane is built using Adams Readi-board (dollar store foam) and balsa for the ailerons with reinforced packing tape for strength. The wing breaks down into 3 sections and it was built using the Armin Wing technique (from Ed, Experimental Airlines). Dimensions:
- Wingspan: 60"
- Length: 36"
- Wing chord: 6.5"
- 2 x Turnigy D2630-11 1000 KV motors
- APC 9 X 6 props (counter-rotating)
- 35A H-King ESCs
- FrSky X8R receiver
- APM 2.5 flight controller
- ImmersionRC 5.8 Ghz 600 mW Video transmitter
- Fatshark RVC922 video goggles with built-in 5.8 receiver
- GoPro Hero 2 for recording and video out.
High in the mountains of the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, I present my lastest FPV adventure. Filmed on a GoPro Hero 2 at 720p 120 fps on the always amazing Ov3rquad open-source quadrotor frame. I found a heliport at the top of the mountain with 3 helipads and I thought it would be fun to use them as my own personal landing pads. I will definetely be flying here more often as there is a lot more to explore, a bunch of hiking trails and a golf course. Stay tuned!