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FPV flight

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FPV flight

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For the FPV guys ...

how far have you flown and whats your setup ?
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Re: FPV flight

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The horizon and beyond, trex 600 flybar, nitro, first stages of arducopter autopilot development, I suspect it was heading back to china where its last home point was recorded, never to be seen again. Its a sad feeling driving home with a crashed heli, try with an empty boot.
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bumjive01 wrote:The horizon and beyond, trex 600 flybar, nitro, first stages of arducopter autopilot development, I suspect it was heading back to china where its last home point was recorded, never to be seen again. Its a sad feeling driving home with a crashed heli, try with an empty boot.
:lol: :lol: :lol: , Im sorry, but that is one of the funniest things ive read in a while , Sorry for you , but still funny ! :lol:
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Re: FPV flight

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Everyone seems to have gone a bit quiet on this topic so I will break the Ice, my furthest is a few kms, technically it wont qualify as fpv because it was a mapping flight under gps guidance, although aerie is equipped with fpv equipment its only a fail safe, furthest distance with no autopilot is about 1 km. Live feed was skewar, cloverleaf and boscam,
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Re: FPV flight

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You're all aware it's a legal requirement to fly within visual range of your a/c?
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Not necessarily, but there are special permissions you need to get, If you live in the city you got no chance of approval. Fortunately I work mainly on farms in rural areas.
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bumjive01 wrote:The horizon and beyond, trex 600 flybar, nitro, first stages of arducopter autopilot development, I suspect it was heading back to china where its last home point was recorded, never to be seen again. Its a sad feeling driving home with a crashed heli, try with an empty boot.
Ha Ha Ha the same happened to me. Took off got caught in a bit of a gust flicked to autopilot to re-orientate and stabalised and the thing just left....... also gone for good. Nothing to pick up or salvage , just gone......... geez now i am depressed
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:)
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Re: FPV flight

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Dijan, glad you appreciate these guys accomplishments like I do. Full size has always alluded me but fpv is as close as you can get.

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