APM F450 FPV

By DroneCrazyCanuck on Jul 25, 2015

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My first scratch built quad. This began as plans to transfer the guts from my crashed CX-20 and quickly changed into a full scratch build.

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Whiffles   Jul 25, 2015  

How's the picture quality on that monitor? I just bought a cheap 7" rear-view monitor and the pixel density isn't so great, nor is the brightness, but it gets the job done. I've got Google cardboard, Easycap and Easycap viewer, but I'm just waiting for them to release cardboard support in the app. Looking forward to trying my uber-cheap FPV goggles.

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DroneCrazyCanuck   Aug 21, 2015 
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I've used the monitor once, picture quality was pretty good. The glare from the Sunnis a different story, but it was really sunny out.

chadingtonsteele   Oct 20, 2015 

How is the battery life on it?

DroneCrazyCanuck   Oct 20, 2015 

I charge the monitor after about two outings with the quad, normally running through a couple of bats each time. So probably around 1.5 hours total use before I charge.

Whiffles   Jul 25, 2015  

No parts list?

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DroneCrazyCanuck   Sep 11, 2015 

here is a quick video I did at the family cottage with this gimbal, basic editing and balanced props.

Whiffles   Sep 11, 2015 

Change that to the youtube.com link and it'll embed. I need to add support for youtu.be links.

DroneCrazyCanuck   Sep 11, 2015 

I tried but cant get it to work, laptop is super slow since I'm also exporting new video...time for a new computer :)

DroneCrazyCanuck   Sep 10, 2015  

Just added some APC 1045 balanced props, vibes now amazingly low and loiter rock steady!

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Whiffles   Sep 11, 2015 

Wow, what an opportunity! I wish it was that easy to get started in the US. Although if it was I may not have built this site, so maybe that's a good thing!

DroneCrazyCanuck   Sep 11, 2015 

I'm sure I'll have some hurdles to overcome as well, regulations will eventually be coming to Canada. Depending on how well things take off I'll either pursue getting the proper licenses and whatnot or go back to hobby flying.

Whiffles   Sep 11, 2015 

Hopefully they make the transition smooth so it doesn't disrupt your business.

DroneCrazyCanuck   Aug 21, 2015  

Just upgraded the RX and TX to FrSky DJT and non telemetry RX for now. Upgraded the antenna as well, all this to boost range. I have my OSD working now too.

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Whiffles   Aug 21, 2015 

I found that taking photos outside in the sun works great for increasing the sharpness. This is particularly true for these mobile device cameras.

DroneCrazyCanuck   Sep 11, 2015 

Any thoughts to adding the ability to upload a video to the site? i know most of us are playing with aerial photography and everyone always asks "how's that gimbal perform" etc. Just a thought.

Whiffles   Sep 11, 2015 

You can paste a youtube.com link to any comment or thread and it'll embed just like RCGroups. I may include a dedicated section for videos at some point, but right now my goal is to add a build log feature to share pictures and discuss upgrades.

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