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FPV Wing down the mountain at 248 km/h

 
 
Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2012 06:23 pm
Most awesome one of these I've seen so far.........

http://vimeo.com/14541093

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gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2012 06:48 pm
@gungasnake,
Toy airplane (wing) with FPV (first person view) camera and control system ascending ski hill coming back down the fast way in one piece...
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2012 10:30 pm
More, in fact two of them, camera on one shows the other flying:

http://vimeo.com/27777886
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2012 10:58 pm
Through a tunnel.......

http://vimeo.com/13283846
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jan, 2012 10:33 pm
Folks, this one is major-league cool and rates more than 53 views.....
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2012 09:25 pm
@gungasnake,
This one just gets more unbelievable:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUGvlMDRC98

Far as I know, this is the only shot anybody's taken so far at combining FPV and high performance of any sort.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Wed 11 Jan, 2012 09:30 pm
Flying through gullies as an art form....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrm3eqh9Yjk&feature=endscreen&NR=1
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2012 06:56 am
@gungasnake,
Good luck to Axmadiblowjob or anybody else trying to shoot this little guy down:


http://vimeo.com/17904457
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2012 07:47 am
@gungasnake,
Good fotografy, Gunga
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2012 07:56 am
@gungasnake,
Any photo's of the actual vehicle?

What's the range on the radio control for this thing?
gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2012 09:02 am
@rosborne979,
Max range somewhere in the neighborhood of 12 miles as I read it, aircraft at ritewingrc.com. No other attempt at mixing high performance and FPV to my knowledge, ritewing seems to have the only game in town. Most people use Bixler/Skysurfer or similar airplanes for FPV, top speed around 50 mph or so.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2012 01:44 pm
@gungasnake,
Probably too expensive for most people.
gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2012 02:31 pm
@rosborne979,
FPV isn't cheap, something like $500 - $800 for most systems. HobbyKing has an absolute low dollar version for around $300 (www.hobbyking.com), but range is said to be very limited.

Compared to the billions Uncle Sam spends for doing the same basic thing however.......
gungasnake
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2012 02:34 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Did you get a look at that first one of these I mentioned above:

http://vimeo.com/14541093
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2012 02:38 pm
@gungasnake,
gungasnake wrote:
Compared to the billions Uncle Sam spends for doing the same basic thing however.......

The drones being flow over the middle east are piloted from New Mexico (and a few other places). That's pretty impressive "range" Smile

I have no doubt that the military has some extremely nice "toys" at their disposal. And I suspect that the american people get far more bang for their buck on these types of weapons that we ever did on manned fighters.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2012 07:20 pm
@gungasnake,
more...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8LNXezJ-qI
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2012 08:30 pm
@gungasnake,
Have you seen this thing?



It's just concept right now but I think it's going to be a common vehicle in the near future.
gungasnake
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2012 11:01 pm
@rosborne979,
Thanks, hadn't seen it previously. If I really had to pick an airplane I'd like to have, it would be something you'd never anticipate:

https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRneX-Ne-n1sbBoNhucYQ8cXC6tmajpxaDBHDfED82rVqsbqgz7

That would let you start from most points in the US and get to your choice of any those Canadian lakes for a week or two of fishing and frolicking in the water or whatever and then fly back without needing to refuel until you got back.
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 05:05 am
@gungasnake,
There's something to be said for a rugged and versatile plane which you could buy today. But as long as I'm dreaming, I bet that Verticopter could easily be modified for amphibious landings. And you wouldn't need nearly as big a lake to land it in as an airplane. A personal sized two-seater Verticopter would be a pretty versatile vehicle to have around.
gungasnake
 
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Reply Fri 3 Feb, 2012 06:41 am
@rosborne979,
The question would be range and even with the most sophisticated modern small aircraft there aren't really any which could go from Texas to Canada without worrying about fuel. The PBY was a marvel. The most sophisticated small seaplane today is probably the Seawind, which couldn't begin to do the thing I've described:

https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMmp5VHw1b6S_GwcKAqH-jb6HagFNDgSVhGrB26m0NM-0S2hB8g

The only thing which might some day let Seawind do what I'd want wold be one of the newer IC engines.

http://www.angellabsllc.com/
http://www.ecomotors.com/
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