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FPV Camera and Transmitter Installed on Arris X-Speed 250 Quadcopter

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Friday, August 14th, 2015
Categories: Build LogMultirotor Aircraft

Speedy Quadzales ‪#drone‬ build update. Now have FPV (first person view) camera and transmitter installed. Also worked up a bug antenna style setup for the two receiver antennae. Testing tomorrow.  This racer is the Arris X-Speed 250.

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First Alien H4 680 Quadcopter FPV Flight a Success

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Monday, February 9th, 2015
Categories: Build LogGoProMultirotor Aircraft

Tested the new H4 Alien quad yesterday for FPV flight.  It worked great, even with the straight transmitter antenna going to a mushroom.

Alien Quadcopter FPV

Alien Quadcopter FPV

I have some work to do on the flight controller mount.  I also intend to get rid of the cheap plastic wobbly landing gear and install some cool retracts which will make transport much easier.

Soon it will be time to mount the GoPro and gimbal.  This will be mostly a portable, packable GoPro craft, and perhaps flying a small point and shoot camera.

New FPV Antenna Placement Results in Big Improvement

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Categories: Aerial ImageryBuild LogMultirotor AircraftVideo

I’ve repositioned my FPV (first person view) antenna on my hexacopter. Previously the antenna was located to the under-back of the bird and whenever the copter was facing me the video signal would be lost. After some consideration, I decided to try one of the side arms of the copter.


New FPV Antenna Placement

You can see the antenna on the right, hanging from the arm.

This has been a much better solution and my FPV video signal drops have been greatly reduced, if not eliminated. When turning around I can make sure to turn counter-clockwise and I’ll never lose the signal due to parts of the copter blocking it.

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