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