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Tukmol
30th October 2013, 10:46 PM
Hi! I'm planning to build a FPV Ground Vehicle but i'm not sure if it'll still be Fun if I already have Multicopter that can fly Low. People who have both, I wanna know your opinion. I haven't tried FPV Ground Vehicle.

I think FPV car racing is Fun but I Usually FPV alone, any other Reason? Thanks!

carguy1994ca
31st October 2013, 10:47 AM
I fly plane and multis, but of all the things I have the last one I would sell is my Tonka Summit. Fun to drive, let's you explore the world in places a flying thing can't go, I get lots of cool reactions from people seeing it go by, and I can drive when its too windy to fly or when its cold (drive from in the house or car).

The truck let's me tests some things too that will be implemented later in my planes. Like for now, I am testing a video relay so I can go from 1.3 to 5,8.

Check these:

https://vimeo.com/62841951


https://vimeo.com/65139228


https://vimeo.com/75707774

sailingeric
31st October 2013, 04:08 PM
I have been toying with the idea of building an FPV rock crawler. I would think it would make crawling seem more like the real thing without the worry of crashing miles away from help. i would think track and offroad cars would be way to fast to keep up FPV unless it is a big track or you kept them to slower, more scale speeds.

Tukmol
31st October 2013, 08:48 PM
I fly plane and multis, but of all the things I have the last one I would sell is my Tonka Summit. Fun to drive, let's you explore the world in places a flying thing can't go, I get lots of cool reactions from people seeing it go by, and I can drive when its too windy to fly or when its cold (drive from in the house or car).

The truck let's me tests some things too that will be implemented later in my planes. Like for now, I am testing a video relay so I can go from 1.3 to 5,8.

Check these:

https://vimeo.com/62841951


https://vimeo.com/65139228


https://vimeo.com/75707774


Nice video and Cam position :) looks like pan/tilt is important when driving on streets. I already have ground station 1.3Ghz, 5.8 Relay, my problem now is What CAR? lol
Are you using gun type rc or heli rc to control the cam? thanks for the reply, that video made me decide faster lol

carguy1994ca
1st November 2013, 10:52 AM
I use my DX7 to have enough channels on the summit and also to be able to connect the Dragonlink UHF for more range. I drive with the right stick and pan/tilt with the left stick.

The Traxxas summit is the ideal chassis IMO because it has lots of power, 2 speed, good suspension and can go everywhere with the lockable differentials. I like using low speed for going in rough terrain up going uphill, and second gear to chase cars or travel longer distances between points of interest. It's been a year I'm driving it and beside the occasional cleaning it didn't require any maintenance (use in in the winter too).

SecretSpy711
1st November 2013, 11:05 AM
I've had one "in the works" for a while, lol... I never can get myself to work on it. Hopefully that will change now that it's winter.

UFCelt
1st November 2013, 12:54 PM
Carguy, great videos, I got a Slash 4x4 for testing fpv components and days when it's to windy for flying, a cool byproduct is slapping a set of goggles on my 92 year old father and chasing rabbits around the yard, not to mention some of the ladies walking by heading to the beach.
People react much more favorably to the car than the quad LOL.

Kevin

carguy1994ca
1st November 2013, 04:54 PM
Yea reactions from people are nice, and since the Tonka Summit has figures in it, the kids sometimes shout: Looks there is Scooby, and Fred ! LOL. I have a woman on tape saying to Fred; " Hey you're taking you're girlfriend for a drive ?" LOL ! I was over 500 feet away and she couldn't see me, but I heard her (mic in the truck) and was ROFL !