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timnilson
20th March 2011, 07:10 PM
FPVManuals.com (http://www.FPVManuals.com) was created to enable threads to 'graduate' from a long discussion, Q&A, banter, and off-topic material to a condensed, concise, and brief manual that captures the essential information.

Many FPV topics do need to be discussed and debated before a group consensus is established. Forums are the best place for this. But, if you want just the info on how to do something specifically and you don't want to parse through a build log of many pages in length, FPV Manuals hopes to create a storage space for permanent, continuously updated manuals.

In this area of FPV Lab, we will post threads to discuss topics we think need to be converted into a manual. It's the kind of info that's being asked all over the place, sometimes off-topic (which is bad). Examples include: "Which Turnigy motor can I use for my EZ*" or "How much range do I get with X video RX, Y video TX, and Z antenna?".

If you have parsed through a long thread that ultimately yielded the info you were looking for, please do sign up at FPV Manuals and post a manual.

Why post a manual? Recognition!

Why are "Trappy", "RiSCyD", "Sassen", "klique", or "Sentry" FPV household names? Because these guys did something for FPV -- Pushing the boundaries, flying like angels, building quality FPV equipment, or setting up communities that help us. You can contribute your name by writing a manual.

You will be an author on a good looking site that is frequented by newbies and experts alike. You will become the name associated with the solution to a common FPV problem -- like 'how do I hook up a Spektrum DX7 to an EzUHF?', which is a recent manual (http://www.fpvmanuals.com/?p=67) written by Ian Davidson (http://fpvlab.com/forums/member.php?150-Ian-Davidson) (thanks Ian!).

If you can't find the time to write up a manual, please do participate in the threads here to make sure your experience makes it into our next manual.

IBCrazy
20th June 2012, 11:27 AM
How about How-to videos? I have a professional videographer working for me and we could make some kick-butt video manuals.

-Alex

xtrmtrk
20th June 2012, 01:16 PM
How about How-to videos? I have a professional videographer working for me and we could make some kick-butt video manuals.

-Alex

I would love to see a well designed video with nice production on gain & PID tuning. I think it's an area that confuses a lot of newbs and experienced people. You may have to do them for a couple different platforms - kk, APM2, MultiCopter come to mind. Maybe OpenPilot if/when they're widely publicly available.