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    Smaller scale FPV?

    No threads caught my eye, so I thought Id ask. Are there anyone doing "smaller scale" FPV? By that I mean short distance (<1km) flying with relatively small fixed wing aircraft.

    Its more common to see big span gliders with tons of flight capasity and fight time, but Im also interested in exploring the smaller applications. Iv seen the "spy hawk" from alishanmaos youtube channel and while it does fit the description its not realy what Im looking for. When you dont really need all of the gps and rth fubctions when flying short range, more agile, faster (not too fast) and lighter platforms could be used to have fun around the park, fpv style.

    Im a dedicated scratchbuilder and Im soon going to start building a smaller (900mm span) aircraft to test some of my ideas. Maybe after the initial tests I know more but I have a general idea of.the kind of platform I want to try out.

    But anyway, are there people who fly smaller FPV planes, for example the spy hawk?
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    Not sure if id call it small scale but, have you seen Davids (rcexplorer) funjet fpv videos? 795mm wingspan, goes like shit off a shovel.



    http://rcexplorer.se/projects/fpvfj/fpvfj.html

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    Yes, more like this thanks (maybe even smaller)
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    Pretty sure I've seen at least one guy FPVing a Parkzone vapor. Used 5.8 ghz vtx and a micro camera. Was pretty cool.

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    check this query: http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...ac.V5OLvD9Z8cw

    fpvhobby sells these 1g micros cameras with tx
    I also have a parkzone extra 300 and a 20g heli with this small camera for FPV - however, it's quite difficult as the quality is a bit less good and such small planes are a lot more unstable (wind, controls) due to the size
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    Just look around the site. Plenty of people are flying micro rigs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chbla View Post
    check this query: http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...ac.V5OLvD9Z8cw

    fpvhobby sells these 1g micros cameras with tx
    I also have a parkzone extra 300 and a 20g heli with this small camera for FPV - however, it's quite difficult as the quality is a bit less good and such small planes are a lot more unstable (wind, controls) due to the size
    Iv seen those, but the ultramicro cameras (as you said) lack proper quality. Id like to keep them a bit bigger so you can carry a quality camera and to handle the conditions of outdoors easier. The micro size 200mW VTx is something I want to try out sometime, maybe with a cloverleaf antenna.

    Quote Originally Posted by airbagit13 View Post
    Just look around the site. Plenty of people are flying micro rigs.
    I mostly use tapatalk, since I got a lot of free time at work. The search function is something I found only few hours ago... some of the forums I use dont have the plugin so I didnt know this one had it I just scrolled through the threads. Now Im on the computer though, gotta do some searching
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    I have a spyhawk... You do not want a spy hawk.
    while the camera is good, and the video recording is good, the stabilized control system is very bad.
    In manual mode it flies very well. The plane is a copy of one of the Cox planes, I forget the name.
    with a little wind you can float around and then climb back up with ease.

    Stabilized control system needs some work. It is not a beginner plane.

    Just so you know.

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    The Polymmersion (polyclub) was my ideal bird for a long time. I found it here:
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    You can order it here:
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    I never took the plunge because I was scared of setting it up. The kit only includes the foam and spars but that might be perfect for you.
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    There is also a guy named Peter who is doing cool things with an 85cm flying wing.
    His youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/fmtvus
    There is some good stuff on RCG: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1233270
    He goes by fmkit

    I hope this helps.

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