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Flying FPV over the clouds

Old 03-05-2009, 11:48 PM
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Hi I would discuss about flying FPV mode
I hope the weather became beter !
Is there anyone who like FPV flying ?
I would know what is the best way to record FPV video, last year I recorded with a Dazzle from pinacle and a PC but I think I'm loosing quality with this.
Do anyone have an idea about it ?
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:07 PM
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I use a Sony handycam DCR-TRV 350 Digital8. IMO It's the best you can get in DV quality and a lot more fluid in frame rates. None of the flash recorders, HD or USB captures devises come close. Got one on eBay for $150 and I won't use my other recorders for anytrhing but back-up now.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:33 PM
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FYI you don't want to fly RC, FPV or any other way, into or above the clouds.

Instrument-rated full-scale planes fly there...
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:54 AM
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Thanks fpv pilot !!
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:57 AM
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if you want see one of mine... but I want use a beter source of capture for beter quality...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx-afykd9Xw&feature=channel_page[/media]
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by rudderfeet View Post
FYI you don't want to fly RC, FPV or any other way, into or above the clouds.

Instrument-rated full-scale planes fly there...
Good point. Seems like harmless fun until someone looses an eye.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:46 AM
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Good point. Seems like harmless fun until someone looses an eye.
It really does look like amazing fun, and I guiltily enjoyed the video, but I'm pretty sure it's illegal. For an aircraft on an instrument plan it could be tragic, in a smoking-crater-on-the-front-page sort of way. Captain Sully can't be flying right seat in ALL of them...
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:49 AM
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a litle precision, in that day the clouds are very low and i climb only one hundred fifty meters perhaps if you good look the video you ll can see when I fly through the clouds to go down I arrive directly close the ground, sure that I don't want to go to the same altitude than true plane !
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:52 AM
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Think about it this way. If you are flying FPV you have a good plane and good equipment and lots of money involved. If you fly in the clouds at some point you will lose it and get disoriented so now you have thrown away your equipment for a pretty look at some clouds. Go up on a mountain and fly above the clouds and then land on the mountain or catch it. If you have a good camera with video in you can put your cable to it and receive the video on your ground camera I think.
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:58 AM
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yes, you're right and that's why now I have a GPS system to keep the way and lot of other datas...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4x3gAwePCQ&feature=channel[/media]
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:45 AM
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Not gonna even touch the OK/Not OK debate. That now said - WOW, THAT WAS REALLY FREEKIN' COOL TO WATCH. I loose track of my planes when there still in sight, cant even begin to think bout that flight.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:38 PM
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Cool I like the OSD. A must have if you fly in clouds or fog. Here we have to stay under 400' and where I live we get clouds that low so I've done it also but you spend all the time reading your OSD info so you can get home. Im not sure what the rules are where your at but not all countries have all the rules and laws like the U.S. when it comes to RC so they may not applie to you. Have Fun and Be Safe.

Cool Video, thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:40 AM
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Thanks Crash9 ! Yes you're right it's not the same for all countries...
And in our country I don't belive we have so much true plane traffic like yours...
So I've seen lot of your videos on youtube and like it also !
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But it is above the clouds (Slow Stick with Aiptek 1.3 SD)
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:50 AM
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nice pictures !
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by fvp2macam View Post
yes, you're right and that's why now I have a GPS system to keep the way and lot of other datas...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4x3gAwePCQ&feature=channel[/media]

hey may I ask what gear u have there?? I like that data over,ay..I want it
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:33 AM
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That was a awesome video. They are working on regulations here in the US. I don't recall reading anything about above the clouds but they do want a visual pilot on a buddy box as part of the AMA guidelines.
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