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 Post subject: JPC actually tries FPV again...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:15 pm 
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Yes, you read that right. I actually am trying FPV again! My first attempt several years ago wasn't really a success. The "box" goggles frankly sucked, and my camera and TX/RX setup wasn't much better. It wasn't a fun experience, and since I just do this for fun... well, you know.

Fast forward a few years and I decided to see if something cheap(ish) and FPV would get my interest levels back up. With some advice and help from Kevin Baker (thanks Kevin!)
I bought a URUAV UR65 brushless "whoop" and a set of Eachine EV100 goggles.

And IT IS A BLAST! 8-)

I don't have any video yet, the DVR hasn't arrived. But it's really really fun. And really really difficult! But I'm learning. :)

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Looking forward to some videos!

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 Post subject: Re: JPC actually tries FPV again...
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:34 pm 
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Just got the DVR today, but silly me I forgot to order a class 10 micro SD card. I should be able to pick one up locally. I'm not sure if I'll get to do any flying tomorrow, I had sinus surgery this morning and I'm supposed to take it easy for a few days. We'll see how that goes. :roll:

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I hope you get back to normal soon Chris!

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 Post subject: Re: JPC actually tries FPV again...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:06 am 
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What is "normal", anyway?? :dontknow

Actually I feel surprisingly good today, considering. I'm under orders not to over-do anything but I can't see how a little FPV flying around the yard could be that strenuous... :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:57 pm 
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Got a couple of videos. Quality is poor, I think it actually looks better through the goggles. But you get the idea... I suck! :lol:




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 Post subject: Re: JPC actually tries FPV again...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:11 pm 
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Really cool to see, that you give FPV a second chance.
You're right. Video quality under the goggles is a lot better then with a (cheap) DVR. Main reason is the (poor) deinterlacing process. Analog goggles can display analog video signals in their native interlaced mode. DVR have to digitize and deinterlace the signal where a lot of quality is lost.

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Ah, that makes sense. It may also have to do with the cheap micro SD card I am using, it's not a high speed one. It's just one I had laying around from an old cell phone.

So far I'm really enjoying this, and it makes the back yard a great playground.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:20 pm 
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Bottleneck on SD cards is the writing speed. If the writing speed is insufficient the video will be choppy / stutter as there will be frames missing. The quality of the saved frames will not be effected. So as long as the recorded video runs smooth that SD card is good enough.

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 Post subject: Re: JPC actually tries FPV again...
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Excellent! That saves me a few dollars I can spend on props and batteries. :lol:

I did a short run flying from room to room in the house. Very difficult, but I'm impressed by the low light capability of the little camera.


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