Donnerstag, 24. August 2017

Fixedwing dives and cloudsurfing at the same time!

These were some "once in a lifetime" conditions! Not too much winds, enough time and FPV gear working flawless (almost). Had a cloudbase just above the ridge of my favourite wall so I could cloudsurf and mountaindive at the same time. FPV doesnt get much better than this I think!

Freitag, 11. August 2017

SJCam SJ7 Star - true 4K! compared with Yi4k and Foxeer Legend 3

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►lots of sample pics

My thoughts / findings:
+ Dimensions match Gopro3/4
+ high buildquality (alu frame)
+- touchscreen nice, but handling not as responsive as smartphone (or Yi4k)
+ touchscreen AND buttons
- charge LED not very visible
- charge with USB MINI (like Gopro3/4) USB micro would be more common?
- scaling down of fast FPS looks terrible
- medium and narrow FOV on 4k makes no sense! should be left out since it produces ugly quality...

Yi4k: lesser distortion, looks "nicer" to the eye - but in 100% crops the image looks less detailed than on the other two cams!
Legend3 has more wideangle than SJ7star, else similar sharpness and details, but "vignetting" on the edges. FL3 has NO! purple fringing!
If you dont have to zoom in (for example film in 4k and then take a 1080p crop) the Yi4k still looks better.
Zooming around in a 4k timelaps on the SJ7star is really nice - lots of details and reserves to zoom...

Batterytime comparison (all 4k 25fps):
Yi4k: 93min
SJ7:  65min
FL3:  53min

Freitag, 4. August 2017

TechOne FPV900: great FAST WING (Review, Maidenflight, FPV, Speedtest and CRASH)

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After I found my passion for FIXEDWING FPV again this summer, I wanted sommething faster and more stable than the S800 Wing. Here I like the easy build and the center-section concept (even if it's copied from someone else...).
You have plenty of space and possibilities on this wing, the HD Cam is mounted vibration-free (but it's a tight fit - for larger cams you need to saw off the side carbon parts there).
The FPV Cam is mounted quite safe down there.

The flight footage here was partly stabilized in post - since I dont like all too shakey footage. I only use light stabilization - but if it's not dead calm, such a wing will shake. It will also shake under full throttle :)

Wingspan: 900mm
Fuselage length: 308mm
Flying weight: 630-670g
CG Position: 185-195mm (nicely marked!)
Motor: F80 KV2500
Servo: 11g*2
Battery: 4S 1500-2200mah
Prop: 5*5*3R
Flighttimes: 5min speedruns with 1500mah 4cell - or 10mins cruising at around 50-70kph...