[aprssig] Drones and Camera, etc

Andre aprs at pe1rdw.demon.nl
Mon Nov 30 21:43:21 EST 2015

Op 01-12-15 om 03:20 schreef Stephen H. Smith via aprssig:
> On 11/30/2015 6:25 PM, Kriss Kliegle via aprssig wrote:
>> The multi rotor copters are great for remaining on station or going to
>> a known
>> point in space and staying there. Obviously weight becomes an issue
>> when loaded
>> down with batteries, cameras, RF TXR's, etc.
>> Cameras such as 'board cameras' (circuit board and a lense) can be had
>> for
>> small money and numerous resolution choices from EBay stores located
>> in China.
>> These make for a light weight, gimbled video setup.
>> In the RC world, they call this FPV (First Person View) flying. The
>> web is full
>> of videos posted online of folks flying around as if they were onboard.
>> 73 Kris's KA1GJU
> For cheap FPV quad-copters, you might be interested in this one from
> Monoprice.com .
> <http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=13993>
> It's cheap ($125), lightweight, and currently out of stock, but I've got
> one on order.
> For my intended purpose, it's claimed flying time of 7 minutes on a
> charge should be enough.
> I want to evaluate whether it has enough lift to drag a light-weight
> mono-filament fishline up and over a couple of tree branches at about
> 100' off the ground. I would then use the monofilament to pull a 1/8"
> nylon twine through the tree,  which in turn would pull an 18-guage
> polyethylene-coated braided copperweld antenna wire.
> IF this works, it will become part of my field day/emergency go-kit wire
> antenna erecting tools, along with slingshots, etc.
keep in mind that these cheap fpv quads are mend for racing rather then
stable cammera platform.

73 de Andre PE1RDW

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