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Old 24-10-2014, 09:33   #1
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Smile FPV Racing Mini Quadcopters Win/Fail

Hi All,

Here are some Win and Fail shots from our day racing mini Quadcopters.

West Devon saw a group of FPV pilots meet for some excellent FPV Racing of mini Quadcopters, the weather was ideal and the garden a perfect place to setup a track to try and avoid hitting obstacles.

We all had so much fun and it was good to put faces to usernames on the day. We all had our own take on how a mini racer should be setup for racing with a variety of components showing their strengths on the day, the Mobius sports camera seemed to be a common item on the quads and had quite a beating all day on every quad but survived very well.

To keep things fair we all used 5"x3" props (2 blade or 3 blade) and a 3s setup, the quads were very evenly matched with the advantage going to the pilot that manages not to hit anything.

Thank you to the pilots and spotters on the day for a great time.

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Old 24-10-2014, 09:43   #2
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awesome mate!

Got my mini quad from multirotorbits a few weeks ago - just saving for the FPV gear now.

What do you use~?
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Old 24-10-2014, 10:09   #3
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awesome mate!

Got my mini quad from multirotorbits a few weeks ago - just saving for the FPV gear now.

What do you use~?
Wicked news mate, I am sure your going to have SO much fun. I use Fatshark Attitude SD goggles with their vTx and vRx, I use a Sony PZ0420 CCD camera with that and use Skew Planar antenna on both the Tx and Rx, its an excellent and reliable setup
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what made you chose the attitude over the dominator?

Isnt the only difference motion tracking?

Thanks mate.
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Old 25-10-2014, 11:41   #5
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what made you chose the attitude over the dominator?

Isnt the only difference motion tracking?

Thanks mate.
It was quite a while ago since I brought them but the deciding factor was that they had the largest FOV and the crispest image of all the range (personal opinion but many seem to agree), they also came with the "Nextwave" vTx and vRx (v3) where as the others at the time came with the v2 items (can't remember).

They also have a very nice form factor with a nice rubber feel compared to the plastic feel Doms and are a bit lighter I think. Headtracker as standard was a bonus but still not used it once in 3 years as I always use multirotors, if I flew a wing/plane then the headtracker would be used for sure.
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looks fun mate

Not flown FPV for ages now both QAV250 & TBS are gathering dust

Been busy with the S800 an VLOS

Will take some getting used to FPV again ,I'm waiting on the Fatshark HD's
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That looks like great fun.

What's the basic run down of costs to get going?
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Old 26-10-2014, 16:04   #9
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awesome can see a sport arising from that
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looks fun mate

Not flown FPV for ages now both QAV250 & TBS are gathering dust

Been busy with the S800 an VLOS

Will take some getting used to FPV again ,I'm waiting on the Fatshark HD's
Cheers mate I had the extra frames you printed for me on the day just incase the worst happened and I needed to transplant the gubbings into one of them, luckly all went well so I still have them in reserve

Glad your having fun with the S800, that's a big whirlybird

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That looks like great fun.

What's the basic run down of costs to get going?
Most basic rundown would be:
Quad = ~£140
Radio gear = ~£140
FPV Gear = ~£300
Extra bits = ~£150
so in the air racing with a similar kit to mine, brought from scratch is about ~£750

But of course the initial outlay is very high and very low for adding on any more frames to your hanger
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best fun you can have for the money ,once your used too flying

Deffo FPV on a mini quad , you can get pre built or like James did build a self one
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