FPV HUB
Advanced search  

News:

Who's Online
  • Dot Guests: 65
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 1
  • Dot Users Online:
* Site Sponsor
* Random Gallery Items
DSCI0821 1

Views: 572
Posted by: Njoro
in: FPV Stuff
Sky Surfer

Views: 430
Posted by: ROVguy
in: ROVguys Album
Scout Bee

Views: 2768
Posted by: MarkLincs
in: Scout Bee
The Donny Incident!

Views: 766
Posted by: ROVguy
in: ROVguys Album
MkII Back

Views: 874
Posted by: wgt40w
in: Ground Station Mk II
* Latest Gallery Items
IMAG0786

Views: 1919
Posted by: Njoro
in: FPV Stuff
Ground Station

Views: 2492
Posted by: Njoro
in: FPV Stuff
IMAG0165

Views: 2368
Posted by: Njoro
in: FPV Stuff
IMAG0161

Views: 1344
Posted by: Njoro
in: FPV Stuff
zeroG Raptor

Views: 1684
Posted by: Njoro
in: FPV Stuff

Pages: 1 2 [3]

Author Topic: "Droning on" BMFA Magazine Column - critique/rant  (Read 1116 times)

Ratty

  • Air Commodore
  • *
  • Karma: 32
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2345
    • Inside FPV
Re: "Droning on" BMFA Magazine Column - critique/rant
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2017, 01:10:26 AM »

Kev, i would be interested in seeing some pics of you modified controller and chair if possible please.

I think FPV for people with limited mobility is a great opportunity. I have a spinal cord injury and i know i would of much preferred building and flying tiny whoops for occupational therapy rather than the boring crap they had me doing.

 
Logged

electrotor

  • Air Vice-Marshal
  • *
  • Karma: 73
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3258
Re: "Droning on" BMFA Magazine Column - critique/rant
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2017, 01:23:05 AM »

Despite BlueFlyers self confessed initial rant, this thread seems to have turned out rather well, with much to be gained by all concerned. Im almost tempted to give BlueFlyer some accidental karma.
If this thread is to follow the route it now seems to be taking might I suggest a new thread or threads dealing with the specifics of adaptions for people with reduced or limited mobility.
Logged
Natibus in luto, caput inter nubila.

Steve W

  • "The Gaffer"
  • Marshal of the Royal Air Force
  • *
  • Karma: 272
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11052
  • Narration Fan
    • DroneFinder
Re: "Droning on" BMFA Magazine Column - critique/rant
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2017, 01:36:38 AM »

Excellent write-up, Kev. Really awe-inspiring actually, best wishes to you.
Logged
Skywalker, Mini Talon + TBS Discovery
wWw.DrOnEfInDeR.cO.uK

Steve W

  • "The Gaffer"
  • Marshal of the Royal Air Force
  • *
  • Karma: 272
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 11052
  • Narration Fan
    • DroneFinder
Re: "Droning on" BMFA Magazine Column - critique/rant
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2017, 01:37:35 AM »

Can I just ask - did you ever have an account on here before?

I vaguely remember someone "back in the day" who had a similar condition to yours who was also an avid FPVer.
Logged
Skywalker, Mini Talon + TBS Discovery
wWw.DrOnEfInDeR.cO.uK

elmattbo

  • Wing Commander
  • *
  • Karma: 7
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 602
"Droning on" BMFA Magazine Column - critique/rant
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2017, 06:06:06 AM »

A really interesting thread. Work often takes me to Atlanta and I've met up and flown with the various characters there a few times now. On one occasion none of the usual crowd were around so I went to a field that had been recommended to me and eventually met up with a few locals there. One of the guys was quadriplegic with weak movement in his arms and only limited dexterity in his thumbs. However he drove himself to the field, had his wheelchair hooked up to a crane in the back of his pick up and flew his quad with real skill. He used a standard taranis with 3D printed thumb holes for his sticks. Inspiring stuff.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Logged
Matt

ClippedWing

  • It's salmon colour you jerks
  • Wing Commander
  • *
  • Karma: 9
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 562
  • Negative - The Pattern Is FULL
    • LimeClouds - New
Re: "Droning on" BMFA Magazine Column - critique/rant
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2017, 08:53:08 AM »

I would do a write up the the magazine on how you fly with your disabilities and show that flying is available to anyone who are unfortunate enough to have extra challenges to overcome.

Would be a very interesting read on how FPV is actually helping, and not hindering your flying!  :)
Logged
Owner of the OMW - One Man Workshop!
[img]http:/

Andy Sayle

  • Wing Commander
  • *
  • Karma: 11
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 878
Re: "Droning on" BMFA Magazine Column - critique/rant
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2017, 10:30:34 AM »

Fair play for putting the effort in Kev!  I have to admit, I have always been a little sceptical o f the BMFA mag.  I've been a member for nearly 20 years now, and the amount of coverage given to "traditional" modelling I have always felt borders on excessive.  I came to the conclusion that that must be the target audience for the BMFA though.  With that in mind, I find it extremely refreshing that people take the time to write articles on new fangled stuff, like FPV and the equipment used.

I too would be really keen to see some more on your customised TX and other equipment!

Cheers
Andy
Logged
Duct Tape and a Hammer.  A cure for all known mechanical problems.

Davross

  • Pilot Officer
  • *
  • Karma: 10
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 13
Re: "Droning on" BMFA Magazine Column - critique/rant
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2017, 11:15:21 AM »

Can I just ask - did you ever have an account on here before?

I vaguely remember someone "back in the day" who had a similar condition to yours who was also an avid FPVer.
Steve, not 100% sure, but if I had, it would have been this username I've been using Davross as a nickname since the Internet was invented. Certainly don't remember posting on here, but with the amount of beer I drink, don't remember doing quite a lot of things.

As to my modified transmitter, I will try and get some pictures and post in a new thread.

Logged

beesleyboy

  • Air Chief Marshal
  • *
  • Karma: 12
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 5843
  • He how dies with the most Toys, Wins!
Re: "Droning on" BMFA Magazine Column - critique/rant
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2017, 11:24:00 AM »

Steve, not sure if you mean here or as another article? I will put something here just as a quick background..l I have a muscular disorder called spinal muscular atrophy that means I use an electric wheelchair. It's a progressive disease that means I can barely lift my arms any more in my uni days I could down a pint in record time, now I rely on carers to tip it down me just as fast :-) I'm typing this using voice recognition, so please excuse odd punctuation and case.

Over the years, I have adapted all of my equipment to meet my needs, helped by a fantastic group of friends with a huge range of skills. My main carer is a very close mate who I met modelling; he is an incredible solderer, mechanic and airbrush artist, who is also an awesome pilot having won national championships indoor flying. I also have a friend very skilled with CNC milling and design, and another who can take an airframe corpse, fit for the bin and revive it to pristine condition.

My current transmitter is an FR Sky tray radio (X9e) modified to have an increased right-side palm rest (3-D printed) and with the left side joystick ripped out and moved to an extended box (again 3-D printed) nearer my weaker hand. The box docks to the main transmitter via a Multiplex connector making it removable for storage.

It slots onto my wheelchair on a custom-built bracket, supporting the weight without the need for a neck strap. I do all my CAD myself and own three different 3-D printers (two of which are usually broken at any one time). Oh, the joystick finials are also custom, resembling the eye of Sauron to give my thumbs a little more grip while flying.

FPV wise, I hate goggles, but get on well with box viewer style units I have skyzone HeadPlay clones. Someone just straps me in and I fly. Amusingly battery life is not an issue my wheelchair has a connector for the goggles, allowing me to run them off the main battery... about 15 days continuous use on one charge :-)

I guess that's about it my friends do all the fetch and carry, and arming airframes. I fly fixed wing and quads and run an indoor micro quad racing group that CurryKitten sometimes attends I guess he would say I can fly okay.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. If you think this would make a good article for publication, then let me know. This is true of anything on here more than happy to be guided on what is of interest.

Time to bed tonight.
Kev

I think an article would be a brilliant idea, it's not only inspiring and shows your passion for the hobby, it helps anybody facing possible difficulty's what is possibly and it also shows the general mentality of other fliers in the hobby and that there usually ready to help.
15 days continuous use on one charge, now I like that.  ;D G
 
Logged
FPV, Inspire 1, Mavic Pro, DIY Quad, Mini Quad, Big SW, Zephyr 2, Mini SW.
LOS not enough room. ;-)
Pages: 1 2 [3]
 

* Recent Topics
Drone Debate in Parliament - includes Shakespeare quotes! Yep! by BigT
[Today at 12:02:37 AM]


Drone Mid Air Collision Study by electrotor
[Yesterday at 10:50:48 PM]


Latest UK regs by electrotor
[Yesterday at 03:20:23 PM]


A bad day of FPV - Crashes and narrated recovery attempt by RoboBiggles
[Yesterday at 02:49:25 PM]


I think this is a taranis mix/inputs issue?! Rssi to vector by SnoozeDoggyDog
[Yesterday at 10:34:31 AM]


Ritewing Mini Drak. by Badlands
[July 21, 2017, 11:14:32 PM]


Summer evening fun by beesleyboy
[July 21, 2017, 08:48:07 PM]


Israeli Drone Pilot Arrested by beesleyboy
[July 21, 2017, 08:42:03 PM]


Archos 700 by SnoozeDoggyDog
[July 21, 2017, 08:40:35 PM]


plz update your account to enable 3rd party viewing by Steve W
[July 21, 2017, 08:36:10 PM]


What arrived today? by beesleyboy
[July 21, 2017, 08:13:51 PM]


Wii wing by beesleyboy
[July 21, 2017, 08:10:31 PM]


360 FPV Vids by FlyingRock
[July 21, 2017, 08:06:24 PM]


SKEWS FOR 13--Helicals for 20, by bignose13
[July 21, 2017, 05:50:15 PM]


FPV ( Racing Drone ) Antennas Comparison by Coyote
[July 21, 2017, 04:45:37 PM]

* Keywords
fpvhub  fpv hub
first person view video piloting

rc r/c r.c. model aircraft flight pilot fpv piloting wings fly flying flight fuse fuselage aileron tail pan tilt tx rx vtx rtx receiver transmitter video radio control controlled headtracker fpvuk bfpvmfa fpv uk first person view video piloting fpv servo servos easystar easy star multiplex antenna VR1400 fatshark video goggles 2.4 5.8 1.2 900 ghz mhz uhf panel antenna circular fpv polarised tracker dbi 10mw 100mw 500mw camera osd fpvuk bfpvmfa fpv first person view video piloting downlink ezantenna tracker gps EzOSD current sensor tiny telemetry autopilot ccd gopro kx131 kx171 FY21 FY21A FY21AP II IMU oracle diversity processor video switcher fpvuk bfpvmfa fpv uk first person view video piloting insurance simulator delta wing glider funjet quadcropter helis heli helicopter electric nitro scratchbuild scratch build batteries battery 2s 3s 4s lipo lipos fpvuk first person view video piloting Antenna fpvhub  fpv first person view video piloting rc r/c r.c. model aircraft flight pilot fpv Airframe Artifical Horizon Auto pilot Av AWG AWU Bec Brownout Buddy box C rating CG Circular Polarized Data logger Dbi Dbm Dipole Diversity DVR Easycap EPO EPP Failsafe FM Freshnel zone Frequency Gain Ghz Goggles GPS Ground Station Gyro Head Tracker HD Hz Inverted Vee Jst LC Filter Lipo LUX Mah Mhz Omni OSD Pan Patch Platform Polarization Rssi RTH Servo Spotter Telemetry Tilt Tracker Transmitter TVL Ubec UHF Video Splitter Vrx Vtx Watts Yagi  fpv uk first person view video piloting rc r/c r.c. model aircraft flight pilot fpv

http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;xml http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=0 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=100 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=200 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=300 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=400 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=500 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=600 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=700 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=800 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=900 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=1000 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=1100 http://www.fpvhub.com/forum/index.php?action=sitemap;start=1200
* Disclaimer
The content, views and opinions expressed within this forum are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views, official policy or position of FpvHub. However, we reserve the right to remove or edit any content considered inappropriate.