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Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« on: August 23, 2017, 10:55:39 PM »

So I went out in the dark to try out the Owl Plus, very impressed so far. It was like a summers day and there was very little light despite the overexposed sky on the HD cameras - it was very dark indeed yet in the goggles it was like a summer day.

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Re: Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 11:04:47 PM »

   Nice job Steve, those Owl Cameras are something else...just a tiny bit of ambient light and you can see everything...lol

     If you were to lose Video Link, do you think you could land it using just the LEDs..?

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Re: Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 11:06:40 PM »

Yea easily, they're mega bright - I think it would probably be easier for me to do it like that then in broad daylight...
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Re: Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2017, 11:16:37 PM »

Very impressive how it made it look like a midday flight :)
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Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 05:06:23 PM »

 Very cool stuff Steve. Nice one. 👍
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Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 05:25:55 PM »

Impressive, be good to try a flight really late
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Re: Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 10:38:09 AM »

Amazing how that works, full moon flight next Steve.
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Re: Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 08:58:53 PM »

Steve, just purchased the same camera so hope performance matches your video.  Out of interest what is your OSD type. Is it a Cyclops Nova?
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Re: Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 11:22:47 PM »

Cyclops Tornado mate, the Nova is pretty old
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Re: Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 09:16:48 AM »

Thanks Steve, will go looking as the cheap DALRC OSD I have is naff.
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Re: Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2017, 11:09:09 PM »

That is really impressive. I am surprised it is in colour, I expected it to be black and white. Looks great.
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Re: Night Flying with the Runcam Owl Plus
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2017, 11:37:32 PM »

That looked a giggle and impressed with the picture, other benefits of night flying that spring to mind are the lack of dog walkers and calmer air win win.
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