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Title: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on December 14, 2012, 02:00:15 PM
After coming across one or two of Alex`s tutorials I think these video`s are great reference videos for beginners, so here is the full collection :

What is FPV

How to be successful in FPV Part:1 - What is FPV? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYkbxym_cco#ws)



Choosing an Airframe

How to be successful in FPV part:2 - Choosing an airplane (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyVv8eD4hsQ#ws)



The Video System

How to be successful in FPV part: 3 - The Video System (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFSQDfi6aoI#ws)




The Antenna System

How to be successful in FPV part: 4 - The Antenna System (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptcIFC6dqb0#ws)




The Ground Station

How to be successful in FPV part: 5 - The Ground Station (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRv7zmrJtuE#ws)




The Advanced Systems

How to be successful in FPV part: 6 - The Advance Systems (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBnUZYvRrho#ws)



System Setup

How to be successful in FPV part: 7 - System Setup (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8iXq0HWeUg#ws)



Your first FPV flight



How to be successful in FPV part: 8 - Your First Flight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEAdo12ZdQg#ws)

Radio Communication Explained (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVn8-9a4VVA#ws)


Long Range :

How to be successful in FPV part: 10 - Long Range (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-1CQC8mMiY#ws)

Night Flying :

Success in FPV Part: 11 - The Night Flight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtRnyEfROpc#)

Troubleshooting video link :

Success in FPV part 13 - Trouble shooting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4DXc6c7Q5E#ws)

Very good advice, well worth watching all of them
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: wgt40w on December 14, 2012, 03:47:49 PM
Coyote

Suggest 'sticky' this thread in General discussion
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: electricmick on December 14, 2012, 04:32:59 PM
Good idea, just the videos then close the thread, a great reference.
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: g.collins on December 14, 2012, 06:56:38 PM
Great stuff, I watched them all, only one point, he kept saying, launch your plane then put your goggles on.
really.  :laugh:
 :P G
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on December 14, 2012, 06:58:58 PM
Lol, I always do, best way IMO ;)
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Ratty on December 14, 2012, 07:35:28 PM
I thought this was going to be a tutorial on how to be good at tutorials.  ;D
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on December 14, 2012, 07:37:19 PM
Technically it`s that too :) He did a pretty good job really :)
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: wgt40w on December 14, 2012, 08:24:58 PM
Coyote - suggest 'sticky' to videos only
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on December 14, 2012, 08:26:50 PM
Suggestion taken, but denied :)

This could turn into a nice active big thread, the videos will always be the first post
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: wgt40w on December 14, 2012, 08:29:13 PM
Fine by me - stickying was the most important bit !
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Ibbi on December 14, 2012, 10:11:46 PM
Tones of info, well thought out tutorial.
Thanks
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Staib on December 15, 2012, 08:59:08 PM
Thanks for those videos Coyote. As an FPV newbie, I think the messages about keeping the video stuff simple at the beginning, flying comfortably familiar r/c planes, and not feeling you 'have' to have the more sophisticated antenna tracking and high gain receivers on Day 1, all echo the KISS advice that other forum members have shared... :)

Early next week I should be receiving Jim's super-antennas  ;D, and on Christmas day I get to open my EzOSD, but meanwhile I am getting in my hours (well, minutes) with some simple eye-in-the-sky fpv flying...

From a video making perspective, I liked the bite size chunks, the resulting focus, and the use of a decent microphone.

Cheers,
Nick
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on December 15, 2012, 11:04:35 PM
More than welcome, I thought it might help :)
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on December 15, 2012, 11:44:27 PM
That`s a good idea Andy
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Oatcake on December 16, 2012, 01:32:23 AM
Nice collection of vids and super-authorative from the main man himself. I reckon he could give himself a snappier closing line though.  ;D
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: g.collins on December 16, 2012, 01:40:31 AM
That is a good idea Andy.
Have a Karma.
 ;) G
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: 7572savage on December 17, 2012, 09:11:22 PM
great videos for new comers like me learnt a lot
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on December 20, 2012, 07:17:58 PM
Part 7 System Setup now added
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on December 21, 2012, 01:49:54 PM
Part 8 : Your first flight added
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: outofdevon on December 21, 2012, 04:22:41 PM
This is great stuff...Thanks for the post coyote all those initial burning questions in video and in one place..I also think andys idea
is excellent... 
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on March 08, 2013, 06:31:46 PM
Part 9 : Radio Communication Explained added

Very important one to learn this one, you will have a much better understanding of FPV with this tutorial

How to be successful in FPV part: 9 - Radio Communication Explaned (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVn8-9a4VVA#ws)
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: CurryKitten on March 08, 2013, 06:33:59 PM
I watched this one yesterday, he explained the concept of the reflected video signal very well and how circular polarisation can almost eliminate it.  He must have explained it well, because I feel I understand it now
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: g.collins on March 08, 2013, 07:38:28 PM
that's another great video, I think its a good idea to put a directional antenna in your flight kit, even if you don't fly with it, at least you can see where the nose is. great tutorials.
 :) G
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on March 14, 2013, 03:38:22 PM
And now part 10 :

How to be successful in FPV part: 10 - Long Range (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-1CQC8mMiY#ws)

This is probably going to be popular
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: FPVSteve on March 14, 2013, 03:53:27 PM
I watched that earlier, thought it was a fantastic video - great example of staying fairly cool under pressure too.
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: g.collins on March 14, 2013, 08:46:16 PM
Lol, He be crazy.  :laugh:
I enjoyed that, I think he should stick to making antennas, he he.
I couldn't believe he was going long range, it didn't look like a good signal from the start.
Loved it.
 :) G
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: FPVSteve on March 14, 2013, 08:56:02 PM
Yea tbh my signal is better than his :D
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on March 14, 2013, 10:51:32 PM
Yeah the pictures bad, couldnt really read the OSD but that`s what its like on the lower bands, 2.4 and 5.8  rule :rocks:

He did get lucky to get it back wit all the problems, like he says when you have a problem at range, you really do have a problem :)
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: FPVSteve on March 14, 2013, 10:56:53 PM
To me the picture quality is kinda the point of FPV, range is completely secondary to me. Different strokes for different folks I guess but I'd find it largely pointless if I couldn't make out what I was looking at while I flew.
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: CurryKitten on March 15, 2013, 12:29:39 AM
Yeah - I think I'll stick with short range if it means I can actually see what I'm looking at.  An interesting video though - I was surprised at the amount and anti-RTH talk, I didn't really know what he meant by saying it would be "stressed".  Obviously it's not going to help much if only one elevon is going, but I thought that sort of thing was pretty obvious
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: FPVSteve on March 15, 2013, 08:22:32 AM
Mind it could also have been the DVR he was using - I can't help but think he probably had a better view than that.
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on March 15, 2013, 11:38:41 AM
I`m not surprised with his anti-RTH words, I can say hand on heart RTH is got me into more trouble than actually helping me out.

Like with the elevon there, yes that`s not going to happen that often, but happened to Dizzy only two days ago. The RTH system is then useless.

The plane being blown off course can confuse some RTH systems and it gives the wrong control movement because it "believes" it facing a different way to what it actually is.

If you have a GPS drop out it has no idea or the wrong idea of where home is. Or its altitude can be way off an it can return too low not knowing its going to fly into something.

That`s why when noobs join and want RTH straight away we try to put them off, it writes off more planes then they save. When its setup perfectly its great,when its not or something unforeseen happens, its a liability.

Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: CurryKitten on March 15, 2013, 12:04:45 PM
Thanks - that's interesting to know.  I've always considered it an extra safety blanket, but never used it "in anger" on my quad.  I will certainly be doing a lot of testing close in when I eventually get a Storm on my Bix 2 although I'll be aiming never to actually need it. 
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: FPVSteve on March 15, 2013, 12:55:44 PM
I'm in no real position to comment as I've not gone out to anything other than short range at the moment but I've always seen its best use as being a last resort attempt to get home, say, failsafe on the Rx - at that point you can't do anything, so anything that might be able to bring you back into range is a god send.

Having said that, to get into that situation is probably either pilot error (Fresnel violation or gone out too far) or other unforeseen radio issue.
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: CurryKitten on March 15, 2013, 01:10:51 PM
Yep - if radio goes, right now the failsafe will just remember stick positions, which means the motor will turn off and it will (in theory)start gliding down in a circular flight path... probably going into a little stall and recovery over and over again.  That said, my FrSky receiver beeps at me if it's not getting a good signal, so if I have this thing triple beeping at me and I ignore it, then I've only got myself to blame.

But anything can happen out there anything could fail, it could get hit by something.  I'm getting what Coyote means, you test RTH in good know conditions, but when you need it odds on the shits already hit the fan and it may not help you
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Flyboysee on March 15, 2013, 01:27:05 PM
This was a great flight, vid quality sucked though all the way. He makes a lot of sense and as I start thinking about going further out I realise I need to iron things out a bit. I'm reasonably happy that my RTH will get me back (provided no airframe issues etc). This is the first I've heard of using attenuators to simulate range. Great video!
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: g.collins on March 15, 2013, 04:44:00 PM
I use RTL, in both my mini and big SW, every flight I do, without fail, I go out 200 meters or so and flick it in to RTL and make sure it terns back to home, then I tern it of and continue my flight.
I love the system, and when I had my video lipo go down, it was such a relief after I switched RTL on, and 2 minutes later, my little SW was flying over head. but as stated earlier it is essential to make sure its set up right, and like myself, check it regularly.
 ;) G
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on March 17, 2013, 10:55:33 PM
Now this one is not part of IBCray`s tutorials, but addresses lots of important points like :

Turn your vtx on with no antenna = Bye bye vtx
Double power does not mean anywhere near double range
Receiver sensitivity
Antenna SWR importance
Linear vs Circular for 5.8ghz

Lots more too, all good points from Bruce

5.8GHz for FPV RC planes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6LuEhuU-l8#ws)
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Grumpybeard on August 16, 2013, 12:39:40 PM
These are an excellent collection - just watched "Radio Communication" - well presented and I learned loads!
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: strachg on August 16, 2013, 08:34:49 PM
very informative. thanks.
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on October 07, 2013, 06:21:02 PM
A new video is up, may be of interest to some seasoned pilots as well..............

Night flying ! :)

Success in FPV Part: 11 - The Night Flight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtRnyEfROpc#)
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: scarrzy on August 01, 2014, 07:28:00 PM
Very informative thanks
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: Coyote on March 17, 2015, 09:44:12 AM
Troubleshooting video added
Title: Re: How to be successful in FPV tutorials
Post by: FPVSteve on January 20, 2019, 01:38:31 PM
That night flying video is a bit pants really .... he's not flying in the dark at all, he's in a car park which has huge floodlights.