First Person Video on a Shoestring

Today my friend Cliff showed me his first-person video R/C airplane:

This thing has every feature imaginable, which means it packs a lot of wires:

Here’s a video tour of all its features, which include the following:

  • Auto fly-home if control is lost (uses GPS)
  • Heads up video display of altitude, heading, and pitch
  • RF beacon if the plane is lost
  • Auto stabilization using FMA co-pilot
  • Data logger providing an audible report of battery life and other stats
  • VR goggles for watching the action
  • Pan and tilt camera, controllable from the radio
  • High-power transmitter (he’s flown a mile away on FPV)

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