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Old 01-26-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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I am building an aerial video rig and i am having trouble deciding which unit to use

im thinking either
Flymentor 3D - i have this installed on a blade 400 and am very happy with it and the software that comes with it ... but thats on a smaller bird... i wonder if it could handle a T-rex 600
Copilot 2 - no experience but I have heard good things
Spartan ap2000i - No experience with this but it states its mostly for aerial photography
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the helicommand 3A - i think this would probably be the best but from what i hear its extremely difficult to install and im not to happy about the 600 dollar price tag ... when all the other options are half the price or lower ....

I am leaning towards flymentor 3d just b/c its cheap in i think its a quality piece of equipment but im unsure of how it will preform on my 600

can you guys weigh in ? and help me make up this decision ?
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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In this class of stabilisation you are really down to two systems The Flymentor or FMA CPII. I can confirm that FM works as well on a Trex600, I have one installed and it works well.


Both systems will work well for this application, bearing in mind that FM is more sensitive to vibrations (considerably higher on a 600 than a 450).

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Old 01-26-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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ALWAYS A GOOD HELP DUUDE ... THANK YOU ... THINK IM GOING TO GO WITH THE FM AND GIVE IT A SHOT
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:36 PM   #4
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This is an excellent video. I think it may illustrate something I have been thinking about regarding using a 450 as an AP. To my way of thinking, one characteristic of any AP would have to be the ability to stay "on point". I don't know how well a 450 can do this. FM and CP II are both good stabilization products but for photographic purposes there seems to be a problem holding the 450 at altitude. It likes to bob up and down. I have chalked this up to the current draw of the motor, servos and radio on the lipo. I figure the lipo and speed control are busy enough just providing current to keep the bird in the air, much less maintaining a constant altitude for any length of time.

Perhaps I am overlooking something in all of this with regards to constant altitude.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:12 PM   #5
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Especially on windy days
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