Once the platform is attached to
the frame, add the controller
assembly (UNM) to the platform as
shown in Figure 16.
It is a simple matter to connect
the GoPro to the platform using one
of the slits. These slits are perfect for
positioning tie wraps to hold the
mount in place; take a look at
Figure 17. While this setup works
fine, the GoPro case and mount add
over 90 grams to the weight of the
craft. In addition, you will need to
purchase a special skeleton case if
you plan on making connections to
I created my own skeleton case
(Figure 18) that connects directly to
the platform. It allows cable
connections to the GoPro, and
weighs only 20 grams.
With the camera securely in place, you are now free
to make onboard videos of your flights. Please note that
if you run the camera in wide mode, the props will be in
the shot. Set the view to medium or normal if you want
a clear shot.
If you really want to take your Flyer to the next level,
add a video transmitter to your platform. Figure 19
shows an Immersion 5. 8 GHz transmitter. The transmitter
is strapped to the back of the platform using a tiewrap.
It's connected via a small adapter cable to the GoPro 2
camera. All that is needed to transmit your flight is to
power up the Flyer and turn on the camera.
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