[aprssig] Drones and Camera, etc
Stephen H. Smith
wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Nov 30 20:20:23 CST 2015
On 11/30/2015 6:25 PM, Kriss Kliegle via aprssig wrote:
> The multi rotor copters are great for remaining on station or going to a known
> point in space and staying there. Obviously weight becomes an issue when loaded
> down with batteries, cameras, RF TXR's, etc.
> Cameras such as 'board cameras' (circuit board and a lense) can be had for
> small money and numerous resolution choices from EBay stores located in China.
> These make for a light weight, gimbled video setup.
> In the RC world, they call this FPV (First Person View) flying. The web is full
> of videos posted online of folks flying around as if they were onboard.
> 73 Kris's KA1GJU
For cheap FPV quad-copters, you might be interested in this one from
It's cheap ($125), lightweight, and currently out of stock, but I've got one on
For my intended purpose, it's claimed flying time of 7 minutes on a charge
should be enough.
I want to evaluate whether it has enough lift to drag a light-weight
mono-filament fishline up and over a couple of tree branches at about 100' off
the ground. I would then use the monofilament to pull a 1/8" nylon twine
through the tree, which in turn would pull an 18-guage polyethylene-coated
braided copperweld antenna wire.
IF this works, it will become part of my field day/emergency go-kit wire
antenna erecting tools, along with slingshots, etc.
Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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