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    Howdy from the 7th Colony

    I've been lurking and learning for several weeks and thought I'd finally post an intro.

    My wife had gifted me a Gopro Hero 3+, so my objective was to eventually purchase a Phantom 1 to mount it on which occurred back in March when a great deal presented itself.

    I started my flight training back in January with a Hubsan X4, learning the basics indoors while enduring an unusually harsh long winter in my area. Since then I have been slowly developing my skills, taking few chances, and flying by the seat of my pants without the advantage of FPV or a gimbal while exploring the skies around my home. So far the most difficult part of flying has been my terrible sense of depth and my inability to tell exactly where the copter is positioned when it's at a distance.

    I'm having a blast but have had a few instances of some tree trimming as well as the mishap in the video below...this incident was totally unintentional and pilot error.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D_12auDRms

    Coincidently, I'm working on a project of extending my camera mount to hang 3 feet below the Phantom with a 1/4 inch aluminum tube so that I can get some underwater footage in the pond...stay tuned.

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    Welcome to our forum. Good to have you on board. Whilst this new forum is gaining momentum- you can be sure of our undivided attention to any questions or problems you might have.

    Now.... your aluminium tube project.......that's your homework set. I want a full blog on that! Never heard of such a thing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by discv View Post
    Now.... your aluminium tube project.......that's your homework set. I want a full blog on that! Never heard of such a thing!!
    Thanks for the welcome...I hope to be testing the underwater rig this week.

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    Welcome

    I look forward to the video of your tests.
    I fly Phantom 2 with Gopro 3 Black, Zenmuse, Imersion RC600, Black Pearl Monitor.

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