In this video, I will show you the specificities of my drone. Which are, the two antennas for the long range video, the two cameras, here the secondary camera and the GoPro for the primary camera, The GPS tracker, useful if I loose the drone, the telemetry, to see the battery voltage, And depending of the wind, I might show you the failsafe of the radio where I made a small trick. I will start the drone. I am turning on the radio. Then I connect the two primary batteries. So here I have two batteries in parallel to have more capacity. A separate battery for the video transmission. I am turning on the GoPro. I am turning the GPS tracker on, just in case. Then I turn on the video reception device. We get the video on the computer as expected. We get the main camera and the secondary camera image, I’ll show you a demo during the flight. Take off… The drone weights 3,6kg. There is a lot of wind. As you might see, there is a lot of wind but the drone is still stable. Now I will show you the working of the two cameras. Here we have the view of the GoPro that I can move with the knob. Then the knob to move the secondary camera and the switch to see the secondary camera view are on the same channel. So let’s say I want to move the 2nd camera in this position, I activate the 2nd camera view with the switch. I can move the 2nd camera and so I can see the LED of the versatile unit. The switch allows me to go back to the primary view without turning the knob to zero. Because since they are on the same channel, if I turn the knob to zero, I see the GoPro. Now I’ll go further. Here you can see the main batteries voltage. For exemple if I go higher, I use more power and the voltage decreases. Now I stay above a field, around 500 meters from here. The video quality is not soo good, I could reach 2km during tests. So I let the drone stay there and I’ll show you the system with two antennas. You can see here the two LEDs saying which antenna is used for the reception.
I’ll try to put the patch in the direction of the drone. You can see that it was the spironet which was used and the system switch constantly between the two antennas. If I put my hand in front of the patch it’ll use the spironet, if I put my hand in front of the spironet it’ll use the patch. Even though the patch is oriented towards the drone, the spironet is mainly used so the patch is not really usefull. The drone is still above the field. I’ll call the GPS tracker to get the GPS position. The GPS tracker hung up, it’ll send me a sms with its position. I don’t have the WiFi so I won’t click on the google maps link. This is what the GPS tracker sends me, the battery level (of the tracker), a google maps link etc. Now I’ll get the drone back here. Difficult to get back with the wind… I’ll show you that I set the radio to, in case the signal is lost, the drone will stay at the same place but rotates so that I might get the signal back since the antennas are at the back of the drone.
It will rotate until it gets the signal back, then I can go back home. I’ll turn off the radio, and you will see the drone rotating but staying where it is (or quite because of the strong wind) I turn off the radio now. You see the drone rotating which allows me to try to get the signal back. I turn the radio on… And it stops rotating. Now I’ll land manually since there is too much wind to use the Naza’s failsafe You saw the remote’s failsafe. Here it is simply me controling the drone. -Note:The Naza’s failsafe allows the drone to land automatically at its take off point- Thank you for watching.