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Best place to mount an FPV camera?

Started by nickyb, Friday,October 04, 2013, 18:26:20

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nickyb

Hi all,

Planing the quadcopter build, and will settle on the Tarot T-650 frame. Since I';ll have all sorts of stuff on the hub, gps, batteries etc I';ve not much space left for the FPV camera (GoPro will be on a gimbal, underneath the main belly.

I reckon I will settle on a 3.6mm lens, as the 2.8mm seems nice and wide angle, but look others have pointed out here it could be too wide angle and not give me a true perspective of how close I am to trees etc. I assume this is correct?

Mounting the FPV camea on one of the legs seems to be popular, half way down. Is this okay?

Cheers

Nick

dp106

Not sure mounting kit on a leg would be a good idea. I would put it on the main frame as central as you can. You want to get a good idea of what the craft is doing and it';s orientation, putting it down on a leg is going to confuse you when flying it.

teslahed

Quote from: nickyb on Friday,October 04, 2013, 18:26:20 I reckon I will settle on a 3.6mm lens, as the 2.8mm seems nice and wide angle, but look others have pointed out here it could be too wide angle and not give me a true perspective of how close I am to trees etc. I assume this is correct?


I fly with 2.8mm and find i get a good amount of peripheral vision without any difficulties from the fish eye effect. I wouldn';t want to fly with a narrower field of view.

I found this online somewhere which may shed a little light;

QuoteSECURITY CAMERA LENS ANGLE OF VIEW CHART

2.1mm lens has approximate 158 degree field of view

2.5mm lens has approximate 147 degree field of view

2.8mm lens has approximate 130 degree field of view

NATURAL HUMAN EYE 2.97 MM

3.0mm lens has approximate 127 degree field of view

3.6mm lens has approximate 92 degree field of view

4.0mm lens has approximate 88 degree field of view


I agree with dp106 about the camera mounting position.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.

nickyb

Quote from: nickyb on Friday,October 04, 2013, 18:26:20
Hi all,

Planing the quadcopter build, and will settle on the Tarot T-650 frame. Since I';ll have all sorts of stuff on the hub, gps, batteries etc I';ve not much space left for the FPV camera (GoPro will be on a gimbal, underneath the main belly.

I reckon I will settle on a 3.6mm lens, as the 2.8mm seems nice and wide angle, but look others have pointed out here it could be too wide angle and not give me a true perspective of how close I am to trees etc. I assume this is correct?

Mounting the FPV camea on one of the legs seems to be popular, half way down. Is this okay?

Cheers

Nick


Thanks mate, point taken...I just was not sure on this as I saw a youtube video with the FPV camera on a tarot leg!

nickyb

Quote from: teslahed on Friday,October 04, 2013, 23:23:06
I fly with 2.8mm and find i get a good amount of peripheral vision without any difficulties from the fish eye effect. I wouldn';t want to fly with a narrower field of view.

I found this online somewhere which may shed a little light;

I agree with dp106 about the camera mounting position.


Thanks, I did not know the human eye was as close to 2.8mm as that, I stick with a 2.8mmm then.

Nick  :notworthy:

Gav


mutley2

Am I the only one that looked at this thread title and thought "On the quad" hehehehehehe sorry guys

Hands0n

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Current FCs: Pixhawk, APM 2.6, Naza M V2, Naze32, Flip32+ CC3D, KK2.1.5
Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

nickyb


Biffa

I strapped the GoPro to my daughters dog a few weeks ago. Sadly the footage was rubbish as when she wasn';t trying to eat it, it just shook around to much.

I am working on ';dog Mount v1.1'; though.
Steve