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Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8 by Donald Norris

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CHAPTER 9

Airborne Video Systems

Introduction

In this chapter I will discuss two video systems that could easily be carried aloft by an Elev-8 or other quadcopter outfitted with a similar lifting capacity. The first system can record video and stream it back to the operator. It is often referred to as a first-person video (FPV) because the operator can use it to view where the quadcopter is going in real time. The FPV used in this chapter is mounted on the tiltable platform described in Chapter 7. By tilting the camera downward, toward the ground, it is possible to observe the ground while hovering. This capability is highly useful for security purposes as well as for activities, such as search and rescue, damage assessment, or wildlife monitoring. ...

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