reply to post by SilentE
Looks like we're getting the Hero 3 Black Editions which shoot
at 4k pixels (4000+ by 2000+ pixels) at 15 fps (frames per second).
...OR...Three DriftCams which shoot full 30 fps HDTV footage:
GoPro Hero3 - Black Edition:
DriftCam HD Ghost:
At less than $420 if we buy in bulk EITHER GoPro or DriftCam
will work. I've already got the high-end multi-screen playback
system which use THREE 42 INCH monitors plus real-time
MOVING MAPS and GPS, ALTITUDE, COMPASS,
COURSE OVER GROUND and other data on
THREE OTHER 27 inch SCREENS.
This will be fun...just did simple RC flight test
using a single cam Parrot Drone -- works GREAT!
For the live broadcast video three-camera ultra wide-view full-duplex multi-link,
THREE OF THESE DATA BRIDGES should be fine for the drone.
See ALINK-5X FDD Long Range point to point Full-Duplex Backhaul wireless bridge.
Range up to 60km (36 miles) with speed data over 60Mbps:
Takes about 6 weeks to get these, which are a special order
but for the price of $1500.00 each, they CAN'T BE BEAT!
Batteries to power everything:
THREE Anton Bauer Batteries (DionicHD Lithium Ion)
30 watts for SIX HOURS of RUNTIME at 3.4 pounds each (10.2 lbs for all three) :
For the aircraft, I think I will try this Lifting Body design and scale it up
so it can take the weight of the three GoPro Hero 3 cameras, the three
60km range transmitters, some maneuvering thrusters with fuel supply,
and for the multi-axis Gyroscopically stabilized camera platform,
I'll try this setup:
R/C lifting body model Design: (Needs Scale-Up to handle 60 lbs total payload):
And I'll add a PRESSURIZED aerodynamically fitted camera bubble to enclose the camera
and high-power broadcast-pro-level batteries (Anton Bauer) to keep everything heated and
dry at the 33,000 metres and up altitude:
3-axis camera gimbal for GoPro (gyro stabilization test)
Balloons will be standard STACKED series of 10 foot weather balloons.
My estimation is that 7 helium filled balloons will do the work of lifting
to the ultra high altitude to 40,000 metres+...!!!!
Weather Balloons that will be used (each lifts 8.8 pounds payload)
thus will need SEVEN of them to lift the 60 lbs camera and lifting body RC drone payload:
USA FAA and Canada DOT High Altitude Balloon Flight Legal Issues:
See this University of Alberta UAV Flight Link:
Government of Canada DOT (Department of Transport) Link:
Weather Balloon Tutorial:
Balloon Lifting Capacity Calculations:
Advanced MATH for Gross static lifting capacity of logging balloons:
This should be fun. No way of knowing if this will all work until we try it.
I'll let you know in about 60 days. U2U me if you need to.
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