I had to try some features with the Eagle Tree Eagleeyes groundstation. I connected 2 video RX so I could enable the diversity features and by doing this the groundstation beeps when the diverity feature swaps to the better video RX signal. This test is just like all others I’ve done so far with stock antennas. The groundstation carries 2 different whip antennas pointing in various directions like a V.
The flight itself was performed without any problems despite fairly strong wind from the north (about the same direction as the workbench) I went up to a maximum of 213meters (thank you Eagle Tree equipment) and from that altitude i applied full flaps and soared down again – sometimes the Skywalker reversed due to strong head wind so I had to reduce flaps 1 step to get forward. I choose to not cut throttle as the folding prop sometimes overlaps center axle and can get stuck in that position (centrifugal forces does not kick it back in place) So the soaring was done with minimum rpm to keep blades from unfolding and this is not enough to push the Skywalker forward.
I didn’t bring the laptop so I could not record the video out from the groundstation. Initially I only used the goggles to verify videolink and GPS status. Some ground footage was done with a Toshiba Camileo H30 but it has a bad video format so I didn’t use it but it was nice to see the Skywalker in air from that recording.
The Toshiba Camileo H30 sports H.264 Full HD-format that cannot be used in Sony Vegas – I really have to sort that out or throw the camera in the bin. If you know how to get that clip properly into Sony Vegas – please post it here.