I own an Oculus Rift VR Headset that I purchased for a number of different reasons. The first thing I thought about when I heard about the rift was using it for FPV, but thoughts of it quickly went away when I realized how much latency there would be. So when I read this article about doing just this I thought it was really interesting and needed to be passed on. A big part of the fun of FPV is flying like you are in the airplane - transporting yourself to another place. FPV happens to be real while the normal use of the rift transports you to a virtual place. Either way, I can draw up many similarities between FPV and virtual reality. For example, look how my toddler reacts when he plays with the rift - It fools him completely! He has a similar reaction when he puts on the FPV goggles.
So what does the book, "Ready Player One" have to do with drones and fpv? Ok it is a stretch, but this has got to be the best science fiction book - It is all about virtual reality and with the release of the Oculus Rift, it sure seems closer than ever. I have been pounding the table about how revolutionary the oculus rift is and you should try one as soon as possible. I would not recommend this book if I was not 95% certain it would appeal to the people that enjoy my blog!! Just read it.
I was all excited about the CC3d board and QAV500.. until this morning and the glitch I thought was caused by flying too aggressively with the naza showed up with the CC3D, meaning the naza was not the issue. The QAV500 pitches left and forward, so i am pretty sure I have isolated the issue to the front left ESC. However, this picture shows that this drone might need to be put down. I have crashed this 3 different times, and it has always seemed to be the same random pitch left, like it loses power in the front left motor. Wish I was smarter and identified this before a total loss crash!
I am so lucky it did not get stuck high in the trees.. or across the highway! Of course it did land on concrete to insure a high degree of damage!
Drone crashes are exciting stuff on Sunday morning. Get your boots and pants on and lets go adventuring. Mommy was the one that found it first.
Dont crash if you cant climb..
Hows dad going to get back up? I don't think he can..