Originally Posted by shadyluke
do you fly it while seeing through the camera at all?
it is possible I suppose but I fly by visual contact (for now) The helicopter is equipped with a real-time microwave video downlink to a 10" flat screen LCD display on the ground that a camera operator uses. The camera can be controlled by a separate controller for pan/tilt/zoom/etc.
In the futre I plan on equipping the rig with a fully autonomous GPS guidance syetm that will allow it to fly out of visual range. That system will be used for Tactical Law Enforcement and other public safety services.
thanks for the positive feedback guys.