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Old 02-17-2014, 12:15 PM   #1
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Vancouver pilot brings RC to the handicapped using FPV tech

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I've done some FPv flying with this guy who developed a DIY headtracker unit to make it possible for quadriplegic to fly RC aircraft. The headtracker outputs PPm signal into an RC radio. The RC radio is programmed to mix in the 3 axis headtracker to control the pitch, roll and yaw axes of a tricopter.

In the link he shows his friend, a quadriplegic, flying the copter using the headtracker. I think it is programmed to be like a buddybox as he remains in primary control on the RC radio (A Turnigy 9x type radio with Er 9x firmware - awesome radio for advanced programming, BTW)

Us FPVers often use headtrackers to control the pan/tilt of the camera. But it is not too hard to just map those channels to the flight controls. However he has made it into a more redundant/safe practical execution, bringing RC fun to folks whom might never have the ability to do it. I imagine eventually the pilot with the headtracker would not need the buddyboxed setup.

Here is a link to his thread on RCGroups.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:30 AM   #2
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Re: Vancouver pilot brings RC to the handicapped using FPV tech

Its always good to hear about RC tech being used to develop new applications that help people who could only dream of doing this in the past. Kudos to your friend
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I saw the thread it is very inexpressive and another good application of fpv Kudos indeed
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