This time we are all piloting in FPV and we are using a SU-35S and an F-16 to perform the flight. I don’t know about you, but I’m quite hyped about all this!!! 😀
This was my first time trying a formation flight on the SU-35 in FPV so I didn’t push it too much, it is a good idea to get right the speeds, feeling and handling of the formation before attempting to tighten it (Besides the F-16 pilot was not making it easy for me, precisely… :p).
Both jets are Freewing, the SU-35S is a dual 70mm EDF and the F-16 uses a single 70mm unit.
I am chasing the F-16 with the SU-35 and the quadcopter chases us both at the same time, again, all using FPV gear (First Person View).
This was the 29th flight on this SU-35 airframe.
Quad pilot: Jordi Cabezas
F-16 pilot: Víctor Cano
SU-35 pilot: Alejandro Ibáñez
Ground video: Luis Ibáñez
Music: Paul Owen Music
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Airfield: Els Cards Aeromodelisme
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Regarding my SU-35 setup:
This is a highly modded Freewing SU-35S. It includes an autopilot controller and an FPV headtracking visual system that makes the plane effectively a UAV/RPA. (Stabilizing functions not active in the flights shown).
The ‘autopilot’ is a FeiYu-Tech FY-41AP and it also provides the OSD seen on the FPV window.
Just as virtual reality ‘VR’ goggles are used to play videogames, here a similar technique is used to watch what the plane sees in real time just like if you were sitting in the plane’s cockpit, and the camera will follow your head movements!
This is kind of ‘reality virtualized’ as opposed to ‘virtual reality’ … what do you think about it? I encourage you to leave your thoughts in the comments section below!
As for the jet itself, the SU-35S is well known for its supermaneuverability features, that are a result of a good aerodynamic design coupled with the use of thrust vectoring nozzless.
The pilot displays a few post-stall maneuvers using the TV nozzles that would be otherwise impossible to perform with a normal jet aircraft.
Airplane: Freewing SU-35S dual 70mm EDF
Motors: 2x RC Lander 6S DPS
Fans: 2x Wemotec Mini (low blade count)
ESCs: 2x YEP 100A
Servos: Corona DS-939MG
Taileron servos: Turnigy TGY 306-HV
Redundant systems: FrSky Redundancy Bus
Receivers: 2x FrSky X8R working in D16 mode, one with telemetry.
External BECs: 2x Turnigy 8-15A UBEC
Rx Battery: Rhino 2S 650mAh
Main Battery: Revolectrix 6S 5000/5800mAh Blend 420/435
Video Tx: Boscam 5.8G 32ch 600mW Wireless AV Transmitter
FPV cam: Eachine OKKAN EK1119
Autopilot/OSD: FeiyuTech FY-41AP
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