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Old 04-08-2013, 06:10 PM
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Me and my son decided to start a youtube channel showing what we have done.

http://youtu.be/iqfTpLA_WWA

it all started this last summer...

Me and my 8 year old making the X-1
After watching the the mars landing he asked me if we could make something like the "Mars curiosity" also.. I thought about it for a second ...Then I said sure why not! even tho i did not have NASA's billion dollar budget. Who am i to tell an 8 year old you can't do something because it's too hard!

I had never build a quadcopter before and this was not a kit. (everyone said i should start with a kit)
but i told him if we do this project we can't give up if it gets too hard... never give up.
even if the project had failed at least he will walk away with that life lesson

my son built 80% of the x1 including the soldering and most of the wiring. I did the programming and very little wiring only cable management I like doing cable management.

this is only phase 1.
phase 2: we will add gps and cameras then fpv with anti vibration system
phase 3: waypoints and osd
phase 4: ( this summer)
We will attach a rover to deploy via parachute then release parachute.
Take a soil sample while filming quadcopter will return home and self land.
the rover will avoid obstacles and also return home via gps.

Part 2 is here [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADR6HWloPmQ[/youtube]

thanks for watching and please subscribe we will be doing tutorials and how to's.

parts:
we used the hoverthings.com camo ht-fpv frame

dji naza

turnigy 26-28 motors

8.5 props

30 amp opto esc

and spectrum ar7000 and dx7 transmitter.

Thanks

Tommy and Jesse
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:43 PM
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BRAVO! good for you man! not only are you getting some great time in with your kid, but also teaching him a valueable lesson! i love this, truely do!
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:57 AM
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very cool, i have been working with my 8 year old son for 3 years now flying quads, i myself have been flying for over 11 years now. father son time is important nice to see other fathers doing the same as i,

also all of our stuff is custom made on our routers as well.
here is a video of him flying

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLpen2BxKtU[/youtube]
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your kids a natural irish!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:13 AM
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hey thanks dude, don't get me wrong he has had plenty hovering flights on the floor to get to this point, but he also took a year off so now he is more focused and comfortable.
im pretty sure the kids can focus better then the adults at time and we under estimate them lol i know i did.

but the whole father son thing is great so i know how the OP feels! cool stuff watching your kids do something your passionate about
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yeah thank it is the Best bonding time ever! he is trying fpv now will do some vids soon working on a blog page now will be up in about a week..

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how is he doing fpv? going well?
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I really like to play with rc helicopters,every weekend,i go to park with my friends.we enjoy ourselves all days.we buy the Walkera Hélicoptère RC on line in http://www.**********.com/fr/.
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