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Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 02-12-2013, 01:40 PM
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Views: 1,021
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Custom folding hybrid quad frame, plus FPV questions

Hi,

I have used the HK 900MHz video system without issue. It is a good starter set. Do a search for "Skywalker FPV" and you should find my thread in this forum. You can always upgrade the camera...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 02-10-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Bambucopter Clones

It was 3 degrees F this morning when I got up so I didn't want to go outside today. Instead I decided to try the maiden flight of my Bambucopter with the MWC Pro 2 controller in my home gym. In case...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 02-07-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Bambucopter Clones

While I wait for warmer weather I decided to try the MultiWii Pro 2 board with uBlox GPS from Witespy. This board can use either MultiWii or MegaPirate code and has new improved sensors which will...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 02-07-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Bambucopter Clones

I finished my Bambucopter and did an initial system check using the KK1 board. Although it was a cold winter day I went outside for a quick flight to verify the design.
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 02-07-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Naviboard with kk5.5 board ?

It's the right section, I just don't know the answer to your question. From the product specs, it looks like it should work fine.

Good luck!
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-21-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Bambucopter Clones

I could finally start my Bambucopter (or x210) mini quad assembly. Initially, I decided to use my original KK1 board with v4.7 quad-x firmware. If this doesn't work to my liking, I will swap in a...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-21-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Bambucopter Clones

When my HK 12-amp Blue Series ESCs arrived quickly from the USA Warehouse I decided to prepare them for the arrival of my Atmega flashing tool and see if they are really the same as the ZTW A-Series...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-20-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,577
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: x230 Mini Quadcopter

I successfully flashed my ZTW and Blue Series ESCs using the HK Atmega flashing tool and bs_nfet.hex file from SimonK. Both of these ESCs are all n-FETs. The older "Mystery" A-Series 12a ESCs use...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-16-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,912
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Turnigy H.A.L. (Heavy Aerial Lift)

Here is a short 39sec clip in 1280x720 resolution showing a 360 degree rotation. The H.A.L. was about 200' high in 10-15mph winds.

http://vimeo.com/57324513]39 Second HD Clip
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-16-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,912
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Turnigy H.A.L. (Heavy Aerial Lift)

I had a chance to test out my GoPro Hero2 and QuadFrame gimbal combination for the first time. I'm using the NAZA gimbal stabilization and was pretty happy with the result. The flight was about 200'...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-14-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Bambucopter Clones

My Mystery A1504-18 motors arrived from GLB and they are tiny! I also received my Multistar 10-amp ESCs from HK. I have learned to order a spare when buying the less expensive components from China...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-05-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,577
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: x230 Mini Quadcopter

When my HK 12-amp Blue Series ESCs arrived quickly from the USA Warehouse I decided to prepare them for the arrival of my Atmega flashing tool and see if they are really the same as the ZTW "Mystery"...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-02-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Bambucopter Clones

The XX-Copter Series Mini-Copter that I am building was designed to use the MYSTERY A1504-18 2700KV RC Helicopter Brushless Motors that I found at GoodLuckBuy for $10 each. This includes the mounting...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-02-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Bambucopter Clones

The latest version of the original Bambucopter is the Crab 20 and Crab 25. I don't think their original series from a few years ago is still sold. I believe that these models are sold out of Turkey.
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-02-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Bambucopter Clones

Xheli also sells ARF versions of their Mini Fly QuadCopter with various Flight Controllers and colors.
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-02-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Bambucopter Clones

Xheli.com sells their Mini Fly QuadCopter which appears almost identical except for the motor mount area. The $18.56 Mini Fly QuadCopter frame has been modified to use the CR-210 1818/2800Kv...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-02-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By Greg Covey
Bambucopter Clones

Hi,

I am building a Bambucopter clone with a 210mm width. I am not certain which model showed up first so I will post several of the versions that I have found.

First, the one I am building...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 01-01-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,679
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

Hi,

What is your distance between the AR.Drone and tablet when you have connection issues? I have found it best to disable my wireless router to my cable modem when flying indoors due to the...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 12-31-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,577
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: x230 Mini Quadcopter

While I wait for my flashing tool to arrive, I made some modifications to my EPP frame. The KK2 board was dropped lower by removing a set of nylon standoffs and I moved the Spektrum AR6100 receiver...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 12-29-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,621
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Skywalker FPV

Hi Isaac,

I think your 7-channel PCM system is fine. You only need more than 4 channels for pan, tilt, and maybe disabling the OSD display. It should be fine to start with.

On today's R/C...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 12-28-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Entry Level FVP Option - This will be my firts FVP

Hi Isaac,

Check post #2 in my Skywalker FPV thread as it has many links to major FPV stores and forums.

There is much to learn in FPV so it is good for you to do some research before your...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 12-28-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 18,912
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: Turnigy H.A.L. (Heavy Aerial Lift)

These are my NAZA setup screens in the Assistant. The last image is the fail-safe when the transmitter is turned off.
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 12-27-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,577
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: x230 Mini Quadcopter

Hobby King comes to the rescue with their Atmel Atmega Socket Firmware Flashing Tool. No longer do you have to make your own claw tool or deal with an ESC without pads (like above). Mine should...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 12-26-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,577
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: x230 Mini Quadcopter

I found this ZTW A-Series 12A Brushless ESC w/1A BEC MultiRotor Version w/SimonK at Quantum Hobby. This would suggest that they are programmable like the Plush series ESCs. A-ZTW12ABEC-MR

...
Forum: FPV, UAV & Drones 12-26-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,577
Posted By Greg Covey
RE: x230 Mini Quadcopter

Here is my current test frame that was cut down to 3.9oz. I added some green tape on the front for orientation and the KK2 LCD is topside. The 3s 1300mAh ParkZone battery weighs 3.2oz and also acts...
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