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General Chat Thread, Does anyone fly Quadcopters/Tricopters in General; I am using Spekrum dx6i, its a great bit of kit for the price, Idealy I would of gone for ...
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    I am using Spekrum dx6i, its a great bit of kit for the price, Idealy I would of gone for a 8 or 9ch system to allow me scope for future projects but 6ch's do my quad fine, at the moment I am only using 5ch's, If i were using a plane for FPV then I would of gone for 8/9ch's for pan and tilt on the FPV camera.

    Im using a Rabbit Flight Controller which some reports are it uses stolen (/borrowed) code from MultiWii, so far I have found it to perform beyond my expectation and is so easy to setup/tweak.

    X configuration is the best for photography etc but I think + is more stable better for beginners.

    do you have any plans for your quad (fpv etc) or is it just a fun project?

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    I think multiwii is open source anyway so don't think there is a problem with code being used elsewhere unless it's no atributed.

    I found this 10 channel transmitter/reciever combo that looked a good price Devo 10 --- BuzzFlyer UK and with having a flexible flight controller I don't want to limit myself.

    I'm going to use it to patrol the school field with a camera feeding into our ip camera system <---- JOKE

    I'm quite interested in looking into using it for still aerial photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    I found this 10 channel transmitter/reciever combo that looked a good price Devo 10 --- BuzzFlyer UK and with having a flexible flight controller I don't want to limit myself.
    Personally, while I have some Walkera kit for micro helicopters, I'd steer clear of their transmitters. They are not compatible with other 2.4Ghz stuff. For that money look at the Spektrum kit instead (Dx6i is about the same price).

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    10ch's! now thats the ticket. I have had a few Walker products before and always found their quality to be less than ideal but in the last year or so they seem to bounced back with some amazing gadjets, 3 position switch is an added bonus, the spekrum only has 2. Great price!
    @pcstru I think I agree with you, much prefer the Spektrum gear

    If you are thinking of towing up a DLSR etc into the sky I would suggest you go for the Hexacopter/Octocopter route, much more stable and can carry some very heavy loads.

    With regard to Rabbits code, well its a long story and I will leave it at this, they used some opensource code in their source code which they have not released and are selling it so they broke some licencing thing.......seems a very heated/touchy subject which I don't realy understand or want to get involved in so no more will be said by me
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    I only have 1 DSLR at the moment and I'm not currently thinking of sticking that underneath.

    Will revisit the radio gear when I get to that stage.

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    The brain has just arrived.

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    ideal have you got your other parts aswell yet? Baro, Mag, Gyro, Accl?

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    Nope just the brain at the moment

    Looking at cheap wii controllers on ebay atm for the accl and gyro.

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    Has anyone seen a follow-me quadcopter setup that works via GPS?

    Say you've got a guy on a bicycle broadcasting his GPS coordinates, quadcopter is launched and goes to his coordinates then stays on station following the bicycle until dismissed? (let's pretend there's no other objects for said quadcopter to fly into, for the moment)

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    Quadrocopter GPS FollowMe Autonomous Flight - YouTube this one seems to be tracking a light beacon but if you have a wireless telemtry link to the quad then I'm sure you could stuff it gps co-ordinates with some code mods.

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    Some really nice videos on this thread, and it all looks like an interesting, fun pastime.

    How is the video captured? Beamed back to a laptop on the ground or to a SDcard or what?

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    the DJI Naza flight controller seems to have this function if your looking for it. The Naza seems to be an excellent FC, its position hold etc seems to be the best for under 200

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    Hmm, my excuses to not starting building one are evaporating.

    That, plus wireless charging on a landing pad would be pretty cool - like an airborne roomba. I shall name it skaffen-amtiskaw.

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    @Earthling, cheers for the words, Im loving making the videos.

    Video's are all shot using my HD Extreme Cam which is attached to the Quad recording onto SD, the end goal (saving money) is Full FPV where you transmit the video feed to a pair of goggles or monitor to fly first person

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