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General Chat Thread, Does anyone fly Quadcopters/Tricopters in General; Hey, thanks for the vids, thoroughly enjoyed watching them all. About the same feeling of serenity as watching a hot ...
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    Hey, thanks for the vids, thoroughly enjoyed watching them all. About the same feeling of serenity as watching a hot air ballon flight.

    I especially like the one from within the old keep, castle, tower, whatever........which I realise now, you must have done blind, as it were.

    I'm very, very tempted to have a go myself.......I need a new outdoor pursuit. Since I gave up refereeing, I've missed being outdoors, with a purpose other than playing in the garden with the grandboys.

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    Loving the arduino got it hooked up to the computer in the man cave and playing tunes using a speaker I found in my box of cybot bits

    Ben

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    Going to play with hooking it up to the motor board on this little fella for now.

    Does anyone fly Quadcopters/Tricopters-2012-10-18-19.07.40.jpg

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    @plexer Great to hear its all working, have you done many projects with microcontrollers?

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    @JAB1a played aruond with some pics years ago but that was using other peoples code and integrating them kept meaning to look into picaxes but didn't get there.

    I also backed the digitemp arduino jobby on kickstarter so have some of them coming to play with.

    Ben

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    You will find arduino a joy compared to PIC's - at least if you were using Microchips native assembly language!

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    I have read the tread with interest and showed my son who loves playing with his toy RC helicopter, he has asked if we can get one and build it together. Had a look over the last couple of days to see what is the best to start with and have come up with the following.

    transmitter
    FlySky FS-TH9X-B 2.4G 9CH System (TX + RX) Radio System | eBay

    quad
    X525 V3 QuadCopter Glass Friber Folding ARF PNP Set KK Flight Board Multicopter | eBay

    do you think they will be ok to start off with.

    Cheers

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    @JOrdan01070 Thats a great first setup, thats the frame I use at the moment but with quite abit of modification. If your son is very good on his heli then the KK board will be fine but if you want 'auto-standle' and hight hold etc then you will need a flight controller with accelerometer/Baro, I started with no expericence with heli's etc and I found the KK board was too steap on the learning curve. I suggest Rabbit flight Controller by Love Flight (get the one with 'Care-Free' and the hi-precision Baro),or a CIRUS AIO Pro, both should be under £100 and are worth every pennie.

    The radio gear is spot on, thats a great deal and have heard them mentioned many times in forums for FPV etc

    Also grad yourself some 9x4.5 Props (plenty of them!) as you will be needing to replace them if they get damaged because they can just shed part of a prop in mid flight and end with an expensive crash if you fly with bad props.

    P.s extra hint, take off or cover the bottom of the feet on the quad as they tend to grab/get stuck in the ground. Oh and Locktight, plenty of locktight!

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    jab1a cheers for the extra info there is a x525 kit with a cirus multiwii se flight controller for around the same price, will see about getting that instead.

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    Looks like I know which tx/rx I'll get now then

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    Hmm do you think at 10 months my sons too young for me to use the but it's for father/son bonding excuse?

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    Erm nah I wouldn't have thought so.

    Looking at that radio gear again the postage looks high especially if I then get stung for import duty.

    Ben

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    I think I'll carry on keeping my eye out for a used set...

    There is one but it uses the KK Board -
    x525 v3 quadcopter multicopter with skywalker quatro speed controller assembled | eBay

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    The KK board is still an AMAZING bit of kit, its alittle harder to setup the ESC etc as you have to do them each on thier own and also seting up the settings can be fiddly/prop breaking intense with roll/pitch/yaw all adjusted by a variable resistor, also you will need the USB Uart to flash firmware etc added bonus is there are a ton of youtube vids on how to setup the KK up.

    Its abit pricey but you can get the kits from Pyramid models UK:
    Multicopter Kits > MULTICOPTERS > Main Page > Pyramid Models

    flight controler:
    Flight Control Boards > MULTICOPTERS > Main Page > Pyramid Models

    I have brought from them before, they also have a ebay store. Super fast postage and good communication.....but as I said, alittle bit more pricey but then they are in the UK so you can shout at them if things go wrong

    Here is another one of my vids I did last week:

    Launceston Castle, Launceston, Cornwall:

    FPV Quadcopter Launceston Castle, Cornwall UK - YouTube

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    I finally have my full FPV gear. I brought Fat Shark Attitude SD goggles.

    Here is the uncut/editted video of my first true FPV flight. I was so excited and luved every second of it


    FPV Quadcopter My First True FPV Flight - YouTube

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