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    Does anyone fly Quadcopters/Tricopters

    Hi all,
    Just wanted to share some of my video's of my latest hobby. I have started as a novice to RC quadcopters and also filming/editing and have done it all on a tight budget thanks to the wealth of knowledge on the internet.

    Here are a few of the first video's I have made: these are avalible in 720p but not via these embeded windows



    http://youtu.be/CDi9EANFfts



    http://youtu.be/fGW6vteKcms



    http://youtu.be/ceDHyj3Gpew



    http://youtu.be/Kh3R2VGYYdg

    I was wondering if anyone on here does anything similar?

    Please if you like the vids give me a thumbs up or subcribe

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    Some ace videos and great locations too. Good effort.

    I went through a stage a few years back of learning to fly some RC Helis and I still fly them now, albeit fairly rarely. I do regularly still fly my model planes though.

    I am not a member of a club or anything, I just fly them for the pleasure of it really.

    Pete

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    Flying my foamie Christen Eagle:



    Learning to fly a Belt CP and nearly beheading myself at the same time:



    And a build drive video of one of my nitro cars:


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    Cheers Pete,
    Great flying of the Belt CP, my house mate had one and when that puppy winds up it sounds intimidating. I tried Heles for awhile but just didn't find then as fun/easy or smooth as a quad.
    Wicked flight of your foamie, have you ever got an onboard vids of your flights with that because that would look excellent (some people might get motion sickness from it tho).
    Ive had a HPI Savage X 4.1 for about 6 years now and its so much fun and its taken such a beating but still keeps on bashing

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    Some great videos there. How much is the kit and does it come with the camera out of the box?

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    Interested in this as well, my father just retired and got a Belt CPX as a retirement present.

    Have you tried the Clearview RC Sim? http://rcflightsim.com/

    If so how does it compare to the real thing?
    Last edited by JJonas; 5th September 2012 at 02:52 PM.

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    Good stuff @JAB1a. I've bought motors, props, ESC's and a KK Multicopter control board. I need to CNC a frame when I get some time (or probably when my new workshop is complete).

    Do you have any recommendations on the FPV kit?
    Last edited by pcstru; 5th September 2012 at 03:31 PM.

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    Good man pcstru, these things are so much fun, I started with the KK5.5 board but then moved to the Rabbit flight Controller by Love Flight (developers might have recently stoppped development of this board now), the RFC made the learning curve alot shollower and gives me the option to create a full UAV (flight paths/waypoints - auto takeoff/land - RTH) for about another 30. I built the quad on a very tight budget.
    Im not doing full FPV yet as Im still saving for the googles but I suggest 2.4Ghz radio gear and use a 5.8Ghz video system with a cloverleaf style antenna on the TX, also make sure your googles are at least VGA, any smaller resolution and its just not as......."Wow I'm flying though the clouds"

    Cameras are a minefield, alot of people use the GoPro's 1/2 but as I said I am on a budget so I opted for the Crocolis HD Cam (also called Extreme HD Cam) which is about 100 cheaper and it can be used for recording and full FPV at the same time.

    My quad as a whole can not be brought in a kit but all the parts are on the internet or at home as you can tell by my tupperware pot, alot came from china direct.
    @JJonas, no I have not tried a flight sim but its a good idea/cheaper if starting from scratch with flying.

    New video, bit shakey but now 1080p


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    So can you recommend a good model and a supplier for a noob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    So can you recommend a good model and a supplier for a noob?
    found these two websites...

    DJI Wookong WKM and DJI Naza F450 Kits | Quadcopter Kits | Droidworx and Photohigher | Quadcopters Uk

    QuadCopter UK - Aerial Photography

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    Hi Gibbo,
    My resources are...
    Ebay - Everything
    Pyramid models - Uk suppier of parts
    Chinavasion - cool cheap gadjects etc but you have to pay import tax
    RCGoups.com - Best resource for your multicopter troubles I have found
    goodluckbuy.com - not to purchase anything but just to find parts
    FPVCentral.com - alot of guys in the know here
    google - Its your friend

    the frame I started with is a X525 which is nice and cheap but built to last.

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    P.s as with anything, if you buy a kit copter it will probably cost you more than just doing your own research and buying the bits seperatly. Mine has cost about 280~ in the air

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    There's also (as a source of info) http://diydrones.com

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    @JAB1a What sort of fly time do you get with these things, and what about range? I was looking into these as part of a "Bait Bike" project I'm doing...

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