+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 37
General Chat Thread, FPV Spanky Maiden in General; @ plexer That's a good question about the 4-in-1's, I have never used them, they seem a great idea as ...
  1. #16

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Tavistock
    Posts
    315
    Thank Post
    66
    Thanked 127 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    @plexer
    That's a good question about the 4-in-1's, I have never used them, they seem a great idea as you save extra wires and some weight. My fear would be if one ESC starts to go wrong, if you can buy the bits to replace the individual parts then its the smart idea but if you have to buy a hole new 4-in-1 then its not worth that.

    Those Emax 12Amp ESC's seem great and an excellent price to boot, grab yourself at least one spare (just incase).

    I use the MiniAfro 12Amp ESC's with the same SimonK firmware.
    Radio Control Planes, Helicopters, Cars, Boats, FPV and Quadcopters - Hobbyking

    I see they do ultra lite versions now as well
    Radio Control Planes, Helicopters, Cars, Boats, FPV and Quadcopters - Hobbyking


  2. #17

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,314
    Thank Post
    681
    Thanked 1,650 Times in 1,471 Posts
    Rep Power
    425
    Radio Control Planes, Helicopters, Cars, Boats, FPV and Quadcopters - Hobbyking is the current link for ultra light afro esc shame they don't stock so many in the UK warehouse.

    Banggood is good as you get free shipping but last escs I got from there were rubbish so I got from another supplier.

    The 4in1 you can change the power board and esc boards but it depends on if you can actually get them as individuals allthough for that price just get another 4in1 to use as spares.

    Going to get a fllip 32 bit controller for this new quad.

    The Flip32 (V2.1_Rev5.) - Flight Controllers

    Ben

  3. #18

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,314
    Thank Post
    681
    Thanked 1,650 Times in 1,471 Posts
    Rep Power
    425
    Although I'm not convinced about the emax esc's as they claim to be improved simonk code but appear to be running on silabs chips which are not simonk compatible that would be bheli.

    hmmmm.

    Ben

  4. #19

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    163
    Thank Post
    33
    Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    I got one of these for my Birthday a few weeks ago.. http://www.amazon.co.uk/SpaceCraft-4.../dp/B009S32P6W been playing in the garden when it's not too windy. Think I need to put the L plates on again!

  5. #20

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Tavistock
    Posts
    315
    Thank Post
    66
    Thanked 127 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Radio Control Planes, Helicopters, Cars, Boats, FPV and Quadcopters - Hobbyking is the current link for ultra light afro esc shame they don't stock so many in the UK warehouse.

    Banggood is good as you get free shipping but last escs I got from there were rubbish so I got from another supplier.

    The 4in1 you can change the power board and esc boards but it depends on if you can actually get them as individuals allthough for that price just get another 4in1 to use as spares.

    Going to get a fllip 32 bit controller for this new quad.

    The Flip32 (V2.1_Rev5.) - Flight Controllers

    Ben
    Ah quality can be an issue from these wholesalers but hopefully Banggood sorted you out a replacement or refund? vgood idea about getting a spare 4-in-1 as I also can't seem to find the parts separately available to replace the broken parts.

    I am using an Acro Naze32 flight controller, the Flip uses the same firmware and software, 'Baseflight' (multiwii 2.3), both boards do the same job a Openpilot CC3D does (but with refiner code than openpilot) but for £20 instead of £80-£90. Excellent choice

    Quote Originally Posted by eyetea View Post
    I got one of these for my Birthday a few weeks ago.. New SYMA X1 SpaceCraft 4CH 2.4G 4-axis 360°„ 3D LCD Gyro RC Helicopter Quad copter: Amazon.co.uk: Toys & Games been playing in the garden when it's not too windy. Think I need to put the L plates on again!
    That's a great way to learn and seems a very capable lil'quad you have there, plenty of spares and mods to be done when you want to have more fun at a later stage as well.

  6. #21

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    163
    Thank Post
    33
    Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    Will be buying some more batts from banggood, noticed they have earn $3 by referring a friend - either of you want to?

  7. #22

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Tavistock
    Posts
    315
    Thank Post
    66
    Thanked 127 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by eyetea View Post
    Will be buying some more batts from banggood, noticed they have earn $3 by referring a friend - either of you want to?
    Count me in, thanks. PM me the link to the product you want and your email address and I will get that done now

  8. #23

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    163
    Thank Post
    33
    Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1a View Post
    Count me in, thanks. PM me the link to the product you want and your email address and I will get that done now
    PM sent!

  9. Thanks to eyetea from:

    JAB1a (9th July 2014)

  10. #24

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,314
    Thank Post
    681
    Thanked 1,650 Times in 1,471 Posts
    Rep Power
    425
    Fibreglass version even cheaper as you'd expect £12 H250 ZMR250 250mm Fiberglass Mini Quadcopter Multicopter Frame Kit -

    Ben

  11. #25

    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Surrey
    Posts
    163
    Thank Post
    33
    Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    Slightly on topic still.. Ordered charger + spare batts for my Syma X1, got the charger, batts + power lead in separate order though so not arrived! Roll on uninterrupted flying! Well recommend the X1 for a starter - It seems to be able to take a beating!

  12. #26

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Tavistock
    Posts
    315
    Thank Post
    66
    Thanked 127 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    @plexer the price of that frame is excellent, for the price of a Spanky you could get 5 of these frames, use one and have a ton of spares.
    @eyetea That's great news, you will be flying like a pro soon, it takes a while for muscle memory to kick in so just keep at it and keep us posted

  13. #27

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,314
    Thank Post
    681
    Thanked 1,650 Times in 1,471 Posts
    Rep Power
    425
    Oh my carbond fibre version has been collected from the Heathrow Worldwide Distribution Centre

    Ben

  14. Thanks to plexer from:

    JAB1a (18th July 2014)

  15. #28

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,314
    Thank Post
    681
    Thanked 1,650 Times in 1,471 Posts
    Rep Power
    425
    If anyone needs any 1400mah batteries from hobbyking here's my buddy code:

    Radio Control Planes, Helicopters, Cars, Boats, FPV and Quadcopters - Hobbyking

    or replacement batteries for a Hubsan:

    Radio Control Planes, Helicopters, Cars, Boats, FPV and Quadcopters - Hobbyking

    Ben

  16. #29

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Tavistock
    Posts
    315
    Thank Post
    66
    Thanked 127 Times in 58 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    That's Murphy's law @plexer I had hit purchase on two of those on the Thursday evening. They will be used as my mid performance battery between the 1300mAh 45-90C Nano-tech and the 1500mAh 30C Zippy Compact. They seem an excellent LiPo and plenty of bang for the buck.

    I did some flights with my big quad using the 1300mAh Lipo lastnight, as they are so light and punchy the performance of the quad was eye drying...I.e it was going so fast round the place I didn't have time to blink lol but my flight time was down to about 3mins

  17. #30

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,314
    Thank Post
    681
    Thanked 1,650 Times in 1,471 Posts
    Rep Power
    425
    lol typical nevermind my hobbyking order has been packed and should be shipping today, still waiting for my motors etc... to be processed

    I'm going to use the multiwii pro fc from my big quad for now.

    Ben

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. FPV Quadcopter basic parts list (JABcopter)
    By JAB1a in forum General Chat
    Replies: 270
    Last Post: Yesterday, 04:34 PM
  2. FPV Quadcopter 2012 Plenty of Crashes Compilation
    By JAB1a in forum General Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14th December 2012, 02:01 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11th December 2012, 11:08 AM
  4. Quadcopter Frost Morning Full FPV flight
    By JAB1a in forum General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 5th December 2012, 01:40 PM
  5. My FPV Quadcopter Close proximity flight
    By JAB1a in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 3rd December 2012, 09:16 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •