Scratch built 2009 from magazine article I know longer remember. Wing Span 42 inches, weight 38 ounces, Motor Suppo 2208-14, 3c 2200 lipo, 20 amp ESC and 8/6 prop. Maiden flight in 2009 spectacular in its uncontrollability. Talk about squirrelly. Put on shelf until last fall 2014. Changed cg and motor thrust line, engaged a much younger, proficient pilot and behold a fantastic flyer!
I received this HobbyEagle A3 SuperII flight stabilizer a few days ago.. Personally I don't use stabilizers a lot in planes, so this is mostly to show You how to install / configure it.. And offcourse test how well it performs
Item:A3 Super 2.0 II Flight Control Stabilizer
Main Controller: 32-bit MCU
Sensor: 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer
Gyroscope Scale Range: ±2000 dps
Accelerometer Scale Range: ±4g
Input Signal: Standard PPM with center point 1520uS, or S.Bus serial data
Output Signal: PWM max frequency 333Hz, 1520±500uS
Input Voltage: 4.8V - 7.4V
Operating Temp: -10 ℃ to 50 ℃
Weight: 10g (excluding wires)
Works with all major receiver brands including Spektrum, Futaba, Hitec, JR, Tactic, and more.
Integrated design of 6-axis (3 gyro+3 accelerometers ) 32-bit MEMS sensor for self-stability and self-balance.
Advanced brown-out fast recovery ability provides better security and reliability.
6 flight modes: Normal Stabilization, 3D Attitude Locking, Auto-balance, Auto-Hover, User Defined, and Gyro Deactivated Modes.
2 stick control modes: Manual Mode(MM) and Auto Mode(RR/AR).
Various wing types: 1AIL+1ELE, 2AIL+1ELE, 1AIL+2ELE, 2AIL+2ELE, delta-wing and V-tail.
Independent gyro gain adjustment and gyro ratio selection for each flight mode.
Separate adjustments for servo travel limits.
Up to 333Hz servo operating frequency, compatible with all analog and digital servos.
5-level response rate setting allows you to use it on gas-powered planes.
Compatible with HV (7.4V) receivers and servos.
Flat or upright mounting orientations.
Newly designed config GUI makes gyro setup simple and intuitive.
This is a very very short video of my first FPV flight that ends in a crash...since I'm just starting it's hard for me to take my eyes off the quad...but I guess I did alright for about one minute..then a nice crash.
Posted by papadwight |
Today @ 11:16 AM | 640 Views
Took my duet and night vapor out front today was a little windy even with for cast calling for 3 mph. Had much stronger wind coming up while flying. Did get to fly duet for a while wind coming up about 5 min in flight. Got 3 flights in had to land on 3rd flight wind got to strong. Put the night vapor up without flying. Using one of my champ battery's in the duet now, charging with my spitefires charger. Car coming by while flying had to pull over 2 times and let it go by. Nice and warm outside today. Winds showing well be down for a few days may try out back later today. Just before it gets dark get ina few flights with a few planes.
Posted by tomkelley |
Today @ 05:48 AM | 871 Views
This past Sunday I had a chance to participate in the first club contest of the year. It was my second ever DLG contest, my first with a newly acquired ship. I considered this day to be more of a chance to practice and learn how work thermals. I didn't fair too well in the contest, but I did learn alot. Often the guy timing me was able to coach me on how to fly thermals, I think the longest I managed to fly was for 3:15 despite breezy conditions all day. That flight was coached by my timer Steve, who won the contest for that day. At the end of the contest I got a chance to test my other newly acquired ship, and that turned out to be much better than the one I was using, I look forward to my next contest!!
Here are the results from the contest:
Final Results: (see attached for point totals and rounds)
1 Steve Martinez
2 Mike Wiz
3 Chris Parken
4 Sean Fidler
5 Ryan Ensminger
6 Scott Rhodes
7 Rick Wait
8 Barney Bauer
9 Larry Markey
10 Tom Kelley
11 Mike/Rick...Continue Reading