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Posted by Adidas4275 | Jun 29, 2012 @ 12:28 AM | 2,999 Views
Flying in the Backyard of the Morningstar Ranch. Lighting Hit Tree, Bird Flying, Creek Following (0 min 49 sec)



little wobbly, new firmware on the HoverFly Gimbal and it needs to be tuned

i was a complete moron and left my Patch antenna on the table when i left and so I had to fly LOS rather than FPV

i wanted to do some slow circles around the tree..... but that was not going to happen flying LOS at 300' away

anyways tomorrow ill have another chance!
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jun 28, 2012 @ 05:02 PM | 2,511 Views
Morningstar Ranch Front Yard Aerial Video, Sprinklers and Driveway (2 min 24 sec)


fairly calm weather.... just seeing how the Nex-5n would do in dusk conditions and trying to fly down the sprinkler lines
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jun 24, 2012 @ 04:23 PM | 2,575 Views
okay newest (an I think the best) shot that I had to capture the ranch and some fishing. I think 1 or 2 of these shots will be perfect for a 2-3min feature on the ranch when i am done.

Aerial Video of Fly Fishing and Horses at the Morningstar Ranch (4 min 32 sec)


so much nicer to fly in calm weather
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jun 23, 2012 @ 01:21 AM | 2,977 Views
Following the Creek out back of the Ranch in 30mph Winds (2 min 41 sec)


flying over the creek at the ranch in 20-30 mph winds!

it was fun flying!
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jun 21, 2012 @ 02:37 PM | 2,355 Views
We are staying in Wy for a couple weeks and I brought a plane and some multirotors..

first day here and I got some good shots of a tractor

anyways, here are a couple quick shots
Aerial Video of Disking the Round Pen Wyoming 2012 (1 min 6 sec)

Posted by Adidas4275 | Jun 18, 2012 @ 02:56 PM | 2,652 Views
so i will post the progression of tuning that I am going through with Askman's AG-550n gimbal and the HoverFly Gimbal Controller

First Test Flight:
New HoverFly Gimbal Controller Flight Test with Sony Nex-5n 16mm AG-550n Gimbal (2 min 32 sec)


after I lowed the roll accelaration down to 5 (from 1500 )

also this test was done with the Gimbal Controller stuck on the gimbal with Zeal Gyro Tape ( i noticed the rig was slow to respond in roll)

Second Flight
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Posted by Adidas4275 | Jun 17, 2012 @ 03:44 PM | 2,513 Views
So I have an HDMI converter but the weight is an issue..... and the mini-HDMI connector is in a bad spot on my gimbals... so i am sure i will use it, but i have deceded to try out using a CCD mounted on the hot shoe with a cold shoe adapter from Amazon for the Nex-5n.

mounted it with 3M double stick tape, the a zip tie around and then after I coated the whole thing in plastidip

(pictures dont show the pastidip yet)

I have found that 2.6mm lens is almost exactly what the 16mm pancake's FOV is
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jun 17, 2012 @ 04:37 AM | 2,519 Views
So tonight i wired up a LC filter for FPV gear to get rid of servo lines or motor lines in video shared with the flight pack for my "shimp" multirotor

also wired up a voltage regulator that will be able to take the 14.8v from the 4s and drop it down to 12v for my video gear on that same shrimp (that way i can keep it simple and light and only need one battery)


still need to adjust the Vreg and then add some heatshrink.... but its late so that will wait for tomorrow
Posted by Adidas4275 | Jun 11, 2012 @ 04:47 PM | 2,457 Views
Askman's new Y6 flying gimbal frame

build log will be located here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post21868691




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Posted by Adidas4275 | Jun 11, 2012 @ 04:16 PM | 2,476 Views
Just finished the build up (well at least 90% of it)
Build Log Thread
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2#post21868390



some nice pictures:



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Posted by Adidas4275 | Jun 04, 2012 @ 12:31 AM | 2,502 Views
It was a calm day so i decided to try the WKM gimbal outputs...

these are some of the best clips and some needed a little post help!

AG0555n Gimbal Test with DJI Wookong M WKM gimbal control Hexacoper Sony Nex-5n (2 min 25 sec)

Posted by Adidas4275 | May 29, 2012 @ 12:29 AM | 2,719 Views
Memorial Day Fresno Field RC Airplanes, Multirotors and crashes (1 min 28 sec)


had fun flying and editing this up today
Posted by Adidas4275 | May 24, 2012 @ 11:27 PM | 2,706 Views
Askman Gimbal Test with CopterControl handling Gimbal and DJI WKM Sony Nex-5n (1 min 44 sec)


askman's gimbal

TPpacks.com & Z08-Tony's RC-Drones.com

still needs some tuning, but its getting closer.
Posted by Adidas4275 | May 22, 2012 @ 11:05 PM | 2,829 Views
well my ground station is fuctional, not quite done.... just some finishing touches left, and my Y-6 has been converted from HFpro to a WKM (no i am not giving up on HF My HoverFly Pro board will be going into a Carbon X6 with another askman (Tppacks.com) gimbal underneat.

Still need to setup the gimbal with either a Multiwii controller or a CopterControl board since the WKM gimbal controls SUCK!

Anyways here are the good
Posted by Adidas4275 | May 20, 2012 @ 09:39 PM | 3,091 Views
So my Y-6 now has a DJI WKM flight controller and a XA lid

Specs:
DJI WKM
SunnySky 2814 770kv motors
DYS SimonK Flashed 40a ESCs
11x4.7 GemFan CF Reinforced Top Props
12x6 APC Thin E Bottom Props
RC-Carbon 800mm Y-6
Askman's AG-550nx Gimbal (http://tppacks.com/catalog/product_i...a9cf9e1c4d91e9)
AR8000+TM1000+ DX8

my FPV gear will go back on soon
Posted by Adidas4275 | May 13, 2012 @ 06:20 PM | 3,071 Views
So with a hexacopter waiting to be build, a DJI WKM ready to be installed on my Y-6 and 2 switches needing to be replaced on my DX8 (I freaking dropped it on the carpet )


This weekend I got some good progress done on my Ground Station


The face plate is almost done:

Still needed to be completed:

Bulk Head RCA plugs for 2x Fatshark Goggles and Aux out for unknown stuff
I completely forgot about them and never ordered them.



On the back I will need to gorilla glue some standoffs and using light ply I will be building some shelves to hold all the wiring harness, fuse, video switch and the rest of the gear!


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Posted by Adidas4275 | May 10, 2012 @ 11:26 PM | 3,364 Views
Well this is my mock up of my dual frequency ground station:


Gear:

2x 7" LCD Hair Screens
Eagle Eyes Diversity Controller
2x 1.2ghz Lawmate vRx
2x 5.8ghz Foxtech vRx
2x Fat Shark Base Edition Goggles

comming soon!!!!! 1 more Eagle Eyes Diversity Controller for the 5.8ghz gear.

I will be making a face plate, power distribution, switches for power..... BECs for 5v, 9v and 12v so the TV screens and 5v output.

I also have bulk head RCA ports for being able to quickly connect and disconnect the goggles.

1 TV and 1 Goggle will be on 5.8ghz and the other set will be on 1.3ghz

the 5.8ghz goggles will be run through a video switcher so i the passenger/camera operator can swtich between stabilized camera and FPV camera.

This will be used for my multirotors

The rest of the case Pelican 1510 will hold my two Dx8s and all my Lipos for carry on when traveling on an airline

Will be buying a 1620 soon to hold my 3 multirotors...

2 are still being...Continue Reading
Posted by Adidas4275 | May 10, 2012 @ 07:48 PM | 3,191 Views
blown up version of avatar image below


there is a first for everything