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Posted by ilipin | Apr 14, 2014 @ 11:18 PM | 1,269 Views
Video from our winter fpv flight trainings.

Красавинские полетушки. Зима 2013-2014г. (1 min 50 sec)

Posted by ilipin | Nov 22, 2013 @ 11:10 PM | 1,354 Views
Skywalker night flight (2 min 53 sec)

Posted by ilipin | Nov 16, 2013 @ 02:13 AM | 2,353 Views
Naza-M v2 bug (0 min 36 sec)

Naza-M v2 f/w 4.02
camera Boscam HD19
iOSD mini

What's up??
OSD showed pitch and roll - so this is no giro problem.
Posted by ilipin | Oct 28, 2013 @ 12:19 PM | 1,904 Views
Recently returned from field.
I have tested Panda1 installed on X8. 2 strange results:

1. Too small roll stability. Think, that this is due small PID. May be I need add to 90.

2. I have tested Nav and RTL mods at the ground - no problem, throttle works at max, this is OK.

During 2 test flights I try to fly by navpoints, plane rotates to the first navpoint but sets throttle to zero. Why? Speed did not reached target speed, it seed to 72 km/h.
RTL mode lead to zero throttle too.

Panda 1.1 RC
Hornet OSD 1.6

Panda NAV mode trottle bug (0 min 53 sec)

Posted by ilipin | Oct 22, 2013 @ 01:18 AM | 2,409 Views
Start building plane with Panda for mapmaking.

I have Hornet OSD and decide to add it to Panda, because I cannot fly without OSD, I need home direction at least

I try to this with a success:

You need only connect Panda UART Tx to Horent UART Rx. Horent will show you all info, including current sensor from Panda.

After I asked FY tech support how to connect Panda and Hornet, they give me answer (ther is no info in Panda and Horent manuals).

Posted by ilipin | Oct 01, 2013 @ 11:05 PM | 1,869 Views
And crashed when I try to pushed off it

Bixler landing to electric wires (1 min 59 sec)

Posted by ilipin | Sep 02, 2013 @ 10:27 AM | 1,825 Views
Make a shot video with examples how Sony NEX5 with 2 axis brushless gimbals works.

SonyNEX Gimbal examples 1 (2 min 50 sec)

Posted by ilipin | Aug 16, 2013 @ 01:02 AM | 2,474 Views
Posted by ilipin | Jul 30, 2013 @ 01:58 PM | 2,682 Views
This is my new and first mk.

Naza-M v2
Talon1 x4 frame with additional carbon plates.

4x RCTimer 2830 1000kv
4x RCTimer 40A esc with openpilot fw
10x6 plastic props.
Battery 3s. 4000mah

FPV set:
Skylark osd 4
200mW 5.8 Tx
BoscamHD19 camera
Pan/tilt servos for Boscam

Total weight with battery about 1400gr.
Static current ~20A
Flight time up to 10 min.

First flights video:
Multicopter above Bulgaria part4 (2 min 46 sec)

Flight above sea and rocks in wind:
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Posted by ilipin | Jul 07, 2013 @ 10:34 PM | 2,069 Views
And over hills, forest, fields. 50 km from city.

Together with Sky2013

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Posted by ilipin | Jul 04, 2013 @ 01:49 PM | 1,739 Views
New photos from my Raptor with Sony NEX5N

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Posted by ilipin | Jun 13, 2013 @ 02:14 AM | 2,235 Views
Here is results of my flight over Kama river and over center of Perm. I take off from the beach on cross side of the city center.

1. Bridge

2. Railway station and passenger ship terminal.

3. Closer view
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Posted by ilipin | Jun 04, 2013 @ 12:58 AM | 2,438 Views
I have made one more flight over my city.

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Posted by ilipin | Jun 03, 2013 @ 10:29 PM | 2,638 Views
Note about FY DOS settings for X8


I have made flight on X8 with FY31 in strong wind, up to 8 m/s near the ground.

Plane flies good. When it circle fly by the wind direction, it loose up to 25 meters altitude, then returning against wind - climb altitude back.

One time wind on altitude became faster than airspeed, and DOS try to fly directly (but to backward specific to the ground), without any madness . Resolve this issue by give max throttle to the plane.

It's a pity, ground station wasn't record OSD video, have only onboard from boscam camera.

Skywalker X8 with FY DOS (0 min 0 sec)

Attached my settings and pids.

Posted by ilipin | May 19, 2013 @ 06:34 AM | 3,367 Views
Summer season is open!

Here is my last flight results. I flied around far district near my city.

1. Panorama of the district

2. City park

3. From other side, direct sunlight
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Posted by ilipin | May 01, 2013 @ 03:31 AM | 2,729 Views
2 days ago I flew on my X8 with DOS. Before take off I forget power on booster on Futaba Tx.

At about 100 meters plane catch failsafe, with is on RTL mode on DOS.

RTL mode trow plane into horizontal turning. Until I find and on booster, plane makes a 7 turns. What it was? RTL bug?

X8 with FY DOS failsafe (2 min 28 sec)

Gain settings of DOS is default.
Circling radius set to 120meters.
Cruising speed 65 km/h
Failsafe settings set to ~50% throttle, and RTL mode on.
Posted by ilipin | Apr 29, 2013 @ 03:13 AM | 2,566 Views
Khokhlovka (Russian: Хохловка) is architectural and ethnographic open-air museum in Perm Krai, Russia

Khokhovka include 23 unique monuments of 17th early 20th centuries. This is territory about 35 ha with many wooden constructions and buildings that was moved here from different places of Perm Krai.
It is one of the most important attractions in our region.

Early spring, first days after snow was melted.
Sony NEX5N, FPV Raptor plane.

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Posted by ilipin | Apr 18, 2013 @ 02:36 AM | 2,675 Views
I upgraded my X8 catapult with bigger basket. Now I can use up to 17-18'' prop.
And install in X8 SonyA55 camera with 28/2.8 lens.

This is a second launch, at first rubber rope was break, use only one
X8 catapult launch (0 min 19 sec)

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Posted by ilipin | Mar 24, 2013 @ 10:37 PM | 2,522 Views
Last weekend I test my new built catapult for X8 (and my be other planes).

It's works! I plan to make bigger launch pad for my FPV Raptor.

Catapult for X8 (1 min 41 sec)

Great thanks to Brettbb for catapult design