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Posted by CopterClown | Oct 20, 2012 @ 03:12 AM | 1,796 Views
I can't leave these copters alone - here's my latest build - "Lunar Lander 4"
Looks kind of spacy. It sports a CC (OpenPilot) and Suppo A2212-11 - 1200kv Outrunner Motor -- 8x4.5 props and nano-tech 3.0 Lipo. Maiden coming as soon as rain stops.
Posted by CopterClown | Aug 19, 2012 @ 02:52 AM | 2,037 Views
Short test flight at the coast with xRotor Sport Quad w KK2+GoPro
Pleased with the video. Pretty stable in HiDef w slight wind. The fog bank in the distance came in rather quickly and this is the only video this trip.

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/20151...dFWgB&lb=1&s=A
Posted by CopterClown | Aug 05, 2012 @ 10:48 PM | 2,216 Views
Here's my 2nd flight of xRotor Sport Quad. It's real friendly to a novice. If I get in trouble I just let off sticks and she stabilzes right away. This is the KK2 in auto level mode. Two clown thumbs up!!


YouTube 6359003ebef342fdb5612a01ed3b273e (1 min 57 sec)

Posted by CopterClown | Aug 05, 2012 @ 10:42 PM | 1,958 Views
Maiden flight of xRotor Sport Quad with Hobby King KK2 FC
It was very windy.


xRotorSport KK2 maiden (2 min 39 sec)

Posted by CopterClown | Feb 25, 2012 @ 06:59 PM | 2,091 Views
My ground station is ready for action. Picture shows:
  • Jetview 2 channel SD Card Mini DVR
  • CCTV-900 AV Receiver & Switcher
  • Lilliput mini monitor
  • (2) 12 volt dc batteries below deck
  • Fatshark goggles (arriving anyday)

(monitor is a lttle puny) will upgrade when I find a deal

FPV Cameras:
KX - 131 flying on BlueSky tri
GoPro Hereo flying on BlueSky xRotor Spider Quad
Posted by CopterClown | Feb 14, 2012 @ 07:52 PM | 2,295 Views
This new BlueSkyRC FPV Tricopter build is a real light weight. Just 874 Grams.
Camera is KPC-S20C 1/4" Sony Super HAD CCD (COLOUR) Resolution of 380TV Lines . Tx thru
900Mhz 500mW videotransmitter to ground station will feed to ground station,
Pocket Size 2-Ch SD Card Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Posted by CopterClown | Feb 09, 2012 @ 02:49 AM | 3,454 Views
Here's my latest copter addition: "Triple Threat Tricopter"

Blue kkMulticopter Flight Controller with
FlyCam NaviBoard.

  1. Auto leveling
  2. GPS for position hold and coming home
  3. Barometer & Sonar for altitude hold for altitude hold

All tuned and waiting for the right wx to maiden.
Posted by CopterClown | Feb 07, 2012 @ 02:10 PM | 2,094 Views
xRotor Spider Quad - 2nd flight (1 min 34 sec)


Wow! Really havin fun with this one. She's only half lit with leds
( waiting for defective blue & white strips to arrive) but she's real flyable.
Happy with BlueSky products. CC board needs a few tweaks and CopterPilot needs many more hours of flight practice
Posted by CopterClown | Feb 02, 2012 @ 02:48 AM | 2,337 Views
This is the wiring harness "Octopus Style" for flexible LED strips.
Install went well except . . . of the three colors I was to install, only the red strip worked. Pictures will come after replacements arrive.
Posted by CopterClown | Feb 01, 2012 @ 02:58 AM | 2,348 Views
Posted by CopterClown | Feb 01, 2012 @ 02:26 AM | 2,297 Views
O.K. with the winter weather & constant rain, I have made a "tuning cage" to set the stabilization settings. Quad passed this test. Now for the maiden
Posted by CopterClown | Jan 27, 2012 @ 10:59 PM | 2,728 Views
Now for more goodies.
GoPro Hero,
GoPro Video Out harness,
Lipo Bat 11.1 3 Cell/ 360mAH,
V2.2 Telemetry System by Quanum