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Posted by kjcffmedic | Jul 11, 2012 @ 12:53 PM | 2,488 Views
Originally Posted by juxsa
This isn't related to buying your quadrino because I already have one. But I was wondering how do you like the naza compared to the quadrino? was it easier to setup? Is it easier to fly? I have been thinking about building a quad because setting up the quadrino for my tri has been a struggle. I don't care about stunt flying and I am more interested in hovering around doing AP and filming.

I was recently asked by JUXSA about my opinion on the naza vs the quadrino.

I first got into the multirotor world with a a quadcopter i built that consisted of:

Witespy ADV Quadrino FC
X600 Aluminum frame
Turnigy 900KV motors
Exceed Proton 30AMP ESCs
10x4.5 propellers

My initial goal of getting into multirotors was the stability, and it's expandability to carry heavier payloads for FPV/AP.

To JUXSA: I feel your frustration with the quadrino. The MultiWii program, though capable of doing anything you'd like it to, is difficult to use, somewhat confusing, and there isn't really any "simple" instructions or simplicity to it. I was always getting lost on forums telling me to change the PID for this or that.

As for the flight stability, it never maintained a stable hover at the altitude I set it at. It had a tendency to constantly drift downward.

My end result of using it for AP seemed getting father away with having to constantly replace broken propellers,...Continue Reading
Posted by kjcffmedic | Jul 07, 2012 @ 01:55 PM | 3,067 Views
I recently purchased a ARTF DJI F550 NAZA with GPS and AG550NX Gimbal Mount from or Z06Tony. When I received it, I assembled it as best as I could. I'm currently using a Spektrum DX8 with 4s 5000mah lipos.

When I connected my lipo to the hex, I noticed a few of the blue led's that came with my hex didn't work. I've contacted Tony about it, but he seems too busy to care about sending me a replacement.

Currently, I've got CG set at -8, 5, and -11, however, when doing the initial take off, I feel the hex is uneven and wants to go backwards. It seems as if my CG might be off and the Naza isn't maintaining a good horizontal hover. I still need to fix that before I can even begin to test/calibrate my GPS and gimbal.