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Posted by combatxe2 | Mar 19, 2013 @ 10:18 AM | 1,727 Views
As the title says I don't know where the year has gone, young baby new job etc means not much time for hobbies but this year I plan to get back on track, I have a couple of new plans on the building bench and have messed around with Multi wii software and various incarnations of quads.
I have a foldable "H" quad that I am waiting for motors and esc's for so I'll post some build pics as I go.
In the mean time here is a video from yesterday.

Flight around the park (4 min 8 sec)

Posted by combatxe2 | Mar 14, 2012 @ 12:43 PM | 2,280 Views
Have been busy with work and family life, well back on to building now, i am going to give the KK board one last attempt at setting up, if that proves too much of a pain then i have a multi wii on standby
will update at the weekend
Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 27, 2012 @ 04:49 PM | 2,390 Views
Ok this HKKK V2 board is driving me mad, for some reason i cannot get it set upright, everytime motor 4 just runs faster than the rest causing the quad to flip.
I will keep trying..............
Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 27, 2012 @ 05:15 AM | 2,348 Views
Well didn't get to the post office in time on Saturday to get my programming lead, but did pick it up this morning at 7:30am on the way to work.
Looks like i will be programming tonight when I get home
Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 25, 2012 @ 05:57 AM | 2,857 Views
Sorry no more updates on the X400 this morning, i am going to pick up my USBASP lead today so will have an update tonight, in the mean time here are a couple more videos from my Gaui 330 XS.

More Snow Flying with the Gaui 330 XS (2 min 46 sec)

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Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 20, 2012 @ 08:59 AM | 2,118 Views
As I have no video of the X400 flying I thought i'd add another video of my Gaui 330 XS....Enjoy
Gaui 330 XS 29TH JAN 2012 Quick flight outside on board using DRIFT HD170 Stealth (3 min 11 sec)

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Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 20, 2012 @ 08:56 AM | 2,103 Views
Well no nice pictures at the moment but thought id update anyway.
Have everything installed and motors running but for the life of me cannot set it up properly.
I did order the board ready set up in X format but cannot make i work no matter what variation I use, Motor 4 just powers up way more than the rest.
I have now ordered a programming lead which will be with me on Tuesday which will mean I can be 100% sure of what firmware the board will be running.

So Will hopefully post a video of the quad flying soon.
Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 15, 2012 @ 03:54 PM | 2,359 Views
Managed to get a little bit more done on the X400, fitted the power distribution board, installed the HK KK V2 FC, checked all solder joints.
Currently making up the servo leads to join receiver to FC. then all thats left is to solder my connectors to the battery leads and fire it up.
hope to get that done over the next couple of days, work and a 10 month old daughter get in the way sometimes
Thought id include a group pic for size comparison and weight comparison.
Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 15, 2012 @ 12:14 PM | 2,512 Views
Long edit version of my Gaui 330 XS Flight Using Drift HD 170.
LONG EDIT Flight over the MARLE INN Gaui 330 xs Drift Stealth HD170 (6 min 39 sec)

Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 15, 2012 @ 12:12 PM | 2,526 Views
Quick flight of my new Blade MQX around the workshop, using overlander 550mah battery but bog stock MQX.
Blade MQX flight around the workshop (2 min 28 sec)

Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 15, 2012 @ 12:11 PM | 2,451 Views
Flight with my Gaui330xs using Drift innovation stealth HD170 camera, hard mounted using Gaui payload mount under the Quad.

Gaui 330 XS First snow of 2012 (2 min 39 sec)

Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 14, 2012 @ 06:16 AM | 2,684 Views
A few more pics of my build, I now have the motors and ESC's connections soldered on and heat shrinked.
I have used different coloured heat shrink so when it comes to setting up the motors I know which motors are numbers 1&2.
Next thing is to make up a power distribution board and then mount the KK FC.
Then its time to find a home for the spektrum receiver.
Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 13, 2012 @ 05:08 AM | 2,536 Views
Couldn't stand looking at an empty frame last night, so i unpacked the motors and ESC's for a bit of a test fit to see how much room there was.
Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 12, 2012 @ 01:20 PM | 2,376 Views
Have the arms. motor mounts, landing gear and frame built.
The aluminium arms needed a bit of re-engineering but other than that all went together really well.
Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 11, 2012 @ 05:19 AM | 2,876 Views
Few pictures of my X400 collection of parts, hopefully get started on assembly today, just got to go and get some PCB to make a distribution board and some more nylon stand-offs for the FC.
Posted by combatxe2 | Feb 10, 2012 @ 10:17 AM | 2,866 Views
Well got my X525 400mm frame from good luck buy, motors and ESC from Giant cod HK KK V2 FC from Ebay, now to start the build

I will be posting some pictures up as well as explanation.