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Old Apr 26, 2012, 02:39 AM
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ECILOP Easy

This thread is dedicated only to the discussion of the Ecilop Easy drone.

The drone was previously discussed in the "Inertial camera stabilization" thread.

On this video you can see the ECILOP-3 drone (updated video of the first prototype of ECILOP Easy):
Updated video of the ECILOP-3 drone. (2 min 20 sec)

Complectation:
Remote control Futaba T12FGH
Flight controller MK Flight-Ctrl V2.1 ME
Gyroscopes Turnigy Mini MEMS
servos MKS DS8910
Four speed controllers MK BL-Ctrl_2.0
Four motors MK3638
Four propellers APC12x3.8
5000mAh 4S 15C battery
Battery wires 14AWG
WDR 750 camera with a 2.1 mm lens
Super_Simple_Mini_OSD
Video TX FOXTECH 5.8G 200mw
Sony NEX-5N camera with 16mm lens
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Thanks Alex! I'll be following the thread and hopefully contribute when I finally purchase one of your awesome creations! Thanks dude!

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 01:38 PM
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Seems very expensive for what you get?
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 01:39 PM
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Anybody flying one yet? I know Miha bought one.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Folks, I wrote that I won't have it in my hands for another 10 days or so.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Seems very expensive for what you get?
Not really dude. I would love to see a little more convincing video of some violent manuevering but from what I've seen so far, this a high performance gimble right up there with the best. In case you havn't looked into a nice gimble system, they can run $1000+ (and that's just for the gimble alone). With the ecilop you can get high end performance for a fraction of what it cost to put together a cinestar or a dji. Very good deal in my opinion.

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Old Apr 26, 2012, 03:04 PM
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+ Aleksey is a serious guy who delivers!
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Parts available now:
http://ecilop.tv/shop/ecilop_easy_parts.phtml

Anyone planning to make aftermarket "Camera locks" for different cams?
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 07:12 PM
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I have mine - put the frame together fairly easy in about 3 hours last night. Now just have to install my electrics etc. For those that are interested this is how I am planning to run mine:

4x Sunnysky 2814 870 KV motors
4x DJI 30A Opto ESC
4x APC 12x3.8 props
DJI NAZA FC
Futaba FAAST rx
HK 5V Ubec
Home made power distribution harness
Immersion RC 5.8GHZ FPV setup
3x Zippy 30C 4S 5000MAH batteries
2x Hobbyking HK401 gyros
2x Turnigy MG 930 Servos
NEX 5N with 16mm lens

Instructions leave a lot of information out but if you have build a few helps/multis before you will be fine.

Hoping to have mine flying by the end of the weekend - will let you guys know. So far I am REALLY impressed with the service and quality of the kit. This is really good value for money if you ask me.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 09:04 PM
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actually - went for the Assan mems gyro instead.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 09:10 PM
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I have mine - put the frame together fairly easy in about 3 hours last night. Now just have to install my electrics etc. For those that are interested this is how I am planning to run mine:

4x Sunnysky 2814 870 KV motors
4x DJI 30A Opto ESC
4x APC 12x3.8 props
DJI NAZA FC
Futaba FAAST rx
HK 5V Ubec
Home made power distribution harness
Immersion RC 5.8GHZ FPV setup
3x Zippy 30C 4S 5000MAH batteries
2x Hobbyking HK401 gyros
2x Turnigy MG 930 Servos
NEX 5N with 16mm lens

Instructions leave a lot of information out but if you have build a few helps/multis before you will be fine.

Hoping to have mine flying by the end of the weekend - will let you guys know. So far I am REALLY impressed with the service and quality of the kit. This is really good value for money if you ask me.
I'd love to see some vid taken from your bird when she's up and running! Keep us in the know about how it all turns out if you can! I think you'll be the first guy outside the guys working on this product to have any input! Can't wait to hear more!

Keith Frikkin' Morris
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Just missed mine in the mail today. But my build will be this:

4x Montorc 2814
4x DJI 30A Opto ESC or Turnigy 30A ESC (haven't decided since I have both ready)
4x APC 12x3.8 props
DJI NAZA FC
4S x 3800-4000 batteries
Futaba FAAST
SportBEC
Servo's and gyros tbd.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 01:04 AM
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Hi Aleksey,

Can you provide some more detailed instructions on the gyro/fpv camera set ups?
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 03:51 AM
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Hi Aleksey,

Can you provide some more detailed instructions on the gyro/fpv camera set ups?
Gyro setup is described in the manual, it is simple.
FPV camera setup must be done according to camera's manual.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 04:10 AM
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Today we are testing ECILOP with GAUI Quad INS System.
Shortly: it is working, but not recommended.
Main defects: delay in tilt/roll compensation (approx 0.1 sec) and bad linearity (tilt is overcompensated at small angles). Gaui is using high frequency for PWM output, it is not supported by simple gyro like HK401.
MK and Arduino are not perfect, but working better. I have not tested Naza yet.
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