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Old Jul 15, 2010, 02:44 PM
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LightC Moving the brain and the four ESC and four motors would be very easy.
The difference in size will make the GAUI brain react differently but it should work just fine.
I am purchasing the Aerospy option which is long legs and a camera mount.
I think you will be OK with your idea.
jesolins has a good guide to quads, here is his link.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1097355
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 02:49 PM
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yakflyer: that looks like the Sigma Q4 already available at: http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servlet...upgrade/Detail
Sweet! Ouch on the price tag. I'll probably get one anyways! lol
Thanks for the link!
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 03:04 PM
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Thanks John. Is there an advantage of using the AeroSpy with the long legs versus the Q4 cam mount?

Also, does anyone know what changes were made in the S version of the 330x? That's the version that I'll be purchasing. Someone suggested I upgrade the ESC and motors but would that be recommended even for this new S version?

My usage for the quad is primarily to take video footage with a HiDef camcorder (Canon HG20 or similar). Will the stock motors be able to handle the weight?

Thanks again.

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LightC Moving the brain and the four ESC and four motors would be very easy.
The difference in size will make the GAUI brain react differently but it should work just fine.
I am purchasing the Aerospy option which is long legs and a camera mount.
I think you will be OK with your idea.
jesolins has a good guide to quads, here is his link.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1097355
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 03:59 PM
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LightC That is an expensive camera and it says it weighs 1lb.
I wouldn't send it up on the GAUI because it would be terrible if it crashed.
The weight might be too much for even the newer GAUI.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 04:16 PM
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I have only been flying my 330x about a week now. Probably have flown 8 packs normal mode and 4 packs via FPV.
When I fly FPV I can not see my blades. So no need for them.
When I fly normal (no FPV) the Orange Ball has been just fine for orientation.
I do not believe I could tell you the color difference in blades once the 330x is 30 feet or more out there. The orange ball makes a great point of reference when I am flying even when it is more than 30 feet away. Just my opinion.
Not all of us have the same vision.

My white colored front props make it MUCH easier to see in flight especially with a treeline in the background.

I fly with orange tail blades on some of my heli's and it makes a huge difference.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 04:21 PM
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What HD cameras are people using with the 330x?
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 04:46 PM
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While waiting for my camera mount I rigged up this.
Foam glued to the top body of the GAUI
Cheap camera that takes video set into foam base.
Rubberbands to hold camera down in the foam base.
I will take some vids on my next outing.
Probably tomorrow morning.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 04:50 PM
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LightC
Why not check this area for camera info.
These guys seem to know what is good and what is not.
Post your question there about small HD cameras and I bet they know which work good and which do not.
http://www.rcgroups.com/aerial-photography-128/
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 05:09 PM
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Thanks John. Is there an advantage of using the AeroSpy with the long legs versus the Q4 cam mount?

Also, does anyone know what changes were made in the S version of the 330x? That's the version that I'll be purchasing. Someone suggested I upgrade the ESC and motors but would that be recommended even for this new S version?

My usage for the quad is primarily to take video footage with a HiDef camcorder (Canon HG20 or similar). Will the stock motors be able to handle the weight?

Thanks again.
Hey right on the front page it says max weight 1100g which is a little more then a pound I'm flying with a total weight of 850g and seems to fly good with that weight
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 05:20 PM
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While waiting for my camera mount I rigged up this.
Foam glued to the top body of the GAUI
Cheap camera that takes video set into foam base.
Rubberbands to hold camera down in the foam base.
I will take some vids on my next outing.
Probably tomorrow morning.
john i have the spykit and i see you are putting your battery under when you get the kit on there is no way you can mount the battery on the bottom here's a pic on how i mount my battery's all so can mount battery on the top sorry about the bad pic
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 05:33 PM
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set up

Does anyone know anything about this set up it looks good on paper any info http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1024818
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 06:15 PM
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Does anyone know anything about this set up it looks good on paper any info http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1024818
Read the last post of that link...

I haven't used one, but from what I've read online the whole series of flycam stuff is garbage.

If you just want video footage just get a keychain camera from Ebay or hobbyking.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 07:14 PM
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tom6696950 Thanks for the photos of how you mounted your battery.
I will follow your lead.
I now have to make a top for the quad since my receiver's servo leads extend up and are too tall for the stock top.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 01:18 AM
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KY,
Good to hear. What brand of ESCs did you choose to use?
The new Gaui 10 amp....check Fungs site... Makes 3 cell very workable as well much smoother.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 01:31 AM
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Hey right on the front page it says max weight 1100g which is a little more then a pound I'm flying with a total weight of 850g and seems to fly good with that weight
Hero HD Naked is probably the best right now. Check the FPV forum or YouTube...Under 3 oz and 1080p.... GoOd quality for $270.
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