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Old Jun 09, 2012, 01:56 PM
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noobie to quads

I have taken the plunge! Quads have always caught my attention so Im going to give one a go. I have motors and esc's ordered i'm doing a diy frame. But the choices for the flight control boards are making me dizzy. I have searched and researched and still not sure what one to get... I'm looking for a simple no frills something to get me in the air... that is easy to get going. I'm pretty tech savy so programming from a computer shouldnt be a big deal..
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 02:19 PM
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You won't go wrong with this one, running KK V4.7

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=19534

Programming cable: -

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=21321

Firmware: -

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=73
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 02:31 PM
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seeing as you are tech savy, i'd suggest going with a multiwii board, it would keep u satisfied longer than a kk.
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 03:18 PM
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I agree Kk will leave you wanting more mulitwii is tons of fun but also more expensive
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 03:19 PM
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I agree Kk will leave you wanting more mulitwii is tons of fun but also more expensive
Not much more expensive with the new imu boards.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10DOF-9-ax...ht_3336wt_1144
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Yeah, MultiWii us LOTS of fun, than the kk boards. Buy the CRIUS MultiWii from goodluckbuy.com, I think that suits a noob the best.
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Thanks for the help!!
Looks like ill go the miltiwii route. In a nutshell what does the multiwii have over the kk board?
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Do what they say, and then get a OpenPilot CC board if you can. I'm not a fanatic, I just like the project and the board. They must be pretty good- they always disappear within moments of being posted for sale, even at outrageous gouging prices.

Oh yeah- welcome to the frickin' circus of multirotors. Check out the DJI threads for some real fun.

Rick
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Thanks for the help!!
Looks like ill go the miltiwii route. In a nutshell what does the multiwii have over the kk board?
multiwii.. is a software that can operate on a variation of hardware.. your hardware can be customized to your needs, ie: adding different sensors that are adruino based (gyro, baro, compass, gps, sonar, osd, ect..
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 05:47 PM
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http://www.multiwii.com/
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 06:20 PM
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I have KK, multiwii (paris, quadrino) and an openpilot coptercontrol. Of all those boards, the OPCC is the easiest to configure and the most stable. Once in a while my accelerometer goes out of whack but landing and re-arming will fix it.
The KK can be frustrating to get configured and trimmed but a lot of the settings are done with pots on the board so you don't have to hook it up to a computer or lcd screen for every little adjustment. The KK is also gyros aka rate only. No auto leveling aka acc.
The Multiwii can be a serious head scratcher. With experience programming, it might come very easy to you but for me it has been a slow curve that has occasionally become frustrating enough to make me put it aside. That said, the Multiwii code seems to be improving and there are some neat things like headfree mode.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 09:02 AM
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From looking around on the multiwii site it looks like I could actually make my own wultiwii board by usine an ardino pro mini and a wii plus sensor? I will probably end up just buying a board but thought it might be fun to try and roll my own..
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 09:19 AM
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From searching I just answered my own question... time to go build the frame!!
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 09:56 AM
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you should buy a pre built board
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