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Old Sep 22, 2011, 01:04 PM
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Good flying skills in the tent etc. It still looks a bit wobbly though, not your flying but the machine. You notice it more when you fly other stuff that doesn't wobble. The T580 does have a nick and roll output on the FC though, so you could buy/make and tilt and roll camera mount to make the movies steadier.

P.S. I also made alu arms for one of my T580s, slightly longer than the originals. I think mine are 30cm and the originals are 25 or 26 cm? Can't remember.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 01:27 PM
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Good flying skills in the tent etc. It still looks a bit wobbly though, not your flying but the machine. You notice it more when you fly other stuff that doesn't wobble. The T580 does have a nick and roll output on the FC though, so you could buy/make and tilt and roll camera mount to make the movies steadier.

P.S. I also made alu arms for one of my T580s, slightly longer than the originals. I think mine are 30cm and the originals are 25 or 26 cm? Can't remember.
If yopu notice that the 1 Arm/Boom moves within the VIEW of the Camera then you would notice that Michael has the Tilt hooked up on his DIY Cameramount/Gimbal.
The Problem with the Wobble is that it has a lot o f dirty Air underneath those 12" Props when coming straight down. every Multirotor with bigger Props will have some Wobble, some more, others less, unfortunately in this Run of T580s there is no Adjustments pf the P.I.D. etc possible, or it could be trimmed out a little better for ehichever Application you wanna use it
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 01:33 PM
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Yes I know, if we could adjust the gyro sensitivity it would be brilliant. I still like the T580 for what it is though. It does at least fly right away, and there's plenty of quads etc that do not.

P.S. I didn't realize the camera mount he made tilts etc, it's hard to see how it works from the photo.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 02:53 PM
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T580P+ manual or P4 manual... I dont know what lotusrc are actually calling it so its all confusing. The manual has a couple of picks of the folding mechanism and dimensions.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 03:46 PM
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Anyone happen to know the diameter of the tubing on the arms?
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 04:36 PM
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The T580 is 10mm outside diameter on the arms.
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 04:50 PM
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The T580 is 10mm outside diameter on the arms.
Thanks, they may be the same as the T580P+ but thats just a guess. Haidar could you take a measurement for me please?
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Old Sep 22, 2011, 09:31 PM
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Congratulations RC Heli Halle!

The camera mount looks front heavy. Shouldnt it be like this one? I am only asking.. i am not saying mine is better
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 04:55 AM
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Cam Mount.........

Hi all, hello Haida,

your looks good too. DIY ?? I use what I have lying around in my Workshop, and this was 1,5mm Alu Flat. So I made from. Balancy is no Deal, the 220gr Lipo is pused a little Back. Works fine.

And yes we need some Software too from Lotus RC , like Xair have.

The most Problem is the Slow Motors and BIG Props. But I will try now TIMECOP I2C converters and normal but fast ESCs. So I can mount 1200kv Motors and 10" Props. Next...........

Mike
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 07:42 AM
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Thanks, they may be the same as the T580P+ but thats just a guess. Haidar could you take a measurement for me please?
the t580P's arm diameter is 12mm, it is about the same size as a 450 heli's tail boom i think..
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 10:14 AM
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T580 $430 basic P4 $548.00 + $50 to US & Canada

Hello All,
Just like to say hello to every one. I am imprested by the excitement about LOTUS RC products.
I have been seeing customers having issues with electronics.
& issues with returning defective Lotus RC parts. I can help you to replace parts with original equipment. But please keep in mind there is on No warrantee expressed or offered with lotus RC products. If you do receive a defective unit contact the distributor immediately to return the product you will need to pay the return shipping. Return shipping most be traceable or you will not receive a replacement for the defective part. as per my experience dealing with the factory. Shipping cost are often more than the defective part so why bother sending parts back just my opinion. The complexity of this product are very simple for Non DIY customers. I have had issues with the Lotus RC electronics in my opinion it is crap; I have replaced the ESC & Control board in my Lotus T580 DIY DRONES electronics. I have done this after the control Board failed then ESC 1 failed, some electronics in the P4 . Total cost around $850 + my labor, around the same price for DIY kits I have seen online so this stuff is cheep & works well compare http://store.diydrones.com/category_s/28.htm . I am a distributer as well as a hobbyist. The P4 , T580 frames are lighter than any DIY frame & modular easy to repair form parts at you local hobby store. T580 $430 basic P4 $548.00 + $50 to US & Canada.
My set up:
Lotus T580 #1
turnigy 30 amp ESC #4
Diy drones Autopilot, Mag, GPS & SONAR #1
OSD #1 + GPS
2.5 wireless cam #1
camera mount #1
blue tooth xbee # 1
Gpro HD #1

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Old Sep 30, 2011, 10:31 AM
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GPS models Distributer pricing 5 + items

Add shiping & Modest Markup on 2012 modeles with GPS
"Item
(5) " Characteristic Package parts Quantity Price(USD) Photos & Remark
Quadcopter MQ80 "1. Shaft distance: 510mm
2. Size: 72*72*20cm
3. 500 gram payload
4. Plastic propellers.
5. 2815 Brushless Motor.
6. aluminium alloy landing gear
7. High electrical stability
8. Cross & X flight switchable.
9. acceptable DIY install GPS module and compatible MK system.
10. flying simply 3D without protective fuselage." quadcopter only >1 carton (5pcs) 365.00 $
1pc quadcopter & with protective fuselage only. >1 carton (5pcs) 403.00 $
1pc quadcopter & 1pc installed GPS only. >1 carton (5pcs) 600.00 $
quadcopter, 2.4G 6CH WFLY remote control, 3S 2200mAh 30C Lipo, without GPS, without protective fuselage. >1 carton (5pcs) 443.00 $
>2 carton (10pcs) 435.00 $
>20carton(100pcs) 425.00 $
quadcopter, 3S 3700mAh Lipo, with installed GPS, without protective fuselage, without remote control.(advice using more than 7CH remote control) >1 carton (5pcs) 635.00 $
>2 carton (10pcs) 630.00 $
>20carton(100pcs) 620.00 $
Quadcopter MQ80 parts "GPS module includs:
GPS(ublox 4h) & Compass" compatible MK system GPS system 1 pc 239.00 $
Protective Fuselage EPS for MQ80 1 pc 38.00 $
Fly controller board main board for MQ80 1 pc 230.00 $
Main board bracket board bracket for MQ80 1 pc 25.00 $
Small landing gear aluminium alloy+plastic 1 pc 8.50 $
bigger Carbon landing gear( black as photo) Carbon landing gear for MQ80 1 pc 80.00 $
aluminium alloy+plastic tube aluminium alloy+plastic 1 pc 3.50 $
Brushless Motor (blue one) 2815 BL Motor 1 pc 20.00 $
Propellers 12" plastic blades 1 pc 3.50 $
3S 2200mAh 30C battery LIPO 1 pc 23.00 $
3S 3700mAh 35C battery LIPO 1 pc 32.00 $


"Item
(6) " Characteristic Package parts Quantity Price(USD) Photos & Remark
Quadcopter MQ120(Carbon) "MQ120 is upgrade from MQ80.

1. Shaft distance: 800mm
2. Size: 115*115*25cm
3. 600 gram payload
4. 15"" length Carbon propellers.
5. 4408 Brushless Motor.
6. Carbon landing gear.
7. High electrical stability
8. Cross & X flight switchable.
9. acceptable DIY install GPS module and compatible MK system." Carbon quadcopter only >1 carton (5pcs) 660.00 $
1pc Carbon quadcopter & 1pc installed GPS only. >1 carton (5pcs) 898.00 $
>2 carton (10pcs) 888.00 $
quadcopter, 3S 3700mAh Lipo, with installed GPS, without protective fuselage, without remote control. (advice using more than 7CH remote control) >1 carton (5pcs) 930.00 $
>2 carton (10pcs) 925.00 $
>20carton(100pcs) 915.00 $
Quadcopter MQ120 parts GPS module compatible MK system GPS module 1 pc 239.00 $
Fly controller board main board for MQ120 1 pc 230.00 $
Carbon landing gear Carbon landing gear for MQ120 1 pc 80.00 $
Carbon tube Carbon 1 pc 6.00 $
Brushless Motor (red) 4408 BL motor 1 pc 40.00 $
Carbon propellers 15" Carbon blades 1 pc 31.80 $
Carbon propellers 16'' Carbon blades 1 pc 38.60 $
3S 2200mAh 30C battery LIPO 1 pc 23.00 $
3S 3700mAh 35C battery LIPO 1 pc 32.00 $

"Item
(7) " Characteristic Package parts Quantity Price(USD) Photos & Remark
Multi copterMH120 "1. Shaft distance: 510mm
2.Size:125*125*35 cm
3. 800gram payload
4. Plastic propellers.
5. 4408 Brushless Motor.
6.Carbon landing gear
7. High electrical stability
8. acceptable DIY install GPS module and compatible MK system.
9. Automatically adjustable balance flying, even broken a arm." quadcopter only >1 carton (5pcs) 1,089.00 $
1pc quadcopter & 1pc installed GPS only >1 carton (5pcs) 1,325.00 $
>2 carton (10pcs) 1,315.00 $
quadcopter, carbon camera mount, carbon landing gear. no GPS, no battery, no remote control. >1 carton (5pcs) 1,329.00 $
>2 carton (10pcs) 1,320.00 $
>20carton(100pcs) 1,310.00 $
quadcopter, carbon camera mount, carbon landing gear, 14.8V 5000mAh battery. no remote control, no GPS. >1 carton (5pcs) 1,409.00 $
>2 carton (10pcs) 1,405.00 $
>20carton(100pcs) 1,395.00 $
Multi copterMH120 parts GPS module compatible MK system GPS module 1 pc 239.00 $
Main board bracket board bracket for c 1 pc 25.00 $
bigger Carbon landing gear( black as photo) Carbon landing gear for MH120 1 pc 80.00 $
Carbon tube Carbon 1 pc 6.00 $
Brushless Motor (red) 4408 BL motor 1 pc 40.00 $
Carbon propellers 15" Carbon blades 1 pc 31.80 $
Carbon propellers 16'' Carbon blades 1 pc 38.60 $
3S 3700mAh 35C battery spare for copter MH120 1 pc 32.00 $
4S 5000mAh 35C battery spare for copter MH120 1 pc 80.00 $

"Item
(8) " Characteristic Package parts Quantity Price(USD) Photos & Remark
Quadcopter T4 "1. Motors: 4pcs.
2. Payload Max:1000g
3. Altitude hold, stabilizer install.
4. Stabilisation:3pcs gyro.
5. Battery: 3S 11.1V 2200mAh 30C or 3700mAh 35C.
6. Control:2.4G 6-channel.
7. Remote distance Max: > 1000m
8. Flying: 25 minutes
9.Force 4.5 wind fly." "Better payload weight and lighter...
Testing and ageing now, and camera mount will be ready soon...
Starting accept pre-order..." "waiting...
it will release about in the end of Sep."
"waiting...
it will release about in the end of Sep."
"Item
(9) "
professional UAV Eyedfly TQ12 "1. Motors: 12pcs (1.5kg force/pc).
2. Copter weight will be 3000g, payload about 2500g...
2. Install GPS... a special UAV aircraft.
3. Folding design, combine with Draganfly X8, but everything will be better than X8 !!" Starting accept pre-order now! only Eyedfly TQ12 "about
18000USD"
Eyedfly TQ12 complete set "about
19265USD"
"


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Old Sep 30, 2011, 03:17 PM
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but i though the bew stuff came out in september? are you trying to palm off unsuspecting customers with OLD STOCK? or will every t580 you sell be orange?
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 12:48 AM
Oopss. Oh well.
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I like this one the most - BETTER THAN THE DRAGANFLY!! ONLY $$$$$ 22k $$$$

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Old Oct 04, 2011, 12:37 AM
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Eyedfly TQ12

Hahaha....That is exactly what aopen3434 is selling... at $1800 less..
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