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Old May 11, 2012, 10:03 PM
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I was kidding when I said they were flying it with a KK board. I have no idea what they're using. I just thought it would be funny if the core of this huge build was controlled with a PCB that costs $14 retail... Anyone know what FC they are using on this "human" quad?
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Old May 11, 2012, 10:06 PM
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I'm completely in the dark about multi Wii, I don't understand the whole concept. The boards don't look like controllers at all, there just aren't enough chips!! Plus, I don't have a Wii, not planning on getting one, and don't know if you need one to use a multi wii board.
There are many different types of flight controller boards to control multi-rotors. They all use sensors to make out which way the mutli-rotor is tilting so that they can compensate and level the frame. MultiWii is just one kind of flight controller -- many of them come fully assembled and use sensors that come out of a wii, but you don't need to buy a wii if the board is fully assembled. I'd recommend to start with a KK board if you're getting into quads or tris as it's easy to tweak with the pots that are on the board and they are very cheap.
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Old May 13, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Nothing groundbreaking; just did an endurance test of my Tri today to see how long it'd last on battery, and it puts me at 3rd place with 23:01. I might parallel my two 5AH batteries and see if that gives me a better time, just gotta scrounge up some connectors.

Tricopter Endurance Flight (5AH 3s) (4 min 1 sec)


Perhaps one of you might also know why the tail motor doesn't like to start up properly, it's happened a couple times now, I'm using an HK F-30A with SimonK FW.
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Old May 14, 2012, 04:08 AM
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VIIII category or shoul we say IX - Crazy funny multicopter pulls

Skateboard Quadcopter thrust - it pulls 85Kg! (0 min 51 sec)


Copter specs:
BC2836 brushless
HK SS 20A ESC
11x4.7 propeller
Li-Po Nanotek 5000mAh 3S
Multiwii acro mode
Pine wood DIY frame
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Old May 16, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Won't be winning any time awards with this one :P

Tricopter Crash (2 min 9 sec)


Attempted to fly with 10000mAH 3S today, tricopter crashed, I believe one of the bullet connectors on the front-left motor came loose in flight causing that motor to stop and put it into an uncorrectable spin/crash. Not sure if I'll try that heavy a battery load again, the tricopter seems to struggle quite a bit with the extra load (plus it was really windy today).
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Old May 24, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Here's one for the video...quad off of water

Quadrotor dunk test (4 min 26 sec)


Custom waterproof amphibious quad with:

- 4 x JDrones 850Kv motors
- 4 x JDrones 30A speed controllers modified for airframe (head sinks)
- DJI Naza
- Futaba 7 channel FAST 2.4 reciever
- 800mw 1.3 GHZ FPV video (not used for this video)
- GoPro Hero hard mounted
- 3s 2600ma

And, we are thinking of producing these. This rig is for sale but if I get enough inquiries I will custom build to suit.
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Old May 24, 2012, 11:57 AM
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You're spamming......

But damn that's cool!
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Old May 26, 2012, 10:05 AM
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Won't be winning any time awards with this one :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfUFR...ature=youtu.be

Attempted to fly with 10000mAH 3S today, tricopter crashed, I believe one of the bullet connectors on the front-left motor came loose in flight causing that motor to stop and put it into an uncorrectable spin/crash. Not sure if I'll try that heavy a battery load again, the tricopter seems to struggle quite a bit with the extra load (plus it was really windy today).
Sorry to hear about your crash. The tri seems to fly fine with the 10000mah battery. It would be interesting to see how long of a flight time you can achieve with it. Bullet connectors are known to fail and you can consider soldering your motors straight onto the ESC.
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Old May 26, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Nothing groundbreaking; just did an endurance test of my Tri today to see how long it'd last on battery, and it puts me at 3rd place with 23:01. I might parallel my two 5AH batteries and see if that gives me a better time, just gotta scrounge up some connectors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHb-cXJnSXw

Perhaps one of you might also know why the tail motor doesn't like to start up properly, it's happened a couple times now, I'm using an HK F-30A with SimonK FW.
Your entry was added to the all out time duration category in 3rd place. I still hope you get to try your 10A test.
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Old May 26, 2012, 10:14 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUKl8NqMgyI

Custom waterproof amphibious quad with:

- 4 x JDrones 850Kv motors
- 4 x JDrones 30A speed controllers modified for airframe (head sinks)
- DJI Naza
- Futaba 7 channel FAST 2.4 reciever
- 800mw 1.3 GHZ FPV video (not used for this video)
- GoPro Hero hard mounted
- 3s 2600ma

And, we are thinking of producing these. This rig is for sale but if I get enough inquiries I will custom build to suit.
That is cool! Which category were you submitting this for?
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Old May 26, 2012, 03:47 PM
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That is cool! Which category were you submitting this for?
Video I believe unless there is another it would qualify for
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Old May 26, 2012, 09:05 PM
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Video I believe unless there is another it would qualify for
Ok, I'll put it up in "video"
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Old May 28, 2012, 06:09 PM
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Sorry to hear about your crash. The tri seems to fly fine with the 10000mah battery. It would be interesting to see how long of a flight time you can achieve with it. Bullet connectors are known to fail and you can consider soldering your motors straight onto the ESC.
Well I tried again today with 10AH, result was 29 mins 42 seconds, seems like a case of diminishing returns above 5AH, the sweet spot is probably around 4-8AH, but I could try moving to some bigger props, I think the 10x4.7's are a bit small for my build anyways. AUW for the flight was 1614g.

Tricopter Endurance Flight (10AH 3s) (4 min 26 sec)
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 06:49 AM
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a video for the last category VIIII.

1.4kg payload.
mwc hexa // the gryphon (3 min 15 sec)


since it has to be about lifting, does lifting a gopro count? its not much payload but its fast payload

mwc quad // 1.2kw onboard (2 min 24 sec)
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Old Jun 13, 2012, 01:47 PM
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a video for the last category VIIII.

1.4kg payload.
http://vimeo.com/38809811
That is super freakin cool!!
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