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Old Jan 08, 2012, 03:49 PM
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First video from my new Quad

I have been tuning my new Quad for some time now and I have it pretty close to where I like it. I swapped out my MultiWii board for the OpenPilot CC control board and so far I like it a lot. I am doing an install on my tricopter to compare smoothness, there are a few bumps with the quad I am not used to seeing with the tricopter.

Here is a test clip from this morning, at this location if you lose a motor, you might as well just get in your car and go home

http://www.whispershots.com/Aerial-i...LBvS62G/Medium


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Old Jan 08, 2012, 05:01 PM
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It's about time. Lol... Well done Mike.

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Old Jan 08, 2012, 07:40 PM
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I have been tuning my new Quad for some time now and I have it pretty close to where I like it. I swapped out my MultiWii board for the OpenPilot CC control board and so far I like it a lot. I am doing an install on my tricopter to compare smoothness, there are a few bumps with the quad I am not used to seeing with the tricopter.

Here is a test clip from this morning, at this location if you lose a motor, you might as well just get in your car and go home

http://www.whispershots.com/Aerial-i...LBvS62G/Medium


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smooth, how does it compare to your Tri's as far as control and stability? the nex5n sure does a great job.

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Old Jan 08, 2012, 08:22 PM
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The quad is very stable, this said, it has the Openpilot CC board installed and this board has a very nice autoleveling feature. It also has Axislock for yaw, it is like headhold. I am installing the same board on my tricopter this week, I will compare the two after I get the tweaking done.


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Old Jan 08, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Very, very nice, Mike! Well done!
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Old Jan 09, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Very nice mike.
Can you please tell me what take off weight your quad has and what kind of lipos you are flying. i also had the luck to get me a cc board and as soon i have time i ll finish my quad also.

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Old Jan 09, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Very nice mike.
Can you please tell me what take off weight your quad has and what kind of lipos you are flying. i also had the luck to get me a cc board and as soon i have time i ll finish my quad also.

Best, Angelo
My Quad weighs in at about the same as my tri 3.25 lbs. I did eliminate the under slung cam mount. I will post som pis of what I came up with this evening...

3s 2200 lipos


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Old Jan 09, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Very nice video ....Mike!!
Can you show your camera Mount setup
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Old Jan 10, 2012, 01:38 PM
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Nice job Mike as always.
Any feedback on the new motors you were going to try?

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Old Jan 11, 2012, 04:12 AM
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Here are a few (blurry, sorry I was pressed for time ) shots of my setup. It is very simple, I used a piece of aluminum for the mount. I drilled oversized holes and pushed in small rubber grommets. This way when the screws and lock nuts pass through it allows for a little vibration dampening.

The aluminum plate is bent at 15 to 20 deg. This is the angle I shoot everything at and it covers pretty much everything I need. The rear stick on my quad allows for the pack to counter balance the quad. Even with the cam at this location the props/motors are not visible. This will not be the case with a GoPro


Rick, thr RCtigers are purring like kittens so far. I do like them a lot. They are a bit louder overall than my AXI's but I can live with that for the price


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Old Jan 12, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Mike, great video. Why did you change from under slung to front mount?
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Mike, great video. Why did you change from under slung to front mount?
Thanks,

Good question...With the wm+ board installed the quad was not as stable as my tri for video so I took off the underslung mount and cut the legs short so I could use it as more of a sport ship. Shortly after doing this I installed the CC Openpilot board and with the autolevel feature it was a lot better, this got me thinking about video again and I tossed around camera mounting ideas while keeping the legs short and this is what I ended up with. It ended up a lot lighter without the long legs and cam platform. I am now at the same weight fully loaded as my tricopter.

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Old Jan 12, 2012, 04:03 PM
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So, does that mean you were flying only in manual mode with the WM+ but you are planning to fly with auto level mode on the CC board? If that video was made entirely in auto level mode than the CC board has an exceptional auto level feature. However, the limited availability of the CC board sure is a bummer.
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 05:44 PM
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So, does that mean you were flying only in manual mode with the WM+ but you are planning to fly with auto level mode on the CC board? If that video was made entirely in auto level mode than the CC board has an exceptional auto level feature. However, the limited availability of the CC board sure is a bummer.
Yes, the entire video was shot in attitude mode (autolevel) you are so right...I am trying not to get too attached to the board because I know how hard they are to get a hold of.

It does have a good autolevel, but it does have some drift once and a while. Nothing that I can't live with


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veery nice
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