HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Aug 01, 2012, 06:25 AM
fly to the moon :)
aeroseb's Avatar
Canada, QC, Terrebonne
Joined Apr 2009
182 Posts
nice pics
aeroseb is offline Find More Posts by aeroseb
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Aug 01, 2012, 07:19 AM
Registered User
Joined Sep 2009
129 Posts
I heard that the propeller for this Bubble Bee can explode during flight. Is there anyone know which propeller you can use in stead of the one come with the Bubble bee?

Also which 2 axis camera is good. I saw hobbyking has one but only tilt.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...m_medium=email
mailtopravit is offline Find More Posts by mailtopravit
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 01, 2012, 07:37 AM
I feel the need for speed
BaracW's Avatar
St. Petersburg, FL
Joined Feb 2007
1,268 Posts
Lets see a shot with the top off?

Thought about how that might sound after typing it. The bumblebee top, that is.
BaracW is offline Find More Posts by BaracW
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 01, 2012, 02:49 PM
FPV Pilot
blueprint's Avatar
United States, CA, Los Angeles
Joined Sep 2007
2,480 Posts
[QUOTE=scottd9990;22323930]Do tell what motors, esc, props you went with. I am ready to mod mine!!!!

Scott


Quote:
Originally Posted by blueprint View Post
Finally finished my Bumblebee with Naza build
I ripped everything off my Gaui 500X.

Gaui 18a esc with Sunnysky 2212 980kv motors.
blueprint is online now Find More Posts by blueprint
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 01, 2012, 09:56 PM
Registered User
scottd9990's Avatar
United States, NC, Charlotte
Joined Jun 2009
270 Posts
Bbq

I am pretty sure my flight controller is toast. It's just crazy now, tried everything I can to fix it. Upgraded firmware, checked everything, still going nuts.. I ordered a HK quad controller KK2.0 and hope it will run my BBQ. Anyone know if the esc's will work with this unit?

Thanks!!!!

Scott
scottd9990 is offline Find More Posts by scottd9990
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 08, 2012, 07:32 AM
Registered User
tallflyer's Avatar
United States, CA, San Diego
Joined Jul 2002
6,362 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottd9990 View Post
I am pretty sure my flight controller is toast. It's just crazy now, tried everything I can to fix it. Upgraded firmware, checked everything, still going nuts.. I ordered a HK quad controller KK2.0 and hope it will run my BBQ. Anyone know if the esc's will work with this unit?

Thanks!!!!

Scott

Yes it will work you will just need to configure the software and tweek the settings to get it right.
tallflyer is offline Find More Posts by tallflyer
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: New GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 23, 2012, 09:34 PM
bstewart63
St. Louis MO
Joined Apr 2005
5 Posts
Problems with ESC's

Hi,

Do these ESC’s setup like a traditional aircraft ESC?

I purchased the Bumble Bee without the flight controller. I plan on using a different fight controller.

I thought I would try out the ESC’s and motors one at a time by plugging them into my receiver but they don’t seem to be working properly.

My tx and receiver work fine with a gws ESC.

When I power up the BB ESC with throttle at min the blue led flashes. When I move the throttle to the max the motor takes off at max rpm and then I can’t control motor speed at all it stays at max rpm.

I have tried 3 of the 4 ESC’s.

I am using a new Flysky TH9x radio.

Thanks

Brian
bstewart63 is offline Find More Posts by bstewart63
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 23, 2012, 10:15 PM
Registered User
tallflyer's Avatar
United States, CA, San Diego
Joined Jul 2002
6,362 Posts
you need a controller board to make all this work. the board tells all the esc's to fire at the right times (im sure they work fine if you want to check them one at a time) but the HK boards and Naza boards make it all work clean and easy.
tallflyer is offline Find More Posts by tallflyer
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: New GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 23, 2012, 10:28 PM
bstewart63
St. Louis MO
Joined Apr 2005
5 Posts
So these ESC's will not work with a traditional pwm signal from a standard receiver?

The ESC's that come with the BB will only work with the Hk or Naza type boards?

I was just trying to check the components out one at a time before hooking the complete flight system together.

I will be using a ArduPilot Mega 2.5 flight controller. I assumed these flight controllers used a standard pwm out to control the esc's.

Thanks

Brian
bstewart63 is offline Find More Posts by bstewart63
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 23, 2012, 11:04 PM
Registered User
tallflyer's Avatar
United States, CA, San Diego
Joined Jul 2002
6,362 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by bstewart63 View Post
So these ESC's will not work with a traditional pwm signal from a standard receiver?

The ESC's that come with the BB will only work with the Hk or Naza type boards?

I was just trying to check the components out one at a time before hooking the complete flight system together.

I will be using a ArduPilot Mega 2.5 flight controller. I assumed these flight controllers used a standard pwm out to control the esc's.

Thanks

Brian
The Esc's will work on there on with a standard rec. what I meant was the HK boards and naza and other boards just make all the motors work on your quad together so the quad can fly.
tallflyer is offline Find More Posts by tallflyer
RCG Plus Member
Latest blog entry: New GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 30, 2012, 11:01 PM
Most people are stupid!
dambit's Avatar
Australia, QLD, Gold Coast
Joined Oct 2011
3,932 Posts
Can the stock ESC's and motors in this quad take a 4s battery? I only have 1 3s but heaps of 4s batteries.
dambit is online now Find More Posts by dambit
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 31, 2012, 01:00 AM
Peter
Sweden, Västra Götaland County, Gothenburg
Joined Dec 2011
81 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dambit View Post
Can the stock ESC's and motors in this quad take a 4s battery? I only have 1 3s but heaps of 4s batteries.
The spec of motors says 3s as maximum voltage. I haven't dared to try 4s. But if you try let me know if you get smoke or not
RolandGarros is offline Find More Posts by RolandGarros
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 31, 2012, 04:09 AM
Most people are stupid!
dambit's Avatar
Australia, QLD, Gold Coast
Joined Oct 2011
3,932 Posts
Well I tried a 4 cell twice today. Nothing smoked but each time the flip of death occurred shortly after liftoff. Nothing broken which is a testament to the durability of this quad. This is my first and so far I am very impressed. Tonnes of fun
dambit is online now Find More Posts by dambit
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 31, 2012, 05:02 AM
Most people are stupid!
dambit's Avatar
Australia, QLD, Gold Coast
Joined Oct 2011
3,932 Posts
Just went to fire up the quad and motor # 3 won't spin. Also the esc for that motor is blinking slower than the others.

Any ideas.
dambit is online now Find More Posts by dambit
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 31, 2012, 05:11 AM
Peter
Sweden, Västra Götaland County, Gothenburg
Joined Dec 2011
81 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by dambit View Post
Just went to fire up the quad and motor # 3 won't spin. Also the esc for that motor is blinking slower than the others.

Any ideas.
Are you using ESC included in BumbleBee kit? Maybe sometihng was damaged when you used 4s?

I bougth the kit with motors but without ESC. I use DJI ESC 30A Opto. And
for FC i have Naza+GPS, but I haven tried with GPS yet.

This is my first Quad also. I have only been flying for a few times and everything works fine so far. With Gopro and camera mount its heavy so I use only 2200 3S With that its about 1750g which is a little bit over maximum takeoff weight. My plan was to use 2 2200 in parallell but I think it will be too heavy so I have to live with shorter flight times I guess.
RolandGarros is offline Find More Posts by RolandGarros
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build Log Bob Starr Bumble Bee ---video added--- AJWoods Scratchbuilt Indoor and Micro Models 36 Aug 14, 2013 10:58 AM
Bumble Bee - It's CUTE !! ChrisP Parkflyers 26 Jul 19, 2006 04:07 PM
Hobby-Lobby Bumble Bee ratman Parkflyers 3 Jun 12, 2002 05:42 PM
Hobby Lobby Bumble Bee Twin Tom Smith Foamies (Kits) 12 May 10, 2002 11:23 AM
Hobby Lobby Bumble Bee ? Tom Smith Parkflyers 1 May 06, 2002 03:34 PM