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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:41 PM
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I plan to use a CC3D in a franken quad case on my Flip FPV. An alternative would be the Naze32 in a similar case. I also have the OpenPilot Revo on order and that could end up on there. None of my boards would end up on standoffs; just mounted foam tape.

The 1.25" spacers would be better to acommodate more options.

Tom, this is the the advantage of dealing to you. Amazing service and ability to accomodate special requests, the ability to offer options or to adjust designs quickly based on feedback. Simply fantastic!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Just to pile on - I took 2 - 3/4" spacers and gorilla glued them together so I had room to park my crius aio on the middle plate (skywalker ESC is in the bottom plate).

I couldn't 1.5" standoffs so I just made them - but if you had them as option that would have been great

I love my htfpv btw
Next time you order something remind me to throw in some grub screws and a handful of 3/4" spacers. These will give you 1.5"
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:27 PM
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All sorts of stand-offs here: http://www.mcmaster.com/#threaded-standoffs/=kk8ats . I'm not sure what type Tom is using...stainless, zinc, aluminum. The aluminum ones are in the 50 cent each range, the stainless and zinc a bit more than that. I'm sure his hardware is 4-40 size...at least all my other Hoverthings frames used 4-40 hardware so I'm not expecting different on the Flip FPV frame.
4-40 aluminum, 3/16" OD

Screws are 4-40 stainless button head, 3/16" length and 7/16" length for the FLIP

4-40 x 1/4" length for HT-FPV

The mcmaster ones will work they are just big and heavy... a few is fine, but a whole frame full is nuts!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:17 PM
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So can the flip hold all the usual fpv goodies?...from the talk it seems that it's a little smaller than the ht-fpv frame...I'm already running out of room on that...
Ooh...will the flip arms fit on the ht-fpv frame? Just curious...i will probably just get the whole thing anyways...i really like the layout
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:26 PM
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The HT_FPV arms will fit the flip center plates, but not the other way. I did this so the HT-FPV owners would have an option to use the center plates. Like I said I may drop this at some point but I could do it so I did it... just trying to keep options out there.

The FLIP FPV is kinda small, it was meant to be a sport FPV (translation: taking risks and crashing often), but I have a horizon camera, a 900mhz 800mw transmitter, naza, GPS, and a 4S lipo. It all fits no problem. I can get an OSD on there easily (not the big DJI one but a small more reasonable one). The new gopro's are smaller and lighter so that's what I designed it around.

I am using a distribution board, but with 1/4' standoffs and 3/16" screws. The standard power board kit ony my website won't work, it's too tall. I will probably change all of my power board kits from here out to be shorter so they will fit and eliminate confusion.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:50 PM
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The HT_FPV arms will fit the flip center plates, but not the other way. I did this so the HT-FPV owners would have an option to use the center plates. Like I said I may drop this at some point but I could do it so I did it... just trying to keep options out there.

The FLIP FPV is kinda small, it was meant to be a sport FPV (translation: taking risks and crashing often), but I have a horizon camera, a 900mhz 800mw transmitter, naza, GPS, and a 4S lipo. It all fits no problem. I can get an OSD on there easily (not the big DJI one but a small more reasonable one). The new gopro's are smaller and lighter so that's what I designed it around.

I am using a distribution board, but with 1/4' standoffs and 3/16" screws. The standard power board kit ony my website won't work, it's too tall. I will probably change all of my power board kits from here out to be shorter so they will fit and eliminate confusion.
Ok..thank you!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:54 PM
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So as you thrill seekers are moving on to CC3D's, I'm just getting to the point where I'm finally getting my Crius AIO/HT tuned out.

I spent 3 very cold sessions out today with Mission Planner and my rig to get those oscillations tuned out. I ran into one bad issue tuning RATE D and it cost me a prop - but the rig on balance is still good to go.

Don't expect any beautiful vistas or sunsets - my goal for this video was to tune out recovery oscillations from max stick deflection in acro mode and by the end - I think I got it.

I should also note that this was my 1st time with the goggles and I was shocked at how difficult it is judge climb rates (evidence by not so graceful landing at the end of the video).

Anyhoo - PID settings I ended up with are at the end of the video.
PID Tuning for Acro mode (3 min 20 sec)
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:45 PM
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4-40 aluminum, 3/16" OD

Screws are 4-40 stainless button head, 3/16" length and 7/16" length for the FLIP

4-40 x 1/4" length for HT-FPV

The mcmaster ones will work they are just big and heavy... a few is fine, but a whole frame full is nuts!
Thanks Tom. I'm building an order list of hardware stuff from McMaster-Carr. I'll probably add some aluminum spacers to the order. First, though, I'll wait for the Flip FPV frame to arrive so I can look at it and see if/what 'spacer' changes I may do. Can't wait for this baby to arrive...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:46 PM
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I just bought the HT-FPV version and will post my setup and any video when it arrives
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Throw up a screenshot of your battery voltage monitor
Dont think I changed a thing...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 11:29 PM
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There's a HT Flip FPV thread started here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...light=flip+fpv
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:38 AM
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Dont think I changed a thing...
Yeah looks stock. How much flight time you getting on the 3300, are you flying 3000mah batteries at all, if so flight time on those?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:39 AM
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If you ever need any spare parts or another frame let me know as I usually have a few in stock here in Canada. I have 2 of the new flip fpv on the way, will do one as a build review then for resale as arf probably. www.flitelab.com
thanks i bookmarked it !!
you never know how fast ill need replacemnt parts lol
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:58 AM
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I have a tuning question for you guys.

My setup looks like this
HT FPV
Crius AIO
NTM 2826 1200s spinning 8x4 cf props
5000mah zippy compact
MegapirateNG r247 build
Mission Planner

STAB
P 4
I 0
D 0

RATE
P .083
I .020
D .002

The bird is stable in the air but I'm seeing something really weird in forward flight. I expect that for Stabilize mode, but when I fly in ACRO mode and if I let go of the sticks (ail/ele) - it auto levels.

I come from a heli background so I'm expecting that if i pitch forward - it maintains that attitude (at least in acro mode).

Am I doing something wrong? Or is that the expected behavior for Acro mode?
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