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Old Apr 16, 2012, 01:35 PM
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till the end!

:-)

Fly's nice bud.


Yes, the landing was the bes part!! I love windy days.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 04:12 PM
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Nice one Kevin. Windy days are ok, especially with the CC3D! Yes, the HT-FPV got to enjoy the first FPV flight tests of the CC3D FC. Not an exciting video, I was just testing out how the new FC handled some manouvres. Very good I might add. Its very locked in.

CC3D FPV flight test (3 min 20 sec)
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Nice one Kevin. Windy days are ok, especially with the CC3D! Yes, the HT-FPV got to enjoy the first FPV flight tests of the CC3D FC. Not an exciting video, I was just testing out how the new FC handled some manouvres. Very good I might add. Its very locked in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hutmf...1&feature=plcp
Nice one. I can't wait for the CC3D's to hit the streets...sure could use one or two of them!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Getting closer with the Openpilot CC board in attitude mode, with a lot of bias setting it gets more stable and mostly flyable although the trims seem to keep changing throughout the flight. It'll be stable for a while, then want to start drifting badly in one direction. If I dial that out with transmitter trims it'll be okay again for a bit then way off another direction.

That said, just as another test I swapped out the CC board with a Quadrino today. Rock solid as it was on the normal 450 frame. So, has to be something in how the CC board is calculating it's flight parameters. I used the same balance point, same motors, same escs. Just a swap of the controller board.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:15 PM
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My CC boards don't seem to like trim/sub-trim all the time. I center both of those when setting up the board. When I arm I wait for at least 7 seconds to allow the gyro's to initialize (or whatever it's called) before powering up and flying away. It works for me. That said...if you don't like your CC board I'll be glad to take it off your hands!!!!
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Getting closer with the Openpilot CC board in attitude mode, with a lot of bias setting it gets more stable and mostly flyable although the trims seem to keep changing throughout the flight. It'll be stable for a while, then want to start drifting badly in one direction. If I dial that out with transmitter trims it'll be okay again for a bit then way off another direction.

That said, just as another test I swapped out the CC board with a Quadrino today. Rock solid as it was on the normal 450 frame. So, has to be something in how the CC board is calculating it's flight parameters. I used the same balance point, same motors, same escs. Just a swap of the controller board.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:20 PM
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That said...if you don't like your CC board I'll be glad to take it off your hands!!!!
Heh. I'm -trying- to love it as much as you guys, it's just being difficult.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Heh. I'm -trying- to love it as much as you guys, it's just being difficult.
Life's to short to put up with difficult things. Where do you live? I'll come over and you can give it to me...then your frustration will be gone and you can live life happy!!!! Hey...just trying to help out!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Life's to short to put up with difficult things. Where do you live? I'll come over and you can give it to me...then your frustration will be gone and you can live life happy!!!! Hey...just trying to help out!
Hehe... You're soooo generous and willing to help!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Well, not sure if I'm biting off more than I can chew, but this will be my first build - ever. I'm relatively new to the hobby and have been flying my witespy 450 w/ Naza for a few months now with good success when the FPV bug hit me.

I just received my HT-FPV frame today and put the basics together. My plan is to take the electronics, motors, etc. from my 450 to continue the build, but before I start tearing my beloved quad apart I thought I would ping the people who know for some guidance.

My main concern is whether or not I can simply transfer the aforementioned parts to the new quad without much issue, or are there pitralls I need to be aware of. Do I need to upgrade anything, things like that.

I've also read in other threads that placement of the Naza itself is critical to it operating correctly. Just wondering if those of you who are using that FC have done anything special with regard to mounting.

While FPV is my final goal, I'm just looking to get the basic quad up and running before I add any of the extra gear. That said, if there is anything special I need to plan ahead for, that would be good information too.

Any advice (aside from allowing Van come over to take my quad away ) greatly appeciated!

Thanks!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:27 PM
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My main concern is whether or not I can simply transfer the aforementioned parts to the new quad without much issue, or are there pitralls I need to be aware of. Do I need to upgrade anything, things like that.
I used everything from the 450 frame on the HT except switching to 9" props.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 10:35 PM
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I used everything from the 450 frame on the HT except switching to 9" props.
Thank you! That makes me feel a bit more confident about moving forward. I had already moved to the 9" props on the 450 so I should be good there.

Appreciate the input!
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 11:18 PM
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Getting closer with the Openpilot CC board in attitude mode, with a lot of bias setting it gets more stable and mostly flyable although the trims seem to keep changing throughout the flight. It'll be stable for a while, then want to start drifting badly in one direction. If I dial that out with transmitter trims it'll be okay again for a bit then way off another direction.

That said, just as another test I swapped out the CC board with a Quadrino today. Rock solid as it was on the normal 450 frame. So, has to be something in how the CC board is calculating it's flight parameters. I used the same balance point, same motors, same escs. Just a swap of the controller board.
Got mine level;

Finally got my HT-FPV quad level and pretty stable without touching the AcceBias settings.

Here is what I did:

1) Reset all settings in Openpilot GCS and on CC board.
2) Reconfigured my transmitter (Futaba 9c with DM8) and made sure to all settings were default.
3) Switch the throttle to reverse mode ("Futaba Only" Setting I believe)
4) Made sure all settings on transmitter were 100%/100%.
5) Re-set the ESCs for the Maximum and Minimum throttle settings, then re-binded the receiver with transmitter, according to DM8 Manual.
6) Set EXP mode to -20% on Pitch/Roll & Yaw (Futaba is -20, other transmitters would probably be +20)
7) Setup Openpilot, recalibrate the controller, once all values in Openpilot are set, than place Quad on level surface and hit the LEVEL button. Quad should be perfectly level in flightmode window.
8) In Stabilization panel I used the settings attached, thanks to Vantasstic
9) Fly quad

Mine is VERY VERY LEVEL NOW. A little left and right drifting, but that could be the wind.

Hope this helps
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 05:14 PM
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more HT-FPV plus CC3D testing...

CC3D FPV flight test 2 (2 min 20 sec)
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Awesome as usual, you have some metallic kahoona's there Juz.
What's the damage report?
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Are you stopping time? It's amazing how long you hold some of those maneuvers... oh I know, you've halted gravity!!!

Nice flying, although I think I was starting to get a little motion sickness

Paul
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