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Old Apr 14, 2012, 11:03 PM
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HoverFly Owners Thread: Pro, GPS, Sport, Gimbal and news

Well sort of official.... I dont work for HF

Website: http://www.hoverflytech.com/



Products:

HoverFlyPro:
http://www.hoverflytech.com/hoverflypro_QFF6.html
Features:

Unmatched stability out-of-the-box for beginners or professionals
Multiplatform: Quad(4) + or X configuration, Y(6), X(8), Hex(6), Octo(8)
Small design: 60mm x 60mm
Professional feature set:
On-Screen-Display (OSD) for video downlink
Altitude hold
Auto leveling
Expandable for future product extensions
Hovercore - Hoverfly's patent-pending flight control technology


HoverflyPRO Includes:

HoverflyPRO board
Antivibration mounting grommets (4-pack)
USB cable

Manual
http://www.hoverflytech.com/uploads/...ersGuideV3.pdf


HoverFlyGPS
http://www.hoverflytech.com/hoverflygps_HCZ1.html
HoverflyGPS Package Includes:


HoverflyGPS Board
External GPS Module with antenna
4" and 10” extension cables for mounting
Micro SD card for high speed data logging
4x anti-vibration mounting grommets
4x 6.25mm (0.25”) standoffs for mounting


Parotection Plan:

Yellow Jacket is an optional extended 1-year protection program for your HoverflyGPS (or HoverflyPRO). Yellow Jacket must be purchased with your HoverflyGPS board. Coverage includes accidental damage from handling and offers a one-time full repair or replacement of the damaged board.


Required Items:

HoverflyPRO board required

Manual:
http://www.hoverflytech.com/uploads/...ersGuideV2.pdf


HoverFlySport:
http://www.hoverflytech.com/hoverflysport_EHTN.html



HoverflySPORT is a Plug-N-Fly flight control system for multirotor UAVs and is the latest edition to Hoverfly's professional controller line featuring Hovercore - our patent-pending flight control technology. Streamlined design offers a smaller footprint than HoverflyPRO, making this a great choice for sport videographers, indoor flyers, educators, and anyone learning to fly. Made in the USA.



Features:

Unmatched stability out-of-the-box for beginners or professionals
Multiplatform: Quad(4) + or X configuration, Y(6), X(8), Hex(6), Octo(8)
Small design: 50mm x 50mm (2.17in x 2.17in)
Hovercore - Hoverfly's patent-pending flight control technology


HoverflySPORT Includes:

HoverflySPORT board
Antivibration mounting grommets (4-pack)
USB cable


Additional Options:

Ultrasonic Sensor (enhances indoor flight, and take off and landing height control)

Manual:
http://www.hoverflytech.com/uploads/...sGuideV1_1.pdf


HoverFly GImbal
http://www.hoverflytech.com/gimbal_1WNK.html



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Independent gimbal control from the world leaders in multirotor flight control technology. The HoverflyGIMBAL stabalizes your shot just the way you want. Featuring our patented Hovercore technology, HoverflyGIMBAL packs powerful 3 axis control in a small footprint. Mounts on the craft or under the camera depending on the frame of reference required. Manufactured in the USA from the highest quality sensors available. Reliable and repeatable, it provides a perfect horizon every time.



Features:

Gimbal Stabalization for Camera Gimbal Mounts
Autolevel mode - automatically maintains orientation
without the need for an external controller in 1,2, or 3 axis
Fixed Control mode - requires a transmitter/receiver to control camera position
3 axis MEMS Gyro, 3x MEMS Accelerometer, 3 axis Magnetometer (fixed heading
hold regardless of craft heading, control in 3rd axis of yaw)
8x Parallel Processing for the ultimate in rapid accurate gimbal control
3 Servo Outputs, 3 Receiver Inputs
Advanced 9 Degree of Freedom motion stabalization algorithm
Software features senstivity control with "soft" to "hard" adjustability
Hovercore - Hoverfly's patent-pending control technology


HoverflyGIMBAL Includes:

HoverflyGIMBAL Board
HoverflyGIMBAL Configuration Software
USB cable

Quick Start Guide for Gimbal Controller
http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...13372810845393
Setup Client:
http://www.hoverflyupdate.com/setupClient/publish.htm

Firmware Updater
http://www.hoverflyupdate.com/updateClient/publish.htm

Video Tutorials
http://www.hoverflytech.com/video-tutorials.html

Resoruces:

Georges Gimbal Setup Guide:
https://hoverflytech.zendesk.com/ent...he-hoverflypro

Sport V Pro Comparison
http://www.hoverflytech.com/uploads/...rt_and_Pro.pdf

Auto Level Setup
https://hoverflytech.zendesk.com/ent...p-autoleveling


Cases

http://MadLabIndustries.com
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1632167
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Examples of Videos Flown with the HoverFly Range of Products:

Tellus Science Museum (2 min 20 sec)

Cloudlevel Media and Hoverfly (2 min 8 sec)


Nikon - WHY (7 min 28 sec)


Nikon - HOW of WHY (11 min 43 sec)


Quest for the Lost Maya Promo (0 min 31 sec)


Frisco Bike Park (2 min 16 sec)


Aerial Promo (2 min 16 sec)


Aerial Video of 3D Scratch Built 3D foamy Sony Nex-5n Fresno Field HoverFly (3 min 48 sec)


Toys for Tots Sample Reel (1 min 0 sec)

Quiet-Copter™ goes to the Vineyards (2 min 48 sec)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=4kLZc2yT5H0
Hoverfly Highlight Reel (1 min 26 sec)

HoverflySportDemo (2 min 4 sec)

Cloud Level Media Promo Reel (3 min 25 sec)

hoverfly-5d-test-2-lake.mp4 (1 min 42 sec)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=KGccPxxVlGo
2011 Olympus Rally Recap (3 min 7 sec)

Polycraft with hexacopter (3 min 58 sec)

Hoverfly - X8 fun (2 min 50 sec)

2 Minutes Hands Off Hover w/HoverFly Sport On My DIY Y6 (3 min 14 sec)

Stony Brook Village Center (0 min 39 sec)

Matt Johnston Specialty Field Production Summer Reel (1 min 37 sec)

Hoverfly Pro Hexacopter XL FPV (3 min 55 sec)

Hoverfly Pro Y-6 Rusty's Frame Y-6 1/2 Mile FPV Flight with Practice Landings (1 min 54 sec)

The flying cage of death at the Western Winter Teslathon 2012 (1 min 34 sec)
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Educational Talk about HF and Multirotors (Including history about the HoverFly team)
Hoverfly Technologies visits Embry-Riddle (16 min 44 sec)



Video Tutorials:

Basic Quadcopter Tutorial - Chapter 1 (4 min 4 sec)

Basic Quadcopter Tutorial - Chapter 2 - Frame Construction (12 min 10 sec)

Basic Quadcopter Tutorial - Chapter 3 - Power System (7 min 51 sec)

Basic Quadcopter Tutorial - Chapter 4 - Power System 2 (9 min 3 sec)

Basic Quadcopter Tutorial - Chapter 5 - Soldering Tips (12 min 23 sec)

Basic Quadcopter Tutorial - Chapter 6 - HoverflyPro Connections (9 min 37 sec)

Basic Quadcopter Tutorial - Chapter 7 - Firmware (5 min 32 sec)

Basic Quadcopter Tutorial - Chapter 8 - Motor Directions (7 min 11 sec)

Basic Quadcopter Tutorial - Chapter 9 - First Flight (4 min 15 sec)
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Is there a comparison list between the Pro & Sport?

It would be very helpful to have a comparison list table to show what features are covered under each board so we can decide which to use.

Thanks!
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:40 AM
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I can see if one exists or one of us can make one up.


The major differences are:
1) the sport lacks the ability to add the GPS board.
2) The Sport does not have servo outputs for gimbal stabilization
3) The sport board has different firmware for different flying styles. (AP work, newbies, Aggressive Sport Flying).
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I can see if one exists or one of us can make one up.


The major differences are:
1) the sport lacks the ability to add the GPS board.
2) The Sport does not have servo outputs for gimbal stabilization
3) The sport board has different firmware for different flying styles. (AP work, newbies, Aggressive Sport Flying).
Thanks!
Are they going to build some sort of a protective shields for their boards to protect the electronics, similar to what DJI has done?
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 04:19 PM
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I know they want to but there is already a good one for the pro board
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1627541
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 04:21 PM
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I know they want to but there is already a good one for the pro board
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1627541
Ah, excellent. That solves the problem. Thanks!

If you don't mind, I like to know what would the advantage of the Sport version V.S. Naza, since they seem to be in the same price range. Why should one choose the Sport version instead of Naza?
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Well I am not an expert on the naza but some people don't like how it has auto land at low voltage.


Also the sport board has the ability to fly acrobatic where as the naza (to my understanding) is more built for slower steady AP type movement.

The naza does have gimbal stabilization as well.

The option of the 3 different firmware types for flying ability would be the biggest advantage.

And that it is made in the USA (If that matters at all)
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Well I am not an expert on the naza but some people don't like how it has auto land at low voltage.


Also the sport board has the ability to fly acrobatic where as the naza (to my understanding) is more built for slower steady AP type movement.

The naza does have gimbal stabilization as well.

The option of the 3 different firmware types for flying ability would be the biggest advantage.

And that it is made in the USA (If that matters at all)
This would be a silly reason NOT to get the Naza since you can enable or disable this feature in the setup assistant.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 08:13 PM
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There are plenty of DJI threads.

This is not meant the be a HF v anyone thread

I was just a answering his question to the best of my ability.
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There are plenty of DJI threads.

This is not meant the be a HF v anyone thread

I was just a answering his question to the best of my ability.
Perhaps it's a good idea to post a link to Hoverfly vendor forum in your first post so that people who are interested to know more about the system can read more about it.
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The sport board and the Naza are aimed at 2 different types of pilot. The Naza is a very good board for beginners and experienced users alike. It has a very good altitude hold, it has a pretty strong auto level, it has gimbal controls and its nice and easy to set up.
The sport board is aimed more at the pilots who like to fly hard and aggressively and are into acrobatics etc. I think from memory it has 3 different flight mode settings which range from easy flying to very loose for high end acrobatics.The sport board doesnt have gimbal controls. The sport board is also very easy to set up. If you want a board for acrobatics etc the sport board would be a good choice.

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Ah, excellent. That solves the problem. Thanks!

If you don't mind, I like to know what would the advantage of the Sport version V.S. Naza, since they seem to be in the same price range. Why should one choose the Sport version instead of Naza?
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 08:40 PM
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The sport board and the Naza are aimed at 2 different types of pilot. The Naza is a very good board for beginners and experienced users alike. It has a very good altitude hold, it has a pretty strong auto level, it has gimbal controls and its nice and easy to set up.
The sport board is aimed more at the pilots who like to fly hard and aggressively and are into acrobatics etc. I think from memory it has 3 different flight mode settings which range from easy flying to very loose for high end acrobatics.The sport board doesnt have gimbal controls. The sport board is also very easy to set up. If you want a board for acrobatics etc the sport board would be a good choice.
Thank you for this useful comparison. I'm going after a steady and hold flight for AP and FPV which I need to maintain a steady flight. Good info, Thanks!
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