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Old Oct 16, 2012, 10:33 PM
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I have to agree with you on the "no one perfect controller". Naza is the only one I've had any luck with and it has been far from perfect. That's why I put it on the FlyDumini, that was a mistake I learned from.
I've also tried the AQ50D on mini quads, I think they're too sensitive. I've been told that the AQ50D works best on larger quads, I don't know if I want to take the chance.
I'm willing to take a chance on something different, like the NanoWii so long as there are knowledgeable people around that can guide you when you need it.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Warthox,
Is there any chance you could post a few pictures of the bottom of your Flyduino nanoquad?
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Thank you, Warthox. I see you have a little dried dirt on one of your props???
The other thing, your original pictures looked like this one had little legs, not so, it was your battery & RX.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 04:40 AM
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Thank you, Warthox. I see you have a little dried dirt on one of your props???
The other thing, your original pictures looked like this one had little legs, not so, it was your battery & RX.
dirt = low level flying

there is a landing gear delivered but i dont really like landing gears on funcopters
i catch them by hand anyway.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 06:58 AM
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dirt = low level flying

there is a landing gear delivered but i dont really like landing gears on funcopters
i catch them by hand anyway.
I've noticed you're a real daredevil. I like the video of your where you're at a corn field and fly through the windows of your car.

You seem to be really knowledgeable about the MultiWii, especially the small ones that Paul sells. I really want to get his new one since I have most of the parts but I just don't know anything about the Wii. Just how hard are they to set up and get your quad stable?
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 07:34 AM
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I've noticed you're a real daredevil. I like the video of your where you're at a corn field and fly through the windows of your car.

You seem to be really knowledgeable about the MultiWii, especially the small ones that Paul sells. I really want to get his new one since I have most of the parts but I just don't know anything about the Wii. Just how hard are they to set up and get your quad stable?
if u build a normal quad it will fly without changing any pids or else.
there are many tutorials which help to build/program it and u can also ask in the multiwii thread. there are many people which can help.
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if u build a normal quad it will fly without changing any pids or else.
there are many tutorials which help to build/program it and u can also ask in the multiwii thread. there are many people which can help.
Thanks, Warthox. I need a plug and play so I can enjoy the quad and be learning as I go. I have a problem of getting frustrated if nothing works as it is supposed to.
You're an inspiration to all us new fliers, I will order this weekend.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Hi All,

Just updated the first post with some pics of the components. And a place keeper for Wartox's videos

I'll keep updating the OP with builds / info etc, let me know if there's something that belongs there!

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Hi Warthox,

Did you need to take any precautions to prevent the pins protruding from the bottom of the frame from puncturing the lipo, or is the velcro enough?

What flight times do you get with the 2s 480's? I have ordered some 2s 450's and I'm hoping that'll work.

Also, how do you balance your blades? I didn't notice any tape or scrapes on the props.

I thought it but didn't post that's one nice quad by the way!

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hi everyone, this is my first post here so be gentle!.( well second now as i also posted this in the nanowii thread)

i have just finished putting together my first quad, the nannoquad from flyduino.
this is the first flying rc craft i have ever built, owned or flown so i am a complete novice with everything! lol.

i think i have managed to assemble everything right (my build is the same components as warthox) i have managed to download the multiwii sketch to the nanowii and have defined what i think needed to be defined.
in the multiwii gui i can see the tx stick inputs moving and when i move the nanoquad the roll and pitch also seem to be working.

but i am not getting any power to the motors? what am i missing? do i need to calibrate something?.
when i plug in the battery i get a solid red led light on the nanowii and one green light flashes every few seconds, and one beep.

any help would be much appreciated, i just want to start learning to fly!
i will post up some pics of my build tomorrow.
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hi everyone, this is my first post here so be gentle!.( well second now as i also posted this in the nanowii thread)

i have just finished putting together my first quad, the nannoquad from flyduino.
this is the first flying rc craft i have ever built, owned or flown so i am a complete novice with everything! lol.

i think i have managed to assemble everything right (my build is the same components as warthox) i have managed to download the multiwii sketch to the nanowii and have defined what i think needed to be defined.
in the multiwii gui i can see the tx stick inputs moving and when i move the nanoquad the roll and pitch also seem to be working.

but i am not getting any power to the motors? what am i missing? do i need to calibrate something?.
when i plug in the battery i get a solid red led light on the nanowii and one green light flashes every few seconds, and one beep.

any help would be much appreciated, i just want to start learning to fly!
i will post up some pics of my build tomorrow.
Show us some pics of your build and I'd like to know how the nanowii is working for you?
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Hi Sarrs and welcome!

I'm new to multiwii too and this may be off the mark but are you doing the stick sequence to arm the motors?

Cheers

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hi everyone, this is my first post here so be gentle!.( well second now as i also posted this in the nanowii thread)

i have just finished putting together my first quad, the nannoquad from flyduino.
this is the first flying rc craft i have ever built, owned or flown so i am a complete novice with everything! lol.

i think i have managed to assemble everything right (my build is the same components as warthox) i have managed to download the multiwii sketch to the nanowii and have defined what i think needed to be defined.
in the multiwii gui i can see the tx stick inputs moving and when i move the nanoquad the roll and pitch also seem to be working.

but i am not getting any power to the motors? what am i missing? do i need to calibrate something?.
when i plug in the battery i get a solid red led light on the nanowii and one green light flashes every few seconds, and one beep.

any help would be much appreciated, i just want to start learning to fly!
i will post up some pics of my build tomorrow.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 04:49 AM
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Hi Warthox,

Did you need to take any precautions to prevent the pins protruding from the bottom of the frame from puncturing the lipo, or is the velcro enough?

What flight times do you get with the 2s 480's? I have ordered some 2s 450's and I'm hoping that'll work.

Also, how do you balance your blades? I didn't notice any tape or scrapes on the props.

I thought it but didn't post that's one nice quad by the way!

Cheers
i cutted the pins pretty short and also used a bit more solder so the protruding pins are not sharp. theres no velcro between frame and lipo. can make a photo if you want.

with the way i fly (mostly full throttle) i get 3min flighttime. didnt tried 'normal' flying but the flighttime should be much higher. 2s450 are great for a responsive config

i didnt balanced the props. the flyduino 5" props (2bladed) are the best i ever used.

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hi everyone, this is my first post here so be gentle!.( well second now as i also posted this in the nanowii thread)

i have just finished putting together my first quad, the nannoquad from flyduino.
this is the first flying rc craft i have ever built, owned or flown so i am a complete novice with everything! lol.

i think i have managed to assemble everything right (my build is the same components as warthox) i have managed to download the multiwii sketch to the nanowii and have defined what i think needed to be defined.
in the multiwii gui i can see the tx stick inputs moving and when i move the nanoquad the roll and pitch also seem to be working.

but i am not getting any power to the motors? what am i missing? do i need to calibrate something?.
when i plug in the battery i get a solid red led light on the nanowii and one green light flashes every few seconds, and one beep.

any help would be much appreciated, i just want to start learning to fly!
i will post up some pics of my build tomorrow.
have you done acc calibration while the quad is level? the green led is blinking when the quad isnt calibrated and also if the quad is not nearly level. while the led is blinking you cant arm the quad. its a safety feature.
you have to arm the quad by putting throttle down and yaw to the right. disarm by putting throttle down and yaw to the left.
you also have to do the esc throttle calibration.
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have you done acc calibration while the quad is level? the green led is blinking when the quad isnt calibrated and also if the quad is not nearly level. while the led is blinking you cant arm the quad. its a safety feature.
you have to arm the quad by putting throttle down and yaw to the right. disarm by putting throttle down and yaw to the left.
you also have to do the esc throttle calibration.
thanks for replying warthox, right you are probably going to laugh but what is an acc calibration?. also i have not calibrated the esc's, how do i do that? do i have to de-solder them from the frame?.
like i said in my first post i am a complete novice! so thankyou for your patience.

i thought i had done quite well up until now, i thought the hard bit would have been sorting and downloading the sketch onto the nanowii but i seem to have managed that bit ok!, i think!...lol.

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Hi Sarrs and welcome!

I'm new to multiwii too and this may be off the mark but are you doing the stick sequence to arm the motors?

Cheers
hi soma thanks for the welcome, i tried the arming thing with the sticks but no joy.
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[QUOTE=sarrs4;23042722]first up heres a couple of pics

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thanks for replying warthox, right you are probably going to laugh but what is an acc calibration?. also i have not calibrated the esc's, how do i do that? do i have to de-solder them from the frame?.
like i said in my first post i am a complete novice! so thankyou for your patience.

i thought i had done quite well up until now, i thought the hard bit would have been sorting and downloading the sketch onto the nanowii but i seem to have managed that bit ok!, i think!...lol.

You're doing OK. Go to youtube and search "how to calibrate an esc". There are several videos showing you how plus there is printed material to help too. Don't worry, it is not difficult, it's just part of the process.
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