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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:12 PM
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I updated my blog with an article on top of the range multicopters. I know that there's loads that I've missed out, but it took a massive amount of time just to write this short article and include all the links and photos. I hope to keep working on all of my articles and updating them as things change.

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Old Oct 06, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Real noob here. Just received my order from HK. KK2, X666. Not sure what setup is better, the X or the +. Thanks for any help.
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 02:24 PM
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I think it's easier to tune a + copter because you can just tune a single axis at a time to get a really stable machine. On the other hand, I feel that an x copter feels much more like an aircraft to fly and has benefits when doing aerial video or FPV, because the front arm doesn't come into shot.

Here is a great video from Kapteinkuk showing you the effects of different gain settings for P&I. From about 2:30 in the video you can see how he disconnects 2 motors and is able to tune one axis at a time.
Multicopter PI-tuning: How to recognize different settings. (7 min 52 sec)
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 06:11 AM
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Here is one, not on the same level as you guys... I just bought a QR Ladybird to practice first quadcopter and of course I break it after few days trying it out... The main center piece broke making the rear right arm loose... So I decided to rebuild a frame for it with BBQ SKewers.

Here is the link where I posted pictures of the rebuild: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=333941

I succeeded to have one short flight with the new frame but I'm facing binding problem. I thing you must know is that it still flew after the crash that cause me to rebuild a frame, so I don't think it is linked.

I would like to know if there is any chances I can get it to work?

It flew nicely yesterday night even for a short time and I would reaal want to get some more time with it.

Thank you in advance.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Unfortunately this appears to be a reasonably common problem with the Walkera Ladybird.I don't own one, but I have heard mentioned that it's caused by some bad soldering on the board and there is a chip that needs to be re-flowed. Of course the easiest thing to do would be to send it back to try and get it fixed under warranty.


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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Thanks buddy... I finally got it sorted out as it appears it was only a Board leveling problem... I screwed a bit there and unscrewed a bit other side and the binding finally completed... I flew it a bit in my appartment but got a lot of stuff in the way so as soon as my battery is charged I'll go down the lobby of my building which is a wide ligthed area where I can have a go at it.

Warrenty doesn't not apply over here especially when I dismantled everything and extend my motors wires...

But thank you again. All is good!

I actually bought the Ladybird to get the hang of a quadcopter before I scratchbuild one... I think I quite like the principle coming from plane scratchbuilding...

I'm planning to use my Gopro on the quad I'm going to build... Just awaiting for the apple application to display on my Iphone what the Gopro is viewing through the wifi accessory I recently bought.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Just awaiting for the apple application to display on my Iphone what the Gopro is viewing through the wifi accessory I recently bought.
Can you explain this more? I'm interested!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 02:17 PM
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You can purchase a wi-fi backpack for the GoPro, which basically just adds remote control functionality to the GoPro. GoPro have been promising an iphone app for months, that will give you live view from the gopro on your iphone. In fact, this was an advertised feature when they first released the wi-fi backpack, but it has so far failed to materialise.


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Old Oct 07, 2012, 02:46 PM
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Wow, sounds great.

Haven't been to your blog in a few days, but looking forward to catching up.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 02:56 PM
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I've been ill over the weekend, so no updates. Hoping to get back to it tomorrow.
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Thanks for the reply
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:14 PM
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GoPro Wifi system

To cwg25, everybody is interested in this and I do hope it wasn't just an advertisment trick to sell the kit.

Here is how it work, you connect your wifi device like an additional battery pack onto the Hero or Hero 2 GoPro cam, you have a key chain remote control that will actually display exactly the same on the LCD screen what is appearing on the screen of the cam and it allows you to switch from modes remotely with a range of 180m.

Now I have read somewhere maybe on the GoPro.com that the application will be release in the fall 2012, so I'm just hoping they'll do as they say.

This app will allow you to have a live stream on your phone, tablet or laptop of what you Gopro is actually recording, again with a range of 180m. You should be then able to record it into your device and share it directly from your device.

This was the main reason I bought the thing. But if it was just commercial then I still have a remote control that allow me to swithch from one mode to the other one without having to bring down my flying device to switch modes.

So during the flight I'm able to take both video and still pictures.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Thanks for the detailed info, RCSquale. I wonder if the signal could be boosted so there's more than 180m.

lovegroove, I had another question about my ongoing problem. Here's the post, maybe you can help?
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...02&postcount=6
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Hi! Im a n00b!

Im want to build a multirotor for photo @ film..
Planning on lifting a dslr with some standard lens and/or gopro!

I have some 4s batts at home! But what size on the frame ? Motors, esc, propps? And I want an fc with some position hold function, what else is there besides Naza?

The tx will maybe be a spektrum or similar..
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Hi! Im a n00b!

Im want to build a multirotor for photo @ film..
Planning on lifting a dslr with some standard lens and/or gopro!

I have some 4s batts at home! But what size on the frame ? Motors, esc, propps? And I want an fc with some position hold function, what else is there besides Naza?

The tx will maybe be a spektrum or similar..
What is your budget? If you want to lift a DSLR and get good quality and usable footage then expect to pay $5K if you do it all yourself and ~$10K for an RTF copter.

Do you have any experience of flying multicopters? If not, you will almost certainly be wasting your money and are likely to crash on your first flight. It's much better to start small and get your flying skills sorted before you jump in the deep end.

Have a look here at my Blow-the Budget guide for an idea of some of the costs involved. http://drone-pilot.blogspot.fr/2012/...et-copter.html
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