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Old Dec 24, 2012, 07:34 AM
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voodoo's Quadcopter - [Currently Rebuilding]

The Low Down:
Custom Frame (aluminum and carbon fiber)
Dji NAZA
Turnigy 9x
Turnigy 4000mAh 3s
Turnigy 2217-20T 860kv motors
APC 10x4.7
Turnigy Plush ESCs 25amps

FPV:
GoPro
Immersion 600mW
Fatshark Predators
Circular Polarizers




First Maiden Flight:
She Flies!!! (1 min 1 sec)


Flight in the wind:
Flying at the Soccer Field (2 min 12 sec)
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 12:15 PM
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First statement is true.
Second- forget about 15 miles for now if you are a noob. By the time you'll learn how to fly it safely you'll start your second build and will learn about it a lot more.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 01:47 PM
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Thanks for the info.
I was just thinking about this hypothetically..15 miles is quite a distance even for experienced fliers.

I was thinking about purchasing a turnigy 9x and a standard 5.8ghz fpv system . All hooked with a dji naza. What kind of range are we looking at here?Will this be a reasonable first time setup?
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 02:48 PM
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If you get a Turnigy 9X the stock 2.4ghz module will probably get you about 1000' before you lose signal and your quad falls out of the sky. if you are lucky... i made it only a few hundred feet before it happend to me. It all depends on where you fly.

The Turnigy 9X is a great tx, don't get me wrong. But do yourself a favor and get a FrSky 2.4ghz module, and if you want spend the extra $$ on the LCD display so you can have Telemetry. This setup will get you 1km-2km depending on the area you fly, and your antenna choice.

for FPV, i have seen people travel up to 2+ miles without losing video signal. But they are using some stuff that may not be legal where you live (or where I live either).

Dragon link is what people use to fly for miles. But if you are a newb you will only be traveling a few hundred meters... if even that. Dragon Link isn't cheap, and its only for Radio signal, not Video signal.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Ok, is there any particular FPV system you would recommend?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Depends on how much money you want to spend.

I would start off cheap with a FoxTechFPV 5.8ghz setup. Its the setup I use, and its about $60 for a vRX/TX combo. Then you will have to buy a camera. I am using a 808 V2 keychain cam which also records 720p to a micro-SD card.

Here's what my FPV setup looks like on my RC Crawler, goofing around in my backyard.

FPV Crawler ver.00.1.alpha (4 min 8 sec)
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Sweet... And this has a range of 2 miles+? I want to give myself plenty of working room. Know what I mean?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:44 PM
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no

Maybe 1km if I am lucky and there is nothing in the way.

If you want to do Video Transmission of 2+ miles you better have deep pockets.

Do some reading at FPVlabs.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:00 PM
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How are much are we looking at... And I'm confused on why ppl would fly with a dragon link but not even be able to see the fpv... They must have a really good fpv system. All could you lead me to one of these products?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 02:44 PM
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People who are using Dragonlink do not use 5.8ghz FPV systems.

900mhz you can go pretty far, but here in the states they use 900mhz for 3G cellular service, so if you have cell coverage, your video link will suck.

I don't know how much we are talking about, because I do not own or really care about any of that. Im not interested in flying for miles. I am still trying to keep my quad in the air for more than 5 minutes.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 03:54 PM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...d_5_8G_TX.html

Instead of purchasing a separate FPV system and then Fat Shark Goggles, Would something like this be better?

Is it possible to switch that FPV camera to do a GoPro instead too?
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You might have better luck with the FPV questions if you asked them here.

http://www.rcgroups.com/video-piloting-fpv-rpv-469/

Save this thread for questions about the multirotor. You might also want to get a handle on flying one the conventional way before you try to fly FPV.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 04:13 PM
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You might have better luck with the FPV questions if you asked them here.

http://www.rcgroups.com/video-piloting-fpv-rpv-469/

Save this thread for questions about the multirotor. You might also want to get a handle on flying one the conventional way before you try to fly FPV.
Thanks,

not used to this thread! so much information to take in. But I'm learning
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Ok I've learned a lot in the past days.

I'm going to be making my frame out of hobbyking carbon fiber.

I've decided to go with the following parts. Tell me what I'm missing... I need help with power (connecting ESCs to battery and selecting a battery/charger)

I will be using turnigy 2217 with apc 10x4.7 props
Turnigy plush 25amp ESCs
Turnigy 9x
Fatshark predator with 600mw immersion (what battery would work for this)
Dji Naza

Please tell me what I am missing. Again, I I need help with the battery situation. The
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Ok I've learned a lot in the past days.

I'm going to be making my frame out of hobbyking carbon fiber.

I've decided to go with the following parts. Tell me what I'm missing... I need help with power (connecting ESCs to battery and selecting a battery/charger)

I will be using turnigy 2217 with apc 10x4.7 props
Turnigy plush 25amp ESCs
Turnigy 9x
Fatshark predator with 600mw immersion (what battery would work for this)
Dji Naza

Please tell me what I am missing. Again, I I need help with the battery situation. The
Looks good- might want to switch those motors for NTM series (1200kV with 8'' props seem to be a popular choice for quads), but up to you.

Regarding the battery situation: Here's a power distribution board

You can obviously make your own out of a double sided blank PCB board (solder + wires on one side, - on the other), but for the price the Hobbyking board is good. There are a few others with bullet connectors on the site but I prefer the one in the link where I can directly solder the wires on.
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