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Posted by BubbsMalone | May 11, 2016 @ 01:09 AM | 9,863 Views
Using parts from the Slo-260 (after upgrade), I am making another quadcopter for acrobatic flight, no go-pro here... And I'm calling it the Slo-Moe.

10/18/16
It turned out to be a bit slower than anticipated, I managed to burn up an ESC. I could smell the good smoke coming out to be noticed. As funds are low, it will likely take a bit to sort it out.


11/01/17
3D printed Flame Wheel 250 frame, with 3D printed Nemesis landing gear (Thingiverse) and Canopy / LED kit from KK260 FPV frame


2/20/18
DYS 4-in-one 18 AMP ESC's and Emax Baby Hawk Camera/Antenna/Video TX combo added.
Posted by BubbsMalone | Nov 07, 2015 @ 10:44 PM | 11,109 Views
Purchased and on arrived Nov 14, 2015 (all from Hobby King):
(1) Emax 800TVL HD FPV variable focus camera NTSC - $13.61
(1) FT951 5.8 GHz Video Transmitter 25 mW (full FCC Certification) - $19.95
(1) Aomway 32 ch Video Receiver / DVR combo - $42.83
(1) 5.8 Ghz polarized antenna set for transmitter and receiver - $7.53
(1) Quanum DIY FPV Goggle kit V.2 - 53.75

Still to buy:
(1) 2S lipo to power the headset and receiver

I purchased a few more things at the same time to keep shipping down as much as possible, so this setup is at about $160. Here are a couple of reasons I went the way I did with the above:
-Emax cam for higher resolution (800 TVL - 762X582 pixels), if the latency is bad I have a sharp security cam with CCD I can use until I can replace it.
- The TX I chose is FCC Certified ( at 25 mW) and from what I have read I will not need an FCC license to operate, but I advise checking this often beacause the rules seem to be changing here in the U.S.
- I have watched a few reviews on the receiver and I'm sold. This product seems to perform as well as other similer 32 channel recievers, with the added benefit of the DVR to record your sessions.
- The 5.8 GHz antenna set is to ensure my distance doesn't run short due to the 25 mW transmitter I have chosen, although I do not plan on traveling more than 300-400 meters at any given time.
-I have also seen many reviews on the Quanum V2 headset and feel this will be a good entry level solution for me. There have...Continue Reading
Posted by BubbsMalone | Oct 15, 2015 @ 06:13 PM | 10,882 Views
Let this be lesson to you, the wind is not your friend...
Slo 260 Flies away at Bedwell (5 min 53 sec)

"Rotor Riot" and they are...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCem...mjP8ucHR2YY7hw
Buy stuff here...
http://www.rotorriot.com/

"Painless-360" Multirotor resource:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp1...g959vRc1xowqpw

"RCModelReviews" Airplane and Multirotor resource:
https://www.youtube.com/user/RCModelReviews

"Tested" views on FPV:
http://www.tested.com/tech/488686-wh...se-flying-fpv/

AMA info site - discoverflight.org:
http://cl.exct.net/?qs=3ce1aa88f1354...52487500cdd444
Posted by BubbsMalone | Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:23 PM | 12,819 Views
Existing hardware / received:
1) Turnigy - 5X mini transmitter - $21.90 / Hobby King
2) Turnigy - 1300 mAh 3S 11.1V 30-40C Lipo - $11.95 ea / Amazon seller
1) Battery Strap (may fabricate) Update - The frame came with a pretty hefty strap with "FPV RACER" printed on it.
1) Blue Locktight (tube) - Purchased
1) Andoer DIY 260 V1 G10 Multicopter frame kit (KK 260 FPV Racer)- $6.99 / Amazon Seller
1) Turnigy 5RX 5ch mini FHSS Receiver - $7.03 / HobbyKing
1) AfroFlight Naze32 (Acro) AbuseMark Controller (soldered w/Horz. Pins and r/c cable) - $29.99 / HobbyKing
2) set's 5040 black ABS props - $2.50 ($20.00(for 8 props)) / Sheldon's Hobby
1) set Gemfan 5040 green props - $1.15 ($4.60(for 4 props)) / HobbyKing
1) set clear 5030 props - $.50 ($1.99(for 4 props)) / HobbyKing
4) Jrelecs 1806 2400kv Brushless (2-plus thread and 2-CCW) Motors - $65.00 (as set w/ESC's) / Amazon Seller
4) 12A ESC's with BEC (with SimonK firmware)
More Props from Hobby King... Even ordered up some 6030's to try. Using 5030's mostly right now. 5040 run the battery hotter than I like, even at 30-40C discharge.

Various Supplies:
Various) Zip Ties, heat shrink tubing, Velcro and foam double-stick tape.

Mod's:
- School bus yellow paint job
- Springy leg reinforcement fix (2"ABS plastic) - Fabrication)
- Power Distribution board (fabricated basic board)
- Battery gripper adhered with double stick tape (back of pwr. dist.)
- 5 (12V) Blue LED mod, wired into PDB 10/14

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Posted by BubbsMalone | Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:18 PM | 11,828 Views
1) Turnigy - 5X mini transmitter (tx/rx) - $21.90 / Hobby King
2) Turnigy - 1300 mAh 3S 11.1V 30-40C Lipo - $11.95 ea / Amazon seller
1) integy Lipo Voltage checker Low Voltage Alarm - $2.42 / Amazon Seller
1) Neewer 30Amp ESC with BEC - $4.96 / Amazon Seller
1) Neewer A2212-10 1400kv Brushless Outrunner (3D flight) - $9.51 / Amazon Seller
5 sets) Vktech 3.5mm Gold Bullet Connectors - $3.12(per pk. 20 sets) / Amazon Seller
12) Brushless Stick Mount Motor Mounts - $4.29(pk. 6ea) / Amazon Seller
Vaious) Master Airscrew 8x4 / 7x6 (for electric use) - $1.95-$2.95 - Sheldons or AiroMicro
2) Water Bottle Nose Cone Shown in above pic (+Essentia 1.5 Litre) - $2.00 / Safeway
1) Velcro Strips and hot glue for main wing (quick fix) - $1.00 / Dollar Tree or 98 cent...Continue Reading