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Posted by benedikt | Feb 11, 2018 @ 06:57 PM | 12,722 Views
Over the year 2017, whoop frames in range of sizes were released, and all require slightly different hardware.
To answer the most common questions about part compatibility, I made this video:
The Matrix of Whoop - a hardware reference guide (14 min 1 sec)

Posted by benedikt | Sep 02, 2015 @ 07:57 PM | 18,249 Views
the Micro Motor Museum (8 min 2 sec)

Do you need any ideas for building a micro?
Please ask here
Posted by benedikt | Nov 16, 2014 @ 04:18 PM | 128,289 Views
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This is the interactive manual for the AlienWii flight controller.
Please contribute by posting your comments, questions and suggestions for future chapters!

Lets get started with a quick overview:
AlienWii Manual - Chapter #1: Overview (0 min 52 sec)
Sensor unit:

Check battery polarity and bind the receiver:
AlienWii manual - Chapter #2: Receiver binding and battery polarity (2 min 39 sec)
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Posted by benedikt | Aug 17, 2014 @ 08:40 AM | 27,970 Views
The micro quad addiction made me buy a 3D printer..
Here is my first thing:

The goal is to make the ultimate micro quad platform: strong, light, modular, adjustable. And crowd-approved

The following variables are planned:
- motor mount diameter (8.5mm, 7mm, 6mm)
- FC mount (AlienFC, Micro MWC, nQX, Hubsan)
- battery mount
- attachments mounts

The current thing is the very first incarnation, with the following specs:
- 120mm shaft diagonal
- 8.5mm motor mounts
- AlienFC cut-out
- holes for rubber bands (battery holder)
- studs (seat for a LEGO pilot or any other stuff you want to fly around..)

Let me know what you think!

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Posted by benedikt | Jun 28, 2014 @ 08:34 PM | 23,927 Views
I happen to have a list of street addresses from micro copter and plane enthusiast around the world...
And I found a way to publish this information without violating privacy.

Here is the propellerhead map!
Check it out, and when you see a pin near you and want to get in touch for a mutual flying session, please send me the pin code (hover over the map pin to see the code) and your email-address, and I will pass your details to the respective propellerhead, asking him/her to contact you.

You can also commit a personal outing in this thread, and simply post your pin code here, thus "linking" it to your RCG profile, and let any potential flying buddy contact you this way.

Any general posts å la
"I fly little rocket ships and live in X - anyone close by for a mutual flying session?"
are most welcome in this thread, post away!

Propellerheads, UNITE!

The previous map was taken down, and replaced with a opt-in version:

Flying Eye v3

Posted by benedikt | Jun 16, 2014 @ 06:07 PM | 24,103 Views
FlyingEye v3 Part #1 - overview and 1st prototype (2 min 45 sec)

part list:

- frames
- flight controller (link to follow when they are publicly available)
- camera
- motors
- voltage regulator
Posted by benedikt | Jun 12, 2014 @ 01:58 AM | 27,057 Views
I decided to pimp my nQX to the extreme.
This is the result:

2014-06-11-nQXtreme.mp4 (10 min 0 sec)

Here is how to make your own nQXtreme:

Get your hands on the following:
- Nano QX frame
- Nano QX canopy
- HM830 props
- HK Micro MWC
- stupid pogo programmer
- Chaoli CL-0615-14
- Turnigy nano-tech 160mah

Now rename, unzip and flash the attached firmware to the board.
If you succeed straight away, give yourself big pad on the back.
If not - bang your head against the wall and consult this thread. Thats how I did it..

Configure your PIDs. I happen to like these:
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Next, extend the wires of the two front motors and reverse the polarity of the plugs.
Check this post for correct polarity of the motors.

Solder a battery connector to the board, stick it to the frame, slide motors and props in place.

Hit the throttle.

Im sure I forgot something, so consider the above work in progress..
Any questions?
Post away!
Posted by benedikt | Apr 26, 2014 @ 02:30 AM | 24,128 Views
I shot some 120fps footage while launching my micro into the mud field.
Turned out quite nice

The Motor Guy - Launch it like you stole it! (1 min 37 sec)

Posted by benedikt | Apr 07, 2014 @ 07:51 AM | 24,888 Views
If you have a great video showing off the brute force of your Chaoli-powered micro quad,
post it here and Ill send you some free spares, so you can continue to "fly it like you stole it"

Here is the video contribution that kicks off the thread:

Nano QX - above the skyline of Toronto (2 min 30 sec)

Thank you Karol, please pick your next poison
Posted by benedikt | Jan 14, 2014 @ 06:01 PM | 32,662 Views
I recently got obsessed with a Hobbyking Pocket Quad, and started tuning it to the max like all my other RCs. I quickly had to learn that micro coreless motors are a mine field with low quality and expensive booby traps everywhere.
I could not get any good micro motors unless buying them in thousands. That got the obsession really going

Here is the new line-up, going to hit my mailbox soon:

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Posted by benedikt | Jan 05, 2014 @ 06:54 AM | 26,430 Views
This is the German translation of my blog post "The Flying Eye":

-- work in progress --

Einkaufsliste und Bauanleitung für einen fliegenden Microcamcorder.
Ungefähr so gross wie ein Auge mit 4 Propellern.
Fragen oder Anregungen sind gerne willkommen.

Pocket Cam - Pylon Racing on the Playground (4 min 2 sec)

  • Video-Auflösung: 1280x720
  • Sichtwinkel: 120˚
  • Abfluggewicht: 48g
  • Flugzeit: >3min

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Posted by benedikt | Dec 27, 2013 @ 12:48 AM | 40,373 Views
Shopping list and build instructions for a flying micro camcorder on a budget (airborn parts: $120), capable of shooting smooth and stable HD video. Its about the size of your eye plus propellers..
You are most welcome to post your question or suggestions into this thread, but dont be offended when I work the answers into the first page and delete your posts to keep all info concise.

Pocket Quad - Somersby Falls (2 min 31 sec)

quick specs:
  • video resolution: 1280x720
  • field of view: 120˚
  • AUW: 48g
  • flight time: >3min
to get:to do:

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