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Posted by Shoveopoly | Aug 27, 2021 @ 09:06 AM | 20,979 Views
Pics of two Spirit Pro FLBs.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Apr 20, 2019 @ 06:46 PM | 5,191 Views
Got the purple Robocat back together, and flashed with Ardupilot. If it ever stops raining, will take it for a test flight.
Posted by Shoveopoly | May 26, 2018 @ 04:55 PM | 5,966 Views
Did a little work on my Robocats. Installed an Omnibus F4 Pro in yellow one and changed color scheme to purple. Also added a new camera and VTX. Still running Betaflight on it. Just minor maintenance, and decals on the canopy.
Posted by Shoveopoly | May 13, 2018 @ 07:26 AM | 6,042 Views
Been a while sense updating my blog. Busy with life and weather not cooperating. Finished the build. First test flight didn't go so well. With pitch channel backwards and battery strapped to the back, it did a flip. Mounted a battery plate between the landing gear and reversed the pitch channel. Now just waiting for rain to stop for second test flight. Went with a Pixhawk 2.4.8 set up, with a X8R receiver paired to a QX7 radio, and running Flightdeck for telemetery. I'm using a 10,000mah 3S battery for now. Once I get the feel for this, will look into a gimbal and camera for aerial photography. Pics bellow, and comments always welcome.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Feb 03, 2018 @ 02:34 PM | 6,242 Views
Ok, Pixhawk showed up. So, decided to install it. Mounted it, and started the programming. Steep learning curve with this. Still have to find a place to mount the X8R, and figure out what to do with the antennas. Till next time.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Jan 26, 2018 @ 11:30 PM | 7,900 Views
Ok, new radio showed up today. So got the 650 off the wall and did a few things. Got the canopy mounted, just need to trim front supports. Bound the receiver and set up all the modes. Thinking I'll give it a test flight with the Omnibus F4 Pro. Pixhawk set not here yet, should be any day now. Kinda excited/nervous to see how this will fly.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Jan 16, 2018 @ 07:49 AM | 6,577 Views
Canopy and GPS mount is here, radio still on the slow boat from China. Also have a Pixhawk set up on the way. Might as well do it the right way the first time. More wait time. With all the snow and cold outside, will be a while before I can fly it anyways. Will post more when closer to done.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Jan 08, 2018 @ 07:27 AM | 6,486 Views
More progress on my Ironman 650. Motors leveled and wires up, ESC calibrated, Omnibus F4 Pro mounted, FPV camera installed and wired, GPS puck wired, and XSR receiver all wired in. Still waiting on canopy, VTX, and GPS mart.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Dec 31, 2017 @ 12:59 PM | 6,592 Views
Started on my Ironman 650. Need to figure out what flight system and how to mount it. Leaning towards an Omnibus F4 Pro with Inav, as I have one just begging to be installed in something. Progress so far.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Dec 25, 2017 @ 08:44 PM | 6,581 Views
Looks like Sandy Claws thought I was a good boy this year. He left me a Tarot Ironman 650 under the tree, along with motors, props, and a few other build parts. Rumor has it a Taranis Q X7 is on the way to go with it. Haven't decided on a flight controller yet, or receiver. Stay tuned for a build log.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Oct 23, 2017 @ 06:05 PM | 6,793 Views
Second blue Robocat done and flies good. Omnibus F4 Pro, Aokfly RV2306 2650KV motors, Foxeer 16:9 camera, GPS module, DALPROP 5x4 triblade, Wolfwhoop S833 5.8GHz 40CH 600MW Mini FPV A/V Transmitter, and Flysky X6B receiver. Pics to follow soon.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Oct 15, 2017 @ 05:42 PM | 6,440 Views
Built another Robocat for my sister. Not my normal choice of color, but she loves it. This one doesn't have any FPV gear. Due to my niece flying my blue cat, and losing it, parts are on order build another one. Never a dull moment in my life.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Oct 07, 2017 @ 03:25 PM | 7,058 Views
It took new motors and flight controller, but it flies good now. Having issues with the GPS unit, so took it off and flashed Betaflight. Thinking GPS might have gotten damaged when it landed up side down after motor failure with first flight. Weight is on par with first, minus 1550mAh vs 1300mAh. All in all, happy with it.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Sep 24, 2017 @ 01:13 PM | 6,985 Views
Madien was going well until motor 4 quit working. Back to the bench with this one. Time to get the Fluke out.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Sep 23, 2017 @ 09:07 PM | 6,979 Views
Here is my finished Robocat. Omnibus F4 Pro, Foxeer 16:9 camera, Gartt QE2205 motors, DALPROP T5040 V2, and a 1550mah battery. Finished all the set up, and will maiden tomorrow.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Sep 15, 2017 @ 03:56 PM | 7,152 Views
A little more progress. Still waiting on the camera and vtx.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Sep 10, 2017 @ 06:45 PM | 7,112 Views
Started my second Robocat. This one will have GPS and Inav. Not finished yet, but there is my progress.
Posted by Shoveopoly | Feb 12, 2017 @ 12:07 AM | 8,298 Views
Here are pics of my first build. I used an Omnibus F3 FC in a Robocat 270mm frame, Racerstar 4 in 1 ESC, Racerstar RF2205 2600KV motors, Eachine 700TVL camera with 200mW vtx, and a Flysky FS-i6x/X6B combo. Oh, and Kingkong 5040 triblade props. Build went well, with just a couple of mistakes. Moved a few things around after finishing it first time. First test flight didn't go well, but second was good. Look forward to snow to be gone to get outside with it fly it. Blue canopy pieces are on there way, and thinking about repainting yellow one silver.