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Posted by LemonC | Sep 12, 2019 @ 10:35 AM | 689 Views
Itís been a few years so finally got a few premium upgrades for my Ďbirthdayí.

Got a Crossfire Micro TX bc yeah, and a very premium set of motors(on their way still). The crossfire is setup, did the hardware mod on my qx7.

After lots of endless frustration w betaflight I figured Iíd give Flightone a try. Josue FPV kinda got the notion in my head and Iíve been kinda stagnant and figured why not. I have not gotten everything going yet but I should be in the air in the next couple days if not today.

I m getting over pneumonia which was no fun.

I also upgraded to some hkrc 32bit escís.

Let the cartoons begin.
Posted by LemonC | Sep 03, 2019 @ 04:39 PM | 621 Views
I got my Squirt v2 up and running, it flies way better than i thought it might with my old 1407 motor setup.
Squirt V2 Maiden Feet (1 min 55 sec)

Posted by LemonC | Aug 19, 2019 @ 04:35 PM | 1,188 Views
My new youtube buddy Josue FPV has been helping me get my tune a little better, still needs work as do my Juicy skills, but anywho more digital garbage for looking upon...

Quick AM Flight (2 min 56 sec)

Running a TBS Source 1 v2 with v3 arms (they're holding up quite well i guess).

2306 2450 iflight motors, heavy ass quad 705g (has a hero 7 on it w nd4 filter), hq 5x4.3x3 props.
Posted by LemonC | Aug 02, 2019 @ 11:10 AM | 1,269 Views
TBS Source One v.2 Another Broken Arm (0 min 59 sec)

another broken arm on my TBS Source One v2, at least the third in two weeks ive been flying it... :/
Posted by LemonC | Jul 20, 2019 @ 12:40 PM | 2,632 Views
The arms are beefed up, extra 20x20 mount holes behind fpv cam on the main plate, main plate now has sunk nuts on it whereas v.2 had sunk nuts on cross brace. The v.3 therefor mounts the cross brace on the complete bottom, v.2 the main plate was the bottom with cross brace cutting into stack space potentially. V.3 has more fpv cam mounting holes, and the mount has a wider footprint now also.
Posted by LemonC | Jul 19, 2019 @ 12:13 PM | 1,937 Views
Im crossing over to a new frame. The Source One is affordable and i like the open source nature of the project, 3d print files should be plentiful, TBS is a very reliable brand also...

First pack, i did break and arm, but i had ordered some extras, SWAPPING the new one in was very quick. less than five minutes. one of the screws does screw into the stack, but it didnt really upset the stack when i swapped in the fix at the field (normal a do at home thing for me)

I hit a metal awning and fried my fc during session two... Swapped my bardwell v1 from my old quad frame into the Source One build...

Flies well for my purposes so far. Hopefully the first broken arm wont be a repeated thing. I basically hit a small tree and rolled...
Posted by LemonC | Jun 30, 2019 @ 09:24 AM | 6,507 Views
Xing 2306 2450kv added. Flew two packs on it this morning. Was nice. One arm is cracked unfortunately and no spares for sale anymore... :/

I also got to test out the new FOXEER v3 stubby lollipop antenna. They were wonderful compared to my old beat up pagoda. I was a bit worried the battery might interfere w the stubby but it was really good. I had an aomway 4 leaf and a patch on my aomway goggles. The reception was very good even when I flew behind myself w light trees in between. Definately good value so far. Not sure how long they might last though.

stubby does seem to black out if i get in the wrong orientation... upside down nose pointed towards me gave me a blackout twice so far... :/
Posted by LemonC | Jun 27, 2019 @ 03:10 PM | 3,145 Views
Great buy.
0603 motors are sooo much better than my previous brushed setup for sure.
after lots of youtube research and consulting with some local whoop racers, i decided to upgrade the motors prior to getting into batteries.
went with Happy Model 0802 19000kv. When i did the swap, i also swapped my frame and replaced the camera mount with a small 3d print bit, which left my flyer weighing around .25g LESS than stock (dry, the scale was tippin a bit)!
Flight time was also increased, due to less amp draw of the 0802's...!

For props im using eachine 010 stock props reamed out to 1mm.

Ive come across the notion that using a solid pin jst connector will also help reduce inefficiency, i placed an order to try out some OG solid pins aswell, altho so far that mod has not been performed.

Batteries so far: on hand i have some tattu 220's, some eachine 250's, some racedayquads 250's and now some GNB 300's (got the 300s after the motor swap). the eachine 250s perform better than my racedayquad 250s, and the 300's give me about 30sec more than the stock eachine 250's. Next im gonna try the GNB 260's...
Posted by LemonC | Jun 13, 2019 @ 12:44 AM | 1,071 Views
Hero Hypersmoothing (2 min 37 sec)

I tried out Hypersmooth for the first time the other day.

Also i was having an issue with my TBS unify race locking me into pit mode when id powerup my quad. I had set the vtx into race mode via the betaflight osd which at the time i didnt realize puts you into pit mode when i power on... After lots of resetting the damn thing, i finally figured out i had to unock the vtx via the button push method, once it was unlocked, then i was able to reset the vtx via the osd into 'free' mode... now it powers up 'normally' for me again. im generally a set it and forget it pilot... :/
Posted by LemonC | May 16, 2019 @ 03:39 PM | 1,679 Views
Betaflight 4.0 Feels Nice (2 min 20 sec)

I resolved my bouncy betaflight 4.0 issue. I had Pippi FPV via youtube look at my blackbox data, he told me it seemed like i had a mechanical issue, i checked my frame and one of my front arms was a bit spongy bc it was cracked/delaminated a bit. Swapped in a new arm and had a chance to test fly it again... Nice and smooth now. It has a bit of filter adjustment, i will need to black box again soon and reevaluated my parameters.

**also this was my Wife's first 'co piloting' experience.
Posted by LemonC | Apr 23, 2019 @ 03:22 PM | 1,408 Views
Betaflight 4.0 'Freestyle' stock settings (5 min 50 sec)

flippy spins on betaflight 4.0's stock freestyle settings. bouncy
Posted by LemonC | Apr 19, 2019 @ 04:58 PM | 2,088 Views
I had the day off and planned on flying a lot... My Session decided it was a good day to lock up on me so i decided to use that best buy warranty i had going on...

Cost me more than i expected but i walked out with a Hero 7 Black special white edition.

My tune was no good after the new Hero mounts were printed up, gave it a few goes, and i decided instead of starting over on betaflight 3.3 or something really old, i 'd just go ahead and update my firmware to 4.0.

First flights were no good, but i knew there was a different tuning method i needed to review first. watched some videos and ive pasted the freestyle cli changes recomended on the betaflight 4.0 wiki .

I also reduced the stock idle up percentage bc 5.5 seems way too much. giving it a go after work!
Posted by LemonC | Apr 01, 2019 @ 12:08 PM | 4,338 Views
Cyclops 100mm FPV Frame with 1102 motors (3 min 31 sec)
Its actually the 130mm cyclops..

I got a problem fpv micro flying this weekend! So small and lite, it's safe enough to fly near my house. 1102 dys motors, 6a racerstar escs, 20x20 f3 board, tiny vtx and cam.

very underpower, but it flies.

using zippy 35c 500mah 2s lipo which are 34.5 grams with wires. i might try some higher c rating lipos near this weight, 450mah or something. also might try dif props. 2" seem to work better than 3" so far. tried Hq 3035t and HQ 2035Q... Flies almost like my tinywhoop brushed but flies longer and faster.
Posted by LemonC | Feb 08, 2019 @ 12:57 PM | 6,407 Views
I pulled my second Karn, Scion of Urza from a standard showdown pack this week!!
Posted by LemonC | Feb 05, 2019 @ 12:58 PM | 7,168 Views
Accidentally recorded in time lapse on a pack this morning...
Posted by LemonC | Jan 25, 2019 @ 06:01 PM | 6,738 Views
Flew six packs on my lunch break today...

my tune is way off.. i think i turned off antigravity when i had it plugged to my laptop the other day... totally dipping and flopping when im inverted. oh well.

also not sure if when i tweak my pid in osd if something is going on. my expo was zero when i m pretty sure i had .15ish set before bc i need a little expo and have been flying with it.?

not sure whats going on.

Also, im so proud i flew six packs and didnt break a prop today, only had one quad also.
Posted by LemonC | Jan 24, 2019 @ 03:03 PM | 6,691 Views
i broke my arm, well my elbow, a few days before christmas, had surgery to fix that on Jan 2, 2019. I dont have a cast, and thankfully have a lot of mobility with my arm repair. Yesterday, i had a molar removed by a dentist. it was pretty gnarly, and i was terrified to have the procedure done, but with the Gas and novacain, i felt little actual pain. Totally had a psychedelic experience on the gas, but omg i didnt feel anything.

i also flew a few packs afterwards. only had two fully charged lipos but oh well.

I ordered a replacement motor and my first GPS from racedayquads yesterday also. looking forward to figuring gps out, then i plan on building a 6 or 7in rig for long range pursuit. I might go with the very cheap option frame, the TBS source one and 7 inch arms. with should be about $46ish... which seems to be a low price for a 7in frame. Id like to stick with my Hyperlight Flowride frames, and add 7 inch arms but they only have up to 6in...

*still cant do powerloops... :/
Posted by LemonC | Jul 12, 2018 @ 02:29 PM | 6,885 Views

whats with that?
Posted by LemonC | Oct 27, 2017 @ 01:27 PM | 9,294 Views

Item name: Omnibus F3 Nano flight controller
Size: 27mm*27mm
Mount holes: 20mm*20mm, M2.5
Weight: 3.7g
Sensor: SPI Sensor MPU6000
Power supply: 2-4S
Firmware version: Betaflight 3.2.0
Target: betaflight_3.X.X_OMNIBUS
Without barometer
Suitable for ≤150mm frame kit, especially for 130mm frame kit

-Support programmable LED_STRIP (turn off transponder before using)
-Support the newest DSHOT1200, PROSHOT ESC
-Support BLheli suite
-Built-in OSD
-Built-in 5V/3A BEC
-Bulit-in LC filter
-Buzzer solder pin
-Built-in voltage detection, alarm
-Reserved current sensor solder pin
-Reserved IIC solder pin

Receiver configuration:
DSM, SBUS receiver input, please configure RX3 as input interface

Package inlcuded:
1* Omnibus F3 Nano flight controller

**i havent found any reviews on rcgroups about this FC, yeah its F3 but should be good for me.*** i hope i have a positive experience with it.

Just got one of these in yesterday finally. i went with it bc it has 3a 5v onboard, F3 with lot of accessable pads, Im gonna run it with a xsr-m, F3 should make the telemetry a bit less of a headache hopefully. Im putting it in my GepRC Sparrow frame - got my replacement arms the other day. I also got a Runcam Sparrow micro 16x9 fpv cam to throw in the mix. Waiting on DTX03 from Banggood US warehouse, should arrive any day now. why is their US warehouse...Continue Reading