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Posted by Adidas4275 | May 13, 2012 @ 07:20 PM | 4,073 Views
So with a hexacopter waiting to be build, a DJI WKM ready to be installed on my Y-6 and 2 switches needing to be replaced on my DX8 (I freaking dropped it on the carpet )

This weekend I got some good progress done on my Ground Station

The face plate is almost done:

Still needed to be completed:

Bulk Head RCA plugs for 2x Fatshark Goggles and Aux out for unknown stuff
I completely forgot about them and never ordered them.

On the back I will need to gorilla glue some standoffs and using light ply I will be building some shelves to hold all the wiring harness, fuse, video switch and the rest of the gear!

today i spent some time with my drill press, dremel tool and scroll...Continue Reading
Posted by Adidas4275 | May 11, 2012 @ 12:26 AM | 4,340 Views
Well this is my mock up of my dual frequency ground station:


2x 7" LCD Hair Screens
Eagle Eyes Diversity Controller
2x 1.2ghz Lawmate vRx
2x 5.8ghz Foxtech vRx
2x Fat Shark Base Edition Goggles

comming soon!!!!! 1 more Eagle Eyes Diversity Controller for the 5.8ghz gear.

I will be making a face plate, power distribution, switches for power..... BECs for 5v, 9v and 12v so the TV screens and 5v output.

I also have bulk head RCA ports for being able to quickly connect and disconnect the goggles.

1 TV and 1 Goggle will be on 5.8ghz and the other set will be on 1.3ghz

the 5.8ghz goggles will be run through a video switcher so i the passenger/camera operator can swtich between stabilized camera and FPV camera.

This will be used for my multirotors

The rest of the case Pelican 1510 will hold my two Dx8s and all my Lipos for carry on when traveling on an airline

Will be buying a 1620 soon to hold my 3 multirotors...

2 are still being...Continue Reading
Posted by Adidas4275 | May 10, 2012 @ 08:48 PM | 4,090 Views
blown up version of avatar image below

there is a first for everything
Posted by Adidas4275 | May 08, 2012 @ 10:18 PM | 3,788 Views
Just got in my OpenPilot CopterControl FC, 2 Naze32s and I am still waiting on my DJI WKM. It is in the mail still

well there are just awaiting their frames to arrive from OMG

The CC is going into the OMGFly Hex with 2216s and a X468 flamewheel gopro gimbal and 2x MKS servos!

1 Naze32 will be going into an OMGFly quad with 2814s and a yet to be aquired gimbal for gopro size camera (if the x468 works well enough it will be another one)

the 2nd Naze32 is going to be the gimbal controller for Askman's AG-550 gimbal on my RC-Carbon Y-6 which will have the DJI WKM controller on board!!!!

fun times await! Need to build 2 full multirotors, install and tune 3 flight controllers and one gimbal controller..... and build my pelican 1510 ground station by june 1st
Posted by Adidas4275 | Apr 29, 2012 @ 03:57 AM | 3,876 Views
Askman and Gary's Gimbal Test MKS Servos Sony Nex-5n Aerial Video Y-6 Hexacopter HoverFly Test (3 min 23 sec)

still tuning!!! but its getting better. I love how stuff works from a birds eye view!

hope you enjoy for more info on the gimbal
Posted by Adidas4275 | Apr 16, 2012 @ 12:27 PM | 4,043 Views
Aerial Video of 3D Scratch Built 3D foamy Sony Nex-5n Fresno Field HoverFly (3 min 48 sec)

AV done from my HFpro Y-6 MKTR mount and Sony Nex-5n with 18-55mm lens and CP filter

Edited via Sony Vegas 11: color correction and stabilization

hope you enjoy!
Posted by Adidas4275 | Apr 14, 2012 @ 11:30 PM | 4,302 Views
I bought the PSO MKTR mount used off the BST about 3 weeks ago and went i got it the servo horns were warn down and did not hold the roll arms very well and I was getting frustrated trying to tune it.....

So I sent a email to PSO and I quickly got an email back.... I was asking if I could purchase some unlisted parts for the MKTR. I was upfront with the owner and let him know that I had bought his mount used and would pay for any parts I needed.

He sent me an email back letting me know that he would send me the parts the next day and not to worry about the cost.

I got the parts a couple days later and today was able to install them.

My MKTR has dual roll servos (fairly cheap HiTech Digital Servos) and the Gear driven tilt with a slightly higher end HiTech digital servo. Ill add the part numbers later.

I hooked it up to my RC-Carbon Y-6 , tuned my HoverFly Pro board for the gimbal and took it out to the front yard to put it through its paces.

It performed well and will be better as I tune it better and loosen the adjustment screws for the vibration dampening.

The mount is well made and with using fairly cheap and lowend servos gets good results. Is it the same as DJI's new $1K gimbal or the Cinestar Gimbal.... no, but for the $400 or so that I picked it up for it is well worth the $$

I am not a fan of direct drive mounts and the dual direct drive servo on the roll axis do a good job, much better than if it was a single servo, but I think this is...Continue Reading
Posted by Adidas4275 | Apr 11, 2012 @ 11:48 AM | 3,907 Views
Overly Dramatic Music with Aerial Video of Flying Field Sony Nex-5n HoverFly (2 min 44 sec)

just testing out my new savox servo on roll axis of askman's gimbal

need to change out the hyperion that is on tilt.... it twitches too much
Posted by Adidas4275 | Apr 06, 2012 @ 03:52 AM | 4,271 Views

broke 1 2 position switch and 1 3 position switch!!!!

tomorrow I will be stopping by shack to pick up some switches
Posted by Adidas4275 | Apr 04, 2012 @ 06:35 PM | 3,975 Views
No GoPro on board... just FPV gear
HoverFly Y-6 Fresno Field Flying FPV: 4x4, Tiger Moth Collision..... (3 min 49 sec)

I am flying my smaller Y-6:
HoverFly Pro board
Rusty's Frame
Tunigy 2830 NTM motors
10x4.5 gemfans on top
11x4.7 gemfans on bottom
Hobbywing 18a FlyFun ESCs
Spektrum DX8+ AR8000+TM1000

FPV Gear:
Sony 550 CCD
BOB 1.2ghz CP antenna
EagleEyes Divesity
1 Rx CP antenna
1 Rx stock antenna
7" TV
Fatshark Base Edition Googles
5.8ghz DVR (using line in with GS)

Hope you enjoy...

had a mid-air collision with a Tiger Moth
Posted by Adidas4275 | Apr 03, 2012 @ 03:38 AM | 4,084 Views
gimbal test fresno field flying with helis on the ground 04022012.mp4 (1 min 13 sec)

still need to figure out what is causing the twitching back and forth...
Posted by Adidas4275 | Apr 01, 2012 @ 09:52 PM | 3,920 Views
Flying around in windy conditions with my Y-6.... gosh i suck at editing!

My Brother-in-Law's New House Aerial Real-estate Video (2 min 4 sec)

Posted by Adidas4275 | Mar 31, 2012 @ 04:32 PM | 3,837 Views
Field Test Askman gimbal new Y 6 XL (1 min 18 sec)

getting better.... just had some fun at the field. Some are stabilized others are raw.

still need to tune it and learn how to fly!
Posted by Adidas4275 | Mar 30, 2012 @ 11:41 PM | 3,789 Views
all but minor tweaking it is done. Took it out for a spin at my local flying site.

still needs some work, I need larger props on the bottom (weird yaw when throttling up and down) and I need to tune my HFpro for gimbal gains..... then add the HF GPS board and mount a dome on top... so it is getting there.
Posted by Adidas4275 | Mar 20, 2012 @ 01:24 AM | 3,779 Views
Decided to take the landing gear and FPV gear off and just fly for fun.... i really need to improve my LOS flying... so I think I will be doing more of this for a while

Sport Y 6 Flying in the Wind and Rain (3 min 41 sec)

Posted by Adidas4275 | Mar 04, 2012 @ 10:59 PM | 5,053 Views
SJ Flying (1 min 57 sec)

still needs some tuning and I had a arm twist and get loose while traveling, so it wasnt smooth

need to clean my lenses
Posted by Adidas4275 | Mar 03, 2012 @ 01:18 AM | 4,087 Views
latest askman gimbal test, more isolation and dampening to get rid of vibrations.....

Aksman's Gimbal Test Night Time Nex-5n Hoverfly Pro (2 min 34 sec)

not perfect, but inching closer!
Posted by Adidas4275 | Mar 02, 2012 @ 01:34 AM | 4,139 Views
So I bought the Nex-5n for AP work..... and i really wanted to learn how to do Time Lapse.... so this was my first attempt. Focus wasnt right..... and it is short, but i am happy that it worked and looks fairly good, at least to me.

Time Lapse Cloudy Sky Sanger,CA Sony Nex-5n (0 min 30 sec)

while the camera was doing its think I was flying my MQX in like 15mph wind!