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Posted by Stone1295 | Jun 13, 2013 @ 04:46 PM | 4,964 Views
I bought this off of Joel Scholz a month or so ago and finally had the time and put it together and the weather finally cooperated so that I could get it up for a test flight before work.

The plane flew beautifully!

It's designed as an aerial photography platform and I had 3 keychain cameras onboard and a Canon A630 taking stills. I got decent video from one of the keychains but the other 2 didn't record. I'm thinking that the batteries weren't fully charged or maybe I messed up the button presses.... either way, no record of the flight exists except for some stills which somehow have a pine needle poking into every shot!

Posted by Stone1295 | May 19, 2013 @ 02:50 PM | 4,705 Views
Hey All,

I haven't been posting a lot lately but here are a couple of things that I've been working on. I posted up pics of the Hex a while back but the Quad is new. I finished the quad about a month ago. Both of these kits are from DIYDrones and use the APM 2.5+ flight controller.

I finished and test flew the Hex a little over a month ago and it's working well. It has a full featured autopilot and flight stabilizer in it. The Quad is basically the same setup just without the 2 extra arms and motors.

The eventual goal is to mount up a camera gimbal on it that tilts and rotates and then put up either a GoPro or a DSLR camera on it that automatically takes single photos. Maybe I'll add some FPV gear on it so I can actually aim my shots.

Anyway, here's a couple of photos from this morning. I put the copters in GPS position hold, put down my Tx and pulled out my phone to take some pics. :-)