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Posted by jstiltner | Jan 31, 2015 @ 10:10 PM | 5,035 Views
I plan to reverse the RC805 5.8ghz receiver to access the SPI port that controls the frequency of the receiver module.
My wish list for the project in the end
1. auto power up on connection
2. access all 32 normal channels
3. add a scan functionality that will hold on that channel for as long as the signal is received, then continue scanning
4. make a user interface which will display the RSSI as well as channel in mhz and the common band and channel type display
5. tbd
Posted by jstiltner | Feb 27, 2014 @ 10:48 PM | 2,134 Views
Here I will document my mini H quad that I plan to add fpv to. I intend to do some in the trees and close proximity flying.
Posted by jstiltner | Feb 27, 2014 @ 10:04 PM | 2,975 Views
I am copying my review from another website, and will update the project as I continue it.

Super Sky Surfer 2000 PNP experience

So I ordered a super sky surfer 2000 from readymaderc. I will hit a few points that I have encountered, there will likely be more negative points listed than positive as those are the ones that stick out in my mind. Shipping was fast and low cost so that was a plus. The foam seems to be really nice quality and is harder than bixler foam but still a bit rubbery so it should flex well. The work required before flight means this shouldent really be listed as a plug and play, more of an ARF with servos and power system included.

The wings must be trimmed to fit into the fuse, the wing is either too large or the hole in the fuse is too small depending on how you look at it. The vertical stabilizer needed trimming as well to fit to the fuse. The trimming required is not bad, and is likely better than having a wing that is too small and loose in the socket. A nice feature is that the wings lock onto the main spar via screws in the wings that you tighten to lock the wing on, I think this is a very nice feature.

The motor looks like it is mounted, however the + style motor mount and the prop adapter are only finger tight on the motor so this needs to be removed and threadlocker applied.

The included 3 bladed propeller needed the center hole to be enlarged to fit the prop adapter, although this may not be the case on all of...Continue Reading
Posted by jstiltner | Sep 30, 2013 @ 09:17 PM | 2,760 Views
So on a recent trip to the field with my quadrotor I had a lot of requests for information on my setup and links to more info, so I decided this would be an easy way to post it up.

My transmitter is an FrSKY brand the model is "Taranis"
Link: http://www.frsky-rc.com/
I bought it from aloft hobbies http://www.alofthobbies.com/
They are really popular right now and so there is a few month long waiting list, but hopefully production increases and they become more available.

The autopilot in my quad is an ardupilot 2.5+ the current version of this is the ardupilot 2.6 which you can find here www.diydrones.com If you want to read about using this autopilot check out www.ardupilot.com You can also find the same autopilot sold as the "megapirate" on hobbyking or the "readytoflyer" on readytoflyquads.com

For cheap quad parts from the US check out www.readytoflyquads.com