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Posted by yosemitez | Nov 15, 2017 @ 09:58 PM | 929 Views
SBUS or PPM, connect the RX signal wire to the pin labeled SBUS/PPM. The GRN and 5V are on the same row. In betaflight configurator, UART1 to serial RX for SBUS. And configuration tab, select serial base receiver and SBUS.

The four motors output (PWM) are right below the SBUS. You can also use J11 port for motor output (PWM)
Posted by yosemitez | Nov 13, 2017 @ 05:56 PM | 1,199 Views
eachine x220, betaflight 3.2.2, dynamic filter, notch 1 and 2 off, dshot150
eachine x220, betaflight 3.2.2, dynamic filtering on (0 min 50 sec)

Posted by yosemitez | Sep 10, 2017 @ 02:05 PM | 1,446 Views
wizard x220 camera mount with YI 4K +, used those soft lading pads cut a notch out then rubber bands, works well
used in the ascent of tioga peak video
Posted by yosemitez | Aug 11, 2017 @ 02:52 PM | 1,464 Views
eachine wizard x220 - rc-l1 com-spec.com

been using a tile on my eachine wizard x220 but it has a very limited range. will now install this rc-l1, 1 mile range!, transmitter from com-spec.com. i used to have its big brother on my qav400 and it led my right to it when lost over a mile out, several times.

this shows the size compared to the tile mate.
Posted by yosemitez | Jun 23, 2017 @ 05:23 PM | 3,213 Views
YI 4k Plus vs Thieye 5TE comparison

First a comparison of the jpegs showing cropped and then no post processing, just reduced in size. 2nd set is just reduced to 2100 x 1575 (3.3 MP), no processing.

The Thieye looks like it does processing in camera, iso 400 sharpness soft, AWB.
The Yi 4k+ , iso 400, color flat, low sharpening, shutter auto. For color it has YI or flat, with flat AWB is disabled. You can also shoot JPG with DNG (raw).

Next set is the YI dng file converted to jpg and resized
Posted by yosemitez | Jun 22, 2017 @ 01:28 PM | 2,712 Views
Eachine Wizard X220 6.22.17
Posted by yosemitez | Mar 28, 2017 @ 04:09 PM | 4,928 Views
Eachine Wizard X220, stock fc, esc, motors
got the twitches almost gone and it is flying really smooth. motors sound good
Posted by yosemitez | Mar 20, 2017 @ 03:49 PM | 4,601 Views
EzUHF NanoRX Receiver setup

ImmersionRC tools setup, firmware upgrade and binding

There is no NanoRX ImmersionRC tools so select the 4 channel rx. use same fw

It comes with a MMCX to SMA cable. The MMCX is a push in/out connector

To bind the NanoRX, put TX in bind mode, power NanoRX and push bind button within 5 secs. can also be done through ImmersionRC tools. Took several tries to bind. Make sure both are using same FW and Frequency.

There is no manual. I have been bugging Immersion about this as i had to do a lot of searching trying to figure out how select the NanoRx in IRCT's and how to attach the connector

to hook up ezuhf tx to taranis 9 use the oinout shown in photo and power with a external 11 volt battery.
Posted by yosemitez | Mar 19, 2017 @ 06:22 PM | 4,553 Views
Eachine Wizard X220
Eachine TS5828L Micro 5.8G 600mW 40CH Mini FPV Transmitter with AOMWAY antenna
Runcam Swift 2
image show settings to flash spr f3 board so you dont get bootloader error
Eachine wizard x220 3/18/17 (1 min 41 sec)

Posted by yosemitez | Mar 19, 2017 @ 05:52 PM | 4,478 Views
Taranis - EZUHF external - BF - Quad setup
Using external EZUHF box
Posted by yosemitez | Jan 18, 2017 @ 06:38 PM | 4,922 Views
UPDATE 2/18/17
this gimbal seems to change its mind all the time, had it working for several flights and then the next day it did not work and after wasting hours trying to get it to work again, even with several different receivers (ezuhf, r6208 sb, r617fs) i gave up and just left it in default mode where it seems to work quite well, although it would be nice to ahve the modes -pan - tilt

got the Feiyu Tech 3-axis mini 3d gimbal and was trying to get the pitch to work through the rx. using futaba 8fg with ezuhf 8 channel lite and cleanflight

the Feiyu Tech 3-axis mini 3d gimbal pitch control will not work by itself, you have to have; mode - pan - tilt attached to some sort of receiver. the futaba 8fg only has 8 channels available when going through the trainer port. so with the ppm muxed controlling, rudder/throttle/pitch/roll and then a channel for arming, a channel for modes such as horizon etc, a channel for gimbal mode, a channel for gimbal pan and another channel for gimbal pitch, that adds up to 9 channels so i have to sacrifice some channel control.

what i did was just eliminate the gimbal pan control by pulling that signal wire off, freeing up a channel, and then i had all the rest

the gimbal seems to work with just mode and pitch control

if any one else know how to get 9 channels with this setup please let me know
Posted by yosemitez | Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:54 PM | 4,756 Views
got the QAV500 V2 3-Axis Gimbal Attachment Plate which by chance fits right onto the qav400. cut off the gopro mounting area on the front of the fc plate and the feiyu mini 3d fits perfect. i have the old getfpv 2axis gimbal paired with some 900kv motors and it never had enough power, could barely fly. i got some hobbyking ntm 1200 and with only 3 flight this had tons of power and seemed like it would fly fast and smooth.

the naze is powered off the esc's, the rrosd powers the cam and vtx by separate power straight off the pdb and the gimbal is powered off the pdb. the gimbal goes slack at the exact same instant that the dvr goes blank so it seems like ti would have to be disconnect of the xt60?

is it possible a short or something would also cause a total power failure?
Qav400, feiyu mini 3d, naze32, ntm1200. CRASH 12/18/16 (2 min 59 sec)

Posted by yosemitez | Dec 13, 2016 @ 07:46 PM | 4,983 Views
this video had some jello at the start, low speed, the rest was ok with higher rpm. i ran it through ProDad Mercalli V4 SAL+ and it really smoothed it out and made the video almost look like it was a gimbal.
Merced River, el portal, 12/9/16 (5 min 0 sec)

Posted by yosemitez | Sep 17, 2016 @ 06:21 PM | 5,822 Views
hit a 100' tall tree the other day and the quad, broken props, everything but the gopro 4 was right at the base. even the small piece of foam i use to pad the gopro 4 was at the base.

looked for days as it was pretty thick woods with lots of downed material around but never found the gp4.

now going to try this tile that is Bluetooth and has a 100' range on a tablet or phone.
Posted by yosemitez | Aug 05, 2016 @ 04:36 PM | 5,493 Views
7/5/16 build
Naze32 rev5
Cleanflight 1.13
VAS - 433MHz UHF Coil Loaded Dipole
RedRotor RROSD Pro Mini PDB
Sunny 900 kv motors
RCManChild esc's
1.3 800mw
SpecUAV Lotus 1280 RHCP 1.2ghz Antenna
PT-1B TRANSMITTER, PR-100A...Continue Reading
Posted by yosemitez | Mar 17, 2016 @ 04:57 PM | 7,094 Views
after using the tangle of wires to feed the vtx and cam from 14v through a ubec i am now trying the RROSD PRO MINI PDB which seems to working great, not buggy yet. i am just using it to power my vtx and cam, the power from the pdb, 14v, is feed into the RROSD PRO MINI PDB and then the cam and vtx are powered off the RROSD PRO MINI PDB with voltage on the osd. the osd also has mah and rssi but the mah will not display unless you run the esc's though the board. have not tried rssi yet. did try the osdoge and powerosd pro but both seem buggy and sometimes the display would not work.

as you can see there was a tangle of wires and special soldering required to install the ubec, with the RROSD PRO MINI PDB it is all plug and play

the green led is solid when powered but no vtx or cam and blinks when vtx and cam are working

Posted by yosemitez | Feb 13, 2016 @ 05:30 PM | 7,171 Views
these are from slowjet and seem pretty good. the image is from another post and are just a little different

Len: Manual
Shutter: Auto
Brightness: 065
Level: 063

White Bal: ATW1

Backlight: OFF

Day & Night: Auto (I actually like to keep this to Color -Sj)
D->N Level: 080
D->N Delay: 3 sec
N->D Level: 032
N->D Delay: 1 sec

DPC: Dead Pixle Correction: Just ignore this setting

Cam Title: OFF
Motion: OFF
Privacy: OFF
Park. Line: OFF

Image Adj:
Lens Shad: OFF
Mirror: OFF
Font Color: Just ignore this setting
Contrast: 090
Sharpness: 031
Display: USER
Gamma: 0.55
PED Level: 023
Color Gain: 245 <This is the key to these settings
Neg. Image: OFF

Comm Adj: Just ignore this setting
Posted by yosemitez | Feb 12, 2016 @ 11:32 PM | 7,119 Views
Not sure what happened, looks like a esc/motor/motor wire/loose prop failure?

Quadcopter, Crash 2.12.16 qav400 (0 min 48 sec)