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Feb 20, 2011, 08:48 AM
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EPP FPV plane from HK


Hi Guys

I’ve had this project on the backburner for a long time and now I've found the ideal platform. I chose the EPP FPV plane from HK. This aircraft when completed will be ocean water tight AV/AP platform with video down link on and off ship operation.

Lake Day (6 min 48 sec)







Design challenges:
-Water tight main fuselage that this platform does support with additional fabricated water tight hatches to be constructed out of fibreglass.
- Remote mounted rudder and elevator servo to be relocated to water tight fuselage.
-Removable flight surfaces that break down into their individual components; L&R wing, vertical and horizontal stab. (Modification is required here)
-Stabilized flight control system with AHR and GPS return home function.
-Water tight Camera system that records HD 1080 60fps; Go-pro hero with a small mod to enable water proof connection AV out.
-Water recovery system; D ring or loop mounted at C of G point, and fibreglass pole with hook for water retrievals.

Control system main processor component; KK Board

Wiring lay out and SW versions to be determined but had planned on using the Wii motion & nun-chuck sensors at this time for the main AHR components.

Any suggestion or advice of SW at this point would be appreciated.

Thanks Jerry
Last edited by eyeinsky1; Jan 01, 2012 at 06:46 PM.
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Feb 21, 2011, 08:43 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...d9Rkego#at=157

Standard Aeroplane OpenAero KK control HK EPP FPV test flight was successful. Wind was low sky’s were foggy, the OpenAero sw performed excellent, we perform two test fwd and aft C of G operation.

HK EPP FPV KK OpenAero Test Flight.mov (8 min 25 sec)


Here's the latest aerial video test flight going well. The roll rate was a little high and my camera mount had a little play so the video was less than perfect but quality was good and based on the condition at this time I'm very happy. Unfortunately viewing from the ground she looked great. I've shimmed the camera mount, reduced the roll gyro rate and re-jigged the elevator control to add more throw.

HK EPP FPV KK OpenAero Aerial Video.mov (6 min 41 sec)
Last edited by eyeinsky1; Jan 09, 2012 at 09:35 PM.
Mar 10, 2011, 05:42 PM
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Flight Control System setup
















Last edited by eyeinsky1; Jan 01, 2012 at 06:50 PM.
Mar 10, 2011, 05:48 PM
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very nice going. you can water proof this stuff using silicon sealent. I've done that with some of my ESC's for my water planes. good use of the mwii.
Mar 10, 2011, 05:49 PM
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where'd you get your arduino clone?
Mar 10, 2011, 05:51 PM
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where'd you get your arduino clone?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Mar 11, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Looking good
What software are you using?
Thanks
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Mar 14, 2011, 08:40 PM
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Jerry
I'm going to use the MWC software not sure what version yet.

Here the servo shield detailed pictures



Mar 22, 2011, 02:07 PM
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Here She Is Started assembly last night



Apr 09, 2011, 03:01 PM
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Finally got her flyable here's the first flight with stock setup. No multiwii in stalled yet.

HK EPP FPV #1 (1 min 9 sec)
Last edited by eyeinsky1; Apr 09, 2011 at 05:29 PM.
Apr 21, 2011, 01:31 AM
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Hi Jerry,

Any updates?
Apr 21, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Hi Jerry,

Any updates?

Still going, test flew once looks good but working on the control system code.

Please Standby

Thanks for the interest.

Jerry
Aug 08, 2011, 04:31 PM
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Final got this thing back in the air, work still in process. I tried some landing gears on her, water and wheels.

I still plan to move fwd with this project. I just got a little stalled. I'm still working the standard control system but I've notice this plane had large torque roll issue. I've off set the motor still having some yaw issue though.If any of you EPP FPV guys have any other sugestion?

Lake Day (6 min 48 sec)


Thanks Jerry
Last edited by eyeinsky1; Aug 08, 2011 at 04:38 PM.
Aug 08, 2011, 05:52 PM
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Hi Jerry

Regarding your mwcontrol, there are some interesting developments over on the mw forum. You might be interested in this thread http://www.multiwii.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=364
Not tried it myself yet

Hope this helps ...

/Frank
Aug 08, 2011, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by frank48
Hi Jerry

Regarding your mwcontrol, there are some interesting developments over on the mw forum. You might be interested in this thread http://www.multiwii.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=364
Not tried it myself yet

Hope this helps ...

/Frank
Thanks Frank this will speed the progress up


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