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Oct 21, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by lovegroove
Sorry for not getting back to you before, but yes you would probably be much better off starting with a basic system to hone your flying skills before stepping up to a more complex system. There's no short-cut to becoming a competent pilot and you have to put the hours of practice in and you'll learn so much on the way as to what works and what doesn't.

LG
Oh no worries man...

I was just reading his questions and your responses and they seemed like solid advice.

Thanks bro,

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Oct 23, 2012, 06:45 PM
Stop me before I build again!
Ok, I think I have balanced the props, but it looks like some of them are just plain warped?! They don't seem to spin in the same plane. Looking to get the wiggles out of this bird.
Oct 24, 2012, 01:02 AM
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I'd like to buy the DJI 450 kit and install the new KK2.0 Hobby King controller. Do you see any issues like having the holes line up properly ect....
Oct 24, 2012, 05:00 AM
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I'm an experienced FPV pilot, but a total noob to MC.
Where do I start? I need a recommendation for a solid platform. I like the thought of a tricopter because it flies a bit more like a fixed wing plane and that's what I'm accustomed to. I'm not married to that though.
I really want long flight times for fpv with a GoPro. I want stability more than manuverability. Any recommendations? Anyone have a proven parts list?
If someone asked me about fixed wing FPV, I'd say bixler, Skywalker, or Zypher. For helicopters it's the TREX.
Is there an equivalent proven easy choice for multicopters?
What about flight controllers? How tough is it to configure Multiwii? No coding I hope. What is the KK board?
Where should I go to learn all these basics and get recommendations? Is there a good noob website that lays it all out? I'd like to see a pro/con list of different multicopter configurations.
Oct 24, 2012, 06:26 AM
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Just to maker sure you understand. To the best of my knowledge "long flight time" with FPV on MR we might be talking 20 minutes here and that it using very large batteries. Realistically you should be striving for 7-15 minutes is the times I see kicked around especially since we are talking gopro as well.

For fpv with gopro there is no "standard" but I would look at the rcexplorer tricopter, the tbs discovery ( and knockoffs ), as well as the hexacopter "spider" designs.
Oct 28, 2012, 06:42 AM
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Sorry I haven't been around for a bit, my new contract means that I've been working 15 hour days and haven't had much time for anything else. I am still working on my blog and am busy writing the next FPV article which I hope to finish today or tomorrow.

Don't forget that it's nearly halloween, so get your entries in soon if you want a chance to win!

http://drone-pilot.blogspot.co.uk/20...mpetition.html
Oct 30, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Servo Question


In the next few weeks I'll be installing a servo to control tilt on a gopro. I noticed the servo wire on my gimbal doesn't reach all the way to my reciever (Optima 9)...are there servo wire extentions you can buy? Is it as simple as that?
Oct 30, 2012, 09:39 AM
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In the next few weeks I'll be installing a servo to control tilt on a gopro. I noticed the servo wire on my gimbal doesn't reach all the way to my reciever (Optima 9)...are there servo wire extentions you can buy? Is it as simple as that?
Yes. Every LHS I have been to has them.
Oct 30, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Thanks man...I'd still be staring at an unassembled f550 & Aurora 9 without this board.
Oct 30, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Take your rx and servo to the LHS... make sure you get the right thing. It helps when you don't know what to ask for.
Oct 30, 2012, 10:25 AM
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i'm wondering , what is the max wind speed that is acceptable when a multicopter is flying ?
Oct 30, 2012, 10:34 AM
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i'm wondering , what is the max wind speed that is acceptable when a multicopter is flying ?
Depends on weight, configuration, and props. A Y6 is really stable in the wind while a flat hex can't take as much wind.

I have a 6+lb F550 on 4S with 10in Graups and after 20mph I get pretty uncomfortable. 25-30 gusts are just damn scary but I have done it.
Oct 31, 2012, 01:27 AM
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Wow, 25 mph of wind, that's hard!

and one more question, how do i set the right gain for my gimbal, i know if i set the gain on the multi it will wobble if the gain is too big, but how do you know if your gimbal gain is too big or too small
Oct 31, 2012, 03:51 AM
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What's the difference between multiwii and KK? Any recommendation on which to go with?
Oct 31, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by WonderKing
Wow, 25 mph of wind, that's hard!

and one more question, how do i set the right gain for my gimbal, i know if i set the gain on the multi it will wobble if the gain is too big, but how do you know if your gimbal gain is too big or too small
Plug in a number record. Add more and record, better=add more and worse=go lower than the first number. Record... better? worse?

You'll eventually find it.


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