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Jan 19, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Bumblebee 550 Naza GPS Aerial Video Build

-Bumblebee 550 Kit (from Amazon, Motors and ESCs only) $229

-Turnigy 9X without Module $58
(from Hobbyking. US warehouse didn't have the 9XR or 9X w/Module in stock)

-Corona 2.4GHz Module & Rx (from Hobbyking US) $38

-Naza-M (from Ebay) $230

-Naza GPS Module (from Amazon) $169

- 4 x Turnigy AE-20A Brushless ESC
(I wanted the 25A Plush but Hobbyking US didnt have them in stock and I saw a youtube video that said the hobbylord ESC won't work with Naza...which I found interesting.) $9 each, $36 total

- 4 x Turnigy nano-tech 5000mah 3s 35~70 (from Hobbyking) $42 each $84 total

- Tenergy TB6-B Balancing Charger (from Amazon) $40

- 3 x Positive Props 2pcs (from Alpress/alibaba.com, everyone else seems to be out of stock. HongKong Post Air Parcel Delivery Time 15-26 days)

- 3 x Negative Props 2pcs $22 plus $16 shipping. 12 props $38 total

- 2 x 2mm Gold bullet connectors 20pcs (from Hobbyking) $2 each $4 total

- 4mm Gold bullet connectors 20pcs (from Hobbyking) $3

- M3 Flat Nylon Washers 100pcs (from Amazon) $2

- Hot 12in1 Flight Sim Cable/USB Dongle (from Amazon) $7

- Medium Strength Thread Lock $4 (from Amazon)

- Extreme accuracy Prop/Rotor balancer (from hobbyking) $16

- Turnigy R/C LED Lighting System (from Hobbyking) $8

- Turnigy High Intensity R/C LED Flexible Strip-White 1mtr (from Hobbyking) $6
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Jan 19, 2013, 11:03 PM
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Naza GPS Module arrived yesterday.

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Jan 19, 2013, 11:13 PM
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Bumblebee 550 kit arrived today
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Frame, motors, GPS, and camera come out to just under 1200 grams
+409g for the Battery
+80g for the ESCs
+50g Naza-m FC
+30g for Rx

Looks like I'll come in just under the 1800g take off weight.
Jan 19, 2013, 11:20 PM
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The Tenergy TB6-B and 12 in 1 USB Sim dongle also came today.

I tested the TB6-B with a few old 2s packs. I got a low voltage error. Not surprising, they had been sitting for maybe 2 years untouched. I hit them with about 30 seconds of NiMh @ 4amps to bring them up to around 7.5v. All three then balanced and charged successfully. I'll be testing the 12 in 1 dongle later on.
Jan 21, 2013, 06:57 PM
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Naza MC is coming tomorrow and everything else will be here Thursday.

I have a question:

I'm just wrapping my head around the fail safe function and how it operates with Naza and a Rx.
The Rx has to support fail safe?
I know the Corona Rx module doesn't support fail safe BUT I know I can bind in fail safe mode, but I think it will need to bind in fail safe every time I disconnect the power. Is that correct?
Basically will the Corona module work with Naza fail safe?
Will I have to bind in fail safe mode every time I fly?
Last edited by michael1980123; Jan 23, 2013 at 01:55 PM.
Jan 29, 2013, 09:37 PM
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One of the Turnigy ESCs was DOA so I just swapped out all 4 with DJI 30amp Optos. Also the Corona module I bought was Futaba style so it doesn't work with the 9x. I ended up swapping out the Tx and Rx with a Frsky modules.

With the props for the Bumblebee motor being so hard to come by and with such limited options I chose to swap out the stock motors with DJI 2212s.

Went out for her first flight today and she flew beautifully!
Video to follow
Jan 29, 2013, 11:21 PM
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Bumblebee 550 Naza GPS First Flight

My first flight. Still dialing it in but she flies great!
Accompanied by awesomely cheesy and
somewhat irrelevant music from TV and Film.
Bumblebee 550 Naza GPS First Flight (14 min 52 sec)

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