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Sep 04, 2013, 07:12 PM
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Q450 Quadcopter FPV setup


Here is my current Q450 quadcopter setup. Flight time with a 4000mah 3S battery is around 10 minutes at 70 degrees F, 7 minutes at 0 degrees F. I've flown a little over a mile at 400 feet with clear video and solid control. That's about as far as I can fly and return with a 4000 mah battery. First version had a KK2 controller. After replacing it with the Naza, I had to build a second to keep the KK2 employed.

Quadcopter Parts

Q450 Glass Fiber Quadcopter Frame 450mm - Integrated PCB Version $14.11
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
Width: 450mm
Height: 55mm
Weight: 280g (w/out electronics)
Motor Mount Bolt Holes: 16/19mm

Trex 450 Landing Skids $7.99
http://www.helipal.com/hs1294a-450-l...FQ9eQgodyFUAgg

DJI Naza M V1 flight controller with GPS $359.10
(This is V1, which I actually bought on sale when V2 came out)
http://www.quadrocopter.com/DJI-Naza...ler_p_766.html

NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w (short shaft version) https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=39435
Model: NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv (short shaft version)
Kv: 1200rpm/v
Max current: 18A
Max Power: 200W @ 12v (3S) / 250W @ 15v (4S)
Shaft: 3mm
Weight: 57.6g
ESC: 20A
Cell count: 3s~4s Lipoly
Bolt holes: 16mm & 19mm
Bolt thread: M3
Connection: 3.5mm Bullet-connector

Prop Tests:
7x6E - 11.1v - 90W - 8A
7x6E - 14.8v - 192W - 13A
8x4E - 11.1v - 100W - 9A
8x4E - 14.8v - 222W - 15A
8x6E - 11.1v - 145w - 13A

APC 8x3.8 Slo-Flier Propellers
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LX1681 $9.42/6
Pusher http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXADGG $17.04/6

Turnigy Plush 25 amp ESC $20.95
http://www.rcfoam.com/product_info.p...oducts_id=1132
Cont Current: 25A
Burst Current: 35A
BEC Mode: Linear
BEC : 5v / 2A
Lipo Cells: 2-4
NiMH : 5-12
Weight: 22g
Size: 24x45x11mm
Supported motor speed for all TURNIGY ESCs is;
(Maximum): 210000 RPM (2 poles), 70000 RPM (6 poles), 35000 RPM (12 poles)

Turnigy BESC Programming Card $6.95
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=2169
SONY Super HAD CCD 600TVL D-WDR DNR Board Camera For FPV, 2.8mm lens $45.00
http://www.securitycamera2000.com/pr...a-For-FPV.html
15 gm camera plus lens
NOT sensitive with IR light
Color 600TVL Black & white 650TVL High Picture Quality
1/3'' SONY SUPER HAD II CCD
Default 3.6mm lens, 2.1 and 2.8mm wide angle lens for optional
Removable high grade OSD menu
D-WDR
DNR (Digital Noise Reduction)
Low Power Consumption
Back light compensation (BLC)
MIRROR
Anti-exposure function (support car license recording)
8 private areas Shading function
Low illumination: 0.01Lux
White dot repair
DC 9V-12V Power input
CVBS (BNC) Video output
Board Camera Case $5.00
http://www.securitycamera2000.com/pr...udio-Hole.html
Weight 29 gm

Immersion 600mw 5.8 ghz Video Transmitter $69.99
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=266
600mW (+28dBm) typical output power
6-25V input voltage, 2S-6S LiPo compatible
Typical power consumption of just 3W at any input voltage
5V power output, ideal for powering cameras
Video, stereo-audio
Composite video input at 1Vpp/75 ohm
7 channels (5740, 5760, 5780, 5800, 5820, 5840, 5860), PLL synthesized
FM Audio/Video Modulation
50 ohm antenna impedance.
Weight: 18-grams.
Size : 50 x 23 x 15 mm.
Requires airflow for cooling, do not mount in an enclosed area
Must be used with an antenna at all times

5.8 GHz SpiroNET Omni RP-SMA Antenna Set (RHCP) $39.99
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=1058
Set includes 3 lobe and 4 lobe skew planar antennas manufactured by Immersion RC.

Mini OSD System w/GPS Module $22.34
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...PS_Module.html
Programmed with CL-OSD
https://code.google.com/p/cl-osd/
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...t=1490446Specs.
Weight: Main Board - 4.6g / GPS Module - 25g
Dimensions: Main Board - 34x4x20mm / GPS Module - 45x10x42mm
Working Voltage: Main Board - 7.4~12V / GPS Module - 5V
808#16 Keychain Camera, Lens D $50.99
http://www.ebay.com/itm/380627482427...84.m1439.l2649
Removed battery and pugged into spare receiver channel for endless power

DORA translates (Spektrum) DSMX receiver output into RSSI signal for OSD/FPV $25.99
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...ectorid=229466

Lo-Cut Filter (470 microfarad 25V capacitor)
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...7&postcount=14
Ferrite rings in video cable and FPV cam & Vtx power cables
Shielded speaker wire for video connections

Fatshark Dominator Video Glasses $299.99
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=522

Fatshark Dominator 5.8 ghz Receiver Module $33.99
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=524

5.8 GHz 3 Turn Helical (Can Be Goggles Mounted) (7 dBic) (IBC) $29.99
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=1089
Frequency range: 5600-5980Mhz

5.8 GHz 5 Turn Helical (Can Be Goggles Mounted) (9.5 dBic) (IBC) $33.99
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...oducts_id=1090
Beam width: 105 degrees
-3db point: 65 degrees
Frequency range: 5600-5980Mhz
Axial ratio: .82

Spektrum AR6210 6-Channel DSMX Receiver with remote $69.99
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...FeZxQgodfkoADw
Type: Full Range Aircraft Receiver
# of Channels: 6
Modulation: DSM2/DSMX
Band: 2.4GHz
Length: 1.19 in (30.1mm)
Width: 1.03 in (21.6mm)
Height: 0.48 in (12.3mm)
Weight: 0.35 oz (10g)
Voltage Range: 3.59.6V
Antenna Length: Main Rx: 30mm (2); Remote Rx: 30mm (2)

Spektrum Dx6i modified to accept 7dbi patch antenna
Tx mod: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1247186
Parts:
http://www.rangevideo.com/index.php/...h-antenna.html
http://www.orbitmicro.com/global/6-u...FYF7Qgodfh4AEQ
Last edited by mutski; Sep 05, 2013 at 07:55 PM.
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How do you like the Frame? I was thinking of getting one to use as a beater quad and do flips and stuff. Thanks


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