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ched:
18 Oct 2019 11:25:16
Sounds good yama. Would love to see some images. 3d models sound cool too
yama:
18 Oct 2019 10:32:38
i might have to do a review. the 21mp camera is excellent at producing high quality 3d models for mapping.
ched:
10 Oct 2019 16:56:16
Show us some picys and maybe post a review in a thread?
yama:
09 Oct 2019 14:13:10
must admit this anafi is tiny and looks like a toy in a lunchbox but performs like a professional product.
yama:
09 Oct 2019 14:11:52
went ahead and bought one. about to find out if the 21mp camera improves photogrammetry surveys.
ched:
08 Oct 2019 17:14:17
Not tried a parrot anafi but I thought parrot were stopping 'drone' production?
yama:
07 Oct 2019 13:25:37
anyone tried a parrot anafi?
Gaza07:
26 Sep 2019 11:33:59
We know a song about that dont we  :D
Andy7:
26 Sep 2019 08:38:34
 :laugh:
Bad Raven:
26 Sep 2019 07:10:39
Adopts Australian accent "Black, that's not Black, its a dirty grey, THIS is Black........"   :D
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Falcon Evo Flying Wing (with maiden video)

Started by JT, Wednesday,June 24, 2015, 16:55:28

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JT

 I';ve really been enjoying FPVing my z84 wing wing as a bit of a change to flying quads and seem to have accidently bought a flyingwings.co.uk Falcon Evo, by accident you understand, an accidental accident...cough.... :whistling:
I did need one really as it has enough room to mount a decent camera onboard and the YI I won on here needed a job(justified it  :frantic:!!!!) :laugh:

It turned up today and all this stuff was in the box.....



So a little bit more to do than on my wing wing to get it flying but should be a fun experience(I hope), the only scary bit is that it needs laminating with an iron on film, something I';ve never done before......
I made a start and glued some bits together to form the centre section/fuse but have run out of foam glue(in my excitement accident I forgot to add some to the order :rolleyes:) I have a tube of Uhu por coming first class to carry on with.


More dirty plane making pics to come as I carry on............

DarrellW

Oooooo, nice!!!
Looks like the dark side has bit your a55 ::) ::) ::)
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!

JT

 It has a bit Darrell yeah  :laugh:  I think it';s the madness of flying my 4s 250 is nicely complimented by some higher altitude, longer distance chill out flying that a wing seems to provide, Ok it';s also fun flying down low with it, shooting a few gaps and flying along upside down but you know what I mean lol.

DarrellW

TBH I think that the two sides of the hobby compliment each other quite nicely, there are so many things that you can do with the one but not the other; wings are not the easiest fixed wing model to fly by any means because to get them set up correctly isn';t always that straight forward. Once set up the smaller ones are great fun. The bigger ones are much more graceful and relaxing to fly and will usually glide nicely.
Hope you really enjoy this one, it is a very nice AP platform!
I think..........I think I am........therefore I am.............I think!

nub

:cool: look forward to seeing her come together and take flight!

good luck with the build.
Point and click.

Monkey see, Monkey do.

JT

 A bit more done, I decided to paint it black as it should make it easier to follow(for my mates) as white planes keep vanishing into the brightness of the sky in the goggles.


Camera';s fitted, the YI has a job!!


A dry fit of parts and it looked very black lol, so I painted the elevons orange for a dash of colour, I may add more colour lol.


Finally for today I have glued the wings on, I got advised to use hotglue for this and must admit they are on there really well now!

JT

 The servos have turned up today so I can fit them over the weekend but my other bits from hobbyking that should have been here wednesday are still with the useless ';Parcelfarce'; who keep saying there is ';insufficient address data'; and not delivering, despite me giving them my full address yesterday(which is doubtlessly on the package,  anyway they have delivered here loads previously) and being told it would be delivered :angry:

Made it a little more colourful today too.......



Hopefully it will look cool in the air.

Chippercheese

Hey welcome to the club bud!





Dunno if you';ve had chance to get it out yet, but it flies really nice

TBS Discovery + ghetto printed gimbal, HovershipMHQ 1 & 2, QAV250, Turnigy Talon V2, chinese Alien500 thingie, 3d Printed Tricopter, Bix 3, Flyingwings.co.uk FalconEVO, Venturi EVO 1+2, Hornet Racing Wing, Radjet800 (by the dozen)... Permanent sucker for FPV, and lots and lots of OpenLR

JT

 Hey CC, sorry bud missed your reply :embarrassed, I';ve got mine finished and had 4 batteries through it(video later), I like it, lots lol. It flies really well and just seems to glide forever! :cool:

JT

 Finished(to a point lol), the rx wires are just sticking out ATM for the maiden flights as I may change it for a different one and I may get a fancy fc/OSD for it with RTH if I ever have enough spare ££££ lol


JT

 Maiden Video!  The first launch at the start of the video was very wobbly lol, the falcon was very twitchy and sensitive and took me a bit by surprise! For the first battery I was rolling/wobbling side to side as each of my corrections would go a bit too far  :laugh: Still managed to get it trimmed up and after landing and adding more expo it behaved wonderfully. It is very floaty and glides superbly, infact the only problem was landing as it just keeps going  :laugh:
Looks like I need to trim a little more foam out as you can see it in the corners of the video......


Revs

Nice one JT. What motor/prop are you using? I';ve got a TekSumo wing to build and was thinking about using a Sunnysky X2207S with something like a 7x5" prop.

JT

 A turnigy 2826 2200kv with a 6x5. A 7x5 would be better but may make my 30A ESC a bit warm lol. My mates tek sumo that I follow in the video has a 1450kv and a 7x5 and seems a bit slow, I would have thought with a 2200kv on a 6x5 the sumo would be fast, that';s what I run on my wing wing and that';s good for 60mph ~~ a 7x5 though should be even better  ~~

Revs


JT

 Yes, 3s, I';ve got so many that are not doing anything that it';s good to find a use for them. 1300maAh on the little wing wing and 2200mAh on this.

Chippercheese

Quote from: JT on Monday,July 06, 2015, 09:47:48
A turnigy 2826 2200kv with a 6x5. A 7x5 would be better but may make my 30A ESC a bit warm lol. My mates tek sumo that I follow in the video has a 1450kv and a 7x5 and seems a bit slow, I would have thought with a 2200kv on a 6x5 the sumo would be fast, that';s what I run on my wing wing and that';s good for 60mph ~~ a 7x5 though should be even better  ~~


I use the NTM 2836 1800kv with a 7x5 prop, burst current is something like 29A on launch (basically prop stall), cruises at 4-5A and maxes out around 18A in full flight. Fastest I';ve got it to was 112km/h - with ain';t half bad IMO!

Just bumped my ESC up to 50A with SBEC to try and give it some overhead as 30A was getting hot cooped up in the fuselage in sunny weather (although I did cut some vents into the lid on saturday).

Expo is definitely crucial for this wing, I find my happy place around 35/30
TBS Discovery + ghetto printed gimbal, HovershipMHQ 1 & 2, QAV250, Turnigy Talon V2, chinese Alien500 thingie, 3d Printed Tricopter, Bix 3, Flyingwings.co.uk FalconEVO, Venturi EVO 1+2, Hornet Racing Wing, Radjet800 (by the dozen)... Permanent sucker for FPV, and lots and lots of OpenLR

JT

 
Quote from: Chippercheese on Monday,July 06, 2015, 14:29:11
I use the NTM 2836 1800kv with a 7x5 prop, burst current is something like 29A on launch (basically prop stall), cruises at 4-5A and maxes out around 18A in full flight. Fastest I';ve got it to was 112km/h - with ain';t half bad IMO!

Just bumped my ESC up to 50A with SBEC to try and give it some overhead as 30A was getting hot cooped up in the fuselage in sunny weather (although I did cut some vents into the lid on saturday).

Expo is definitely crucial for this wing, I find my happy place around 35/30



112kph is pretty good, I need to throw an OSD on mine(might just pinch the remzibi off my wing wing for now). I';m going to chance a 7x5 with my 30A ESC, it was fine with the 6x5 and I';m not going to beflat out constantly, hopefully be more efficient for chilled flying(or not lol)
Good work in the clouds, was your video signal OK?

Chippercheese

Quote from: JT on Monday,July 06, 2015, 16:32:30

112kph is pretty good, I need to throw an OSD on mine(might just pinch the remzibi off my wing wing for now). I';m going to chance a 7x5 with my 30A ESC, it was fine with the 6x5 and I';m not going to beflat out constantly, hopefully be more efficient for chilled flying(or not lol)
Good work in the clouds, was your video signal OK?


30A is totally fine for 7x5 in terms of current used, the one I was using just had a linear BEC - overheat city!

The video signal was solid (using just Gav';s skews - had a helical in my bag but didn';t bother), I didn';t chance going too high into them - kinda regret that now. I';ve got TinyOSD fitted so I could navigate home, it just threw me off guard when my screen whited out, got super disoriented (no artificial horizon!)


I';ll try to be more daring next time the clouds are that low!
TBS Discovery + ghetto printed gimbal, HovershipMHQ 1 & 2, QAV250, Turnigy Talon V2, chinese Alien500 thingie, 3d Printed Tricopter, Bix 3, Flyingwings.co.uk FalconEVO, Venturi EVO 1+2, Hornet Racing Wing, Radjet800 (by the dozen)... Permanent sucker for FPV, and lots and lots of OpenLR

nub

nice maiden video JT looks like that';s going to be a lot of fun! ::)
Point and click.

Monkey see, Monkey do.

JT

Quote from: nub on Monday,July 06, 2015, 23:00:01
nice maiden video JT looks like that';s going to be a lot of fun! ::)


Cheers nub, I just need to sort out the bit of a vibration at full whack, I reckon it could well be the crappy prop adaptor that comes with the motor.
I';m going to put my trusted rx on and my OSD so I can at least fly this out a couple of Km  ::)

Boogles

What rx and video gear are you guys using?

What frequencies?


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