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TeslaQuad.....My Story

Started by FlyinMarty, Saturday,June 22, 2013, 12:46:10

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FlyinMarty

Right, after uming and erring for some time I committed and bought one of Chris';s (TeslaHead) TelsaQuads.

Despite having a little issue with being unable to connect to the MultWii from my laptop I decieded to give it a go. 

After a couple of seconds in the air it became apparent that I had a slight backwards drift and a tiny bit or right rudder - by rights I should be using MultiWiiConf to dial these out, but as I can';t connect I have trimmed these out in the TX until I get the MultWii connection sorted.

After I was happy it was a little more stable, I decided, despite the rather breezy and gusty wind to have a quick hover in the garden (yes I know this is not ideal - but I couldn';t wait any longer).

I am probably going to embarrass myself, but hey-ho, here';s a video of today';s, first ever proper attempts at flying.
Sorry about the quality - I need to get a proper video camera (probably a quad flyers favourite, a GoPro) but I need a few more pennies.

  :popcorn:

I am very happy with the Quad, thanks Chris & happy that it is still in one piece

(more posts to come as I progress)
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teslahed

Just watched the video - considering the wind you';ve got that thing holding very steady!  Hovering in small spaces like that might not be the funnest thing you can do with a quadcopter but it';s great practice for learning precision control.
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FlyinMarty

Quote from: teslahed on Saturday,June 22, 2013, 13:16:20
.... considering the wind you';ve got that thing holding very steady....


The stability is my skill, nothing to do with the way it was set up ;)  & you can tell how windy it is by the way the weeds are being blown about :laugh:
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nub

not bad at all for your 1st attempt, well done!
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Biffa

Pretty good going, those little quads sound really angry :cool:
Steve

Marty McFly

very good Marty,you must be ahappy camper now,Marty    :scotland:

philtrum

Looks good to me :)
You should be happy
Many Thanks
Phil
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FlyinMarty

Thank you for all positive comments...I know I have a long way to go, but one day I';ll crack it and then move onto FPV
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FlyinMarty

Tuesday,July 16, 2013, 22:01:57 #8 Last Edit: Tuesday,July 16, 2013, 22:08:08 by FlyinMarty
OK, so I have a couple of days off & I crept out the house today for a quick flight, or four.

Did a bit of hovering and forwards/ backwards flight.  Also got a bit overexcited and tried flying away from myself, piro then flying towards myself - that ended up in the grass, with motors looking like...



...quite a few times

anyway a boring vid of what I tried today.... :popcorn:


Also tried some old Heli landing gear on it, but was way to heavy and really messed with the way the quad flew, so took that off pretty sharpish.
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Hands0n

Very nice  ~~  That hangs in the air rather well. 
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Aircraft: miniMax Hex, DJI 550 (clone) TBS Disco, 450 Firefly, 250 Pro, ZMR250, Hubsan X4, Bixler 2

FlyinMarty

So I went out and flew today...all I can say is "Ooops I did it again".

Was flying in a slight breeze, an gust cam along and caught the quad - started blowing it sideways.  Tried to point it into the wind to bring it back to me but lost orientation - sun was behind me and made it hard to see the LEDs. Quad met ground and.....

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/60378188/2013-12-08%2009.59.03.jpg

If I';m honest, I was pushing my luck and trying banked turns, so, maybe it was my fault as well

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DarrellW

Oops, never mind it doesn';t look too expensive to fix - put it all down to experience!
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