Welcome to Multi-Rotor UK. Please login or sign up.

Friday,January 24, 2020, 02:26:58

Login with username, password and session length

Shoutbox

Rares Gosav:
17 Jan 2020 17:44:22
Hi guys and happy new year!!!
ched:
01 Jan 2020 00:12:50
Happy new year everyone, happy flying.  :beer2: :beer2:
Gaza07:
31 Dec 2019 17:06:13
Happy new year all hope 2020 is a cracking year for you  :beer2:
ched:
25 Dec 2019 00:00:49
Happy Christmas to everyone.
apollo7:
24 Dec 2019 13:50:56
Seasons greetings to all on this forum have a good one ;)
ched:
21 Dec 2019 17:58:42
Have a great time DB. Look forward your projects in 2020.  :beer2:
hoverfly:
21 Dec 2019 16:59:17
Have a good one D.B. ~~ :beer2: :beer2: :beer2:
DarkButterfly:
21 Dec 2019 16:14:27
 :beer2:
DarkButterfly:
21 Dec 2019 16:13:44
Tbh I've been really busy, not had much time to fly anything and with conditions being crap, hopefully in the new year I'll have some new projects on the go, mostly to do with HAM radio, will certainly fly again soon. FTR I hate FB too   :D Merry Christmas
Gaza07:
21 Dec 2019 15:21:30
Merry Christmas  :beer2:
Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 197485
  • Total Topics: 19929
  • Online Today: 18
  • Online Ever: 530
  • (Tuesday,June 26, 2012, 08:34:46 )
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 10
Total: 10

Theme Changer





thumbnail

3d - Printworx

Printing 3d Forum

Fresh start, Again!

Started by Brian, Tuesday,October 09, 2012, 02:25:30

Previous topic - Next topic

Brian

Tuesday,October 09, 2012, 02:25:30 Last Edit: Tuesday,October 09, 2012, 02:37:47 by Brian
Hi all,
I have rebuilt my poor quadcopter again, but this time I have added a Naza and GPS to help me with my craps piloting skills!
Here it is not crashing for a change!!


Here it is not crashing for hall add pictures and my latest videos to this post when I get back home from work...

Brian :wack0

johnrs

New to Quads but loving it

My YouTube Channel

Techie-Review

Brian

Tuesday,October 09, 2012, 11:27:23 #2 Last Edit: Tuesday,October 09, 2012, 11:48:32 by Gaza07
Dammit! I wanted to edit my post again, but I cant for some reason.  It is an RCTimer SM450 / RM450 V2 frame.









More videos and pics to follow if the rain stops. I feel like I should have taken up Ark building as a hobby instead!!

Brian :)

Brian

Finally got out to test fly the Naza GPS in some nasty wind!



Enjoy,
Brian :wack0

Gaza07

Very good video Brian it sounds like your really enjoying it now well done  :bravo:

Balders

Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional

FPV Guru
BNUC-S qualified
Sbaps.co.uk

Brian

Being a bit worried at my own skills, and not having a Failsafe on the RX provided with the Turnigy 9X';s RX I have decided to lower the odds of killing my quad even further. I definitely made a good move by buying the Naza - GPS, as the only thing I have damaged since fitting that is a few cheapo props!

I have now ordered 1 x Frsky 2.4Ghz Conversion ( Hack ) Module, and 1 x Frsky V8FR-II 8 channel receiver. These will enable the Failsafe option when I go out of range of the TX or it switches itself off, and my lovely Quad will simply return home.

I have also fitted a cheapo gimbal - which I';m not really that happy with to be honest - I may be buying different type of gimbal in the future.





More pics/videos to come soon...

Brian :wack0



neagron

Its great to know Brian,that you are on the right tracks,Marty. :scotland:

Balders

can';t watch your video';s at work, but what is it you';re not happy about the gimbal Brian?

I';m searching for that holy grail of a cheap but good gimbal.
Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional

FPV Guru
BNUC-S qualified
Sbaps.co.uk

Brian

its just cheap and flimsy, and wobbely. I havent flown with it yet - havent had the chance due to work, weather etc.. It may be the best thing since sliced bread, but dont like it at the moment.

Brian :wack0

Brian

I have now done the FrSky mod to my Turnigy 9X, and now have a working Failsafe if my TX gets switched off, or goes out of range. :)

The following video is Pre TX mod, so no failsafe tests, just a bit of Gimbal testing and some nice views of Cowes.



Enjoy,
Brian :wack0

Brian

Latest News...
I tested my TX power off fail safe, and everything worked perfectly, so much so that I was able to push the quad out further and higher and came up with the latest video. Apart from the gimbal juddering when the quad is moving forward at speed, the video is lovely when the quad is holding position in the air.

My latest video...


Looks great in HD, apart from the crappy gimbal problems - the gimbal is now binned, and I repaired my broken legs (with hot glue and cable ties!!) Next flight I';ll go even further, and higher. I am also looking for a better 2 axis gimbal up to a maximum of £100ish which will later go on to the Sausagecopter and become my awesome camera drone!

Have fun all,
Brian :)

Gaza07

Other than the gimble playing up its a very good video, cant you take the slack out of the gimble joints ?

Brian

There isn';t any slack, its rock solid, its like the motor is juddering all the time at a certain angle? It could probably be the servo';s, but the gimbal is also very wobbly and shonkey feeling. I want something that feels a bit more substantial than a crisp packet!

Brian :wack0

Gaza07

Maybe you could get a sausage gimble from Pete to match the copter your getting  ~~

teslahed

Monday,November 19, 2012, 14:14:29 #15 Last Edit: Monday,November 19, 2012, 14:18:04 by teslahed
I wonder if the gimbal is getting interference from somewhere else? i presume the servo extension wires are quite long for it. Would using ferrite rings help?

http://www.giantshark.co.uk/ferrite-rings-pieces-medium-p-404236.html
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.

Gaza07

I think I would try to resolve it with different servos or some filtering  ~~

Jumpy07

Monday,November 19, 2012, 19:07:10 #17 Last Edit: Monday,November 19, 2012, 19:17:34 by Jumpy07
Looked like a great flight.. you went further than I would dare..

To me it looked like the servos were hitting their limits when flying forward..    how do you have the gimbal mounted.. is it on rubber bobbins or directly bolted ?

I bought these to mount mine..




http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4pcs-DJI-Anti-vibration-Rubber-for-Zenmuse-Z15-3-Axis-Gimbal-Camera-Mount-/251176579319?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item3a7b4a70f7
BNUC-S Pilot with PfCo /PFAW.
UAQ / CAA PfCo Instructor / Flight Assessor

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing"

Brian

Hi all,
After a good play about, I';ve found that the camera is bouncing off the roll servo at the rear. Due to the size of the Gopro';s case I have decided to get hold of a hollow type gimbal with nothing that will block the rearward motion of the gimbal. I';ll get this after Christmas.

So, until then it';ll be a static camera jammed onto the landing gear like all the videos before. They aren';t all that bad really.

I have also found another problem. One of my motors shaft';s has slipped down. the shaft is solid and the circlip is still there, but the whole outrunner thingy slips up about 7mm. I';ve ordered 4 new motors, so I';ll have some spares, and be able to build my new Xmas Hex straight away ;) Well, when I';ve ordered some new ESC';s too... (Next pay day - they are cheap enough to get Xmas pressies too!!)

Have fun all,
Brian :wack0