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Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-15-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By leadpan
Thanks pizzano! I just added 2 LED last night. ...

Thanks pizzano!
I just added 2 LED last night. Lights shows thou both top & bottom.
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-14-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By leadpan
Lightbulb See-thru Glass Quadcopter!

Decades ago, I remember watching TV show "Wonder Woman" who flew a 'glass-airplane." Well, here's my see-thru quad!
The frames, arms and landing-gears made with acrylic-glass.
Maiden flight this...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-21-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By leadpan
Have you crashed due to power-related issue?

Have you crashed due to power-related issue?
Forum: Multi-Rotors 07-17-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By leadpan
I'm glad you had better luck with this quad. ...

I'm glad you had better luck with this quad.
Too bad this HobbyPeople video was not available when I bought it.
After much trouble binding to radio, getting it stabilize; i was able to fly few...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-27-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By leadpan
Finally got H-quad frame built with wooden arms...

Finally got H-quad frame built with wooden arms and APM2.5.2!
I was able to Save Trim:
http://youtu.be/ooNPJr7hrno

But problem I discovered is interferances.
Using Mission Planner "compassmot"...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-24-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By leadpan
Having trouble getting the ESC calibrated. What...

Having trouble getting the ESC calibrated.
What am i doing wrong here?
Also got this HK 15a UBEC; but not sure where wiring plugs into? :confused:
Do my lipo plugs into UBEC red wire and the 2...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-18-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By leadpan
After removing the frame, arms, and motors; I...

After removing the frame, arms, and motors; I think I know the problem. The quad was top-heavy from the arms and motors. I'm replacing with wood arms and check the difference.
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-18-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By leadpan
I will check the motor connections and ESC. I'm...

I will check the motor connections and ESC. I'm using KK2.1 board.
But in few days APM2.5 board and GPS is coming. So i am thinking of starting over with that.
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-18-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By leadpan
failed maiden flight

My failed maiden flight. :(
If you can look my my vid and tell what's wrong with my quad? :confused:
I think I need to reduce weight by swapping out aluminum frame with wood or something. I have...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-17-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By leadpan
PI tune help

Almost ready to maiden but I notice that when I was tuning it would lift FORWARD.
It's bit heavy at 2000grams and I put 12x6 props.

Here's my setting:
P gain = 30
P limit = 100
I gain = 0
I...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 06-11-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By leadpan
H-quad dilemma: weight

Hi folks,
Completed my mod build for 470mm H-quad from HobbyKing with 3/4" aluminium frame and arms. I was happy how it looked until I lifted it. It's heavy! I did order (4) powerful 900kv...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-21-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By leadpan
Wow, that site has lots of cool stuff for cheap! ...

Wow, that site has lots of cool stuff for cheap!
A RTF GoPro gimbal for $75?
I wonder if their ReadytoFlyer 2.6 combo is really a APM 2.6 and GPS combo for $55?

I was thinking of getting this...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-21-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By leadpan
Thanks for advice! Due to negative reviews for...

Thanks for advice!
Due to negative reviews for goodluckbuy; I'll get my APM2.6 from here.
http://www.banggood.com/ArduPilot-Mega-APM-2_6-Flight-Controller-With-6M-GPS-For-Multicopters-p-89910.html...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-19-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By leadpan
APM 2.6 setup?

Planning to get APM 2.6 w/ GPS for my quad.
Found this APM/gps combo:...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
Thank you Flubber for your in depth answer! My...

Thank you Flubber for your in depth answer!
My understanding is the quad size, weight, length, and f/c determines the stability in wind. An H-quad will be more stable then my F450, right?
Since...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-17-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
So you're saying it doesn't matter insofar as...

So you're saying it doesn't matter insofar as wind is concerned?
Hex advantage is loss of engine recovery; that's it?

Another successful flight at a park:...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-17-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
Folks, For windy conditions, is hexcopter more...

Folks,
For windy conditions, is hexcopter more stable then a large H-quad?
I live in a windy city. I'm thinking of getting a big H-quad for FPV; but I'm afraid windy would blow it more then a...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-15-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
Question about props. I heard Graupner E-Prop...

Question about props.
I heard Graupner E-Prop 10x5 are good for F450 quad?
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-15-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
Thanks pizzano, Practice and I'm getting a...

Thanks pizzano,
Practice and I'm getting a Taranis transmitter soon.
Is there anything I could of done when the quad starts spinning out of control (my last video)?
Just got email from...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
Thumbs up After much tweaking(replace one ESC, calibrate...

After much tweaking(replace one ESC, calibrate the f/c) here's a successful maiden flight! :D

-Maiden flight #1
Adjusting trims and trying out hovering, yaw, etc.
http://youtu.be/Cg1HSha6bpY
...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-14-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
UPDATE: The quad won't self level. I think the...

UPDATE:
The quad won't self level. I think the flight-controller is defective because one ESC/motor arm #3 will sometimes not spin at beginning. When all motors are spinning, I give throttle and it...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-12-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
Okay folks, got the ESC re-calibrated and now all...

Okay folks, got the ESC re-calibrated and now all the motors are rotating correctly!
Planning to flight-test #2 this afternoon at a grassy field park.
One important thing I learned from LHS was the...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-12-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
Hmm, it seems not all the ESC (or motor?) is...

Hmm, it seems not all the ESC (or motor?) is working correctly. Any ideas?
Also, I'm not sure if the props needs to be upside down? The pitch seems off?

http://youtu.be/MelQJn0QUnE

Thanks...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-12-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
Its working now! I was about to give up then...

Its working now!
I was about to give up then tried putting OrangeRX 615 once more and motors spins!

Quick observation:
I notice when motors are unlocked just 2 motors are low spinning until I...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-12-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
3 hours trying and still nothing! GRRRR!! :mad: ...

3 hours trying and still nothing! GRRRR!! :mad:
I'm about to take this whole thing back to HobbyPeople.
None of my RC planes were this PROBLEMATIC!
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-11-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
Pizzano, that's a great link for F/C comparison! ...

Pizzano, that's a great link for F/C comparison!
Has anyone have experience with UAVP?
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-11-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
Update: I went two different local hobby...

Update:

I went two different local hobby store; they could not figure out.
The guy at HobbyPeople have not built one yet so he didn't know.
Both store thought the OrangeRX R710 was probably the...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-10-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
No dice. Set DIP to "standard" and calibrated...

No dice.
Set DIP to "standard" and calibrated on f/c but still nothing. :(
The f/c is green light and seems on but no response when I throttle.
I'll take to HobbyPeople today and see what they...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-10-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
OIC! I'll try it and report back. Thanks!

OIC!
I'll try it and report back.
Thanks!
Forum: Multi-Rotors 05-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,076
Posted By leadpan
Hobby People Flight controller issue

Sorry guys, let me try explaining again.

-I did what flubber said "Connect the esc directly to the receiver throttle channel" and calibrated the ESC individually.

-Then I tried following...
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