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License to fly

Posted by paintcast in It's not interesting blog at all, 27 November 2014 · 0 views

Due to latest issues with FAA I decided to legalize my hobby. Finally I've got my license to fly! :D Now I'm going to browse the Cyrpus' heaven with my drones absolutely legally :rolleyes:

I hope it will be good example for everyone, who wants to support FPV hobby instead of ruin it.


Just Getting Started Here...

Posted by mcfate in McFate Heavy Industries, 27 November 2014 · 0 views

I'm in Fresno, California, currently working on a project to start a software literacy center here.

I've been involved, in various ways, with UAVs for a few years on and off, being on the board of a small organization called OpenRelief that is intended to be a design center for cheap fliers that could be used in disaster recovery and relief situations....


The Gasser

Posted by Rick~K in Rick~K's Blog, 12 November 2014 · 0 views

Here are some of my GP aircraft. I lost my blog from my account being deleted so I'll try to restore it as close as possible.

My Trex Helibug gasser, you can fly all day on a few cents of gasoline.

Another Gasser I love to fly is a 100cc plane.



Usbser installation problem

Posted by Wonder in Wonder's Blog, 31 October 2014 · 0 views

Hi, I am totally new here.
I just bought a cc3d board from hobby king, moved to the open pilot side and downloaded the newest version of GCS.

I tried every think to install the software. It`s no problem to install gcs, but to install the driver for the usb port is impossible for me.
I installed all at once (check boxes) , each seperatly, although just t...


Configuration & Tuning Tips

Posted by MGodfrey in Mark's Blog, 25 October 2014 · 0 views
Tuning Gotchas, Configuration Tip

As a new OpenPilot user I'm going to post on random encounters with tuning and configuration parameters that caused me grief. These will be simple things that cost me time, but are relatively easy solve.

So here's the first one - Config error prevents arming because of flight mode settings.
Figuring out what's wrong when the Config panel in the Flight...


Constructive Critisim and Feedback on my Videos

Posted by N3t3cho in N3t3cho's Blog, 23 October 2014 · 0 views

So I have been making videos for a little while. I realized I haven't done a great job promoting them or getting them out in the interwebs. Hence not a lot of feedback on what I can do to make them better or what people like.

So check some of them out and let me know what you guys think. What would you like to see?

Here are a couple but go to my main...


First Time Flying

Posted by RussKittel in RussKittel's Blog, 20 October 2014 · 0 views
first, time, flying, CCAD

Hey guys! My name is Russell Kittel. I go to the Columbus College of Art and Design and I am taking part in a quadcopter class. This is my first time flying so I am a little nervous but extremely excited. Is there anything that you would suggest or give some insite towards? Please let me know. All help is greatfully appreciated.


Something happened.....

Posted by Movie Guy in Movie Guy's Blog, 19 October 2014 · 0 views
CC3D, Tricopter, Mini Frame

Something happened..... If you have read my last blog post, you may have known that I was not really very happy with the way my Tricopter frame was flying and was exploring other options. Well, I had been thinking of getting some of those sweet Sunnysky 2204 2300 kv motors and building a mini H-Quad. Well, I took a detour courtesy of the great enabler, David Windestal. I ordered...


Blackout Mini Spider Hex

Posted by Stisse in Plutten FPV, 25 July 2014 · 0 views
Blackout, Hex, Revolution, GPS and 4 more...

Had to join the mini multirotor scene and bought me a Blackout Mini Spider Hex. Will use Cobra 2204 2400kv motors and 12A Afro esc´s. Atm flown with Revolution controller with GPS and also added the minimOSD to have the GPS info in flight.

Motors arrived first. So small and light compared to my bigger multis and motors :)

Finally the package arri...


Revo + Specktrum DX7S + Mixing = 6 Flight Modes

Posted by viperz28 in viperz28's Blog, 22 June 2014 · 0 views

I wanted to be able to use Gear switch and the Flap switch to get 6 Fight Modes. I used DX7S builtin monitor until I got the switches the way I wanted them, I then used the Configuration Wizard to setup the switches. At the step where it tells you to move the controls to their extreme positions be sure to move the Flap switch through all three positions a...


Home Brew T-Copter

Posted by Max Thrust in Max Thrust, 13 June 2014 · 0 views

Proof that it flies. Every time I crash it gets an inch and half shorter.

View on Vimeo

And my first FPV Flight. Recommend you mute the sound. JELLO ALERT!!! I need to vibration dampening under the GoPro

View on Vimeo

The whole thing was inspired by the Ankh-T but I had some spare parts from a Franken-Quad so I used them instea...


First hop of DIY wooden octo

Posted by Pippin in Pippin's Blog, 11 May 2014 · 0 views
Octo revo cc3d DIY wood

Today, after a few weeks of grabbing bits of spare time (and waiting for a hobbyking order that took over 2 months), my wooden octo did its first hop.

Sadly also today, my revo died.... :-( Some unfortunate short killed it (I'd just fitted it into the octo, and was getting it configured)

Some info about the copter:

- 8x turnigy 2217 850kV motors
- 8x...


Current Build & Status

Posted by fahrvergnuugen in fahrvergnuugen's Blog, 25 April 2014 · 0 views
ht flip fpv pro

Here's my current build:
Flip FPV Pro frame
NTM 28-26 1200kv motors
Gemfan 8x4.5 carbon props
20A ESCs (SimonK firmware)
NazaM/GPS/iOSD/PMU flight controller
RMRC 910Mhz 200mw vtx
IBCrazy Vee Antenna for vtx, BiQuad vrx
Futaba 18FG + 6 Channel RX
5100mah 35C ReadyMadeRC battery

Take off weight: 1644grams
Safe fly time: 7 minutes
3.3V alarm trips at 7:45...


5min antenna mod Frsky/QAV400

Posted by ntthhtl in ntt's Blog, 24 April 2014 · 0 views
qav400, frsky, antenna, diy, mod

I had very poor range with stock 15cm Frsky RX antennas. I bought a long time ago 40 and 60cm replacement antennas, but couldn't figure good place to mount them until now.

Found out that normal straw was just the right size to hold "blob" on the antenna. So cut two stews to right length. Put antenna cable through straw. Cut shorter part and put it to en...


Setting up a Discovery Buzzer with Taranis and FRSKY D4R-II on CC3D

Posted by airpunk in mshakeshaft's Blog, 21 April 2014 · 0 views
Discovery Buzzer, Taranis, D4R-II and 1 more...

Having spent too much time looking for my DRQ 250 Mini Quad in long grass, I decided to fit a Discovery Buzzer. Being new to both Open Pilot and using the Fr Sky transmitter I have decided to share my experience, so that other ‘newbies’ could do the same.

Equipment used:
HobbyKing Discovery Buzzer http://www.hobbyking...__14521__Hob...


MiniHquad printed

Posted by f5soh in f5soh's Blog, 20 April 2014 · 0 views

MiniHquad printed My first mini quad using ZMR1804-2400kv motors - 10A simonk esc - 5x3 props, dedicated to fun flight.

No carbon here, frame is 3D printed in PLA, 70g weight. (center frame 34g - arms 9g)

For maiden flight i have used old 2200mAh-3S battery (210g), waiting others Zippy Compact 1300mAh (~100g)

420g RTF with 2200mAh-3S

Flight with R...


First Flips

Posted by Scoot3r in Scoot3r's Blog, 12 April 2014 · 0 views
Blackout Mini-H Quad, Blackout and 3 more...

Got out for a bit today, found a quiet little park and decided to try out that Rattitude mode that I setup in my CC3D.


The little bugger...

Posted by m_thread in CrystalQ, 04 April 2014 · 0 views

This is what I use as my test platform right now.

Very soon I am going to add a Blackout Mini Hex to my hangar.




Posted by PeteTheRanger in PeteTheRanger's Blog, 27 March 2014 · 0 views

So, continuing the saga of my scratch-build tricopter...

She was kind of a beast when I started - 900mm MTM!

Her arms were so long they flapped like a bird - so I switched to ali and trimmed her back in size...

I've been flying my QAV-400 so much that I'm beginning to have trouble judging distances with the tri... :)


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