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#1 lsp

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

It has taken a little while but my QAV400 frame finally arrived.

I have never bothered with build logs for my multirotor frames before - my builds are usually not that original, exciting or tidy, and I usually just want it done as quick as possible so I can go fly...

 

However, since it is similar to the QAV500 and I've had all the parts waiting for the QAV400 frame to arrive, I knew how I would build it initially and so it was an easy process to document.

 

 

I will probably rearrange a few components once I test it and have a few ideas for other mods too.

Now just need the wind and rain to go away so I can go see what this frame can do...

 

I took Tim's recommendations on the Tiger motors and most of my other components on this build are similar to Justins.

 

 

QAV400

OpenPilot Revo

T-Motors MT 2216-9 v2 motors 

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Graupner 8x5, APC 8x4.7 props

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600mW vTX and CL

HK 12v voltage regulator

Lumenier 3300mah 4s lipos

GoPro Hero2 and Hero3

Spektrum DX6i

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#2 ArnhemAnt

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

It has taken a while for my QAV400 frame to travel from Florida to Sydney but it has finally arrived.

I have never bothered with build logs for my multirotor frames before - my builds are usually not that original, exciting or tidy, and I usually just want it done as quick as possible so I can go fly...

 

However, since it is similar to the QAV500 and I've had all the parts waiting for the QAV400 frame to arrive, I knew how I would build it initially and so it was an easy process to document.

 

 

I will probably rearrange a few components once I test it and have a few ideas for other mods too.

Now just need the wind and rain to go away so I can go see what this frame can do...

Can you send some of that rain up this way please?? This has been a really poor wet season for us while the southern parts of the country are getting what we are used to in a 'normal' wet.

 

Anyway, back to your post.....

Great way to document a build. Love it. Wish I had the time to do that but I usually only get a little bit of time every now and then to dedicate to my builds so don't think it would flow that well.

 

Keen to see this one in the air once the weather settles.

 

Is the QAV400 going to be coming up this way in September??


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

It has taken a while for my QAV400 frame to travel from Florida to Sydney but it has finally arrived.

I have never bothered with build logs for my multirotor frames before - my builds are usually not that original, exciting or tidy, and I usually just want it done as quick as possible so I can go fly...

 

However, since it is similar to the QAV500 and I've had all the parts waiting for the QAV400 frame to arrive, I knew how I would build it initially and so it was an easy process to document.

 

 

I will probably rearrange a few components once I test it and have a few ideas for other mods too.

Now just need the wind and rain to go away so I can go see what this frame can do...

 

 

That is such an awesome "Build Log" !  :D     Very imaginative...   Well done.  B)



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:46 PM

ok, that was awesome  ;) so what's your setup like?



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

That is a very cool way to document a build. How did you create this video? 



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

That timelapse is really cool.

 

How long did it take to make?



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

Great build, nice video edit.
A lot of work also for that.

 

Bravo et merci for inspiration ;)


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

Really cool vid to document the build.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

Nice one lsp.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

Very cool!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

Creative video, thanks for sharing! The QAV400 frame I ordered is stuck in customs, so I can't wait to finally get started after seeing these posts here.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:29 PM

This is awesome Luke! Fantastic build overview and it shows how easy is to assemble this frame!



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:58 PM

Thanks guys, it was fun to see the video once it was done.

 

Can you send some of that rain up this way please?? This has been a really poor wet season for us while the southern parts of the country are getting what we are used to in a 'normal' wet.

 

Ha you can have all our rain and wind, it caused havoc here last night - trees and power line down on our road.

 

 

Is the QAV400 going to be coming up this way in September??

 

 

Certainly hope so, along with as many other toys as I can fit in...!

 

ok, that was awesome  ;) so what's your setup like?

 

1st post updated with setup. Went with Tims recommendations, should be good but havent flown it yet.

 

 

That is a very cool way to document a build. How did you create this video? 

 

It is just images (419) rendered together into a .mov in Quicktime, really easy to do.

 

 

How long did it take to make?

 

The build start to finish was just over 2 hours (did the work on the ESC's before I started actual build)



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

Love it ISP! Cant wait for your flights!!!



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:25 PM

Brilliant man ...

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:51 PM

It is just images (419) rendered together into an .mov in Quicktime, really easy to do.

 

How did you make the quad appear to fly away? Did you lift it with strings that aren't visible?  



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

I love the flyaway at the end, lol, great stuff


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:22 AM

How did you make the quad appear to fly away? Did you lift it with strings that aren't visible?  

Strings? Dude it has 4 motors to make it fly! I just armed it and took off...



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:17 AM

That's very creative. Really well done. I look forward to your flight videos.



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:59 AM


Strings? Dude it has 4 motors to make it fly! I just armed it and took off...

LOL Well that makes sense. I got caught up in the whole time lapse animation thing and thought you animated the fly away too. 





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