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FPV Ground Station v2

Posted by Stisse in Plutten FPV, 17 April 2015 · 38 views

Decided to rebuild my FPV ground station to a smaller and easier to handle verison.

My old station I had in a hardcase together with my radio. But this setup did not feel right after a while. It did work, nothing wrong with that but just did not suit my needs at the time.

This what it looked like, also has it´s own blog entry.

This time I wanted...


Life Intrudes

Posted by Movie Guy in Movie Guy's Blog, 20 March 2015 · 187 views

Note to all who continue:

This entry is not about Open Pilot. It is about the man who got me involved in the RC hobby in the first place. It is not offered up to garner sympathy or condolences. To that end I hope you understand that I would prefer no comments. Instead I would suggest that you call, write, have coffee with or Skype the people in your...


My receiver won't come on

Posted by CaliBigBear in CaliBigBear's Blog, 03 March 2015 · 397 views

My receiver won't come on Ok guys heres my problem. I switched my flight board to a CC3D board and now my Receiver won't power on. it worked when i had the other flight board connected. I was told that maybe I need to checkhttps://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png the HW Settings in OP and checkhttps://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png to...


Wooden Octo: surrounded by too much metal

Posted by Pippin in Pippin's Blog, 20 February 2015 · 441 views

The wooden octo fly's well with the complimentary filter - with the revo on board..

I've been mystified by multiple attempts to get it to even take off when using the INS EKF filter - it always tries to flip over.

I tried the following over the last few days..

1. Many, many attempts to re-calibrate (including after an erase, and reflash of the revo) -...


My new FPV 250 Mini Racer

Posted by stevebgrpc in Steve's FPV Racer Blog, 12 February 2015 · 680 views

Hey FPV enthusiasts, I recently finish my first FPV Racer, I have many multirotors but this one is my first mini racer and it is a blast. Super strong, I put it into the ground at full speed and it rolled about 80ft into a fence and the only damage was 2 broken props, about a dollars worth. I fixed the props and off again!

It was a challenge but wo...


Journey to fixed wings (Spark 2.0 build log)

Posted by ntthhtl in ntt's Blog, 13 January 2015 · 775 views
fixed wing, build log, atom and 1 more...

Been looking suitable wing/plane for an alternative to my quads.Stone Blue Airline's Spark 2.0 36" plane caught my eye, it seems to be very good beginner/basher plane; robust, small, quite cheap and easy to fix :)

This blog post is a going to be my build log and I will update this as project goes forward.



T-Motor Air Gear 350 Anyone? Im an absolute first time flyer of any type.

Posted by ZiyanGT in ZiyanGT's Blog, 07 January 2015 · 655 views
T-Motor, Fly Sky, CC3D, HJ MWC

Hi. I am an absolute first time flyer of any type. Love to build things from scratch and learn it the hard way. Wanted to get my feet wet in flying and came across CC3D for quadcopters.
So went ahead ant purchased some things online.

T-Motor Air Gear 350 http://www.rctigermo...k_0930/279.html
HJ MWC Frame http://www.banggood.com...


Drone Wars: The Transmitter Awakens

Posted by paintcast in It's not interesting blog at all, 22 December 2014 · 562 views

I finished my parody on new SW trailer :lol:


Just Getting Started Here...

Posted by mcfate in McFate Heavy Industries, 27 November 2014 · 674 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....


Usbser installation problem

Posted by Wonder in Wonder's Blog, 31 October 2014 · 711 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 · 801 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 · 576 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 · 372 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.


Revo + Specktrum DX7S + Mixing = 6 Flight Modes

Posted by viperz28 in viperz28's Blog, 22 June 2014 · 1083 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 · 1081 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...


Current Build & Status

Posted by fahrvergnuugen in fahrvergnuugen's Blog, 25 April 2014 · 617 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...


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

Posted by airpunk in mshakeshaft's Blog, 21 April 2014 · 3894 views
Discovery Buzzer, Taranis, D4R-II and 1 more...

This information has now been updated and included in the Wiki
http://wiki.openpilo...to Your Vehicle

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 tha...


MiniHquad printed

Posted by f5soh in f5soh's Blog, 20 April 2014 · 1336 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 · 473 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 · 531 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.


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