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New to OpenPilot.org - New Project "Hercules" 500 mm

Posted by Lizardman in Project Build Hercules 500mm From Start to Flight, 30 August 2015 · 507 views
New Project, Build, Help and 7 more...

New to OpenPilot.org - New Project "Hercules" 500 mm OK, here we go. Going to attempt to knock this one off my bucket list.

My name is Neil Niehaus. Here is a little background. I am a retired disabled veteran USN. I retired in 1991 due a horrible accident that left me messed up for several years. I was an Aviation Electronic "AE" Baby'. We made them fly and provided the most sophisticated Electronic count...


Welcome Back!

Posted by microman in microman's Blog, 15 August 2015 · 559 views

Well Im back into quadcopters I used to fly a HT Flip FPV that I still have but I recently found out about mini quads specifically the 250 sized quads. Im currently putting together a Emax 250 Quad Ive installed the motors, cc3d and Spektrum Rx. I'll be outfitting the quad with a fpv system & GoPro video systems. Below is a pic of the Emax 250 in its...


storm 260 pro racing hex

Posted by monopolyking in monopolyking's Blog, 14 August 2015 · 559 views

storm 260 pro racing hex ok, my very 1st blog.
I got in the post a couple of weeks ago a storm 260 pro racing hex. and all I can say is that its vicious. but only flown it a couple of times as im scared to death of losing it as I have nearly done a few times already. problem is I cannot get this thing to hover, or get level flight, mega drifting like its in zero-g horizontally, p...


Noob is in the Hisouse!

Posted by Ramjet in Ramjet's Blog, 18 June 2015 · 875 views

So I've started my first quad build after a long period of research into the topic.

I have purchased an inexpensive 250 sized frame, and plan to run the quad with two cameras - one fixed for FPV and the other gimballed for stable flight recording.

I have started documenting the build, including drawings of the frame and modifications I make to further s...


Drone Makers in India

Posted by paoladm in Skydancing, 10 June 2015 · 973 views

Researching the possibilty to have two or three drones for our research lab made in India, and publish an article about
it. Get in touch please if you have info to share.


Build Phase

Posted by FlyGuy in FlyGuy's Blog - Quad Build, 07 June 2015 · 811 views

- Mini 250 Carbon Fiber FPV Quadcopter Frame
- 1806 2280kv Brushless Motor (2CW&2CCW)
- 12A Simonk ESC
- 5030 Propellers
- CC3D Flight Controller
- LED strips. White and Red
- 2200mah Batt.
- FrSky LiPO Telemetry Module


The RCTimer Indy 250 Plus!

Posted by MrSatoV in MrSatoV's Adventures with OP!, 03 June 2015 · 489 views
CC3DFPV, mini racer

Here's a link to it: http://www.rctimer.c...oduct-1343.html
This is basically a progression from the original RCTimer Indy 250 (http://goo.gl/iUoXZa ), which was in response to the Tarot TL250A (http://goo.gl/CNqUni ). Basically the Tarot came out and the thread (http://goo.gl/02Mybm ) took off. There were some complaints by people build...


LED System Built

Posted by FlyGuy in FlyGuy's Blog - First Build, 31 May 2015 · 741 views

LED System Built Hacked a toy grade coaxial copter for the LED and control board. Light weight and free.


Where I'm at so Far

Posted by VancouverDrones in VancouverDrones' Blog, 28 May 2015 · 700 views
SkyHero, Little Spyder and 5 more...

Where I'm at so Far So after 8 months of struggle with trying to get a Pixhawk up in the air, I switched to an OpenPilot Atom courtesy of @kfinisterre. Kevin helped guide me through the setup over Twitter and I was up in the air within a couple of hours.

Here's my specs:
-SkyHero Little Spyder
-950 KV Sky Hero branded motors


Dirty Section Complete

Posted by Wookie in Wook's QAV500 Build Log, 23 May 2015 · 512 views
QAV500, build, dirty frame, ESC

I have the "Dirty Section" complete. The QAV's are split into dirty and clean sections. The dirty section contains the arms, motors, ESC's, main battery and voltage regulator(s). The sections are separated by silicone bobbins that keep vibrations from affecting the clean section that contains the flight controller, GPS, compass, receiver, camera(s) and ot...


In distress need help with my copter.

Posted by lazparrod in lazparrod's Blog, 22 May 2015 · 512 views

Please I'm new to this forum and need some guidance from any savy copter followers. .In distress need help. I have a quad copter that, I'm making with a cc3d flight controller RX703 a esc 20 a. With a mini distribution board. Having problems with the configuration Devo 7 when it gets to the point when, I have to mimic the control the following doesn't w...


Help with issue

Posted by oops47 in oops47's Blog, 20 May 2015 · 243 views
er9x setup

I have a turnigy TGY 9X radio w Smartieparts mod and ER 9X fw. FrSky DJT-JR Module and FrSky D6FR receiver and Naze32 controller. I also use cleanflight.
My problem is at first I could arm my Blackout Quad 280 and the motors would spin. Now I cannot get the unit to arm nor when I am on the receiver button on cleanflight I get no movement on any of the swi...


Need Help On Blackout's Super Mini H Quad

Posted by Pelon in Pelon's Blog, 15 May 2015 · 237 views

I just bought my first Blackout Super Mini H Quad and I'm having the worst luck on the arm the hole in the middle is big not sure if thats how is suppose be?? i have a couple of question for ya
1: is the bottom plate suppose to be flexible then the top plate?
2: for the Super Mini H Quad what size is the arm??
3: i have motor Tiger MN1806 23...


FPV Ground Station v2

Posted by Stisse in Plutten FPV, 17 April 2015 · 664 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 · 572 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 · 840 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 · 744 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 · 1019 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 · 1153 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 · 908 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...

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