- quadrocopter – who's got one ?
this is the parts used in mine
@Mikkel Did you use an online guide to build up? I’m kinda tempted.Posted 5 years ago
My Hubsan X4 arrived today. 🙂 Dinky little thing but seems pretty well made for £35.
Only had a little play with it so far, got it into a steady(ish) hover but it needs some more work on the trim functions to get it to a truly stable hover. Good fun though, dead easy to fly right from the box – 20 minute charge on the LiPo battery and away you go!Posted 5 years agod3fm3chMember
My Hubsan X4 arrived today. Dinky little thing but seems pretty well made for £35.
It is pretty solid except: There is a design flaw with the motors. I’ve broken 5, yes 5, in two days! If the quadcopter crashes heavily upside down it’ll most probably break the motors. The central rod in the motor gets pushed though the feeble plastic base and then it’s useless. I’ve even had this happen with crashes a few inches of the ground.
I’ve just ordered a full set of replacement motors to get mine back up and running. I do love it. Just wished it was more crash proof. Especially as a novice.Posted 5 years ago
Just realised that you probably ment guides to how to assemble the whole thing. There is some but its very specific to the frames, it is dead simple though. and if wanting to go for the cheap frame i have used, i can easily make a simple guide with some pictures if needed.Posted 5 years agoeugeo81Member
This thread is dangerous.. And who ever posted the hobbyking link has a lot to answer for (My other half is going to go mental when my 4 packages from HongKong eventually turn up) 😆
Looks like I’m building a F450 framed FPV explorer! I even bought a Hubsan X4 to train on while all the parts turn up.Posted 5 years ago
here you go:
x525 frame (£13 Ebay)
4x Emax MT2213 motors / 9.5″ props, which should give a max thrust of 3.4KG (about £10.50 each Ebay)
4x hobby king 30a ESC’s (£6 each ish – Hobbyking)
1x hobby king power octocopter distribution board (£4 – Hobbyking)
1x Hobbyking KK2.0 flight control board (£20 – Hobbyking)
oh and a small Wico sandwich tub covered in carbon fiber vinyl wrap to protect the fight board.
i also have a 200mm landing gear set on order so the SLR can go under it.
The original idea was to route the wiring through the tubing of the frame and mount the esc’s on the under side, but there wasnt enough space with the mounting blots. So i’ve mounted the esc’s inside the frame where there is just enough room.
eventualy i’ll buy 4 more motor / esc sets and convert it into a octocopter (hense the power board).Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
Anyone got/used one of these Quadshot copters that’s both a quadcopter and flying wing?
Fully computer controlled, and can transition between copter and plane mode. Thought it was quite clever having nifty features like altitude detection so it can adjust the rotor control loops for different air densities etc.Posted 4 years ago
So I’ve been flying that Twister thingy around the place a bit. Can get it round the house and I flew it at the indoor BMX track at Manchester the other day (where it was properly ace) and I tried flying it outside this morning but even the gentle breeze cause a few problems and it crashed a couple of times.
And now I accidently appear to have stumbled across some more quadcopter websites. I haven’t quite got to the point where I’ve accidently input my card details but I can see this one getting expensive…
Great fun though – that Twister indoors in a big space with no wind is brilliant. There were a few people stuck their heads round the doors, probably hoping to see some BMXers in action and instead there’s some idiot playing with his chopper which must have surprised them a bit.Posted 4 years ago
I love it. Although I decked it from altitude a few weeks ago and (only) broke an arm. Have the replacement but no time to repair it at the moment. Go pro mounted on the front I do some filming with it. It gets good footage of the steam trains that run next door to my shop.Posted 4 years agoOllyMember
i got one of these for my birthday this year. (its more expensive than i expected actually)
also, this particular one i found very good!
its hard to fly, but its solid! ive crashed it into concrete in every direction, every way up, poked it out of trees with a long stick (and it hit every branch on the way down) and its still fine. very cool!
not as impressive as some of those other badboys though!Posted 4 years agoeviljoeSubscriber
Mangatank- I don’t think so . The GPS is just to keep it stopped in one place when you are not actively controlling it . I think there may be an advanced option to allow you to do this, but I think you have to pay for it (haven’t read all the bumf yet) . Also, I think you are supposed to keep it line of site, technically…Posted 4 years ago
With the RTF Phantom, can you just program in a GPS route and it’ll track that, and follow pre-set height settings too?
For things like that you need this:
Open source coding for radio controlled craft – they do stuff for single and multi-rotor aircraft. Basically means building your own which is a shame cos the Phantom looks ideal in every other respect – I was looking at getting one for ages having already got a Hubsan, a Twister and a Parrot AR Drone
Initially bought the Hubsan and the Twister as a cheap way of learning to fly quads (the idea being to move on to a Phantom) but I’ve kind of put off buying it cos of the limitations on route planning – it needs direct input, the GPS is simply there to allow it to hover in one spot and to Return-To-Base (if it goes out of range or the controller dies it climbs to 60ft, returns to the spot it took off from and auto-lands).Posted 4 years agowigglesMember
I quite fancy getting one but a bit of a slippery slope to start on…
Already spent enough on my wheeled rc’s
And I read about someones phantom flying off in the distance never to be seen again 😮
might as well just attach your wallet to a weather balloon if that’s going to happenPosted 4 years ago
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