Thursday, February 23, 2017

Whooping in the Wind


Flying my TinyWhoop(tm), Inductrix, AcroBee/Beeductrix, or whatever you want to call it, in winds up to 15mph.  This thing is respectively fast, and an absolute blast, and only weighs about 26g (which for you metric haters, is less than an ounce)!

Betaflight rates:
Proportional,Integral,Derivative,RC Rate,Super Rate, Max Vel, RC Expo
Roll: 70,70,30,0.75,0.88,1250,0.30
Pitch: 80,80,30,0.75,0.88,1250,0.30
Yaw: 180,45,  ,0.75,0.88,1250,0.20

--- Gear ---
Frame: Blade Inductrix
Motors: Crazepony 17500KV "Special Sauce Edition"
Flight Controller: NewBeeDrone BeeBrain
Camera: NewBeeDrone "StingerPod" (FX805 Camera with Dipole Antenna + 40ch Transmitter)
Batteries: (1) NewBeeDrone Nitro Nectar 200mah 30c, (6) Turnigy Nano-Tech 200mah 35c/75c
Transmitter: FrSky Taranis X9D Plus
Travel Case: NewBeeDrone Case

-- DIY Base / Ground Station --
ScreenGeneric 800x480 5 inch Display
AntennaRP-SMA Aomway 5.8Ghz 4-Leaf Clover (RHCP)
Receiver & Screen Power:  Turnigy 3S 1500mah 35C
Video RecorderHMDVR
DVR PowerGeneric 1S 650mah
DC/DC Boost Converter
Plastic Case (Daiso Japan)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Flow or No? Freestyle at Gates of Hell in DRL Simulator


It is an amazing feeling when you get your rates dialed in, take a tour of the Gates of Hell Level with me in the Drone Racing League Simulator.

Practicing Freestyle has huge benefits to pilot skill, as you quickly learn orientation, and control for pretty much an infinite amount of situations, and angles of attack or approach.  It is also complete blast!

If you enjoyed this video, please like, comment, and subscribe for more.

If you didn't enjoy the video, please give constructive criticism, so I can make future video's more enjoyable, for yourself and others.

Happy and Safe Flying!

The settings used for this video:
Camera Tilt: 35*
Camera FOV: 64*
RC Rate: 90
Roll/Pitch/Yaw Rate: 1080 deg/s
Throttle Expo: 0%
Pitch/Roll Expo: 70%
Yaw Expo: 60%
Gravity: 9.81m/s^2
Drone Mass: 800g
Motor Power: 1200g

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Gates of Hell - Shipyard, City, Woods DRL Simulator


When you want to fly your quad, and its raining outside, what better way to get your fix than to go fly in the Drone Racing League Simulator.

This is my current growth/progress after about 50 hours of simulator flight time over a month's period (and less than 2 hours of real IRL flying).

Truth be told, there were plenty of explosions getting up to this point.  This simulator has easily saved me hundreds of dollars, and several hours of aggravation and fixing a quad in the quest to get better.

So if your interested in getting into the hobby, spend some serious time in a simulator, such as the one offered by the Drone Racing League.

Happy and Safe Flying!

The settings used for this video (old and twitchy/robotic feeling):
Camera Tilt: 35*
Camera FOV: 64*
RC Rate: 50
Roll/Pitch/Yaw Rate: 800 deg/s
Throttle Expo: 0%
Pitch/Roll Expo: 30%
Yaw Expo: 20%
Gravity: 9.81m/s^2
Drone Mass: 800g
Motor Power: 1200g
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