Friday, March 10, 2017

Taking it Slow and Eating Dust

Been over a month since I've flown my Black Knight 250 quad, I've upgraded the firmware to the latest CleanFlight, changed my PID Controller to LuxFloat, and pushing the limit of my 3S battery.

Notes: I'm not sure what my camera angle is, but it definitely feels steeper than in the DRL Simulator, its probably at 40*, which with the way the camera is in the current bracket, I can't lower it.  My Rates were a little on the looser side than I want; will have to try out some other Profiles (on a switch) when I fly next.  I also put my GoPro and Case on the scale, and its pretty close to 200g of dead weight. At the end (before eating dust), I tried to correct and give power, but was at the limit of what the battery could give.  I think it is time to invest in 4S batteries.

-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameSpedix Black Knight 250
Flight Controller: Naze32 Rev6
FPV CameraRuncam Swift Rotor Riot Edition
HD CameraGoPro Hero 5 Black
ESCs: BL_Heli_S with Oneshot and Multishot
PropsDal T5045 3-Blade V2
Motors: Spedix 2204 2300KV
Video TX: Spedix 200mw 40 Channel
ReceiverFrSky X4R-SB SBUS
BatteryTurnigy Nano-Tech 35-70c 3S 1500mah
GooglesQuanum Cyclops
TransmitterFrSky Taranis X9D Plus
ChargerTurnigy Accucell S60

-- 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)

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