Sunday, July 23, 2017

A New Beginning - Micro 2" Chronicles


Recently built myself a new 2" Micro, and I am in love! Here are some clips from the different places I've flown it. Overall Weight (without Battery): 74.6g

Enjoy!

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameLantian 90L
Flight Controller: Eachine Minicube F4
FPV CameraRuncam Micro Swift
ESCs: RacerStar Dark18A
PropsGemfan 2035BN
Motors: RotorX 1105B 6500kv
Video TX: Eachine VTX03
ReceiverFrSky XSR
Battery: Tattu 3S 450mah 75/150C XT30
GooglesQuanum Cyclops
TransmitterFrSky Taranis X9D Plus
ChargersTurnigy Accucell S60
iSDT Q6 Plus 300W/14A
HP 900W 12V DC Server Power Supply
-- DIY Base / Ground Station --
ScreenGeneric 800x480 5 inch Display
ReceiverEachine RC840 40 Channel Receiver
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)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Old Fox Park - Tree-Voidance



"The Old Fox" is a nickname given to George Washington whom this park was named after. Only flew 4 or so packs. It was a lot of fun to fly, as there are tons of trees that are perfect for flying through their branches, and the low canopy really adds to the effect. Lighting was harsh due to the time of day, but surprisingly the footage came out as great. Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameSpedix Black Knight 250
Flight Controller: Betaflight F3
FPV CameraRuncam Swift Rotor Riot Edition
HD CameraGoPro Hero 5 Black
ESCs: Spedix ES25
PropsDal T5046 Cyclones Green
Motors: Spedix 2205 2300KV
Video TX: Team Black Sheep Unify Pro V2 (5V)
Antenna: SMA TBS Triumph (Stub)
ReceiverFrSky X4R-SB SBUS
Battery: ThunderPower Adrenaline 80c 4S 1300mah
GooglesQuanum Cyclops
TransmitterFrSky Taranis X9D Plus
ChargersTurnigy Accucell S60
iSDT Q6 Plus 300W/14A
HP 900W 12V DC Server Power Supply
-- DIY Base / Ground Station --
ScreenGeneric 800x480 5 inch Display
ReceiverEachine RC840 40 Channel Receiver
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)

Friday, July 14, 2017

To Kill a Black Knight - FPV Crashpilation



Here is a video composed of all crashes and bad landings that I have HD footage for since I first picked up a transmitter (some were lost thanks to the GoPro, and presumably the SD pins contacts got interrupted during the impact). This is the story of what it takes to kill a Spedix Black Knight frame by me after 6 months of ownership.
Enjoy!

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameSpedix Black Knight 250
Flight Controller: Betaflight F3
FPV CameraRuncam Swift Rotor Riot Edition
HD CameraGoPro Hero 5 Black
ESCs: Spedix ES25
PropsDal T5046 Cyclones Green
Motors: Spedix 2205 2300KV
Video TX: Team Black Sheep Unify Pro V2 (5V)
Antenna: SMA TBS Triumph (Stub)
ReceiverFrSky X4R-SB SBUS
Battery: ThunderPower Adrenaline 80c 4S 1300mah
GooglesQuanum Cyclops
TransmitterFrSky Taranis X9D Plus
ChargersTurnigy Accucell S60
iSDT Q6 Plus 300W/14A
HP 900W 12V DC Server Power Supply
-- DIY Base / Ground Station --
ScreenGeneric 800x480 5 inch Display
ReceiverEachine RC840 40 Channel Receiver
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)

Sunday, July 9, 2017

"Oh Bessie" - Bessie Ridge



Had a wonderful day with the Family, and got to finish the evening off at Toro Park. Found a spot that wasn't congested with people, and took to the air. I added 5 D to Pitch, and it has made a good difference. Went to review my Black Box logs from the other day, to find the SD card unreadable, and didn't reinstall one before I went flying, so I guess I'll have to look at the Notch Filters another day.

Before I went flying I had done a thorough inspection of my Black Knight and noted that one of the arms was starting to delaminate, and the plastic reinforcement had cracked through. "The next crash could be the last" (as I stated on my Instagram), and yep, it was, taken out by a ghost branch while inverted in the middle of a roll. Overall after 6 months of abusing the )#(*$ out of this frame, it finally threw in the towel. I've thought about switching out frames, but I already have some spare parts for this one, and feel its worthy of the restoration ($35 in parts).

Enjoy!

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameSpedix Black Knight 250
Flight Controller: Betaflight F3
FPV CameraRuncam Swift Rotor Riot Edition
HD CameraGoPro Hero 5 Black
ESCs: Spedix ES25
PropsDal T5046 Cyclones Green
Motors: Spedix 2205 2300KV
Video TX: Team Black Sheep Unify Pro V2 (5V)
Antenna: SMA TBS Triumph (Stub)
ReceiverFrSky X4R-SB SBUS
Battery: ThunderPower Adrenaline 80c 4S 1300mah
GooglesQuanum Cyclops
TransmitterFrSky Taranis X9D Plus
ChargersTurnigy Accucell S60
iSDT Q6 Plus 300W/14A
HP 900W 12V DC Server Power Supply
-- DIY Base / Ground Station --
ScreenGeneric 800x480 5 inch Display
ReceiverEachine RC840 40 Channel Receiver
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)

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Field Flyer - Batter Up



This footage was recorded before "Oh Bessie", and before I upped my D on pitch some more. This is the 2nd volume of Field Flyer. This was recorded the same day as "Digging these props", managed to parallel recharge all my batteries before the sun set. Was hoping to catch something of a golden hour, but was ruined by overcast. I used the wide open space to practice some different freestyle tricks, and tried to expose flaws in the tune, but as of writing I can say it is much better (as you might have seen with "Oh Bessie").

Enjoy!

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameSpedix Black Knight 250
Flight Controller: Betaflight F3
FPV CameraRuncam Swift Rotor Riot Edition
HD CameraGoPro Hero 5 Black
ESCs: Spedix ES25
PropsDal T5046 Cyclones Green
Motors: Spedix 2205 2300KV
Video TX: Team Black Sheep Unify Pro V2 (5V)
Antenna: SMA TBS Triumph (Stub)
ReceiverFrSky X4R-SB SBUS
Battery: ThunderPower Adrenaline 80c 4S 1300mah
GooglesQuanum Cyclops
TransmitterFrSky Taranis X9D Plus
ChargersTurnigy Accucell S60
iSDT Q6 Plus 300W/14A
HP 900W 12V DC Server Power Supply
-- DIY Base / Ground Station --
ScreenGeneric 800x480 5 inch Display
ReceiverEachine RC840 40 Channel Receiver
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)

Digging these props! Dal T5046 Cyclones



I've finally found propellers that work well with my motors (and my heavy quad + GoPro in a diving case) that gives me enough thrust to be much more aggressive. I've also been slowly, but surely adjusting my tune. Lately I've added more Derivative, and turned anti_gravity_gain to 2.5. Still need more D on Pitch, but I think Roll might be about there. I also need to take some black box readings and possibly adjust my notch filters to help eliminate some of the propwash. It sure is a quest to find one's tune, but I'm loving the changes its making, and its only going to get better from here!

I've only been flying for a little over 6 months, and I can thank my current skills to countless hours spent in various simulators.

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameSpedix Black Knight 250
Flight Controller: Betaflight F3
FPV CameraRuncam Swift Rotor Riot Edition
HD CameraGoPro Hero 5 Black
ESCs: Spedix ES25
PropsDal T5046 Cyclones Green
Motors: Spedix 2205 2300KV
Video TX: Team Black Sheep Unify Pro V2 (5V)
Antenna: SMA TBS Triumph (Stub)
ReceiverFrSky X4R-SB SBUS
Battery: ThunderPower Adrenaline 80c 4S 1300mah
GooglesQuanum Cyclops
TransmitterFrSky Taranis X9D Plus
ChargersTurnigy Accucell S60
iSDT Q6 Plus 300W/14A
HP 900W 12V DC Server Power Supply
-- DIY Base / Ground Station --
ScreenGeneric 800x480 5 inch Display
ReceiverEachine RC840 40 Channel Receiver
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)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Black Knight vs the Dark Night


Ever since I saw this building from the highway, I was fascinated by the yellow glow of its lights. Smart thinking as this is a foggy area and yellow light cuts through it much better than white/blue.

I had just got done retrieving my Black Knight 250 from a Tree I got it stuck in at Bando Land. Had to use some bamboo sticks, with a flashlight strapped to it, then strapped to a 23 ft painters extension, and I still had to stand on top of one of the barrels there to poke it out, so it was at least 30ft above the ground (pictures and video on Instagram), so what better way to celebrate getting your quad back, even if it is 10:30 at night? Go fly at a building not far away that is completely abandoned of people at night and on the weekend, that is decently lit (at least appeared that way from the freeway), and interesting enough not all the lights in the parking lot were on... which made it darker than expected. The view from my Runcam Swift wasn't really much better than this, and might actually be worse in some areas. This is the first time flying at night, I kinda wish I setup a time-lapse/long exposure camera to capture the LED's of my quad, maybe next time. As for the title, this quadcopter is called a "Black Knight", which is made by Spedix, only thing remaining original is the frame, motors and esc's.

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameSpedix Black Knight 250
Flight Controller: Betaflight F3
FPV CameraRuncam Swift Rotor Riot Edition
HD CameraGoPro Hero 5 Black
ESCs: Spedix ES25
PropsDal T5046 Cyclones Green
Motors: Spedix 2205 2300KV
Video TX: Team Black Sheep Unify Pro V2 (5V)
Antenna: SMA TBS Triumph (Stub)
ReceiverFrSky X4R-SB SBUS
Battery: ThunderPower Adrenaline 80c 4S 1300mah
GooglesQuanum Cyclops
TransmitterFrSky Taranis X9D Plus
ChargersTurnigy Accucell S60
iSDT Q6 Plus 300W/14A
HP 900W 12V DC Server Power Supply
-- DIY Base / Ground Station --
ScreenGeneric 800x480 5 inch Display
ReceiverEachine RC840 40 Channel Receiver
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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