Sunday, October 29, 2017

Back to Reality


After destroying a motor on one of my quads, and having a 4in1 ESC go bad in another, that left me unable to fly for about a week and half (hence the title, as I've only been flying in the sim since both my birds were grounded.).

Fixed the one with a bad ESC, and wanted to fly. Unfortunately looking outside, nothing but overcast/clouds for miles on end, and decided I would go for a drive to see if I could find some sunshine.

After driving about 20 miles, found deserted office building area that might be fun to fly at, pretty much the middle of nowhere. Got two (abruptly ended) flights, one of my own fault, and a random failsafe (Think I got blasted by some Wifi, because I had line of sight when I lost control, and went into a spiral). After that second crash, broke the mount (a piece I designed myself) for the GoPro, in a spot that was borrowed from an existing design. (Time to strengthen/stiffen it). Regardless, this is what I recorded from those 2 packs.

Enjoy!

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameHyperlow Freestyle Modular
Flight Controller: DYS F4
FPV CameraRuncam Eagle 2
HD CameraGoPro Hero 6 Black
ESCs: DYS F30A
PropsDal T5046 Cyclones Green
Motors: Cobra Champion 2207 2450kv
Video TX: Team Black Sheep Unify Pro V2 (5V)
Antenna: SMA TBS Triumph (Stub)
ReceiverFrSky XSR
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, October 15, 2017

Monster Drift Mash | Drift Central


Went to another Drift Central event called #monsterDRIFTmash, and had a lot of fun. Lots of sweet cars, cool people, and I look forward to next month's event.

Special thanks to Drift Central and all driver's that participated in this event, without you this footage wouldn't be possible!

In true Spirit to the previous videos, this is the same quad as before (Black Knight 250), now on a Hyperlow Frame, with Rotor Riot Hype Train Motors, and a good 60+g lighter, running the original HQProp 5x4x3 V1S. This can be considered the Maiden of the rebuild. Only thing I did to the tune was actually lower D, otherwise same PID's as before. Overall I am very happy with how this quad performed, managed to get about 2.5-3 minutes per battery and got to fly probably 20 packs, and here are some of the best clips from all of them.

Notes: Intro was shot with my LG V30 at 4k30fps, and I applied some Warp Stabilization in Premiere, did a pretty good job of smoothing the footage, however there is some lens warp going on for the horizon, will need to play around with different Effects in Premiere to see how well I can get something stabilized in post-production (as a learning experience). The drone footage was shot with the GoPro Hero6 Black in 4k at 60fps Wide. ISO is 400-800, Color: GoPro (no Lumetri Color was applied to any of the clips).

Bonus points for those who notice the Sky Divers in the background on some of the shots ;-)
Even more bonus points if you read all the way to here, thank you for watching!

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameHyperlow Freestyle Modular
Flight Controller: Betaflight F3
FPV CameraRuncam Eagle 2
HD CameraGoPro Hero 6 Black
ESCs: DYS F30A
PropsHQ Props 5x4x3 V1S
Motors: Rotor Riot Hype Train 2306 2450kv
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)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Bando Land - GoPro Hero 6 Black - 4k 60fps HDR


Went to Bando Land in order to test the Rotor Riot Special Edition Runcam Swift 2 and record DVR footage. Here is the GoPro Hero 6 footage from that same flight. Shot in 4k at 60fps "Wide".

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameHyperlow Freestyle Modular
Flight Controller: DYS F4
FPV CameraRuncam Eagle 2
HD CameraGoPro Hero 6 Black
ESCs: DYS F30A
PropsDal T5046 Cyclones Green
Motors: Cobra Champion 2207 2450kv
Video TX: Team Black Sheep Unify Pro V2 (5V)
Antenna: SMA TBS Triumph (Stub)
ReceiverFrSky XSR
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)

Rotor Riot Swift 2 Special Edition Runcam


Decided to give the new Rotor Riot Runcam Swift 2 a try, and it isn't bad, however I think I prefer my Eagle 2... at least under these lighting conditions.

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-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameHyperlow Freestyle Modular
Flight Controller: DYS F4
FPV CameraRuncam Eagle 2
HD CameraGoPro Hero 6 Black
ESCs: DYS F30A
PropsDal T5046 Cyclones Green
Motors: Cobra Champion 2207 2450kv
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, October 1, 2017

AV Comparison - GoPro Hero 6 Black vs 5 - Part 2


This is a direct comparison video between the GoPro Hero 6 Black and the GoPro Hero 5 Black. This video was split into multiple parts due to the extensive comparison done.

If you haven't seen Part 1: https://youtu.be/_ptQOBbBIcI

GoPro Hero 6 Black
GoPro Hero 5 Black

-- Gear --
SimulatorLiftoff (Steam)
FrameHyperlow Freestyle Modular
Flight Controller: DYS F4
FPV CameraRuncam Eagle 2
HD CameraGoPro Hero 5 Black
ESCs: DYS F30A
PropsDal T5046 Cyclones Green
Motors: Cobra Champion 2207 2450kv
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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