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08-01-2011 05:50 PM  6 years agoPost 1
GyroFreak

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I kludged up a servo release under my quad and the grand girls made little parachutes with weights and of course they wanted to string up barbies as well. Took them up and the girls would do a count down for the release. They really had fun doing this.
Sorry, no pictures yet.
Paul

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08-01-2011 07:37 PM  6 years agoPost 2
McKrackin

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What kind of quad you got?

I have an XA X650.

Having a horrible time with props lately.
The stock XA replacements are splitting at the hub and of course that means a crash.lol...

Going with APC next time.

Really like to see your stuff.
Wonder if you could rig the parachute to lower the quad itself slowly....Would it blow away?lol....

Got video of the parachute deployment or "passenger" departure?

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08-01-2011 08:01 PM  6 years agoPost 3
ssrobzoom

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How about a safety parachute just in case you loose radio to open if failsafe kicks in so you dont loose by crash you quad?

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08-01-2011 08:38 PM  6 years agoPost 4
GyroFreak

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It is Rotor X404 from Min Air. Uses APC 10X3.8 SF props. Here is a couple of pics.

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08-01-2011 09:29 PM  6 years agoPost 5
McKrackin

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Is that a FPV rig?

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08-02-2011 12:25 AM  6 years agoPost 6
GyroFreak

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Is that a FPV rig?
Yes it is. You saw that little transmitter and antenna sticking up, right ? I haven't actually flown it as FPV, but I let others wear the glasses when I fly.

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08-02-2011 12:35 AM  6 years agoPost 7
Shawn Behrens

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I took a spectrum 6100 receiver powered it with a 1s 150mah battery(blade mcx battery) and hooked up a single servo to it and bound it to one of the cheezy blade mcx radios. My son uses the rig to deploy GI Joe paratroopers off of my 450 when we are board.

Kind of a neat way to get younger ones interested in RC.

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08-02-2011 01:13 AM  6 years agoPost 8
McKrackin

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Yes it is. You saw that little transmitter and antenna sticking up, right ? I haven't actually flown it as FPV, but I let others wear the glasses when I fly.
That is one of two reasons I got the quad.

First thing is night flying set up to resemble a flying saucer and second is first person view.

I see you covered both.lol...

I'll have to get it flying reliably first.
I have had three props fly off.

If the APC props work out,I'll put on the lights.
Plan to use Align drivers and cold strings.
What did you use?

My thoughts on FPV are leaning to 5.8G TX on the quad and the matching Fat Shark goggles.

Here's mine by the way.
Once with the camera mount and again with the low profile gear I made up.

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08-02-2011 01:22 AM  6 years agoPost 9
GyroFreak

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mckrackin
My FPV setup is a 900 Mhz downlink with color vision glasses I had for a year or two. They are not very comfortable and if you don't wear a baseball cap light leakage over the top is somewhat of a problem. But the color and clarity is great. Guess 3D is next.
The bright green leds on the back help with orientation, even in the bright daytime lighting.

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08-02-2011 01:32 AM  6 years agoPost 10
GyroFreak

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I get the strips from superbrightleds.com
I use the NFLS-X60. 60 led per strip, can cut any group of 3 leds. Good adhesive backing and easy to solder.
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http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-...s-flexible.html

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08-02-2011 01:35 AM  6 years agoPost 11
McKrackin

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The electronic compass that comes with the GPS I want has a "Care Free" flight mode.

That means the quad will not see left,right,for and aft inputs.
It will register it's position from spool up and your controls will always move the quad east,west,north or south.
In other words,if you are behind the quad when it spools up,the controls will always be like it's tail in,no matter what way the heli is pointed....If you give it left aileron,it will move from your right to left if it is tail in or nose in or some oblique combination.
Bringing it in is as simple as pulling the cyclic directly away from the quad.

Does that sound like something worth trying?
It could never work FPV but would be cool at night....Maybe.

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08-02-2011 01:40 AM  6 years agoPost 12
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It will register it's position from spool up and your controls will always move the quad east,west,north or south.
In other words,if you are behind the quad when it spools up,the controls will always be like it's tail in,no matter what way the heli is pointed....If you give it left aileron,it will move from your right to left if it is tail in or nose in or some oblique combination.
So rudder input does nothing, or will it turn and then return to it's original heading when you center the rudder ?
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That is really intriguing to me, can you give me more info where you get this gadget and how it interfaces to your quad.

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08-02-2011 01:49 AM  6 years agoPost 13
McKrackin

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The rudder will rotate it and it stays where you put it.

But,if the quad was pointing north when you spooled up,left aileron will make it go west no matter what heading the nose is on.

I have the Xaircraft gear and I don't think it will work with any others.

There are a few other electronic compass set ups out there though.

Here's the XA stuff.

http://www.cnchelicopter.com/servle...s/51/Categories

The flight controller and attitude sensor is on page 1 I think.

The GPS is not needed for care free mode.Only the compass.
The compass is needed for any use of the GPS.
The GPS unit has a "Return to home" mode.
Flip a switch and the quad returns to the spot it took off from.
That can also be set up as a fail safe.

I think the XA flight controller and attitude sensor would be necessary for using their compass.

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08-02-2011 03:35 AM  6 years agoPost 14
signwiz

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Lights on my X650G :)
http://shop.xaircraftusa.com/XAircr...it-LED-1001.htm

XAircraft USA

We have all that stuff too and we're in Lexington KY and American Owned USA baby GO USA !!! We will replace props and give FULL support .. Technical and otherwise

You don't need to purchase OURS, you can copy them but use clear heat shrink around boom It makes the entire boom glow like fiber optics If you wrap your booms in colored vinyl, apply your lights, wrap in clear heat shrink tubing ... It appears your booms are GLOW sticks.

http://fpvone.com

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