Saturday, November 2, 2013

Flight of the Phantom!

Just finished up assembling the Tarot 2D Gimbal and getting all the wiring harness (power and pitch control) made for the DJI Phantom. Flew it quite a bit more tonight before that, trying out basic 2.4GHz FPV direct to my Fat Shark Goggles. It don't work very well to run Video and Control on the same Freq. :(

Figured I would link the Tarot 2D FW 1.3 here for reference. Wiring connections for Phantom are below to have absolute pitch control on F2. Video collage on YouTube.

Update (11/2/2013): Just put up video of Tarot 2D stabilized flight from this morning...
Second Update: Example of stabilization control on Tarot, that is pretty amazing. No post processing of the video was done here...

Monday, October 28, 2013

New DJI Phantom Quadcopter

Just ordered a DJI Phantom and a Tarot 2D Gimbal control for FPV flight. Sportsman's Warehouse also just had a $50 off offering for any internet order over $250 with HLWN code...Bing, GoPro 3 Black just recently reduced from $399 to $329 with the new 3+ another $50 off. Done. This thing should be awesome.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Skywalker X8 FPV Wing

Just got a Skywalker X8 to load all my FPV stuff into. Seems like lots of people are getting 100km autonomous flights with >10Ah type lipos. I'm just hoping to get >30 minutes of cruise throttle to get up over my 2 mile record flight...should be easy with this flying wing compared to my cramped EZ*. I am putting 3x 4S 3300mAh LIPO's, 60A Turnigy Plush ESC, 715W 3548/6 Turnigy XP outrunner, with 12x7 prop. Should turn about 65mph max, which isn't the point, it is the 18A cruise and amazing payload/lift this bird will have.