Saturday, June 13, 2015

FPV working again

This morning after some prompting from Terry, I got the live video camera and transmitter installed again.

I used copper printed circuit board to mount the camera and cable tied the transmitter to one side. Here's terry at the controls of his quad:

I'm just getting started and feel mostly out of control. Here's my flight:

Friday, June 12, 2015

Great view from Forestville park

Went for a fly this morning with my neighbour. Quite a good view from up high.

Looking South. The river on the left would be Middle Harbour. Sydney City, and Chatswood on the right.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Re-built 250 with power base board super stable

Until now my construction has relied on sticky velcro to hold things down. This included the power distribution board and controller. This week "past Peter" kindly sent me a power distribution base plate and I've done a full re-build and also mounted the controller properly on standoffs.

And here's my first (well second, I rushed in to get Phillipa to film this after all looked good).

I have an unfortunate habit of catching the little cell cable in the props. The controller is a Flip32 and I'm running Cleanflight. This is an example of "dad flying" as Andrew calls it.

Took it to the park for a fly in more space. Unfortunately this ends with a rather hard landing and it seems that an ESC has died as a result.

When up high you can see both Sydney city and Chatswood in the distance.

Yes the ESC (electronic speed controller) started smoking and had to be replaced.

Here I take a look at the roof - I told you these things were useful!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Past Peter sent lots of props

Due to the delay in orders from China arriving in my excellent AusPost parcel locker, each delivery is like a present from "past Peter". This week he generously sent me lots of propellors.

Sometimes the things past Peter sends are a complete surprise.