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RD43 aka Troubadour ready to film.

Aug
19

At long last, this model is ready for professional filming.

The addition of hte VectorDD Brushless GoPro Gimbal, which replaced the Jakub Quadframe gopro Gimbal on Jakub Quadframe  Landing Legs, makes the difference on this machines fliming attributes!

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Otto (RD-8) Tear down rebuild.

Nov
11

In this rebuild, we tear down Otto, which is a small 25cm class UAV with an ArdupilotMega w/GPS navigation and turn it into an OpenPilot sport quad!
We start by removing the top protector plate and exposing the GPS module.

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RD44 Design and Build

Nov
10

The initial design started with a simple hexagon that would allow the inclusion of all the holes

 

Next I had to map out where the holes would go, keeping in mind that this was a universal plate design for both upper and lower deck.

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Icarus (RD13) Gets an ESC upgrade.

Nov
10

When I last worked on Icarus, it looked like this:

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New Product Research: Glyder 600, Tiger 2216-12 Motors, 2.4G 1W Signal Booster for FRSKY

Oct
31

So I have the following items on the way, to evaluate and review. 

Glyder-600 an ECILOP Easy style frame with gravaty assisted gimbal (prototype shown here)

This frame is a variation on the ECILOP Easy:

I will aslo be giving these Tiger motors a try:
 

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Kurgan (RD38) Becomes a universal Quad.

Oct
28

I Originally built the Kurgan to fly with a TMF AQ50D pro flight controller,

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Icarus (RD13) and the KK2

Oct
27

So I decide to get the KK2 flying and tuned up for a small performance type quad. Icarus is a samll CF frame with powerful motors and 8 inch props, perfect for the experiment.

First I removed the KK board that was on on it.

Next I needed a mounting system, so I used a trusty 45 degree FC adapter/ PDB from GLB

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Building Bones (RD43)

Oct
24

SO this started as a desire to build one quad that could have interchangeable motors, ESCs and flight controller but ended up being a way more fun that it should have been :)

I started with my newest favorite frame, teh Hobby king SK-450 which is an Xaircraft Clone.

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New Life for Old ESCs

Oct
23

Using my handy flashing rig from hobbyking:


And my trusty KK Programming software, I updated all my old ESCs to new firmware and they now out perform most ESCs you can buy today.

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Shredder (RD28) retires.

Oct
23

As I have explained in the past, RD28 was an experiment that never flew safely. Although I always wanted a shrediquette, It was not practical and never flew correctly, so by recycling it, I have 6 motors, ESCs and a CopterControl to repurpose.

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