I had actually given up on the miniquad. When i first started i just couldn´t see how it would be possible to fly like Charpu or MartinesUAV. But practice makes perfect, and now i´m actually starting to see the light in the tunnel. The past weeks i have crashed, broken noumerous props, and rebuilt the quad several times. And even though i still have a long way to go before i start to impress anyone but myself, i´m getting there.
A crash i had a couple of days ago (actually in the flight before the one in the video) i damaged one of my motors, leading to heavy vibrations. And scince i feel the copter is lacking some power, 4 new Emax 2204 motors are now on the way here.
Another thing i learnt was that if you want to master this MiniQuad thing you really have to fly it like you stole it. No pain no gain! And in the case of FPV, the copter will suffer the pain :)
If you´re afraid of crashes (like i was) you´re just not going to get in “the zone”, but fly it fast and recklessly and you´re going to see it´s actually easier. Especially when flying in windy conditions.
I just cant wait to get the new motors so i can really start pushing!
Finally winter came and the winds settled down here in the south of Sweden. This afternoon i took the tricopter out for a spin to test my new GoPro Hero 3 White edition. The feeling of flying after a couple of months break was amazing!
Again it´s been some time since the last update, but as you may know by now autumn here in Sweden is windy and not at all a good time for flying. Today i took the miniquad out for a flight though, and even though i didn´t get any good video, it was very nice to fly some again.
I´ve realized i´ve forgotten to share a video i made some time ago in which i demonstrate my Futaba mods. So here it is :)
Yep, despite windy conditions i maidened the miniquad today. It needs alot of tuning, so i’ve changed some things on the nanowii and will continue the testing tomorrow.
I found this nice guide to the multiwii configurator, it explains the basic functions of the program in a good way https://youtube.com/watch?v=qT3MlyRvy9w
If you wan’t to look at the boring film from the maiden, here it is
Ok, so the miniquad i’ve been working on is now ready to hit the streets. This is the mini sold by banggoods and i’m very much looking forward to testing it tomorrow. I’ve done a couple of flights today LOS, but tonight i mounted the FPV-gear on it and if the weather is ok i will test it tomorrow (the weather looks windy and rainy though, so it could be delayed to tuesday). I’ll keep you updated on this.
AUW is 600gr, and the gear is a 808-keychain camera, a CCD fpv-camera, 200mw 5,8ghz VTx and a nanowii flight controller.