Quadcopter http://johnbrisbois.com/quadcopter/rss.xml en Big Whoop 85mm Inductrix FPV Plus Flight Controller with RunCam Micro Swift 2 Build http://johnbrisbois.com/content/big_whoop_inductrix_fpv_plus_flight_controller_850_runcam_micro_swift_2_build <span property="schema:name">Big Whoop 85mm Inductrix FPV Plus Flight Controller with RunCam Micro Swift 2 Build</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">John</span></span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Body</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>The goal for this build was to get a CCD camera in a brushed whoop configuration for outdoor/back yard flying. The frame and motors were scaled up in hopes of offsetting the weight of the camera and surrounding hardware. Flight time is only about three and a half minutes with the GNB 600mAh batteries. Altitude flight mode doesn't work. The flight controller must not be able to compensate for the additional weight. The saddest part of the build is that Meow mode doesn't work most of the time with this configuration. :( I'm still happy with the build and plan on flying it regularly. I'd like to get this camera/vtx/pod combo set up in a BetaFPV Beta75X frame and see how it fares.</p> <p>Build List</p> <ul class="briz_styled_list_menu"><li><a href="https://betafpv.com/collections/frames-props/products/85mm-micro-whoop-frame-for-8-5x20mm-motors">BetaFPV 85mm Micro Whoop Frame</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.horizonhobby.com/BLH9601">Inductrix FPV + Control Board (BLH9601)</a> </li> <li><a href="https://betafpv.com/products/8-5x20mm-16000kv-brushed-motors-2cw-2ccw">(4x) BetaFPV 8.5x20mm 16000KV Brushed Motors</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CNMS52T">(4x) LDARC Tiny 8X 48mm 4 Blade Propeller</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.banggood.com/RunCam-Micro-Swift-600TVL-2_1mm-2_3mm-IR-Blocked-CCD-FPV-Camera-PAL-NTSC-5_6g-p-1144546.html?ID=52866544069">RunCam Micro Swift 600TVL 2.1mm IR Blocked 1/3 CCD FPV Camera</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.banggood.com/Runcam-TX200U-5_8G-48CH-25mW200mW-Video-FPV-Transmitter-VTX-For-RC-Drone-p-1283633.html?">RunCam TX200U 5.8G 48CH 25mW/200mW Video FPV Transmitter VTX</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077PRY7K3">(2x) GNB 600mAh 1S LiPo Battery 50C 3.7V</a> </li> <li><a href="https://dronebuildz.com/collections/accessories-1/products/color-changing-whoop-led">Disco Whoop LED!</a> </li> </ul><p>3D Printed Parts</p> <ul class="briz_styled_list_menu"><li><a href="https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3138350">Pod/Canopy</a></li> </ul></div> </div> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 11:41:47 +0000 John 36 at http://johnbrisbois.com Tiny Whoop Inductrix FPV Plus Flight Controller Build #2 http://johnbrisbois.com/content/tiny_whoop_inductrix_fpv_plus_flight_controller_build_2 <span property="schema:name">Tiny Whoop Inductrix FPV Plus Flight Controller Build #2</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">John</span></span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Body</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>I liked the <a href="https://johnbrisbois.com/content/tiny_whoop_inductrix_fpv_plus_flight_controller_build" hreflang="en">Tiny Whoop Inductrix FPV Plus Flight Controller Build</a> enough to build another. This time I had a full Inductrix FPV Plus as a donor, so the AIO camera, canopy, and tail LED were reused (purchased used from ebay). The canopy was trimmed to fit the smaller frame and hydrodipped. As mentioned in the referenced build, motor leads have to be reversed to work with this fc/motor combo. </p> <p>Build List</p> <ul class="briz_styled_list_menu"><li><a href="https://betafpv.com/products/65mm-micro-whoop-frame-for-7x16mm-motors">BetaFPV 65mm Micro Whoop Frame</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.horizonhobby.com/blh9680">Full Inductrix FPV + Donor</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/BETAFPV-17500KV-Brushed-JST-1-25-Connector/dp/B074MWWQHD">(4x) BetaFPV 7x16mm 17500KV Brushed Motors</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Plastic-4-Blade-Propeller-31mm-0-8mm-Shaft-CW-CCW-Set-BLADE-INDUCTRIX-Tiny-FPV/32820086056.html">(4x) 31mm 4 Blade Propeller .8mm Shaft Black</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075ZNTX2R">(6x) GNB 260mAh HV 1S LiPo Battery 30C 3.8V LiHV</a> </li> </ul></div> </div> Sun, 09 Sep 2018 00:35:18 +0000 John 33 at http://johnbrisbois.com Tiny Whoop Inductrix FPV Plus Flight Controller Build http://johnbrisbois.com/content/tiny_whoop_inductrix_fpv_plus_flight_controller_build <span property="schema:name">Tiny Whoop Inductrix FPV Plus Flight Controller Build</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">John</span></span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Body</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p> Tiny Whoop style quadcopter with Blade Inductrix Plus flight controller. Tiny build with Anti-Turtle/Meow mode. The 3D printed canopy did add a bit of weight. Motor leads have to be reversed to work with this fc/motor combo. Has more than enough power and flies very nicely indoors. </p><p>Build List</p> <ul class="briz_styled_list_menu"><li><a href="https://betafpv.com/products/65mm-micro-whoop-frame-for-7x16mm-motors">BetaFPV 65mm Micro Whoop Frame</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.horizonhobby.com/BLH9601">Inductrix FPV + Control Board (BLH9601)</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/BETAFPV-17500KV-Brushed-JST-1-25-Connector/dp/B074MWWQHD">(4x) BetaFPV 7x16mm 17500KV Brushed Motors</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.rakonheli.com/31mm-3-blade-clear-propeller-2cw-2ccw-0-8mm-shaft.html">(4x) Rakonheli 31mm 3 Blade Clear Propeller Purple</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LYAW6S6">Crazepony FPV Micro AIO Camera 5.8G 48CH 25mW Transmitter</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075ZNTX2R">(6x) GNB 260mAh HV 1S LiPo Battery 30C 3.8V LiHV</a> </li> </ul><p>3D Printed Parts</p> <ul class="briz_styled_list_menu"><li><a href="https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3027427">CAM/VTX Mount</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3032794">Canopy</a></li> </ul></div> </div> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 21:18:56 +0000 John 31 at http://johnbrisbois.com King Kong Fly Egg Build http://johnbrisbois.com/content/king_kong_fly_egg_build <span property="schema:name">King Kong Fly Egg Build</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">John</span></span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Body</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p> Fully dressed Fly Egg 100. Flys nice, but takes a bit more throttle than I'd like for lift. Removing the landing legs helps (which probably aids not only in weight savings, but gets rid of some drag from the prop air current). </p> <p>Build List</p> <ul class="briz_styled_list_menu"><li><a href="https://www.banggood.com/KINGKONG-LDARC-FLY-EGG-100-KIT-100mm-Carbon-Fiber-Frame-Kit-W-7075-Aluminum-4-Pairs-1935-Propeller-p-1172957.html">Kingkong/LDARC Fly Egg 100mm Frame</a> </li> <li><a href="https://store.myairbot.com/omnibusf4nanov3.html">OMNIBUS F4 Nano</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077G26CTX">DYS 18A ESC BLheli_S Mini 4-in-1 ESC F18A</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XNJ8XPP">(4x) Crazepony HGLRC 1104 7500KV Motors</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.banggood.com/4-Pairs-Gemfan-Hulkie-1940-1_9x4_0-PC-3-blade-Propeller-CW-CCW-for-1104-1105-Motor-FPV-RC-Drone-p-1186604.html">(4x) Gemfan Hulkie 1940 Props</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.banggood.com/Kingkong-90GT-Spare-Part-Q25-58G-16CH-25mW-VTX-800TVL-FOV-150-HD-Mini-Camera-p-1146268.html">Kingkong 90GT Q25 5.8G 25mW VTX &amp; 800TVL FOV 150° Camera</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N5INCBH">Frsky XM Plus Mini D16 Receiver</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.banggood.com/Matek-8-Bit-WS2812B-RGB-5050-Highlight-LED-for-Naze32-CC3D-p-983608.html">Matek 8 Bit WS2812B RGB 5050 LED</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071X6MT3V">GN3 450mAh 80C 2S 7.4V LiPo Battery Packs</a> </li> </ul><p><a href="https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2816276">3D Printed Parts</a></p> </div> </div> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:35:34 +0000 John 29 at http://johnbrisbois.com Blade Nano QX Rakon Heli Build http://johnbrisbois.com/content/blade_nano_rakon_heli_build <span property="schema:name">Blade Nano QX Rakon Heli Build</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">John</span></span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Body</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>I've had the Rakon Heli kit, motors and camera in a a box for a couple of years now. I finally set some time aside to build this, buying the rest of the needed parts and drawing up a canopy. The quad ocillates a bit during the first quarter or so of flight time, even at hover, and then settles out. I can't do any tuning with the blade fight controller, so I may try some different props. The quad flies for about five minutes of relaxed flying around the house with the Crazypony batteries. It flys quite similar to a stock Blade Nano QX FPV (somewhat sluggish).</p> <p>Build List</p> <ul class="briz_styled_list_menu"><li><a href="http://www.bladehelis.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=BLH7601">Blade Nano QX BLH7601 4-in-1 Control Unit/Board</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.rakonheli.com/cnc-advanced-upgrade-kit-red-blade-nano-qx-fpv.html">Rakon Heli CNC Advanced Upgrade Kit</a> </li> <li><a href="https://micro-motor-warehouse.com/collections/blade-nano-qx">(4x) Micro Motor Warehouse CL-0615-11 Motors</a> </li> <li>(4x) Propellers</li> <li><a href="http://fpvhobby.com/83-1-gram-nano-camera.html">One Gram NTSC camera</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-VTX01-Super-Mini-5_8G-40CH-25mW-FPV-Transmitter-p-1114203.html">Eachine VTX01 Super Mini 5.8G 40CH 25mW Video Transmitter</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14013">LilyPad LED Red</a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSLAA9W">Crazepony 250mAh 1S 3.7V 35C Batteries</a> </li> </ul><p><a href="https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2805750">3D Printed Parts</a></p> </div> </div> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:23:15 +0000 John 28 at http://johnbrisbois.com Mobius Mounted On Phantom http://johnbrisbois.com/content/mobius_mounted_phantom <span property="schema:name">Mobius Mounted On Phantom</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">John</span></span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Body</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>Here's the Phantom FC40 with a Mobius ActionCam mounted. The camera is assembled upside-down using the base that was included with it. The video was flipped 180 degrees using the configuration utility to compensate. The anti-vibration mount is a generic aluminum one sourced from Ebay.</p></div> </div> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 20:03:43 +0000 John 10 at http://johnbrisbois.com Hubsan H107D D Lens Mod http://johnbrisbois.com/content/hubsan_h107d_d_lens_mod <span property="schema:name">Hubsan H107D D Lens Mod</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">John</span></span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Body</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p> Here's the <span class="watch-title " dir="ltr" id="eow-title" title="Wide Angle D Lens Mod for Hubsan X4 H107D: Part 2">wide angle D lens mod performed on a Hubsan X4 H107D</span>. A big thanks to <a class="yt-uix-sessionlink spf-link g-hovercard" data-name="" data-sessionlink="ei=217yVI6VGMiiqwWbo4LABA" data-ytid="UCzRnE2JVEjUPDUXIoa3_Gvg" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzRnE2JVEjUPDUXIoa3_Gvg">superjon78</a> for posting the part needed and procedure on youtube. The housings were cut apart using an exacto knife and then superglued back together. The camera was focused after the install. The Hubsan in much nicer to fly with the wider field of vision.</p> <p>Parts List:</p> <ul class="briz_styled_list_menu"><li> D Lense for a 808 #16 D Keychain Cam </li> <li>Super Glue</li> </ul></div> </div> Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:25:02 +0000 John 11 at http://johnbrisbois.com Phantom Devo Receiver Install http://johnbrisbois.com/content/phantom_devo_receiver_install <span property="schema:name">Phantom Devo Receiver Install</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">John</span></span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Body</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>I installed a Walkera Devo RX802 reciever in my DJI Phantom. If I were to do it again, I would use one of the Devo recievers that have their wire ports on the end instead of the top for better fitment. A RX701 may be sufficient depending on your channel needs. Wired as follows:</p> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width: 200px;"><tbody><tr><td style="background-color: #CCC; text-align: right; padding-right: 5px;">RX802</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&lt;-&gt;</td> <td style="background-color: orange; color: white; padding-left: 5px;">NAZA</td> </tr><tr><td style="background-color: #CCC; text-align: right; padding-right: 5px;">ELEV</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&lt;-&gt;</td> <td style="background-color: orange; color: white; padding-left: 5px;">E</td> </tr><tr><td style="background-color: #CCC; text-align: right; padding-right: 5px;">AILE</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&lt;-&gt;</td> <td style="background-color: orange; color: white; padding-left: 5px;">A</td> </tr><tr><td style="background-color: #CCC; text-align: right; padding-right: 5px;">THRO</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&lt;-&gt;</td> <td style="background-color: orange; color: white; padding-left: 5px;">T</td> </tr><tr><td style="background-color: #CCC; text-align: right; padding-right: 5px;">RUDD</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&lt;-&gt;</td> <td style="background-color: orange; color: white; padding-left: 5px;">R</td> </tr><tr><td style="background-color: #CCC; text-align: right; padding-right: 5px;">GEAR</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&lt;-&gt;</td> <td style="background-color: orange; color: white; padding-left: 5px;">U</td> </tr><tr><td style="background-color: #CCC; text-align: right; padding-right: 5px;">AUX1</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&lt;-&gt;</td> <td style="background-color: orange; color: white; padding-left: 5px;">X1</td> </tr><tr><td style="background-color: #CCC; text-align: right; padding-right: 5px;">AUX2</td> <td style="text-align: center;">&lt;-&gt;</td> <td style="background-color: orange; color: white; padding-left: 5px;">X2</td> </tr></tbody></table></div> <p><a href="/sites/johnbrisbois.com/files/files/model12.ini">Here</a> is my <a href="http://www.deviationtx.com/" target="_blank">Deviation</a> config file. If you use the file, be sure to review it and edit to suit your needs, and of course fully test using the NAZA assistant.</p> </div> </div> Sun, 08 Feb 2015 02:29:21 +0000 John 12 at http://johnbrisbois.com Blade 350 QX2 FPV Gear http://johnbrisbois.com/content/blade_350_qx2_fpv_gear <span property="schema:name">Blade 350 QX2 FPV Gear</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">John</span></span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Body</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>My Blade 350 QX2 is now fitted with fpv gear. Click the images for further details.</p> <p>Parts List:</p> <ul class="briz_styled_list_menu"><li> Fatshark 420L CCD PilotCAM V2 FPV </li> <li> ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz 600mW Audio/Video Transmitter </li> <li> Generic 5.8GHz Circular Polarized Antenna </li> <li> Female JST Plug Connector Cable </li> <li> Generic AV Transmitter Carbon Fiber Mounting Plate </li> <li> IBCrazy 12 Volt DC LC FPV Power Filter </li> <li> 3.5mm Bullet Plug Connectors </li> </ul></div> </div> Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:53:24 +0000 John 15 at http://johnbrisbois.com FrankenQuad - Nano QX/QR Infra/1SQ http://johnbrisbois.com/content/frankenquad_nano_qxqr_infra1sq <span property="schema:name">FrankenQuad - Nano QX/QR Infra/1SQ</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">John</span></span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Body</div> <div property="schema:text" class="field--item"><p>I've recently modified my first FrankenQuad (aka Dori-bird), swapping out the Ladybird V2 flight controller for a Blade Nano QX board.</p> <p>Parts List:</p> <ul class="briz_styled_list_menu"><li>Flight Controller: Blade Nano QX</li> <li>Frame: Walkera QR Infra X</li> <li>Motors/Booms: Heli-Max 1SQ</li> <li>Canopy: Heli-Max 1SQ</li> <li>Battery: Walkera QR Infra X 600mAh lipo</li> <li>Propellers: Hubsan X4 or Heli-Max 1SQ</li> </ul><p>Motor leads had to be reversed for correct prop rotation. Hubsan X4 props are nice for their resilience after a crash, but they tend to pop off these motors during flight so I've been using stock 1SQs. The quadcopter is a bit sluggish now possibly due to the flight controller being tuned for much less weight. It requires some extra throttle when turning hard or doing pirouettes to maintain altitude.</p> <p> </p> </div> </div> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:50:53 +0000 John 16 at http://johnbrisbois.com