Quadcopter

Mobius Mounted On Phantom

Posted 20150302

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.

Hubsan H107D D Lens Mod

Posted 20150228

 Here's the wide angle D lens mod performed on a Hubsan X4 H107D. A big thanks to superjon78 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.

Parts List:

  • D Lense for a 808 #16 D Keychain Cam
  • Super Glue

Phantom Devo Receiver Install

Posted 20150207

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:

RX802 <-> NAZA
ELEV <-> E
AILE <-> A
THRO <-> T
RUDD <-> R
GEAR <-> U
AUX1 <-> X1
AUX2 <-> X2

Here is my Deviation 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.

Blade 350 QX2 FPV Gear

Posted 20141031

My Blade 350 QX2 is now fitted with fpv gear. Click the images for further details.

Parts List:

  • Fatshark 420L CCD PilotCAM V2 FPV
  • ImmersionRC 5.8Ghz 600mW Audio/Video Transmitter
  • Generic 5.8GHz Circular Polarized Antenna
  • Female JST Plug Connector Cable
  • Generic AV Transmitter Carbon Fiber Mounting Plate
  • IBCrazy 12 Volt DC LC FPV Power Filter
  • 3.5mm Bullet Plug Connectors

FrankenQuad - Nano QX/QR Infra/1SQ

Posted 20141010

I've recently modified my first FrankenQuad (aka Dori-bird), swapping out the Ladybird V2 flight controller for a Blade Nano QX board.

Parts List:

  • Flight Controller: Blade Nano QX
  • Frame: Walkera QR Infra X
  • Motors/Booms: Heli-Max 1SQ
  • Canopy: Heli-Max 1SQ
  • Battery: Walkera QR Infra X 600mAh lipo
  • Propellers: Hubsan X4 or Heli-Max 1SQ

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 ...