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Flyzone Calypso as platform

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spacer Conrad Oct 5. 21 Replies

What do you folks think of the calypso as a mid range drone for fpv?…Continue

 

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Spacer Conrad replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"This is interesting. My CAP squadron is in the process of completing a STEM program that included a Calypso. I can't modify it until I've been able to arrange for a field day to allow the cadets to fly the stock aircraft, but would like to…"
Oct 5
Patrick Andresen replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"How/Where did you put the airspeed sensor? "
Sep 19
Patrick Andresen replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"How/where did yall mount the airspeed sensor? Planning out my calypso build with Pixhawk and raspberry PI."
Sep 19
nicolas grunbaum replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"i just charged back the packs and i got 6715 mAh so i think i need to calibrate the current sensor.  "
Nov 6, 2015
Car6on14 replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"this was the thread i was referencing:  http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2332356&page=2"
Nov 5, 2015
nicolas grunbaum replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"I'm using a 3cell pack in the front, and 2 3cells packs (one on each wing). I just added 21 gr on the tail to equilibrate. The cells on the wing are on the cg line, so they dont induce any unbalance.  I will make a photo tomorrow to show…"
Nov 5, 2015
Car6on14 replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"I have yet to setup apm in mine and still flying it rc, but I have flown with a 3700 lipo and no issue just moved the battery back to re balance CG, however a 8 amp pack does sound very large, but I had seen on a few other posts on forums…"
Nov 5, 2015
Car6on14 replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"great pic of your setup, did you remove the wheel for additional payload / lower weight?"
Nov 5, 2015
Brady D replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"How are you getting a 4000-8000mAh pack into this little plane. You must have had to put tons of weight in the tail. Does it not get a little hard to fly at those weights? "
Nov 5, 2015
nicolas grunbaum replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"Today i flew the plane on a 45km path, it took 1h20 minutes to complete. The Amps draw was around 3A mean value, a total of 4500mAh used out of a 8100mAh li ion (18650PF) pack. I stoped because the plane had no power to keep flying. I believe the li…"
Nov 5, 2015
nicolas grunbaum replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"I just weighted the plane. It's 1100gr AUW. Today i did a 10k flight. Flying at 10m/s airspeed the draw is about1.5A to 2.5A except for the takeioff of course. "
Nov 2, 2015
nicolas grunbaum replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"800 or 850g i think. I can check that on monday. "
Oct 29, 2015
nicolas grunbaum replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"As you can see, the pixhawk takes half the place on the cockpit, esc goes up front with the x8r receiver, 915 telemetry radio goes just next to the servos (i made a hole to pass the antenna). Airspeed sensor is on one wing away from the prop…"
Oct 29, 2015
Car6on14 replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"any idea how much weight you are flying with?"
Oct 29, 2015
Brady D replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"Do you have any pictures or the setup? I ask because I now have a calypso but have not starting adding the pixhawk in yet. While there is a lot of volume upfront it seems like it would become too nose heavy with the pix and a battery. "
Oct 29, 2015
nicolas grunbaum replied to Jacob Densmore's discussion Flyzone Calypso as platform
"Hey, i'm using this calypso as platform with a pixhawk inside.  It flies great. I'm using a 3S2700 pack I made with panasonic li ion. I'm getting 2.5A current on cruise flight at 10m/s (airspeed).  It can fly at least 35 to…"
Oct 29, 2015

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At 3:11pm on May 15, 2013, Timothy said…

Apologies on the wait, here is a direct link to the Eagle Tree system. Please let me know if your interested. Thank you 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151045123002?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

At 7:20pm on June 2, 2013, Timothy said…

My full apologies Mr. Densmore, I didn't for some reason receive your message in my email. You will find everything here n my eBay page: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151045123002?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 Thank you for your interests.

The best,

Timothy D. 

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