Have you guys seen the new Kraken 130 from Foxtech.
What do you guys think?
Im impressed with the build and strength and flight time. The airframe and electronics are $2000
However the FC itself they suggest is also $1200 (DJI A2M - $1800 ZeroUAV)
Im wondering if the pixhawk would be enough to conrol it?
What do people think? (Besides it not really being DIY)
Release the Kraken!
Kraken build in my workshop in Manchester, CT. This Kraken is carrying an Aura2 3 axis gimbal and Canon 5D camera equipped with a Teradek HD Transmitter to send live HD video to the ground.
Hi, I am about to tune a newly built Kraken.
Could you please share a dataflashlog or your PID's , so I can start out with something closer to tuned ?
Currently I have only one 6s 16Ah pack - and it would save me valuable tuning time once it's less windy, and it's winter here in northern Norway, so a shorter tuning/freezing time would be nice :)
In case no one had seen ther is a rcgroup thread for all things Pixhawk + K130
See you there
That's great. I'll add to it. I'm starting a brand new Kraken / Pixhawk build on Tuesday next week. Was planning to shoot video at the same time.
Does anyone who's already built a pixhawk / kraken have a parameter file to share? I was planning to use autotune, but any head start I can get would be appreciated.
Why not?! Go and explore things on Earth!
Hey Neil, glad you got it back from the ocean.. and thanks for sharing your experience. for me personally i would like to see if we can grab the attention of someone that has a Pixhawk on their Kraken. We are very close to getting some initial tuning flights. I would love to hear other experiences with the PIDs and ESC sync issues .
I feel pretty good about the sync issues after a fair amount of research it appears that the ground wire on the esc needs to be present. I have yet to decide what to do with the power lead (red) i checked the voltage on that wire and it is not seeing any return voltage from the ESC and this, i think to be expected from an opto ESC.
I am curious how are you guy powering everything .. ESC. Pixhawk and gimbles? i am thinking that i am gonna be running separate batteries for each .. (2 person setup)
I have :
I went thru same thing..here is the result:
You guys are ahead of me now.
I bought the Kraken foolishly sa my first copter.. was great to build for experience...
Then I did my first take off and realised I was quickly out of my depth. So got an Iris to practice on first :)
Now I need to rebuild the Kraken..I have the kit to move the ESC to the centre plate. Hope to do it in next few weeks.
I dont like any of the leg offerings, Im interested in finding a different solution that fold down like 4-8 stilt legs from the arms. It will balance better and fold up nicer.
Good luck guys!!
If you move the ESC's to the center plate, you should get the capacitor sets recommended by Fu of Foxtechfpv.
Electrically this makes very good sense to me.