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Shaky video on new X6 build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Smith Dec 29, 2018. 7 Replies

I know this topic is recurrent but I can't find any relevant discussions to guide me in my quest to resolve this.Background:I have a new X6 Tarot build. It's flying very well and I finally got the…Continue

Tags: tarot, video, shake

Sony A7 Infrared codes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Phillips Dec 27, 2018. 4 Replies

I couldn't find any information on how to operate a Sony Alpha A7 over IR from a home made source (arduino for instance) so I reveres engineered the codes and thought I would share.I have an…Continue

Tags: codes, arduino, remote, infrared, a7II

RCOUT mismatch in static test - HELP

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Smith Dec 23, 2017. 12 Replies

I posted this problem on RCGROUPS but on further investigation I a think my problem is in some setup I missed in mission planner.I have a new X6 based on Pixhawk. The salient features are:- Tarot…Continue

Autotune not updating params.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Smith Dec 14, 2017. 2 Replies

I have a new build and ran autotune today. I have the tune mode AUTOTUNE_AXIS = 7I ran Pitch and roll but I had to land before yaw was complete. I left the channel 7 switch which activated auto tune…Continue

Tags: pixhawk, multirotor, arducopter, autotune

 

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Bob Smith replied to Bob Smith's discussion Shaky video on new X6 build
"I completely agree. My motivation to build my own big drone was for landscape photography and since I came to the party late I was over taken by events. I began to realize that the writing was on the wall when I got a cheap solo and found out how…"
Dec 29, 2018
Gary Phillips replied to Bob Smith's discussion Sony A7 Infrared codes
"This is great code, thanks for sharing!  fnaf"
Dec 27, 2018
Gene replied to Bob Smith's discussion Shaky video on new X6 build
"Bob; I just bought one of these, https://hobbyking.com/en_us/tarot-5d3-3-axis-stabilized-gimbal-tl5d001-for-canon-5d-mark-iii.html  so I guess I'm kind of going in the other direction. When I'm heading out on jobs I throw my Inspire 1…"
Dec 24, 2018
Bob Smith replied to Bob Smith's discussion Shaky video on new X6 build
"I actually bought a DJI after my struggles. A big bird is very cool to build and fun to fly but it is so unpractical and gets way too much attention when I'm out. I got a Mavic 2 Pro with the baby Hasselblad and I am very impressed by the image…"
Dec 24, 2018
Gene replied to Bob Smith's discussion Shaky video on new X6 build
"     You can use the Tarot TL100B17 adapter and 1760 props which were used by DJI but are available cheaply on ebay from several manufacturers. I would try the simple stuff first though. Judging by the forums it seems like there…"
Dec 24, 2018
Bob Smith replied to Bob Smith's discussion Shaky video on new X6 build
"This was a while ago and I really appreciate your suggestions. I was a little disillusioned with the whole process to be honest. Your input may spur me on to ultimately not give in. It feels a long way off but I will re-visit the problem. I am not…"
Dec 23, 2018
Gene replied to Bob Smith's discussion Shaky video on new X6 build
"      First thing I would try is lowering your shutter speed to 1/60 or 1/30 and see if that smooths it out. Second to balance the props just weigh them all and put together matched pairs. Third switch from double props to…"
Dec 23, 2018
Bob Smith replied to Bob Smith's discussion Sony A7 Infrared codes
"These are all the codes I could glean. Sorry."
Nov 22, 2018
Adam Young replied to Bob Smith's discussion Sony A7 Infrared codes
"@bob this is great code, thank you! Any chance you have the code for shutter speed, aperture and white balance (if there is one)?"
Nov 21, 2018
Bob Smith replied to Nathaniel McMahon's discussion Smoothing out tips
"I got out for a short test today. I switched the folding props which were certainly poorly balanced for balanced hard mounted CF. All 18" The video was just as bad, no different really (Although this is subjectinve). The VIBE numbers went…"
Jul 25, 2018
Bob Smith replied to Nathaniel McMahon's discussion Smoothing out tips
"I am using a home made gimbal based on RCtimer 5008 motors and Storn32. I have hard mounted the original balanced props on without quick release and will see if this helps. It's 107 here at the moment and I am happier inside working on theory.…"
Jul 24, 2018
Bob Smith replied to Bob Smith's discussion Shaky video on new X6 build
"No help so far so let me ask another question: Has anyone build an X6 or X8 machine which carries a mid size mirrorless camera or small DSLR and takes good photos? Can you point me to some details of that build and help with any lengths you may have…"
Jul 14, 2018
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Shaky video on new X6 build

I know this topic is recurrent but I can't find any relevant discussions to guide me in my quest to resolve this.Background:I have a new X6 Tarot build. It's flying very well and I finally got the confidence to lift my sony A7II on an home made RCtimer 5008 / Storm32 gimbal. I did everything I could to get the VIBE numbers in line but I am using 18" folding props and they are hard to balance. I did what I could dynamically with a vibrometer on my android phone. I think the VIBE numbers are OK -…See More
Jul 12, 2018
Bob Smith replied to Nathaniel McMahon's discussion Smoothing out tips
"Did you ever solve this problem? I just finished an X6 build and she flies great but my video with a Sony A7II is shaky. The vibe values in the logs look good. I was searching for ideas and found your "unanswered" question."
Jul 12, 2018
David replied to Bob Smith's discussion Sony A7 Infrared codes
"Thanks for posting this!"
Jul 9, 2018
Bob Smith posted a discussion

Sony A7 Infrared codes

I couldn't find any information on how to operate a Sony Alpha A7 over IR from a home made source (arduino for instance) so I reveres engineered the codes and thought I would share.I have an Airpixel commander and it is perfect for my UAV application and I recommend it. For a couple of other photography applications it is over kill so I wanted to be able to trigger and control my A7 over IR from another source.The following…See More
Jul 9, 2018

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Beginner in drone building but an engineer, coder, maker etc.
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I am a photographer (stills to this point) and drone technology is another angle (literally).
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Buda, Texas

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