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Carbon Fibre Brushless Gimbal for NEX and smaller.

I now have an RCTimer OpenSource BGC board ("Martinez") and a couple of LD-Power Gimbal Motors which are large enough for an NEX or smaller.  I looked over a number of BGC frames for sale but they all seem to incorporate metal or glass fibre, both of which do not have…


Added by John Grouse on June 28, 2013 at 11:01pm — 36 Comments

Antenna tracker for the MultiWii platform using MW V2.1 protocol.

Just spent a couple of hours getting my head around the MultiWii V2.1 serial protocol.  This involved looking at EOSBandi's MW-WinGUI Visual Studio c# code and adapting the essential bits I need to a simple test VB 2010 app.  The app sends the commands to get the GPS bearing and distance to home as well as the Baro altitude.  The BT module connected to the Pairs…


Added by John Grouse on November 29, 2012 at 8:10am — 43 Comments

Time to try Hexacopters

Was getting annoyed by the stupidly heavy frame of the Scorpion Y650 which is made of thick fibreglass sheets (available from Hobbyking).  With the GoPro sitting on the camera gimbal and a 4S 3000mAh battery I was only getting 6-7 min flying time.  

Had a look at the price of CF sheets and CF 450 size heli tail booms and it looked like an affordable project to…


Added by John Grouse on August 30, 2012 at 9:00pm — 48 Comments

PC joystick to 8ch Tx conversion

I've been looking at my unused twist grip joystick for a while now thinking about hooking it up to a transmitter via the PPM trainer port.

I might go a step beyond this and get a new 2.4GHz Tx module and add that to the joystick to make it a transmitter.

Fly-Dream make an affordable and reliable…


Added by John Grouse on July 3, 2012 at 8:00pm — 30 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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