Proposing a type of configuration tracker

Hello All,

I've mentioned this before briefly in a couple of posts, but I'd like to pose it in a bit more formal way.

I also ride off-road motorcycles. A 2005 CRF450x to be exact. Fun bike, but it's a hobby, and there's a lot to learn and tinker with.

On my 450x community, we have a very detailed thread on people's setups. Year, mods, carb jetting, suspension settings, type of rider, weight, location, etc...

This helps enormously to answer newbie questions on what is the "cherry" setup for a given persons weight and bike year. There are some fundamental changes that make these bikes haul (and reliable), and it's great to see how people with similar goals (and bellies) set up their bikes.

I'd like to recommend a similar resource for this community. I know there are a couple of recommended setups. But I think real world success and details really speaks volumes. I'll leave the formal vehicle (sticky?) up to the site experts, but perhaps I can suggest a draft of the contents.

(Name and location are already covered)

Radio Tx/Rx: HK T6A
Airframe: Easystar, rudder only
Motor: HXT 2200kv brushless
ESC?: Turnigy 30A plush
Battery: 2200mAh 3S 20C Lipo
Prop: 5.5 x 4.5 Prop
COG: ~55mm back from leading edge
Common Modifications: CF support in boom, magnets in canopy/wing joint, larger rudder
Autopilot: Std. Ardupilot with blue shield
Airspeed: Connected
Throttle: Connected
Manetometer: No
GPS: uBlox5
IMU or Thermopile: Thermopile
AP Code level: 2.6.1
Telemetry: xBee Pro
Groundstation: Std. Labview / Putty log conversion to KML
Advanced Antenna Systems: none
Advanced Vision Systems: none
Open Items: Flyable, Still tuning PIDs
Attach header file: AP_2_6_header.h

The thought is basically people take a couple minutes of their time to copy/paste/replace their current successes, and post new ones as they hit new highs.

What do you guys think? I think it would not only spark interest and conversation with people who have similar or desired setups, but theoretically it would minimize the basic questions from people new to the hobby.

Let me know...thanks!


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Comment by Brian on June 23, 2010 at 9:54pm
Hi John,
This sounds very familiar to me... Click Here to see why...

Two things:
1. Basically the reason for no formal form for people to list/share their project setup is due to a limitation of the Ning setup. I'd be among the first in line to grab a project page and share details. I think it would save a lot of new folks time searching and obtaining common answers.

2. Discussions elicit feedback and invite... Discussion. Blogs are just tossing something out... Site policy here

To me this is a discussion.

Comment by Brian on June 23, 2010 at 10:06pm
Ok Windows 7 crapped out on me and now on the old 'puter. I was about to say, You should repost this as a discussion or add your additional items to the previous discussion as to avoid duplication of effort. Maybe we could get Chris to add a link that would be available without needing to really search for the link.

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Comment by Dr Mike Black on June 24, 2010 at 1:01am

Brian, you already know this.....

I am working on this very thing, but with having the onset of some nasty lurg, and overwhelming work commitments, i have not had chance to complete the task....

I will in the next 5 days complete and report it.

If you are interested, you can see the proto site HERE

Remember though..this is just a proto, there is much more in the works, just not had time or inclination to do it.


Comment by Alex on June 24, 2010 at 1:41am
I have a form that is based on Brians idea, but the difference is that it will store the results in a table that anyone can view and search easily.

To add a configuration - Click Here
To view resonses - Click Here
Comment by John C. on June 24, 2010 at 7:05am
Yeah, you guys got it. The point is that this stuff needs to be easy to find, NOT buried in a forum discussion somewhere.



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