Quading Vacation (no wheels included)
I recently had a 5 day vacation in the foothills of Alberta Canada and took advantage of the great weather to fly my quad. I was able to make 20 flights in 4 different locations. All locations were very remote. The video includes a failsafe RTL when I try to go to far and loose my radio signal. With winter around the corner it was great to have such an opportunity.
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That is some amazing scenery, thank you for sharing it.
Nice! Thanks also for all the tech data, helpful to those of us looking to make wise hardware choices, good to see what's out there and how well the options work together.
Very nice setup! I'm hoping to build my own one day, but have much to learn. I put the video on mute, and played Pink Floyds "Learning to Fly". Nothing wrong with Tom Petty though.
I get 6-7 min per flight and usual put back about 2400mah into the batteries. The extra weight of the all-terrain gear cost me in time. I know with different materials on the build I could reduce the weight by 1/3. I still need to do more research but will probable stay with the 3s.
you are running the HE motors, 850kv, switching to 4S and better props ( I now have very stiff carbon fibre 11x4.7, really helps a lot) should provide more time. But of course the added weight from the LiPo might also not help.
What is your typical flying time with the current setup?
This is the thrust data provided by Jani
If it doesn't work the way you want it change it.....
I have never folded it. (I have a truck)
I have not looked into flashing the ESCs yet. I will look into the advantages this winter.
My winter project will be a new quad or hex. The focus will be to reduce the weight. I would like to get a minimum of 10-15 min. This thing comes in at about 1.5 KG.
Nice hacking on the gopro mount Emile! (as usual)
There is nothing left stock on that Quad :)
Does the X1 frame still fold?
did you also flashed the ESC with SimonK firmware or that is another project for winter time?
The camera is mounted to the battery box. The gear is also mounted to the battery box. The battery box is mounted to the quad with the original velcro battery strap. By loosening the strap I can move the battery box assy back and forth to adjust the CG point. The gear legs are from a local hobby shop and are off a helicopter. The are heavy and I drilled than out to reduce the weight.
I really like that you figured out a method to mount it on the side & not the bottom
Is the camera mount attached to some type of box?
Did you fabricate or purchase the white legs?