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Upgrading 3DR 2013 X8 to 2014 flight time

Started this discussion. Last reply by F. C. Bearsch Nov 4, 2014. 1 Reply

I have a 2013 X8 and looking at the 2014 specs I would like to get similar improvements in lift and flight time.What are the main components to upgrade, and how easy is it?Looking at the parts list…Continue

Gimbal newbie question

Started this discussion. Last reply by markpre Dec 3, 2013. 8 Replies

I have a 3dr x8 and bought a 3 axis gimbal for it. The gimbal came with bare power leads, I'd like to wire it up to a battery - either sharing the 3s 12v flight battery - or a separate one. The…Continue

Bought the 3DR X8 RTF, have a NEX 5R - what kind of payload can I expect?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce D. Sidlinger Jan 25, 2014. 15 Replies

Hi guysBought an X8 RTF in the weekend sale. While I'm waiting for the X8 to arrive, I'd like to plan ahead a bit.There are very few tech specs for the 3DR X8 anywhere but I saw on a forum comment…Continue

 

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Jouni Helminen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post New Volta companion computer for Pixhawk brings computer vision, more
"I think this is really great for certain things.For anything that required GPU acceleration (deep learning, most machine vision) you are better off with an Nvidia board - as the main frameworks and libraries atm primarily use CUDA. Caffe has OpenCL…"
Jan 25, 2016
Jouni Helminen commented on Bernt Christian Egeland's blog post Navio+, Awsome flight controller from Emlid. Tested with 4G Cellular communications
"@bernt Nice, will follow your instructions to get gstreamer working on RPi2! Will test the h265 pipeline and do a write up once I have it working :)BTW - I am thinking of getting a fixed wing for doing mapping with a sony nex or CHDK canon pointed…"
May 2, 2015
Jouni Helminen commented on Bernt Christian Egeland's blog post Navio+, Awsome flight controller from Emlid. Tested with 4G Cellular communications
"Great demo @bernt.I've got the Navio+ but haven't gotten round to flying with it yet, this looks like fun. Will be following your instructions! I'm flying in urban areas so will probably try with a smaller wing like the Z-84.Have you…"
May 1, 2015
Jouni Helminen replied to Erik Graham's discussion 3 Axis Gimbal for Iris+ - looking for suggestions. in the group IRIS
"The storm32 looks like a good chip/firmware for a gimbal controller. but can't find any 3 axis gimbals that would ship with it by default"
Feb 5, 2015
Jouni Helminen commented on Emlid's blog post Navio+ and Odroid-C1: the most powerful Linux autopilot
"Great! How do you handle priority between additional processing (like image processing) and flight controller? And if the additional processing crashes the system?"
Feb 4, 2015
Jouni Helminen replied to Matt's discussion Micro filament on Tethered UAV
Jan 31, 2015
Jouni Helminen commented on Walter Volkmann's blog post PIXHAWK, QU4D X, BATELEUR, PHOTOSCAN, VIRTUAL SURVEY TOOLS
"great work. what software did you use for the 3d animation and the virtual surveying demos after stitching in agisoft?How high did you fly, and was it just nadir shots?  "
Jan 23, 2015
Jouni Helminen commented on Steven's blog post Worlds smallest autopilot (yet)
"loving this but the price is putting me off.. is the hardware open source?"
Jan 4, 2015
Jouni Helminen commented on PX4's blog post PX4 - Call for VTOL test pilots
"what's the payload on the caipirinha?   enough to carry the autopilot and sony nex/canon p&s? would be fun for mapping"
Dec 17, 2014
F. C. Bearsch replied to Jouni Helminen's discussion Upgrading 3DR 2013 X8 to 2014 flight time
"not sure one what the actually BOM list upgrade is however I believe they are using SunnySky motors, We have been working out a few motor upgrades that use the existing esc's that will provide the additional payload and flight times. "
Nov 4, 2014
Jouni Helminen posted a discussion

Upgrading 3DR 2013 X8 to 2014 flight time

I have a 2013 X8 and looking at the 2014 specs I would like to get similar improvements in lift and flight time.What are the main components to upgrade, and how easy is it?Looking at the parts list it looks like at least the ESC's, motors and battery are new.See More
Nov 4, 2014
Jouni Helminen replied to David Baeza's discussion X8 camera Gimbal for Canon SX 260 NDVI Camera....
"I have a 2013 X8 RTF, and the DYS 3 axis gimbal mentioned here. Some questions:1) what are you guys using for landing gear? The default landing legs are shorter than the gimbal 2) Do you even need a gimbal for stills? I mean, on a bright day,…"
Nov 4, 2014
Jouni Helminen commented on Roger Sollenberger's blog post 3DR Announces the Official Launch of New Mapping Platforms
"Can someone walk me through the user journey?I setup the area to be covered in Mission Planner, and then the X8 covers that area, triggers automatically at each point necessary to get the image coverage? How does the camera know how often to…"
Oct 19, 2014
Bruce D. Sidlinger replied to Jouni Helminen's discussion Bought the 3DR X8 RTF, have a NEX 5R - what kind of payload can I expect?
Jan 25, 2014
Brian replied to Jouni Helminen's discussion Bought the 3DR X8 RTF, have a NEX 5R - what kind of payload can I expect?
"So what did you use as a gimbal?"
Jan 12, 2014
Jouni Helminen commented on Sue Rosenstock's blog post Pixhawk is Ready for Takeoff
"I think some of the guys have a point, if going for something more powerful why not go all the way and get a modern mobile phone ARM SoC from someone like Qualcomm or Mediatek? Instead of 157mhz Pixhawk you'd get 1.5ghz quad core, plenty of…"
Dec 13, 2013

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