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Old 02-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #16
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Currently I am running a KK 2.0 FC, which is basic but very easy to use and program, especially with the built-in LCD and menu.

Here is my next board, a Crius AIO Pro with U-Blox GPS receiver. The Crius is arduino based and runs Multiwii software. Here is a photo of the board and GPS. Motor ESCs plug into the light green ports at top. On the right are the Rx inputs. GPS is plugged into a serial port and also another port for 5V power.



And a photo of the GUI. Grey box is real-time graphing. On its right is what it's graphing: Accelerometer Roll, Pitch, Z Axis, Gyro Roll, Pitch, Yaw, Magnetometer Roll, Pitch, Yaw, and Altitude and Heading.

On the right of that is the motor layout with the grey circles representing motors and grey X representing the arms. It also shows the motor RPM.

On the far right are the channels for RC control: Throttle, Pitch, Roll, Yaw, Aux 1, Aux 2, Aux 3, Aux 4.

On the bottom left is the GPS signal and number of satellites its locked on to. 11 right now. To the right of that is the artificial horizon, and to the right of that the compass. The highlighted green boxes are the parameters I have enabled to be read including Accelerometer, Barometer, Magnetometer, and GPS. I do not have Optics or Sonar (yet )

And last but not least the red boxes with orange letters are what I set the Aux channels to do. The receiver is not hooked up at the moment but you can see what I enabled when it was. Currently it sees the Aux switches switched to Altitude Hold and Heading Hold.

Very cool. Does the board have any option to control a camera gimbal?
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:39 PM   #17
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How do you land your hexcopter, and where/what is the battery setup?

I have a Mikrokopter hex - they certainly are fun
I'd rather have a Pave Low...
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:51 PM   #18
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Very cool. Does the board have any option to control a camera gimbal?
It has camera stabilization and camera trigger. Not sure how camera pan and tilt work into that. I haven't researched that yet.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:55 PM   #19
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It has camera stabilization and camera trigger. Not sure how camera pan and tilt work into that. I haven't researched that yet.

Well...I ordered all the stuff to build my hexa today including the KK2, but I'm going to order one of those that you used as well as the GPS stuff as I can't resist the tech and the challenge.

Thanks a lot, Nick....

Oh and...Saget will be cursing you as well before long...I just have a feeling....
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:21 PM   #20
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Well...I ordered all the stuff to build my hexa today including the KK2, but I'm going to order one of those that you used as well as the GPS stuff as I can't resist the tech and the challenge.

Thanks a lot, Nick....

Oh and...Saget will be cursing you as well before long...I just have a feeling....

What makes you think I'm not already???

Gotta keep up with you guys somehow.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:28 PM   #21
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What makes you think I'm not already???

Gotta keep up with you guys somehow.
Well...there is strength in numbers. One of us should be able to figure these things out.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:37 PM   #22
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Well...there is strength in numbers. One of us should be able to figure these things out.
True... I'll be leaning on you guys to get me up to speed on Arduinos and GPS receivers. Looking forward to it!
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:57 AM   #25
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HT FPV frame, 5.8ghz Fatshark, GoPro, DJI Naza... Flies real well.

Looks good...why don't you use the GoPro for the FPV?
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:36 AM   #26
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I just bought a quag from Udrones last week I need to find a good GoPro mount, any suggestions? 2 axis is fine for me. I'm hoping to film some moto video with it
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:01 AM   #27
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Looks good...why don't you use the GoPro for the FPV?

I dunno.. I haven't really looked in to it. Last I heard it wasn't the greatest cam for FPV.. Maybe that's changed?
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:14 AM   #28
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HT FPV frame, 5.8ghz Fatshark, GoPro, DJI Naza... Flies real well.
I can't see it!












Because it's camouflaged
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #29
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I dunno.. I haven't really looked in to it. Last I heard it wasn't the greatest cam for FPV.. Maybe that's changed?
Video I've seen from the 2 and higher seems pretty good to me. Got any video from yours? What cam is that on there now?

thanks

here's a gp2 vid i found

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:52 AM   #30
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I dunno.. I haven't really looked in to it. Last I heard it wasn't the greatest cam for FPV.. Maybe that's changed?
The major problem a lot of FPVers have with using the GoPro for the FPV itself, is the extremely wide angle of view. It totally messes up your depth perception in a BIG way and the curving horizon can be VERY disconcerting.
I have my GoPro set to 1080/30 Narrow view which is MUCH better but I haven't actually used it yet to fly.
Not all versions of the GoPro Hero have the different FOV options though. The Hero 2 & 3 do.

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