Well! i just saw banggood.com today and thought of making this thread so that you guys can check out various products today there is a sale and offer of some % discount on all the below items..
First comes the frame i would choose a lt210 frame as it has good space you can choose any that you want : CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT
Next is the Flight controller i would say this fc has almost everything you would look for at this price range ... i havent tested it myself although it has a fpv vtx and osd inbuilt which may save you space and good amount of soldering time : CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT
I found that this motors are cheap though i have used the 2205 series racerstar on one of my friends built do check out : CHECK OUT
So for esc's i give you 2 options one is a single esc format which usually everyone uses and other is 4in1 which saves much of thinking where to place now if you use 4in1 esc do see that you are on 3rd stack level if you use these parts do remember to change the frame or keep small spacers both esc support dshot and comes with blheli 16.5 : CHECK OUT HERE
for 4in1 esc : CHECK OUT HERE
Where to buy the parts from and parts i used in this build:
So, for now i have just introduced and kept all parts together will soon start making the kwad/drone.
Also will keep the images and all posted on this blog do check the youtube channel also and subscribe to get the updates for this project.
So big Friday sale is out with flytbase do check out the above link and the link below to check out attractive prices flytpi with commercial edition license and cloud demo free to use with flytbase support on the go just for $149 do check out : HERE
Hey guys so this is a post i though to make while browsing i came across a list of products i found to be a answer to many of people i speak to...
major issue in the hobby is the money we spend and the rate at which we spend so today for those who have question such as ... - how much will it cost?
what is the minimum i can spend to enjoy fpv hobby?
do i have to buy a radio and fpv goggles?
Well today i have a answer to that i wont say much will just post the product links you can browse and check yourself all the copters are below INR 5000/- and $70 so enjoy... no longer you need to take care of budget..
As i have listed all the so called possible getting started cheapest fpv setups with radio and goggles and copter. which you will need to get started and get handson fpv experience ..
Do click on the link and also do check my youtube channel for giveaway :
NOTE: For Indian readers i would suggest do not import this drones as mostly they might get stuck in customs rather wait for some days they all will be in stock at www.dronakart.com
To Register and Enter the Giveaway LINK : https://gleam.io/fb/cKbpn
Do visit : www.quadkopters.com – for any drone needs
Coupon code : fpvcrazy on any purchase above Rs.500/-
Here’s the First 81-Megapixel Photo by the Light L16 16-Camera Camera
When the L16 takes a picture, 10 or more cameras fire simultaneously, capturing slightly different perspectives of the same scene. The L16 intelligently chooses a combination of its 28mm, 70mm, and 150mm modules to use in each shot, depending on the level of zoom. These individual shots are then computationally fused together to create an incredibly high-resolution 52MP photograph.
So guys i came across this company named "Drona Aviation" a colleague of mine they have been doing awesome work in making drones available for all students and developers for programming and using their very own Flight Controller.
This is a only Rs.7000/- kit which can be very easily assembled in less than 10mins. and to be flew with a android or Ios app named "Pluto".
Small description of PLUTO is as follows:
Pluto is the perfect Nano-Drone for beginners and enthusiasts alike. It comes in the form of a DIY kit with all the joy of building it yourself and is very easy to get used to because it is controlled by a smartphone app which connects to the drone's portable WiFi hotspot which is on board the drone's Flight Controller. Its firmware is kept open source, giving you the freedom to experiment with its source code and achieve unique results from your Pluto Flight Experience. It weighs a mere 54 grams and can fly up to 100 metres with relative ease. Pluto's flight control boasts of four advanced sensors. An Accelerometer, Barometer, Magnetometer and a Gyroscope. Pluto is a product that has been completely developed and designed by Indians in India. Contents of Box: 1) Frame Base, 2) Brushed 7mm Motors (4) 3) CW and 4 CCW propellers (4 each) 4) LiPo Battery 5) Prop Tool 6) Propellor Guards (4) 7) Pluto PCB, 8) Manual 9) Pluto Stickers (3)
So as you guys would know that i have been using flytpi since a while now i wondered if i can test the apps that i make without risking my setups… so i came across “flytsim” by flytbase.
Now if you havent seen the previous blog posts about flytpi,flytbase,drones applications check the below links:
Coming back to ubuntu installation :
Step 1: Visit this url and read all the documentation : HERE
Step 2: Download the source files recently posted from here : FLYTSIM
After you have downloaded the files extract them to any place you feel appropriate i always keep all files on desktop on which i am working on.
Now you need to browse the folder and choose the OS that you are using in my case i am using UBUNTU 17.04 so i opened Ubuntu and then choose the graphics that you are using i am using Intel graphics you can check that in software update section or “about this computer section” on the top right corner.
Software update section.
After clicking on the about this computer section.
As you see my laptop uses graphics based on Intel i will use Intel folder.
Step 3: Open a new terminal, and go to the directory where you have unzipped our latest release.
Get to intelgraphics directory inside linux directory.
$ cd Desktop/flytsim-docker-0.2.0/linux/intelgraphics
Copy paste this command if you are following the same way that i am doing it if your extracted folder is on the Desktop also you can rename the folder which you extracted to keep it simple.
If you are running Ubuntu, execute the setup.sh script with sudo permission which would install docker and docker-compose on your machine. In case you are using any other flavour of Linux, please install them manually by following their individual guides from Docker installation guide
$ sudo ./setup.sh
Once setup is completed (or you have manually installed docker and docker-compose), start a sample docker example to make sure it is indeed setup correctly.
$ sudo docker run hello-world
Start your FlytSim session by executing start.sh script, with sudo permission. This script would start a docker container running FlytSim app and also open a tab in browser pointing to http://localhost/flytconsole, once it detects a successful launch.
$ sudo ./start.sh
Since, FlytSim is running in its default configuration, you won’t get to see any Gazebo environment.
FlytSim is by default configured to run APM-SITL which is NOT Gazebo based. You would have to configure FlytSim to run PX4-SITL to get Gazebo GUI. Click here to know how.
"If you are in India and working on a Jio connection i would suggest pls. switch to some other network or visit a friend who has a unlimited plan for internet i personally am trying this after returning home and my broadband plan is over and i didnt had any connectivity other than JIO. Well this start.sh does check for latest image on the server and downloads it roughly about 1gb of data is downloaded and as you know we only have 1Gb of data usually used by JIO users, so keep a check on that."
So after the download procedure is compeleted give the terminal about a minutes time it will boot up FlytOS and you will see a browser popup with new window opened in url : https://localhost/flytconsole.
So now thats for todays post will update how to use it and get the GUI console in the next blog post stay tuned and you can subscribe to get new updates from the blog in the pop-up that you see while browsing the blog.
In this video tutorial, you will learn about Calibrating your drone and getting it ready for first flight. The video shows – Connecting to FlytPi Access Point – Opening FlytConsole – FlytOS CE Update settings – Frame Select – RC Calibration – Flight Mode settings: RC Manual, Altitude mode, Position Control Mode | RC-Manual, API-mode(Offboard or Guided) – Sensor Calibration – Accelerometer, Mag, Gyro, Level – GCS for Waypoint missions, HUD, Messages
FLYTPI REVIEW : HERE
CONNECTION VIDEO : HERE
To read blog about how to do it : FLYTPI SETUP
So today i got my FLYT PI sent to me for testing by FLYTBASE. Its a awesome board for all DIY Hobbyist and Commercial Use.
FLYTPI is a Raspberry-Pi preconfigured for the using various autonomous functionalities via Web console or IP based applications, there are various use-cases and applications platforms supported by FLYTOS.
Coming to What we get in the FLYTPI KIT.
So the contents of FLYT PI KIT are as follows :
To visit the official instructions for using FLYTPI : FLYTPI DOCS
VIDEO : FLYTPI UNBOXING
Lets get started:
First step is to remove all the contents out and explore them.
Later after removing all the packaging and all i could see a raspberry pi with sd card preconfigured and installed with “flytos” by flytbase.
So coming to the connections
As you see RPI comes preconfigured with flytos and with a nice case and all wires required, you will find a molex cable coming out of the RPI case so that goes to your Pixhawk Telemetry port 2 for communication between (RPI)FLYTOS and PIXHAWK.
So you are all set when you order a FLYTPI. You get all ready to go device thats plug and play.
You just simply have to connect this cable as shown below :
Now that you can browse wifi settings on any of your mobile device or laptop and connect to flytpi.
This is a image of FLYTPI been booted up and in ready mode.
Now that you are in the link : 10.42.0.1/flytconsole/ in your browser you can see something like this:
NOTE : While powering on your FLYTPI remember to power on your Pixhawk so as the Flytos detects Pixhawk.
So as you see your license is already activated from flytbase. Just and Plug and Use.
Frame selection is as follows :
So lets check out some more things like calibration:
So all the features that you see above arent available with FLYTPI as of now but then you can use the sensors calibration tab and RC calibration tab easily.
Coming to the PLUG AND PLAY POINT again you can connect camera or any USB devices and use them easily check out some features for camera below:
So to get the maps functioning properly you will have to connect a dongle to FLYTPI to get the maps downloaded which it doesnt all on its own if you are planning to use auto-missions.
Now that you can see the GCS:
If you do not have internet connected it might look something like this:
But is totally workable if you are just to explore it and not use it.
Battery status checking
FlytPi Kit is a turnkey companion computer pre-loaded with FlytOS Commercial Edition for Pixhawk / Pixhawk Mini / Pixhawk2 / Cube Autopilot.
Simply connect FlytPi to your drone autopilot with a specially designed cable and enhance the capabilities of your drone. The kit also comes with a dedicated power module to power up FlytPi, Autopilot, and Electronic Speed Controllers (ESC) using a single drone battery. It offers a hassle-free connection with the Autopilot, thus saving time and effort in getting your drone applications built and deployed.
Several built-in functions and apps complete the user experience and provide a solid foundation to for your own applications.
Banggood has starred a new shipping method for us Indians
India Direct Mail .
My parcel arrived at my door step in 6 working days .
It never went of our “Bangalore Sub Foreign post office ”
this shipping method is not applicable to all the product on the site though .Number: 653353782
Package status: In transit
Destination country: India
Origin country: China
2017-09-05 05:36 Delhi Atc, Arrived
2017-09-05 05:24 Delhi West, Out for next station
2017-09-05 00:06 Delhi West, Arrived
2017-09-04 01:36 Delhi Gate Way, Out for next station
2017-09-03 16:27 Delhi Gate Way, Arrived
2017-08-30 21:27 Hongkong – Can, Out for next station
2017-08-30 14:47 International Operation Center, In Transit
2017-08-30 11:52 International Operation Center, Check in
2017-08-28 23:12 Despatched from yanwen sorting center.
2017-08-28 18:27 Process completed in yanwen sorting center.
2017-08-28 18:03 Yanwen Acceptance.
2017-08-23 15:40 The item information was created by the seller.
This according to a post on RCI Thanss for the guy who posted this… well as you can see his parcel reached him very fast although it depends on order to order and what products you choose to order smaller the parcel less chances of it getting stuck into customs.
|Its a good news as all hobbyist can order for themselves and saving money on bulk orders and huge customs on the orders of having large quantity.|
Check out some amazing deals below :
Hey guys so i came across a post about GDU O2 drone they have a series of drones but specifically O2 is a DJI MAVIC Killer.
GDU O2 has mostly all the features with some extra gestures all you can check below:
O2 Plus and O2
So they have 2 products you can visit the links below for details specs and all :
This Drone is way cheaper than DJI although i havent used it seems a good design and all features seems nice … might turn out to be a DJI Mavic killer soon…