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So recently i am activating my youtube channel as well as fpv flying for fun…. had been not done it since a long time…
Well update on the same is that last week i was at a client side with out fixed wing flying for GIS mapping and i had my fpv drone with me i had no idea if it was tuned or would it even fly but yes it did flew and i enjyed a lot crashed it loosed a battery but it triggered that kick which i used to get before and hence back to normal life lol am gonna do it again…
We have ordered a dji fpv system + crossfire for general use now and would soon get a setup done right for flying till then stay tuned …
will update the rig pics and setup ideas soon as the parts arrive
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
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
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
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So today i was wondering where all i have been ordering this chinese products for RC as well as daily use from… i neva made a bookmark before but thought of making a list folder of all rchobby websites and general purpose website.
I have here few Chinese Websites where you can buy gadgets from.
Have a look at the websites all below website names are hyperlinks you can click and visit the website do remember to click on the links and check out some amazing products also do check product refferals page for product code and refferals of amazing offers : HERE
DO check the links also guys remember ordering it or importing this gadgets incur customs duties and taxation so beware of your country laws and order accordingly i know the prices are tempting but it might happen that some stuff isnt allowed according to countries legal norms.
Do check before you order also do check on the sellers rating on some websites like aliexpress before placing order infact you can speak to them and ask them normal questions about functionality and shipping days and stuff which will make you understand how the seller is.
stay tuned for such updates do check product referalls page for more product referalls.
So am listing down some websites where you can find drone parts :
If you want to compare drone parts from stores all over india you can visit the below : www.rcduniya.com
also dont forget to subscribe our youtube channel : rohit fpv
High voltage Endurance motors for cheap is correct they are cheap like 20$ or so some of the motors are obviously branded so are been rated high am going to list down 3 motors i found to be better in efficiency and are good for endurance long flights.
You can click on the motor names and check the specs although you can also scroll down i have copied them for you.
Now coming to individual price which is very important.
SUNNYSKY is a brand and they make awesome motors but they have a lot of oem and fake manufacturer in the market so buying from china from sites like aliexpress or ebay can land you with fake knockoffs beware. You can directly buy from sunnysky talk to them. Price for sunnysky is about $37.9 on Getfpv which is i feel costlier than the other 2 motors.
RACERSTAR is the best motor i felt among all the 3 due to the price and the datasheet i would say datasheet of all 3 motors is almost the same with some 0.xx amps here and there but it doesnt really matter as that can be counteracted with many other factors and tricks. Price of this motor is just $15 with free shipping on Banggood which is nice and best in the budget it runs on 3s to8s which is again a good thing.
Now the final motor which is the Multistar elite 3508 268kv now this is the motor which can be optimised and is a bit pricer than Racerstar Hobbyking has given us various specs and types of configuration for the same so that we can arrange the configuration between hexcopter and quadcopter and 6s and 8s battery according to our needs. This motor costs a normal customer $34 and for new or diamond customer about $24 which is $10 difference.
Best motor to buy if you are on budget and want to try a brand out go for Racerstar v3508 380kv only for $15 .
Now that is just Rs.1000 for each motor which i feel is nice also the weight consideration of this motors comes out to be cool.
Multistar 3508 268KV @ 32V (8s)
12.5×6 50% 800g 4A 100% 1200g 7A
13×3.8 SF 50% 580g 1.5A 100% 1320g 4.9A
13×4.7 SF 50% 620g 2.2A 100% 1410g 5.2A
13×5.5 C 50% 670g 2.7A 100% 1600g 6.8A
14×4.7 50% 710g 3A 100% 1460g 7.8A
Multistar 3508 268KV @ 25V (6s)
14×4.7 50% 598g 2.4A 100% 1030g 5.6A
15×5 M.S.W 50% 712g 2.8A 100% 1144g 5.8A
A 680mm Hex such as the Tarot or 680UC pro Quanum AUW with battery and gimbal weighs 2.5~3.2Kg @ 3Kg/6(motors)=500g lift needed per motor to hover.
Hover efficiency 3508 268KV @ 32V (8s) 500g thrust x 6 =3K
12 wood 1.96A
11×5.5 APC speed 2.3A
13×3.8 sf 1.5A (X 6= 9A hover)
13×4.7 sf 1.6A
13×5.5 C 1.6A
13×6.5 APC 1.9A
14×4.7 sf 1.4A (X 6= 8.6A hover)
Hover efficiency 3508 268KV @ 25V (6s) 500g thrust x 6 =3Kg
15×5 Multistar White 1.7A (x 6=10.2A hover)
14×4.7 SF 2A
This sub 10A hover can allow the use of high density low discharge batteries. The increased capacity vs weight will increase flight time. Flights over 1 hour are possible with special batteries such as the Panasonic 18650 or GEB cells.
check out this link for full build information for endurance quadcopter.
As you see the title Best long endurance flying quadcopter, Here in this post i am going to list down a way to get about 70-80 mins of flight time from a quad setup and yes it is possible many of them have done it ..
Well i have made separate posts for individual motors, frame types ,etc.
For getting the best endurance out of a quad first we need to look at the weight to thrust ratio.
We will focus on the making the lightest frame possible.. best way is to buy some carbon fibre min. 10mm or bigger in outer diameter or you can use aluminum booms or wood as per the weight you decide.
Coming to the motors there are couple efficient motors out in the market specifically designed to give you more flight time longer than the usual quads that we make .. propeller size that we are considering here is the 15inch to 17inch bar. Visit here for motors : MOTORS
you can check the individual motor specs and choose the prop you want even though the best motor i feel among the 3 i found is Racerstar as it is cheaper than all others.
Also if you are concerned to get about a long flight of 40min and above i would suggest to go for a customised lion battery which would reduce weight and might be you can even add your payload as necessary.
While considering the batteries see to it that you choose wisely according to your purpose as LIPO takes less time to charge than a big LIon battery pack also the charger wires and connectors and stuff.
I would use a 16mm outerdiameter carbonfibre rod which is easily available in stores and on aliexpress even you can go for different motor mounts available for tarot frames.
Whatever you use see to it you keep the frame light.
In endurance long flight setups you always see to it that you keep less stuff onboard as possible less wires and that calls for a fc like DJI NAZA you can buy one from here well it not only is less weighted with less wires but also it is very good in flight stability and provides you that stability you need to fly this copter for an hour or so …. 10min of flight is also tiring sometimes.
Will update this post soon as i get time to write and find out more intresting parts to share keep connected pls. share the blog as much as possible.
Have tried various combinations and wanted a frame and total AUW to be 3kg and less.
Designed and printed 3-4 designs for frame and motor mount not sure which one to use one of them is just 7gms and seems to work fine lets see…
will update with images and file links soon.
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Comparision video between Taranis Qx7 and Frsky Taranis X9d
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