High in the mountains of the San Fernando Valley in Southern California, I present my lastest FPV adventure. Filmed on a GoPro Hero 2 at 720p 120 fps on the always amazing Ov3rquad open-source quadrotor frame. I found a heliport at the top of the mountain with 3 helipads and I thought it would be fun to use them as my own personal landing pads. I will definetely be flying here more often as there is a lot more to explore, a bunch of hiking trails and a golf course. Stay tuned!
This is the second version of the WEC (Wooden Ecilop Clone). I improved the landing gear and streamlined the wiring by using a Quattro 20AMP ESC. The flight controller is an APM 2.5. I am using a 4-channel Frsky receiver in PPM mode soldered directly onto the APM to eliminate a lot of wiring. I am very happy with the performance of this machine. The next step is to test the new gimbal I designed, but first I need a new GoPro, my old one stopped reading/wiring SD cards. Here are some additional specs: Motors: DT 700 from Hobbyking Receiver: FRSKY D4R-II Transmitter: Turnigy 9XR Battery: 2 X 2,200 Turnigy 20C 3 cell lipos in parallel. Props: Gemfam 11 X 4.7 SF APM 2.5 (Arduflyer 2.5)
As you can in the picture, I've got all the stuff I need to build a quadrotor. All the parts were ordered fron Hobby King (except for the wood, that was purchased at my local hobby shop) and the package took exactly two weeks to arrive. I will be building an H-Quad, following the article/videos/intructions from Flite Test. To learn more about their build, visit their page. This is my list of items I purchased from HK:
- Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board
- 4 X HobbyKing Red Brick 30A ESC
- 4 X hexTronik DT750 Brushless Outrunner 750kv
- Hobby King Quadcopter Power Distribution Board
- 2 X 11 x 4.7 regular props and 2 pusher props.