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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Building a 280mm Quadcopter out of spare parts (FC, RX, PDB)

 

Part I – The Frame

Part II – Motors and ESCs

 

        After the frame assemby and ESC calibration was complete, it was time to work with the heart of the quadcopter: the flight controller (FC), the receiver (RX) and the power distribution board (PDB).

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

JJ R/C H30c Review


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JJ R/C H30c quadcopter review, courtesy of
The JJ R/C H30c is an affordable mini quadcopter that features an onboard 2MP camera. The H30c – together with the H20 hexacopter – represents the new design mantra of JJ R/C; this time they’ve created a design of their own instead of cloning or rebranding an existing design. Although the H30c looks like a mini version of the Lily quadcopter with the cute eye-marks on the front, the similarities end there. The review model is the red version.

Monday, April 4, 2016

EKEN H9 Action Camera Review


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EKEN H9 Action Camera review, courtesy of
Gearbest3
The EKEN H9 is an affordable action camera that follows the ‘GoPro’ type norm but at a fraction of the price. The camera comes with a plethora of accessories which complements the package perfectly. But don’t let this fool you: the EKEN H9 has a great set of features as well, hardware and software wise.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Αναλυτική Παρουσίαση Cheerson CX-20 (Open-Source)


H παρουσίαση του τετρακόπτερου Cheerson CX-20, έγινε με την ευγενική χορηγία του
Το Cheerson CX-20 είναι ένα μεσαίου μεγέθους (350 χιλιοστών από μοτέρ σε μοτέρ) τετρακόπτερο, κατάλληλο για λήψη φωτογραφιών και video. Η έκδοση που παρουσιάζεται παρακάτω είναι βασισμένη στην πλατφόρμα APM 2.52 και χρησιμοποιεί το ArduCopter 3.1.2 (ειδική έκδοση παραμετροποιημένη από τη Cheerson).

Αναλυτική παρουσίαση Cheerson CX-20, ευγενική χορηγία του Gearbest.com

Θα ήθελα να ευχαριστήσω το Gearbest.com για την αποστολή του αεροσκάφους.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Daming 007 ‘Spy’ Review


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Daming 007 ‘Spy’ quadcopter review, courtesy of
Gearbest
The Daming 007 ‘Spy’ (DM007) is an affordable toy-grade quadcopter featuring a gyroscope stabilization system on 3-axis (6-axis as manufacturers like to advertise), that comes in a complete Ready-To-Fly (RTF) package. Underneath the quadcopter canopy, a 2MP camera is mounted (it is removable) capable of shooting video and taking photos in HD resolution. The DM007 is available in two colours - black and white – where the black one has a more aggressive look; however, the white version is advised if you plan on doing night flying. The review model was the black version. This is the upgraded version.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Eaching H8c Test Flight (Outdoors)



Eachine H8c quadcopter flight, courtesy of
The Eachine H8c is an affordable quadcopter with HD camera, suitable for beginner pilots. The quadcopter can fly indoors and outdoors.
This is a test flight on open space with strong wind of 5-6 Beaufort (gusts of 50km/h).
Eachine H8c test flight on open space.
Many thanks to Banggood.com for providing this unit for review. You can find the full review here.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Building a 280mm Quadcopter out of spare parts (Motors and ESCs)



While waiting for more spare parts to arrive (batteries, some adhesives, a PPM/PWM converter and some connector cables), it was the perfect time to install the motors and ESCs to the frame. If you have not read the first part of the build log, I used the EMAX Nighthawk 2204/2300kV motors and EMAX BLHeli 12A ESCs.