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  • #8170

    Here is a place to share your setups.

    My current setup is:
    NTM28-26S 1200kV
    8×5 HQ E-prop
    20A SimonK ESC’s
    4S 3000mAh 20C Battery
    KK2 mini
    TGY210 servo
    Immersion RC 5.8GHz 600mW video transmitter
    GoPro3+
    Hitec optima 9 reciever

    All up weight is 999 grams
    Flies for around 10-15 minutes of hard flying

    Cuts the air nicely with the higher KV and smaller props. I loose about 1 minute flight time compared to the 900kV with 9×5 props. But it’s worth it 🙂 The speed is addictive.

    The KK PI settings are:
    Roll and Pitch gains:
    P Gain: 26
    P Limit: 100
    I Gain: 14
    I Limit: 20

    Rudder gains:
    P Gain: 80
    P Limit: 20
    I Gain: 80
    I Limit: 10

    Stick Scaling:
    Aileron: 30
    Elevator: 30
    Rudder: 40
    Throttle: 90

    Transmitter EXPO:
    30% on everything

    #8330

    worzle
    Participant

    Hi Davud.
    I’ve watched you KK2 board video but is there a video about flashing the software you mention on to the board.
    I usually use NAZA but thought i would try the KK2 mini you recommend in your set up.
    Any advice is appreciated.

    Regards
    Andy

    #8344

    Patrick
    Participant

    David, do you use a bec for the gopro? Or are your esc bec’s rated enough to charge it? It draws too much for the irc vtx 5v out, doesn’t it? I read they were rated .5A and you said it can draw 1A charging. But then I saw readymaderc sells a gopro cable they say powers the gopro from the irc vtx 5vout, so I got confused. Is there a way to power the gopro from the usb without charging? Too many questions?

    My setup is the one you suggested for 4s with the ntm 900kv motors. I am adding a gopro, and I wanted to be able to switch to the old board camera in case of gopro failure. So I added a switch, and then a bec because the amp draw was too much for the vtx 5v out to handle. It got messy and cluttered fast. I already had a big power filter on there. I want to eliminate the switch and the board cam. Have you or anyone else had a problem with the gopro?

    #8359

    huskerfreak
    Participant

    Not sure if this is the place to ask. I can’t start a new thread for some reason keeps wanting me to log in when I already am. Anyways……

    What is the difference between the SunnySky V2216-10 and the V2216-11?

    #8398

    Terje
    Moderator

    It is ever changing, but at the moment (3S):
    NTM Prop Drive Series 28-30 1200kv / 400w
    2200mAh 3S 40C / 2x2200mAh 3S 40C / 5800mAh 3S 25C LiPo
    2x Afro ESC 30Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware)
    1x Afro slim ESC 20Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware)
    TGY-211DMH Metal gear Coreless Digital Servo w/ Heat Sink 2.3kg / .10sec / 16g
    11 x 5 Thin Style E-Prop Black

    Weight up to 1420g depending on LiPo configuration. Aprox. 12 minutes of flight time.

    Flip32+ flight controller (CPPM mode) Haven’t tuned the PIDs yet.

    FrSky Taranis Tx
    FrSky X8R Rx (replaced antennae)
    Voltage monitor
    Altitude monitor
    GoPro Hero 3 BE with brushless gimbal
    SkyZone TS5823 Tx FPV

    + Some homemade 3D printed parts…

    #8414

    rathern0tsay
    Participant

    My first camera platform:

    SunnySky 2212-13 KV980 II
    Ready To Fly Quads Fire Red F-20A ESC’s
    Multiwii Pro Ez3.0 FC with outboard GPS/MAG
    FrSky DR8-XP RX
    Turnigy 9XR Transmitter (Only 5 more days till my FrSky Taranis is delivered, YAY!)
    G-Force 2200mah 20c battery
    Gemfan 9×4.7 Props
    Hitec HS-82mg servo

    I think she’ll be just fine, have flown her a couple times. Just need to narrow down the on the ground tail wobble problem.

    #8428

    mjpilot
    Participant

    T-motor MT22-16 900kv V2
    F20A with simon-k
    4s 3000 20c
    TGY 210 MH
    9-5 HQ props
    kk mini with 1.19s1 pro
    Gopro 3
    Spektrum AR6260 with dx6i
    Immersion rc 600mw on 5.8
    Immersion rc spironet

    #8438

    lynnds2001
    Participant

    This is my first FPV setup, so all my costs are in there. Future setups will be cheaper since now I have the basic gear.
    Tricopter:
    V3 Tricopter frame $99
    Qty 3 NTM Prop Drive Series 28-30 1200kv / 400w $46 for 3
    Qty 3 NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack $6 for 3
    Qty 3 Afro ESC 20Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware) $39 for 3
    Qty 2 9x5E Multistar Carbon Fiber Propellers L/H and R/H Rotation (1 pair) $14 for two pair
    Qty 2 ZIPPY Compact 4000mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack $47 for 2
    Hobbyking KK2.1.5 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board $22 Flashed with Steveis 1.9 pro
    Hobbypower AVR USB USBasp ISP PRGMR Programmer For KK Multicopter Control Board $8
    TGY-210DMH Metal gear Coreless Digital Servo w/ Heat Sink 3.9kg / .13sec / 16g $19
    Spectrumc DX6i 6CH DSMX Radio System with AR610 Receiver $160
    Mobius Action Camera 1080P HD Mini Sports Cam – Wide Angle Edition $80
    Landing gear Beginner’s update: Serious Ties – Extra Heavy Duty Cable Ties (18 Inch/250Lbs/UV Black) $8
    Total cost $548
    All up weight is 1050 grams
    The KK PI settings are the same as David has in his KK2 setup video.
    FPV Goggles and Video TX:
    FatShark Attitude V2 FPV Headset System w/Trinity Head Tracker and CMOS board Camera and 250mW 7ch 5G8 TX
    Total cost $410
    FPV Ground Station:
    7″ TFT LCD Color 2 Video Input Car RearView Headrest Monitor DVD $26
    Professional 72-inch TRIPOD $19
    Lotfancy® Music Microphone Stand Holder Mount For 8″-11″ Tablet $ 7
    ProAm USA 7″ LCD Video Monitor Hood / Sunshade $20
    Absolute MM100 Pair RCA Couplers Connector Male to Male $7
    ImmersionRC UNO5800v2 5.8GHz A/V Receiver w/GS-Link – Dual Output $54 will add a mini DVR later, for now the mobius will record.
    Qty 2 ImmersionRC LHCP 5.8GHz Circular Polarized SpiroNet Antenna V2 (SMA) $80 for 2 pair
    E-Flite 3200mAh 3S 11.1V 20C LiPo Battery $45 = actually the battery from my Apprentice, probably could use a cheaper battery here.
    Total cost $258

    #8439

    lynnds2001
    Participant

    See if I can get the pics up:

    #8446

    Rotorblade
    Participant

    Y6 configured tricopter V3 frame

    6 x t-motor 2212 750kv
    6 x Turnigy plush 10 amp flashed BLHeli firmware
    6 x HQ Props 12×4.5
    2 x 5100 Mah 3s in parallel 316grams a pack, can run single
    Flight controllers Pixhawk and currently using the DJI Naza M V2
    3 axis camera gimbal with go pro 3
    3 way video switcher
    OSD minim or dji mini iosd
    Frsky x8r-ii reciever
    Fathshark 600tvl fixed flight camera

    AUW 1900-2000 grams depending on options

    Fatshark 5.8ghz 250mw video transmitter
    Frsky Taranis transmitter
    Fatshark 5.8ghz goggles

    it will go back to being a tricopter some day, 🙂 It’s my favorite multi-rotor frame so far!

    #8533

    GAntonjo
    Moderator
    #9047

    sway
    Participant

    900kV NTM 28-30S
    4S 3200mAh Turnigy A-Spec Battery
    Alternative ESC: Afro 30A ESC
    1 x TGY-210MH Servo
    1 x KK2 mini Flight controller

    pretty much flying these setting you have in your video.

    was wondering i have a heaps of 2200 3s batteries.. i know it would be under powered but would it still fly without compromising anything?
    i used a bit of the foam from the servo packaging to offer a little more protection to the esc’s

    #9050

    Terje
    Moderator

    Well David is the expert obviously – I assume you fly with 8″ or 9″ props? If you switch to bigger props you should be able to fly just fine 🙂

    The data from Hobbyking on the motor (I am assuming data is based on 100% throttle):

    13x4E – 11.1v – 194W – 17.4A – 1.04kg thrust
    12x6E – 11.1v – 195W – 17.8A – 1.01kg thrust
    11x7E – 11.1v – 188W – 17.0A – 0.89kg thrust
    10x5E – 11.1v – 133W – 12.0A – 0.75kg thrust
    9x6E – 11.1v – 120W – 10.7A – 0.68kg thrust
    9x6E – 14.8v – 234W – 15.8A – 1.05kg thrust
    8x4E – 14.8v – 159W – 10.6A – 0.75kg thrust

    By the way: You can put your 2200mAh 3S lipos in parallel with this cable or this plug and double your battery capacity (and weight) 🙂

    #9072

    Terje to the rescue 😀

    He is 100% correct. Use larger props and parallel two batteries and it will fly just fine

    Thanks Terje

    #9108

    SogF
    Participant

    Tricopter v3 homemade frame.
    carbonfibersarms with a alucomposite body (Dibond)

    935kv emax motors
    10×5 cf props
    30amp afroesc
    kk2.1 with stewies firmware
    settings like in the video
    3s 3000mah turnigy batt.

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