I have been hanging to build this quad for a while now, but haven’t been able to afford any more gear, so I decided to strip down my old race quad because I had broke it and I was at my max camera angle. Everyone I spoke to said it was a tight build, so I took that on board. I got motors, ESC’s and flight controller on within 30 mins and started thinking this isn’t all that hard what is everyone talking about. Now getting the VTX and RX in took some time, I could not find a way of getting them both in. In the end I double sided taped the RX to the VTX and wedged it between the frame and the Foxeer arrow camera. With the camera angle being changed dramatically I have had a few tumbles today and VTX and RX have not moved so I am happy with the way it sits and looks. Hoping to get out tomorrow and run a few more packs through it.
By the end of today’s session I had full control of my new race beast and am flying more confidently and a lot faster.
Cant remember how long ago I bought this frame. It had a betaflight board in it originally with some 1407’s but they kept on cogging up so I bought a couple of new ones and they did the same thing, so I bought another 4 esc’s hoping that would solve the issue but it didn’t. The next leap of faith was to purchase 4 emax 1306 4000kv’s. Yes this fixed the issue and it did fly around ok but lacked power, which didn’t overly bother me because I never had a camera for it. Having no camera or VTX meant it got benched and it got benched for a very long time.
That’s when I had the crazy idea of throwing my raceflight Revolt V1 into it and also a matek pdb with MWOSD compatible OSD built in. The best part about that PDB is that it has a usb connection for the OSD firmware, so it can be updated with raceflight OSD very easily. Following the easy instructions from raceflight my OSD worked first go. However I am still having issues with trying to get my Tramp V2 to work on my LUA script. I have done a little more research and found that Tramp has issues with TX3 if s.port is on RX3 and I have my OSD on TX6 so my last option is to try TX4 on the bottom of the board. I’m going to give that a crack this weekend seeing as the weather is going to be crap.
Anyway long story short the Bolt 150 flies awesome on raceflight but the 1306’s do lack some punch so I am now on the prowl for some 1407’s.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No … it’s my quad stuck up in a tree.
Where to begin … Yesterday, Saturday 17/6/2017, we had round 6 of the MMRC season. I got two 2nd’s & a 3rd which didn’t quite see me get to the finals, but was very happy with the fact that I didn’t get any DNF’s (did not finish) so in my eyes the practise that I am getting in is starting to pay off.
Speaking of practise, I went and had a fly with boys today with a pretty cool track setup, which was super hard for me. I had a couple of bingles and then my reception started to get really staticy and couldn’t see any thing, so I hit the disarm button and was hoping to hear for a thud or someone say “its over here’, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. We ended up having a little hunt for it. Luckily the battery hadn’t came unplugged and we could get some vision out of it. It looked like it was sitting on a log or next to a log, but we still couldn’t find it. In my goggles I found myself and the angle looked like it was from a high place, and bang we found it, up a big tree. Juz had his ladder luckily and armed with a branch we managed to free my beast.
The issue I had was that I had a broken FPV antenna, which didn’t take long to fix out in the field. Massive shout out to those that helped me get my quad back and to those that bring everything out to the field so I could do a repair.
Its been a fun weekend flying with boys, improving my flying and getting some more confidence in the air. Now I have to charge my packs and I only have one charger. It is a long and boring process ….
…. So I thought I would join the hype train and do the fatshark mod. I had ordered the button a week earlier, so it was just sitting there. I pretty much followed the Oscar Liang tutorial, except for the part that my switch didn’t have the same pin layout and that part I just winged (hoping that my logic fitted the profile and that I didn’t burn out the board). It is a tight fit and I had to trim the pins down and then had to make sure the wires went into a spot that wasn’t hitting anything so I could make the door click back on. Other than that I think the scariest part is drilling the 16 mm hole in the door, mainly because if you screw that up, it will either look crap or it wont fit back in. Anyway at the end of the day I completed it and am happy with its functionality.
Seeing as I have been getting into the mini quad racing scene, I thought it was time to get myself a racing quad. This one took me a while to build as it took some time to get some of the parts and then some of these parts are not stock size, so modifications took place. All in all though it has been fun building it.
The frame is a Quadracer Kaiser which is an awesome frame, absolutely loving. Didn’t think I would be a fan of the battery being underneath, but this frame sure changed my mind. I got the raceflight revolt flight controller and the bolt 4 in 1 esc, which is pretty cool double stacked and running F60 2500k motors. Last but not least TBS unify for my VTX and XSR receiver.
Over the last year or so I have been having issues with my website and could not figure it out. I deleted plugins, reset this and that and to no avail could I fix my issue. My issue was that I could not directly publish my posts. I had to do all kinds of weird things to publish, which was no good if I wanted to publish something from my phone. Anyway this should be enough blabbah to see if I can post straight away.