X550 upgrades and MultiWii Pro with MegapirateNG 2.8 1

X550 upgrades and MultiWii Pro with MegapirateNG 2.8
The configuration of my quad has changed a lot from my last posts where I wrote about it. The motors and ESCs are still the same, but I upgraded from 8″ to 10″ inch props. This was a good decision, the quad moves a lot better with them. But the EMAX CF2822 seem to be ...

Cheap DIY FPV Goggles

Cheap DIY FPV Goggles
The prices of FPV goggles are insane. Why do we have to pay more than $250, for two tiny screens in a piece of plastic? I have no idea. There are some cheap goggles out there, for around $120, but they are using low resolution screens. So for a decent solution, you need to spend ...

Brief test flight with GoPro 3 onboard of my DJI F450

Here a video of a test flight using my DIY camera mount.

GoPro 3 mounting made from its packaging

GoPro 3 mounting made from its packaging
As soon as I got my GoPro 3 I wanted it to be mounted on my DJI F450 frame. Thats the multicopter I am using most of the time, it just flies so beautiful and never gave me any headache. The way I assembled the frame, was a bit unfortunate. The extended space from the ...

Got today a GoPro Hero 3 White – here a little review

Got today a GoPro Hero 3 White - here a little review
Since I started with multicopters I was looking for the GoPro Hero. At that time it was the GoPro Hero 2. In the meantime we got the Hero 3 in three different “tastes”: * GoPro Hero 3 White $199 * GoPro Hero 3 Silver $299 * GoPro Hero 3 Black $399 The Black Edition is ...

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 4 (final) 3

X550 Quadcopter build - Part 4 (final)
Fixing the ESCs Time to get the ESCs fixed to the frame and install the flight controller and propellers. The ESCs are just held onto the frame with a little bit of double sided tape and some wire straps. Simple but effective. Nice and tidy! But later we have to touch the connections of two ...

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 3 / SimonK ESC flashing

X550 Quadcopter build - Part 3 / SimonK ESC flashing
Faulty Parts We are now at the final part with the ESCs. After that they are ready to be mounted on the arms, with some double sided tape and wire straps. Before I do any changes to the ESC I check all of them. So I connect one by one to the powert distribution port, ...

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 2

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 2
So its time for the next part of the Quadcopter project. After being done with the rather mechnical stuff, its time to give the ESCs some attention. We got 4 of them, each motor will have its own and they will be mounted on each of the arms. The ESCs will source the power from ...

X550 Quadcopter build – Part 1 8

X550 Quadcopter build - Part 1
First time in my blog I am writing about a RC project. I am building my third quadcopter and thought its a good idea to document that here. It might help others who are new to multicopters, especially because I am doing a step-by-step guide with many many pictures. So lets get our hand dirty ...