MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished - Page 20 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2014, 12:28 PM   #381
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,867
Total Cats: 45
Default

I'll take em. Got cash in mah PayPal, son.
vehicular is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2014, 05:35 PM   #382
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,216
Total Cats: 21
Default

Heh, you guys can fight to the death for them. Let me get the main one up, and once the other board gets in we can go from there.
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2014, 01:38 PM   #383
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,216
Total Cats: 21
Default

Dead thread is not dead!

Picked up a fully built and setup Tarot FY680. FPV, gumball, c.f. props etc. Debating selling my hk based 550 rig.
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2014, 02:00 PM   #384
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 8,758
Total Cats: 749
Default

I've been flying the crap out of my $50 3DR frame until it started raining recently. 98% LOS and heaps big fun. I'm just starting to play with sorting out FPV gear.

3DR APM 2.6 w/GPS and 915 telemetry is bauce. I've got loiter working from my TX with no problems but I can't get the thing to fly a "mission" to save my life. I've tried both Mission Planner and APMPlanner2 and I can't get it to do anything from the laptop other than arm/disarm. I'm sure I'm missing something stupid.

I got another 3DR APM 2.6 recently from a guy ditched it for a Pixhawk and told me "I can't get it to do anything, the only part thats usable is the case." He also has no patience for troubleshooting and more money than he knows what to do with (must be nice.) It looks like its just the 3.3v regulator that is burned as confirmed by my meter. I ordered the $1.29 regulator from Mouser and I'm sending it to a friend who has access to MUCH better equipment for dealing with SMTs. Same guy also has 433 telemetry set and a 3DR uBlox LEA-6H GPS he claims is also broken. Methinks I may have to build another wooden beater quad
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2014, 04:08 PM   #385
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,216
Total Cats: 21
Default

I really need to get outside and just fly the darn multiwii setup. I was struggling with getting my battery telemetry unit working on the frsky system, when i should have been flying.

Now I have the fleet down in the basement to hopefully get back into configuring and crap.



Plus the intro to FPV is exciting to me... screen image is beautiful and just need to test range sometime um... next spring
Attached Thumbnails
MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished-img_20141124_123718_zps1grwtdt5.jpg  
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2014, 04:14 PM   #386
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 4,654
Total Cats: 209
Default

Havent flown my **** in forever.

I stared building a compact tricopter based on multiwii but I got distracted by other things. I have everything I need, just need to build a frame and put it all together.
Full_Tilt_Boogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 11:36 AM   #387
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,867
Total Cats: 45
Default

My contract is suffering from stupid people's involvement, so we're on campus screwing off for the last 4 weeks, and likely the next 4 or more. I basically have free reign of a net flying cage, a 3D printer, and a bunch of DJI Phantoms and similar toy drones. I've flown two afternoons in the past 4 weeks.


I think I'm going to go fly.
vehicular is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2014, 11:40 AM   #388
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,874
Total Cats: 485
Default

triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 09:13 AM   #389
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,216
Total Cats: 21
Default

Ever since I returned my one charger that had a built in power supply, i used it as an excuse (when it was nice and I had 5 minutes here and there) to not fly. Just ordered up a Juice Box off Ebay... came recommended by a local.

Found them on RCGroups, looks like they pull/clean/test server rack power supplies and then repackage a bit/resell. So its industrial strength, not cheap china style clean power for what I think is fairly cheap. $50 gets you a power supply that can pull 47AMP/575W. Power Supply 12 Voltdc 47Amp 575W for RC Charger Silver Diamond Plate Free SHIP | eBay

I'll give feedback once I use it the first time, planning on using it to run both of my chargers at once to maximize my time.
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 11:34 AM   #390
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 4,654
Total Cats: 209
Default

I think thats is basically a server PSU.

Lots of RC guys have been using server PSUs as badass reliable 12v sources. I know tw34k uses a normal ATX PSU for his charging and it works great.
Full_Tilt_Boogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 12:08 PM   #391
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,216
Total Cats: 21
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Full_Tilt_Boogie View Post
I think thats is basically a server PSU.

Lots of RC guys have been using server PSUs as badass reliable 12v sources. I know tw34k uses a normal ATX PSU for his charging and it works great.
I'm late to this party.

We should re- title the thread to capture everyone's ongoing copter shenanigans.
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 12:39 PM   #392
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 8,758
Total Cats: 749
Default

Ive been using computer PSUs as 12v sources for years. I miss the old AT units with the 200~300w mono 12v rail and hardswitch was awesome for a lot of applications.

I've currently using a Turnigy 6A charger plugged into a 16v Thinkpad T4x series AC adapter because its plug and play. Something wrong with this?
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 01:30 PM   #393
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 4,654
Total Cats: 209
Default

I agree the thread should be re-titled since this is now the official multirotor thread.
Maybe something like "MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished"


I use this charger, which is either no longer for sale or is perpetually out of stock:

Sky Charger B6AC 6-in-1 DUAL POWER Balance Charger/Discharger w/ AC Adapter for 1-6 Cell Lipo/Lilo/LiFePo4 + 1-15 Cell Nimh/NiCD w/ USB PC Charging/Monitor Software

It has a built in inverter as well as external input. I have yet to use the external input, but I can imagine using it to charge batteries with my car at some point.
Attached Thumbnails
MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished-skycharger12.jpg  
Full_Tilt_Boogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 04:30 PM   #394
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 638
Total Cats: 102
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EO2K View Post
It looks like its just the 3.3v regulator that is burned as confirmed by my meter. I ordered the $1.29 regulator from Mouser.






"Forgot" to take a picture after I replaced it. My hand solder job doesn't look as nice as their pick and place reflow. But, there is now 3.29v on pin 5 of the reg rather than 0.78v
I'm pretty sure there are more blinky lights now than there were before.
Attached Thumbnails
MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished-img_20141126_114127_zpsll7p23fh.jpg   MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished-img_20141126_114333_zps5agardk1.jpg   MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished-img_20141126_115155_zpsfmgnqkbl.jpg  
gesso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2014, 04:41 PM   #395
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 8,758
Total Cats: 749
Default

Woooooooooo! Thanks man! "Doesn't look as good" ****, and you've seen my work?

Thanks again so much for your help Hopefully it wasn't too much of a pain in the ***? That is about 10,000x better than the result I would have got doing it myself.
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2014, 10:59 PM   #396
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,216
Total Cats: 21
Default

Fixing freebies ftw!

The new hexa came with a Skycharger 6200. I have that and a Turnigy that will be the new beasts of charging burden.

Attached Thumbnails
MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished-7.jpg  
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 01:03 PM   #397
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,867
Total Cats: 45
Default

Yesterday we had a Lockheed guy come over and demonstrate an Indago for some NOAA weather damage guys. The operator didn't know much about the quad, but he let us touch it and take pictures:















The whole quad, including battery weighed ~3-4 lbs. The operator said that it would fly more than 45 minutes in light winds, and would go 10 klicks plus with perfect video reception with their external antenna. I didn't get any pics of it folded up, but the whole thing folds into a case about 10x10x6. I was impressed.
Attached Thumbnails
MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished-img_20141201_144915_zpsb2a5iutu.jpg   MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished-img_20141201_145410_zpsf7mcsssp.jpg   MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished-img_20141201_145420_zpsc65ve5mv.jpg   MTnet Builds Flying Machines: Failure Accomplished-img_20141201_145448_zpsnzqmdcmo.jpg  
vehicular is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 02:48 PM   #398
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,216
Total Cats: 21
Default

And now this is officially our flying machines failure hub.
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 03:12 PM   #399
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,867
Total Cats: 45
Default

Excellent.


That Lockheed quad is 50Gs with the ground station and such, btw.
vehicular is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2014, 03:32 PM   #400
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 8,758
Total Cats: 749
Default

I really shouldn't complain about all this rain, but its making it very difficult to find time to fly
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 53 12-07-2016 05:52 PM
15x10 - 15x11 6UL @ 949 Racing emilio700 Wheels and Tires 143 05-21-2016 06:48 PM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:47 AM.