Throw Back Build circa 2012

By AcroFPV on Sep 06, 2016

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This was my third build, but my first build with a real PDB. My prior builds were DIY frames made of Aluminum & wood but this was my first real frame. All electronics were robbed from my other builds, and this became the first real F.P.V aircraft that I was able to master.

Parts used were:
Hextronic DT-750 motors
SimonK 30A ESC's
MultiWii MEGA2650 flight controller running MegaPirateNG
Ublox GPS
200mw 5.8GHz vTX
808 HD Cam for both FPV & H.D. recording

This quadcopter was a great experiment for me. I played with a servo style gimbal, and then later adapted what is known as the Super Simple Gimbal design. Both worked well, but never good enough to use practically. So they were abandoned. I also learned a lot about ArduCopter, autonomous GPS control & played with the 433mhz data radio. But most importantly, this build forced me to learn a lot about First Person View.

This quadcopter took a nasty spill one day after the motor came loose from its motor mount. That is when I replaced all four motors with SunnySky 2212-980kv, and then began to really test the limits of my F.P.V equipment. I later replaced the 2.4ghz FrSky & 200mw 5.8GHz vtx for a 1.3ghz vtx & a UHF control system. I could never get rid of the jello in my video and knew it was because of the flimsy plastic arms. And that is when I sold this quadcopter and spent the money on the Flip FPV frame.

The rest is history.... :)

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