Shark Whoop

By Topher on Mar 15, 2021

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I've been enjoying the shark byte system and decided I'd like a proper whoop with shark byte. i based the build on Nick Burns videos i added an XM+ receiver and the board is a tiny bit heavy, so the dry weight is about 44 grams. It flies for about four minutes on a 450mah 2s battery.

Its been a bit frustrating to tune. The PIDs are kinda crazy, but I guess thats normal for whoops. I tried UAVtech presets, which are great, but it had some jello in the camera. I messed around with the filters and PIDs and think I mostly have it sorted. I think I've got it settled, will publish if anyone asks.

It is fun to fly in its own way. Its underpowered and heavy. Its still kinda wobbly. But its smooth and tiny and slips through gaps with ease and the video quality lets me sneak around branches and scraggle. I suggest this as a build with a couple of diffeent choices. Get a FC board with a built in receiver, and get the higher kv motors. It'll be lighter and zippier. Still, the build as it stands is pretty sweet.

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Rizz1117   11 days ago  

can u show pids?

BUDLoNG   Mar 16, 2021  

i bought hdo's just for this moment.. when digital would be available.
Would you say its worth it to jump into shark byte now, or give it a little bit to mature to the next version?

Topher   Mar 16, 2021 
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That's a tough call. I bought the new skyzone goggles recently with the same thought in mind. The transition from analog to this level of digital is enough that it makes a difference when i fly, but I think there is some real improvement still to be made. I suspect that some new cameras will appear for shark byte which will be better, but we may need a new set of technology to get true HD video into our goggles, and that will probably involve buying new stuff. Lots of people are posting videos on youtube but it really wrecks the quality. What you see in the goggles is better, but still has room for improvement. If you want to go down this road this year and have the money, I'd dive in right now.

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