KingKong188

By miromir237 on Apr 25, 2017

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Begginer quadcopter model for a friend from my old parts.

KK188 has integrated PDB with 5v BEC on the bottom. So first I strated with soldering all the wires to PDB so I can mount it first. This meant desoldering ESC power wires first and soldering them later. Same applied to camera and VTX wires. After that I shortened the wires to needed lenght and soldered them to quad components. Finally I mounted FC and connected all the wires.

Initial start and setup looked OK but I discovered one faulty motor during motor ESC calibration. So the DYS 1306 3100kv were replaced by Racerstar BR1407 3500kv that I ordered for other build.

I have flashed ESC with latest posible BLHeli 14.9.
FC flashed with Betafilght 3.1.7, set Oneshot125, receiver on Uart1 with iBus, Micro MinimOSD on UART3.
During hower test I found out that I switched ESC 1 and 2 which caused wierd yaw /roll flips. When put correctly copter howered just fine.
Realy flight test was not much successfull. Copter flies but it seems to react with some delay. I was playing with Gyro/PID loop times but that does not seem to help. Next I will try to downgrade to Betaflight 3.0.1.

Downgraded to BF3.0.1 with 1kHz/1kHz loops and it flied quite well. Just to be sure I flashed BF3.1.7 back and set 2.66/1.33 kHz loops (that is the most BF let me) and now it flies well also. I also changed props to Diatone 4025. That might helped aswell.

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Part List

Frame

Kingkong 188 188mm Frame kit with 3PCS 4045 Propellers Antenna Mount LED Strip
Banggood.com
$10.65

Flight Controller

OpenPilot CC3D Atom Mini CC3D FPV Flight Controller CC3D EVO (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$14.39

ESCs

4 x KINGKONG BLHeli 12A Brushless High Speed ESC With OneShot125 For FPV Multicopter
Banggood.com
$26.76

Motors

4 X Racerstar Racing Edition 1407 BR1407 3500KV 2-3S Brushless Motor for 150 180 200 RC Multirotor (17 builds)
Banggood.com
$31.28

Propellers

10 Pairs Kingkong 4045 4x4.5 Inch PC Fiber Glass Propellers CW CCW for Multicopter (8 builds)
Banggood.com
$5.44

FPV Camera

600TVL 1/4 1.8mm CMOS FPV 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens Camera PAL/NTSC 3.7-5V for RC Drone FPV Racing (94 builds)
Banggood.com
$6.96

FPV Transmitter

Eachine TX526 5.8G 40CH 25MW/200MW/600MW Switchable AV Wireless FPV Transmitter RP-SMA Female (120 builds)
Banggood.com
$11.50

Antenna

5.8G 2.8dBi SMA male RP-SMA Male FPV Antenna for FPV Racer Multicopters (9 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.99

Receiver

Flysky FS-A8S FS A8S V2 2.4G 8CH Mini Receiver with PPM i-BUS SBUS Output (91 builds)
Banggood.com
$9.99

Batteries

2 x Giant Power Dinogy 1000mAh 11.1V 3S 65C Lipo Battery XT60 Plug for RC Models (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$25.98

Radio

FrSky Taranis X9 Lite 2.4GHz 24CH ACCESS ACCST D16 Mode2 Classic Form Factor Portable Transmitter for RC Drone (4 builds)
Banggood.com
$89.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO FPV Goggles (92 builds)
Getfpv.com
$449.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (197 builds)
Amazon.com
$299.00

Video Receiver

Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System Firmware 3.8A (FatShark Attitude Version)SKU: FPV-RX-TRUD3.8A (22 builds)
Furiousfpv.com
$68.00

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (56 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

Battery Charger

ISDT Q6 Plus 300W 14A MINI Pocket Battery Balance Charger (56 builds)
Banggood.com
$59.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (111 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29

Backpack

Torvol Quad Pitstop Backpack PRO (4 builds)
Hqdrones.nl
$197.95

Accessories

TBS Diamond Antenna (16 builds)
Getfpv.com
$24.95

Misc Supplies

TrueRC X-AIR 5.8GHz Crosshair Antenna (RHCP) (4 builds)
Hobbyrc.co.uk
$32.78
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Quadlite   Jun 22, 2018  

Wow, thats a great little build for the price! looks like a great way to introduce someone to the hobb.

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