Budget AP Trainer

By g2h0 on Jul 20, 2016

0  102  6

This was my first brushless quadcopter. It's not so budget by today's standards but over a year ago it seemed like a pretty good value. I had a great time learning with this beast especially after I added FPV and goggles.

Photos

Discussion

Sign in to comment

AcroFPV   Aug 05, 2016  

It would be cool to see some footage from your gimbal & Yi :) You can paste Youtube URL's into the discussion and it will display the video.

Whiffles   Aug 05, 2016 

I tried for months to get decent footage out of my CX-20. That took me through a 3D printed 2-axis gimbal, a Mobius, a Yi, a 3-axis gimbal, F450 frame, SunnySky 980kv motors and a prop balancer. It never compared to the quality of a P3 Standard. Frustrated, I gave up.

g2h0   Aug 08, 2016 

Whiffles   Jul 20, 2016  

Nice! My first brushless quad was the Cheerson CX-20. I had some good times working on that quad. The shell is just so fragile though.

g2h0   Jul 21, 2016 

The shell is very thin and brittle for sure but luckily I haven't had to put it to the test. Felt pretty nostalgic getting it out for photos so I'm going to take it up for some flights this weekend.

Whiffles   Jul 21, 2016 

I've had my F450 sitting on my dresser for a couple weeks. Been really tempted to take it out for some LOS. After doing FPV you'll probably feel very underwhelmed flying the CX-20 with a gimbal. It's nice for aerial still shots at least.

Guides & Reviews

28 2,395  33
27 days ago

This guide will walk you through the process of building your first FPV quad. The goal with this design was to build a low-cost, lightweight quad, yet powerful enough to safely carry a GoPro in close proximity areas. I chose these parts to minimize the amount of soldering at no cost to the quality. A typical build requires around 30 solders while this only needs 25. It's not a huge difference, but..

Read more
26 6,940  24
Nov 30, 2019

In late 2019 DJI made inroads into the FPV scene with their remarkable low-latency digital system. It gave us a 720p video feed with latency on-par with the status quo, analog video. Traditionally we've used analog video systems for low-latency video, but the video quality is far from ideal. It's a trade-off we've been willing to accept for the control. Now we've got the best of both worlds and what..

Read more