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Building a first wing. Noob mode on :)
#16
Can't fly in stabilized. Either the settings are bad, I made some stupid mistake or just betaflight is just not fit to the task - I suspect the latest code commit for fixed wing craft was made by Hydra in the times of cleanflight, so... I will probably look for a better FC for that thing and try inav.

After a bit of trimming, I was able to fly a bit in passtrough mode, the following was my longest flight so far Big Grin



I have to get rid of my quadcopter habits like lowering the throttle on a roll.
Find me on Youtube and Instagram. I currently fly: NOX5, NOX5RAirblade Assault 130 and drive a scrap RC car
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#17
lol @ "and then there was a crash"... almost like its censored out
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Current Quads: Operational: Bumble Bee, tehStein, Diatone GT2 200, Slightly modified Vortex 250 
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#18
(08-Aug-2017, 10:07 AM)Carl.Vegas Wrote: lol @ "and then there was a crash"... almost like its censored out

That was Runcam HD censorship, but that crash was nothing fancy, after next crash I saw the servo wire cut by the wooden canopy part, maybe it has lost contact for a moment as the craft just rolled to one side and smashed to the ground.
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#19
After using another ton of hot glue to fix the wing I bastardized entire FPV system from the currently not-flying Airblade Assault 130, soldered some new wires on, added another regulated power supply to feed the camera and OSD.

OSD is not working, but suprisingly I have the feed in the goggles.

Parts list:
  • 2-year-old Aomway 200mw with a direct soldered DIY cloverleaf
  • dead or not working Micro MinimOSD (but it passes the video signal, yay)
  • BG micro camera
  • regulated power supply set to 4.95
  • wire spaghetti
A pic of my elegant work:



Yeah, I should fix the OSD issue or remove it, desolder everything and make it at least a bit cleaner. But it's working, I don't care Smile
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#20
That looks like .... it has a lot of "character"...Big Grin
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#21
When you learn that your motor has too much torque. That literally exploded in my hand ;D

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#22
A not so fancy motor mount:



And looks like new:



I added a buzzer btw. Crashing and repairing this thing with "junk" is so much fun Big Grin
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#23
It's certainly more fixable than the Flite Test Mini Arrow that I've been crashing!

After the fourth time I ripped it in half, it would have needed more hot glue and tape than is reasonable to get it back together again, so I saved the servos and other electronics and scrapped the frame.
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#24
Today i've seen the true purpose of this wing,
and it is awsome, components needed:
- rainbow wing
- TX
- hand to hold the wing (second person is perfect)
- grill
- charcoal

procedure:
- you put the charcoal and start the fire.
- you grab the tx
- your friend grabs the wing and points the motor to the grill
- tx throttle POWAAAAAAH!

in 2 mins the grill is engulfed in flames Big Grin

until now i did this only with my 5" quad... wing is much more efficient Smile))
All the best
Grzesiek (Grisha/ Greg)

Curently flyable: Nox 5, Nox 3, Minimalist 112, Scrap at the moment... nothing is flyable
Bench / in progres: fixing Nox 5, Nox 3, Minimalist 112, Scrap
thinking about building: 450

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#25
lol Big Grin
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#26
The Fire : Hate ratio is at about 7:1 here too, I think!
Windless fields and smokeless builds
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#27


Big Grin
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#28
Despite the amount of hot glue and tape used, the Firestarter is still flying. I still try to use yaw on my TX lol



Now I dream of a bigger plane. And by bigger, I mean a 1.5m wingspan Big Grin I'll probably go with a KFm4 airfoil but I need to read more on scratch builds Smile

EDIT: video is on passtrough mode, but It seems like the stabilized mode works somehow after changing a few settings, including remapping the servos to correct pins. After flicking the mode switch, the plane turns into a pendulum and plummets to the ground. But it does it in a very stable manner, now I think it's incorrect PID setting and trim on the TX causing that behaviour.
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#29
Nice inverted "hang" time Big Grin Looks great Konrad!

A tip on the attempted use of "yaw": You can create a mix on your TX to mix in a little aileron with rudder (ircc, it's called rudder -> aileron mix). That way when you move the "yaw" stick, you get a bit of expected reaction. I used to do this on all of my "3 channel" airplanes - engine, elevator, and rudder (which was mapped to the aileron stick) - so that I didn't loose my rudder technique.
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