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My HobbyKing Spec FPV250 V2 Quad Copter Build

Discussion in 'FPV Build Threads' started by 00whynot, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. 00whynot

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    So ive been wanting to build one of these for a while now. But with Christmas coming i was waiting for a better time. But lucky me got a $100 Christmas bonus from work. So i made the order.
    I had a kk 2.1board already so that was covered.
    these are what i ordered.
    HobbyKing Spec FPV250 V2 Quad Copter ARF Combo Kit - Mini Sized FPV Multi-Rotor (ARF)
    5030 (black) Three Blade Propeller (ABS) (3pc)
    5030 (green) Three Blade Propeller (ABS) (3pc)
    5030R (green) Three Blade Propeller (ABS) (3pc)
    5030R (black) Three Blade Propeller (ABS) (3pc)
    OrangeRx R615X DSM2/DSMX Compatible 6Ch 2.4GHz Receiver w/CPPM
    my total was $166.66 US$ which disappointingly was much more once converted to CAD.
    here is a link to the kk board i used if you want to make one. Ill also fill in my settings once i got it dialed in.
    Hobbyking KK2.1.5 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board With 6050MPU And Atmel 644PA
    its the new version.
    I forgot to order servo leads. dont forget these. I made some
    Extension Cables Set - Flight Controller To Receiver

    I made the order on dec 7 and it was at my door by dec 9.
    This is where the fun begins.

    LOOKIE A BOX..... and in that box. another box....
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    it was very well protected.
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    The first thing i did was fit the legs and mount the flight control board.
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    then i mounted up the motors.
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    Then i fit on the esc's and started working out my wire management issues. I fished the motor wires thru one opening in the arms and the esc wires thru the other. connected them underneath and folded them up out of the way. the fit was perfect. I also noticed there was enough room under the flight board for the power wires to run. so i pulled it back out and did my best. It was not the last time i had to take it out. had to add a battery voltage wire as well.

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    I opened up a spot for the power wires to run thru the bottom.
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    this is where i realized i forgot the wires for the reciever. If you look close you can see mine i made. I did all my initial testing and such before i put the props on. Checked motor directions and signal inputs on the kk board.
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    got the flight contoler cover on and it was time for the first test run.
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    Ive got no video of the first run. i was exspecting it to be rough. it actually flew just fine. well once i realized the auto level was off.
    so use to running it on. I got my wife to snap a few pics of it in the air.
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    Once i knew it worked it was time for FPV gear.
    more in next post...........
     
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    Here she is with my FPV gear on it. It felt to heavy to fly if you asked me. but it had no problems with it.
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    I used my GoPro 3 black for the camera. for TX and RX i used the SkyZone FPV 5.8GHz 600mW 32CH A/V Transmitting (TX) Module TS832 RP-SMA
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    Ive got a BEC wired into the fpv wire harness to run the gopro so its not running off battery.
    For the reciever i use SkyZone FPV 5.8 GHz 32CH RC832 Receiver With A/V and Power Cables

    for a monitor i use Fieldview 777 TFT LCD Monitor for FPV 800x480 LED Backlight (7.0 Inch)
    or Quanum DIY FPV Goggle Set with Monitor (KIT)

    And wouldn't you know it. they sell them as full kits now. lol
    Quanum Complete FPV Bundle Set w/ Goggles, 5.8GHz 32ch Video TX & RX, CP Antennas and Camera (PNF)
    SkyZone 5.8g 600mw 32CH FPV Wirless AV Tx & Rx Set TS832 and RC832

    now im off to put together a video of the first couple flights inside my house. no real FPV yet. but test flights.
    more to come....


    Got the video made and uploaded.
     
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    Decided to waterproof my quad. don't think Ive ever heard of it being done this way. but i figure if it works for a truck why not my quad.
    weapons of choice include silicone,liquid tape and hot glue.
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    silicone on the ends of the esc's
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    coated the kk board in liquid tape. getting between the pins to seal under the lcd panel was a challenge. i filled the gaps under the lcd panel with hot glue before coating the board.
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    I peeled off the cover on the reciver filled it with hot glue coated it all around then put the plastic cover back on.
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    here is how the board sits for now as it dries up a bit.
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    Careful with all that sealing, unlike on a truck those ESC's are constantly pulling so they rely on ample cooling which we all know is compromised by sealing
     
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    They will be alright. No air flows thrue them anyhow. Took it out tonight for a pretty hard 8 min flight and nothing got warm at all :). I recorded the video. Can't wait to fly it fpv. Maybe this Tuesday once I have some time off.

    here is the vid from my first time out.

    I shortened it by leaving one flight out that nothing exciting happened in. Man im excited about this thing.
     
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    got out for my first fpv flight. went pretty good. took about 4 good crashes before i brke a prop. lol
     
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    killer videos man ,,,,,the more of your videos I see the more I want a quad. :want:
     
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    The waterproofing is holding up great. :)
    Took it out in the wind and snow during out new years snowstorm. gusting so hard you could barely see. ind i still managed to fly it. well right up until i busted 2 props getting tossed by the wind. lol




    hold on tight and enjoy the ride. lol
     
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    excellent video!......do you get board flying when the weather is calm. lol
     
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    A little. Lol
    But yea I never ever get to go out when it's calm. Mother Nature has deemed me unworthy of good weather. Seems every day off I get is the worst day of the week. So I say to heck with it. I'm goin out anyways. Lol
     
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    I think mother nature is bent on improving your skills .. fighting the force of nature.
     
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    got another new vid. I need to learn to quit while im ahead. I just keep going till i break props.
    this vid cost me 3 at once. and now im all out till the next couple bags get here. :(
     
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    another excellent video .....have you thought about making a course with gates and going for time?
     
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    I never have the time to try anything like that. :(
    would be fun tho. also nobody to go with me.
     
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    Got some actual build updates to share.
    Upgraded to 4 cell lipos and got a much smaller and lighter video transmitter that is going to stay permanently on the quad.

    here is the new video transmitter.
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=72582

    and the new batteries
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9492

    Also got a spare prop or two.
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    some pics of the quad all together
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    The video transmitter is very small Ill have to wait for a day off to give it a range test.
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    I ripped the cover off the antenna to save weight and reduce the size. the plastic cover on it was huge.
    I took it out for a quick testing tonight. it flies much better and has power to spare.
     
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    Works pretty well with the weight and power changes.


    Here are a couple short speed runs.
     
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    Got another video to add.
     
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    i dont know if it was the piloting skills or the onion sandwich i am eating , but there’s definitely a tear in my eye, great flying !!
     
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    Got me a set of fatshark predator goggles and im loving them. so much more convenient. I also got a long frame extension kit.
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    Have to say I Really like these fatshark goggles. Huge improvement over using a monitor. Even in the dark it was super easy to see where i was going. and much easier to judge my altitude.
    Got some super cheap clover antennas put on right away. I stuck with the aomway micro 200mw transmitter to save weight. no problems making it connect right up. Ive only had the chance to try it out once. even in the dark i had no problems seeing. Hope you guys enjoy the ride.


    and i filmed this the other day with this quad.
     
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    i am just in love with those motors, efficient !! and can take a beating until you snap one in half ;) i always seem to get an extra few minits of flight with them :)
     

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