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My New X650 Carbon Fibre Foldable QuadCopter

My New X650 Carbon Fibre Foldabe QuadCopter

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APM2.5 flight controller, Ublox LEA-6H GPS antenna, AX2810Q 750KV motors, 12×4.5 Rctimer Carbon Fibre Propellers, BS N-FET 30A ESCs with SimonK Firmware. APM2.5 2.91b firmware.

Still a bit of throttle spikes during forward flight but overall a great flyer!

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GoPro Wire Rope mount built with Furniture Coasters

GoPro Wire Rope mount built with Furniture Coasters

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I like my Reptile 500 Quad, and it flies like a dream. Having it equipped with a APM2.5 and GPS, it is almost semi autonomous. However shooting video on my GoPro on it is terrible as the vibrations caused lots of rolling shutter and resulting in jello-vision. I have tried all sorts of methods to eliminate jello but this is one method I have not tried yet, so hopefully I’ll know this weekend when I go for a test flight.

I’ve used a couple of Furniture Coasters and a Bicycle brake cable steel wire rope with brass connectors to construct this Wire Rope suspender. Hopefully it will eliminate the annoying rolling shutter effect caused by vibrations. Will try a test flight this weekend. I’ll probably pour some epoxy glue at the suspended coaster to keep the wires from sliding.

**********************Update*****************************************

Success!!!! It works much better than I thought! This is the best way eliminate jellovision from your quadcopters!

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My New Favourite Flying Video Platform

with Turnigy 9xr transmitter

with Turnigy 9xr transmitter

Inspired by a design seen on RCGroups

Inspired by a design seen on RCGroups

All Up weight with 2200mah 4S LiPo Battery 1.3kg

All Up weight with 2200mah 4S LiPo Battery 1.3kg . This design is based on Matt Hall’s (Hallstudio on Youtube) design with a few modifications. The combination of a High KV (1400) motors, small and balanced GWS style props (8×4) and the wooden frame and shooting on 1080 60fps eliminated virtually all of the nasty rolling shutter prevalent on CMOS based GoPro camers.

 

A more balanced way to yaw the motor.

A more balanced way to yaw the motor.

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HDR Photos of Bishan Park at night – Canon 5D Mark III

Onboard HDR photo by the Canon 5D Mark III

Bridge over stream Bishan Park Singapore 18th March 2012

Onboard HDR photo by the Canon 5D Mark III

More Random Shots here.

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