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PostSubject: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSat Oct 18, 2014 7:54 pm

Okay, I know it's not tank related, but it is radio control related  ...... and it's cool!! Very Happy 

I think I for another hobby to get into.  Basically they are small flying drones with FPV cameras on them racing though a wooden courses. 




Kinda reminds you a scene from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. 

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSat Oct 18, 2014 8:13 pm

That was absolutely cool!  I'm guessing that they have those glow sticks in the rear to make that colored glow?  Really neat, and it reminded me of the Star Wars movie as well.  Thank you for posting it.
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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 3:07 am

THIS IS AMAZING.

How have I not seen this before? Quick someone tell me how $$$ it is and discourage me... but that looks incredibly awesome.

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 3:46 am

it looks cool but tanks are cooler...lol and they don't crash

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 3:47 am

that was my attempt to stear you away from it Strato

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 10:12 am

Greg you always bring us the greatest stuff.

 Nuts ..of course I meant Derek. Sleep


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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 10:36 am

it wasn't me Ed it was Derek....lol

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 6:33 pm

Airbrushler wrote:
it looks cool but tanks are cooler...lol and they don't crash
you have never seen me drive a tank

the best part about these quadcopters they are cheap to build since we all have the radios for one. its the cams FPV thats the main cost once  you have everything else


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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 7:26 pm

Yea they're less expensive than I had thought... the expense comes in when you decide your stock quad isn't cool enough and you start testing different motors, ESCs, controllers.. yay!

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 7:36 pm

i had one prise out to be $150 before shipping and i'm still on the ropes weather i should but one or not

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 7:37 pm

Some of the models I've seen that are similar to the RACERS in that first video are in the $400-$600 range, and that's with motors ESCs a fancy flight computer and all the mounts and transmitters for FPV and high def recording.. I'm impressed with the skill it takes to fly at those speeds.

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 8:08 pm

even with all that stuff you need to fly them with you still can put a gopro on them. i got a friend that just ordered one for about $300 from i think hobby king

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 19, 2014 8:45 pm

Negaduck wrote:
Airbrushler wrote:
it looks cool but tanks are cooler...lol and they don't crash
you have never seen me drive a tank

the best part about these quadcopters they are cheap to build since we all have the radios for one. its the cams FPV thats the main cost once  you have everything else



i only seen you drive once sir....lol

hence the ...I can do that..........hold my beer

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 4:46 am

I'm putting together a bunch of parts on HobbyKing, including camera & all electronics for about $300 that'll make a quick little lightweight racer, similar to the one's in that video. The LED bars are on there too!!..

I'm reading LOTS and if you think tanks are in-depth... oh boy. These things are quite literally endlessly programmable, and the electronics are VERY impressive. $30 worth of equipment can actually fly an aircraft by GPS waypoints, has 3 axis gyros and a barometer for altitude. 

This is really cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 9:30 am

Jordan, if you're referring to the racers in the first video, then your looking at the average price of a Tamiya tank.  The racers in the video are Porket Racer 240 with the FPV Fly Kit. The Racer in kit form is 150 euro and the camera setup is 379 euro, and still need get goggles or a monitor.

I'm interested to see what you do though, I'd like to get one too if the cost is right.

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 1:54 pm

Heh the fun of Hobbyking is being able to buy brushless motors for $11, Lipo for $7-10, and a plug and play HD sony FPV cam and base station receiver for $100.

The biggest expense would be FatShark goggles but those are wayyyy expensive for what they are.

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeWed Oct 22, 2014 6:36 pm

Strato50 wrote:
Heh the fun of Hobbyking is being able to buy brushless motors for $11, Lipo for $7-10, and a plug and play HD sony FPV cam and base station receiver for $100.

The biggest expense would be FatShark goggles but those are wayyyy expensive for what they are.
Plus they knock you on your butt  untill you get used to the FPV world.
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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeThu Oct 23, 2014 9:52 pm

maybe we should all get one of these...LMAO



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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeThu Oct 23, 2014 10:16 pm

I might put my order in sometime in November for a quad.

I'm learning even MORE about the new technology these things have. A little fun thing called CPPM is a system whereby the receiver sends ALL of it's signals to the electronics board via ONE standard cable. It's crazy. You can hook up 8 channels and a bunch of transmitter switches to these machines to switch between flight modes on the fly (auto-level, follow-horizon, full sport mode, etc) 

The particular board I'm looking at doesn't have fancy bits like a barometer or GPS built in but it's expandable. Hell there's a mode for ACTIVE SONAR for navigation. I'm being blown away... Very Happy

Now to establish / find a local racing club, I think I can hook a few of you in with me if that ever happens Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeMon Oct 27, 2014 8:44 pm

I got my parts from HobbyKing in 3 days. Yay!

I ordered a quality carbon frame from the US so I can't assemble anything till that arrives. Paradoxically I predict several more days for that, hehe, go Hong Kong!

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https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=55241 - 12A ESC x4

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=55819 - NAZE 32 Flight Controller

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=63063 - Motors
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=63064

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=58252 - Props 2-blade
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=27904 - 3-blade

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9493 - 1.3mAh LiPo

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=46632 - DSM2/X /CPPM Reciever

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=22387 - Crazy bright LED strip (Seriously hurts my eyes)

http://www.voodooquads.com/250mm/ - Frame w/ power distribution

http://www.securitycamera2000.com/products/BOSCAM-Mini-8CH-5.8G-400mW-Wireless-FPV-Transmitter-and-Receiver-Kit.html - Video Tx/Rx (free shipping)
http://www.securitycamera2000.com/products/SMA%26-RP%252dSMA-5.8G-Circular-Polarized-Antenna-Set-Transmit-and-Receive.html - Antennas (free shipping)

http://www.securitycamera2000.com/products/RunCam-600TVL-Plastic-Housing-FPV-Camera.html - FPV Camera. I spent an hour or more watching reviews, reading and looking up compatibility and everything points to this camera as the holy grail of 250mm drones Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeMon Oct 27, 2014 9:45 pm

...now if anyone can tell me where I can get a decent set of FPV goggles for a not-stupid price I'd be very happy.

Even the cheapest FatSharks and Flyzones seem to come as 'kits' with another Tx/Rx and all I want are the goggles to plug into a ground station.

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeTue Oct 28, 2014 12:10 am

Russel I should have added "I want to look cool and not like a total dork", although everything I've read on those is good. Affordable and they WORK.


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no one said you couldn't paint them

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PostSubject: Re: Drone Racing!!!!   Drone Racing!!!! Icon_minitimeFri Oct 31, 2014 10:37 am

Hey Jordan,

Here is a pair of FPV goggles for around $140. http://www.hobbywow.com/en-hubsan-fpv-video-glasses-h510-p232009.htm
If you don't mind looking like Geordi La Forge. Very Happy
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Here is a review on the goggles: http://fpvcentral.net/2012/08/hubsan-h510-fpv-glasses-review/


Or can make your own for $50! tongue
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-45-FPV-Goggles-for-RC-Quad-Copters-or-Planes/

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