Build: Night Hawk 250 Pro

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The Best Hobby Mall’s Night Hawk 250 was our first venture into 250mm class quads. It had a nice introduction price of $39.99 USD with free shipping and it’s really non nonsense free shipping. We got it shipped to Singapore.

Part List

Best Hobby Mall Night Hawk 250 Pro
My RC Mart 1806 2300kv
My RC Mart RCX 12A Sky SimonK
5030 2 blade propellors (CW / CCW)
5030 tri blade propellers (CW / CCW) < Don’t bother with these, they break too easily
6030 2 blade propellers (CW / CCW)
6030 2 blade carbon fiber propellers
Turnigy 3S 1300 / 2200 lipo
LED from Goodluckbuy

Rebuild 2 – 9 Dec 2014

Rebuild it and flown it with a Hobbyking Naze 32 (This is the soldered horizontal pins version. There is a vertical pin version and a no pins version). Great fun as well. Picked up a pack of spare accessories that consists of all the bolt, nuts and blue rubber thingy as well.

The ESCs didn’t like being cramped together and we learn the hard way. It just never flew properly. After one ESC discarded and all moved to the arms later, we were flying again.

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Rebuild 1 – 15 Sept 2014

It never flew properly on a KK2.1.5, gave up and anxious to fly it, swop to a DJI Naza M Lite with GPS. yes, a little crazy with the GPS and all but it flew great!

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8 Sept 2014

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7 April 2015 – Naze32

After. #hobbyking #afroflight #naze32 #acro #abusemark #funfly hahaha long product name.

A photo posted by =In The Course Of Work= (@itcow) on

The Nighthawk 250 has another change and it’s to Naze32 this time. We picked up the Naze32 from Hobbyking. Bluetooth What you must buy, repeat MUST, when you get the Naze32 is the Bluetooth module and while at it, pick up a buzzer too, we reuse the one from our KK2 board. Once flying stable on default PID, all you need to do is change the rate for roll, pitch and yaw. Here’s ours, change from 0 to 0.50 then finally to 0.8 and you’ll be flipping with great fun without loose altitude. Screenshot_2015-04-14-21-46-25 Android Apps


The above is EZ Gui Ground Station. Pay for it, trust us. It’s great. The first one we tried was the Naze32/ MultiWII Configurator but it can’t read (as of 15 Apr) AUX 2 that we setup for Autotune.

Flip!

Sparky

Our fleet continues with the Sparky.

The stuffs about Sparky is all over the place. As with many opensource flight controllers. Downloads, explanations or wikis don’t get updated or they do somewhere hidden deep in some forums.

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Left the CircuDrone frame aside first and swop the KK2 from the existing RCX GF223.

Anyway, here’s what we gathered.

Watch

Download

http://jenkins.taulabs.org/artifacts/

https://github.com/TauLabs/TauLabs/releases/tag/20140405

Problem with D4R II using PPM to Sparky like this guy…so we thought then noticed the picture he posted, his white cable from the transmitter to his Sparky is going to port “RX” while black cable is going to “0” while red cable is going to VCC. The 3.3V should not be tapped.

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The white cable this way is tapping a 5V port. From there, it was smooth sailing.

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Sparky allows us to “calibrate” the ESC by setting up within the Ground Control Station (GCS). This was useful as we burnt an ESC and was using a substitute 20A ones, compare to 3 x 10A till stock arrives.

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Fully changed to a 4 pin plastic.

6 Sept – Updated. 10A ESC Arrived and when others tell you to leave the props off, they mean it. We left it on to just calibrate it, didnt notice the arm switch was on and the throttle was not zeroed. After calibration, the whole fram took off from the desk. hahahaa no one was hurt but it made some minor cuts on the monitor.

Before Autotune

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