Build: F450

After good success with the F330, we moved on to the F450 and our first attempt at the KK2 (specifically the KK2.1.5) with all parts that were 2 years old and never powered up from the abandoned Arduino. The motors, esc were all reused.

It flew but not great.

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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.

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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!

Everything tricoptor out of stock

While waiting for the F450 and the Hobbyking Alien to arrived, fixed up the good old F330, added FPV, swopped over to a Turnigy 9XR, tried out FPV, had a bad shock when mounted the Ricoh Theta to it when it almost crashed from around 10 meters in the air.

Then went hunting for a tricoptor build.

David should be starting his sale of the frames again soon this week. So hope either his stock or stock at Flite Test get replenished soon. His articles like this (KK setup)and this (Tricoptor 2.5) are great.

The Pro Tricopter Delrin Kit too is out of stock everywhere.

So that’s left with the Hobbyking’s Turnigy Talan Tricoptor. The “TTT”?!

We’ll hold the purchase for a while for now. We love options. There’s isn’t much as of now or convert the F450 that’ll be coming to a Tri. Kinda defeat the purpose of not having the arms in view of the camera that’s suppose to be one of the main advantage of us flying a tri in the first place but if it’s lying around, we’ll slap our KK2 board on it and see how it goes.