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PostSubject: FPV drone stuff   Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:32 pm



http://www.mcmracing.com/en/home/90814-eturbine-etb250-3c-m2-fpv-racer-tb250-rtf-kit-m2-w-cam-bag-TB250-3C-M2


Found this complete kit, excluding goggles. And the price isn't too ridicilous, 'only' 350 euro, including an extra batterypack.

The good thing about this drone is that it is strong and build to crash, and if it breaks parts are cheap and easily replaceable.
But on the other hand it has no GPS and it is pretty loud. Also I realised I have not much electrotechnical background, which makes dealing with the electronics a bit difficult.
FPV Goggles will have to be bought later, and are quite pricey at about 350.

At the moment I'm not sure what to do. Considering the fact I live in a small country, with not a lot of places where I'm allowed to fly.
Getting a cheaper drone won't be as awesome, but maybe this fpv racing drone is slightly to advanced and costly.

Perhaps I should wait a few months, save some money for when the OculusVR comes, and fly with that... 


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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:10 pm

Personaly I would (am) buy a cheap ready built standard one just get the hang of flying, as it is
a skill that needs learning.
This way any crashes,which are likely and frequent that cause damage won`t be expensive to fix.

Once you think your skill is ready for a more powerfull and better equipped machine then go for it.

Like you I live in a built up area and space is limited so I will be going out to the countryside at weekends in the summer probably and learn with the cheap machine.I would hate to crash and destroy a camera on my first flight lol!

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:13 pm

Thanks for the advice, think you are right. It's better to get a cheaper pre-fab model first and see how it works out.
Think I got a bit overenthusiastic from that drone race video Very Happy But looking into it a bit deeper, it takes more then just to learn flying skills. 
Money helps, but technical knowledge for repairing and upgrading is also required. Ofcourse that can be learned, only not sure if I want to, I just want to fly... What a Face

Now searching for a affordable ready-to-fly model with decent quality onboard camera. 
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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:31 pm

Did a lot of searching and comparing cheap quadcopters up to about 150Euro. Decided to go for a tiny one with decent fpv camera. A tiny drone doesn't draw as much attention as a larger loud one. But only found 1 model that I like, only it is sold out everywhere, at least here in NL. Also it needs a better rctransmitter for proper flying. So with transmitter and maybe some batteries total costs for this one will still end up around 250-300E. But there is a downside to the smaller models; limited range, not one has a good hd camera and most look very fragile. Also because they are lightweight they can't carry a extra camera.





While the TB250 costs 'only' around 340E, comes with a good transmitter and a 1080P camera. And it is strong enough to carry a extra camera. But watching the next vid I'm not even sure if I can get it to fly... Very Happy Laughing Surprised Rolling Eyes Neutral It will probably work out, but I'll sure need to do some study/research for setting up the flightcontrols.





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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:15 pm

Found this one, but with a price of 220E it's not really cheap.

Hubsan H107D+





It seems nice, easy to fly 'out of the box', and the camera is quite stable, Also nice there is a videoscreen build in the transmitter, but the videoimage is more for orientation then making nice footage. This is the kind of quadcopter that makes it all nice to get enthusiastic, but the imagequality is not good enough to stay satisfied.
So it will eventually end up on the shelf either way.  scratch



Here's some camerafootage from the TB250 for comparison:

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:06 pm



Out of control quadcopter like this can be very dangerous.
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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:17 pm

http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-Racer-250-FPV-Drone-w-Eachine-I6-2_4G-6CH-Transmitter-7-Inch-32CH-Monitor-HD-Camera-RTF-p-1008942.html

OMG I clicked on the banner from BangGood to check out the sales, then I found this one cyclops
It is almost the same model I already was looking for, but cheaper and it comes with a videoscreen... bounce
Going to check the site a bit more later, and if I decide to get one, it will probably come from the UK.

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:20 am

That looks a pretty sweet kit....tempting me to part with my savings lol!

If you do want one you will have to wait a week....Available on Pre-Order Stock due to arrive on January 13 2016

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:23 pm

I've seen that it is a pre-order, but I can wait a week or 2. I will never get it for that price overhere, so no problem waiting a bit. Smile





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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:31 pm




I did it cheers Could not resist the offer. Smile

Now the long waiting bounce

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:30 pm

Got the idea to maybe try build the videoscreen into a cheapo cardboard vr headset like the one google has. Surprised




But first I better learn to fly and stay airborne.  What a Face
I have no experience with rc stuff at all, so lot of learning to do.

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:02 pm

Well.....I spent some of my savings on the hubsan in the videos above

It looks small and compact but most of all easy to fly for a noob like me.

Should arrive early next week I hope.
it was 98 English quids dunno if that's cheaper than those in the video.

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:09 pm

muckyman wrote:
Well.....I spent some of my savings on the hubsan in the videos above

It looks small and compact but most of all easy to fly for a noob like me.

Should arrive early next week I hope.
it was 98 English quids dunno if that's cheaper than those in the video.
Nice Smile 98pounds is not bad, bit cheaper then here in NL. I think you got the older model with 640x480 camera res. The newer model got 1270x720 res, but is more expensive.

I'm planning to buy a smaller quadcopter for practicing inside, preferably one I can link to the same rctransmitter. No way I'm going to send that heavy racedrone high up on the first flight. It is heavy enough to make a large dent in anything it hits if it falls down. So I'll be practicing at groundlevel till I get a good feel for the controls.

btw, I took some effort to look up the laws and rules for flying with a drone in my country. Idea

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:30 am

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:21 pm

That was fun. Cool Also loved that tiny Millennium Falcon taped to the quadcopter. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:05 pm

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:35 pm

Still waiting for my drone to get restocked and shipped from China. bounce

Already found the next thing on my wishlist. After I receive the drone, I'm going to order some extra props, batteries and these cheapo videoglasses:

http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-VR-007-5_8G-40CH-HD-FPV-Goggles-Video-Glasses-4_3-Inch-With-7_4V-800mAh-Battery-p-960761.html

Resolution isn't super, but it does enable FPV flying and it's cheap at only 56.86 cheers



If I had to buy all this stuff here in the Netherlands I wouldn't be able to afford it.
When everything works out and I have the drone flying with videoglasses, I expect to have spent around 375-400.
While here in the Netherlands it would have cost me about 750-1000. Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:38 am



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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:59 pm

I bought a Hubsan Nano Quad Q4 Drone to practice a bit, before I start flying the Eachine250.





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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:22 pm

Looks cool m8....has it arrived yet ?

Still trying to learn to fly my damn thing indoors,to sick to get out at the moment.

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:32 pm

muckyman wrote:
Looks cool m8....has it arrived yet ?
Think it will arrive on friday or saturday. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:27 am

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Still trying to learn to fly my damn thing indoors


Have you figured out how to set different experience-level yet? I remember you said it was set to 'expert mode' when you tried it first.
This switches of all stabalisation, which makes it really hard to fly. Saw in the manual you can also adjust the sensitivity of the controlsticks.
And you can try switching the transmitter to mode1 or 2.


Is this the quadcopter you bought?
http://www.produktinfo.conrad.com/datenblaetter/800000-824999/807318-an-01-ml-HUBSAN_FPV_MINI_QUADROCOPTER_RTF_de_en.pdf

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:36 pm

These 2 videos may be helpful



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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:16 am

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Yes it is.
Will check vids out later,just woke up lol!  cheers.

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PostSubject: Re: FPV drone stuff   Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:45 am

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Is this the quadcopter you bought?


Yes it is.
Will check vids out later,just woke up lol!  cheers.

Wow Shocked Well,  I figure you probably couldnt sleep last night from the leg pain.
But I can never sleep that long, was awake at 6AM today.
Once awake in the morning, I can't get to sleep again no matter how late I went to bed. 

Good luck figuring out the controls.

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