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Re: Max wind a quadcopter can be flown in? Yes to shoot ride

Postby alexrider » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:49 pm

jimovo wrote:
alexrider wrote:I warned you, Jivomo; here are the first couple (+) of questions

Hi Alex,
'Jivomo' doesn't quite have the right ring to it....

Feel free to ask more questions!

:)
Sorry for being dyslexic. :oops: :oops: :oops:
If only I had mistaken your pseudo for vimojo.
BTW, is jimovo supposed to ring any bell?

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Re: Max wind a quadcopter can be flown in? Yes, to shoot rid

Postby alexrider » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:21 am

Is ditching your concern? Here is a solution going in the right direction (I doubt it resists sea water):


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Re: Max wind a quadcopter can be flown in? Yes, to shoot rid

Postby AndrewJMcGee » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:28 am

I like this quad...http://xproheli.com/products/xp2-quadcopter. Been looking at this model for 2 years now. Add another toy to the list.

The reason I like this model is the way the camera is suspended from the frame. There is almost no jello in the Go pro footage. Chad johnson on youtube has the best fpv flight vids i have found with a quad. Fat shark fpv set up. Its insane!!!!!!!

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Re: Max wind a quadcopter can be flown in? Yes, to shoot rid

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Re: Max wind a quadcopter can be flown in? Yes, to shoot rid

Postby alexrider » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:27 am

AndrewJMcGee wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJRfgLq ... CF20E86CC6

Bad link. :o

Thanks for the good ones. :thumb:

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Re: Max wind a quadcopter can be flown in? Yes, to shoot rid

Postby ryanroberts1983 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:59 pm

Prepare to spend 15-20k on anything worth a shit for filming. Here us a build video of my 950 hex and my octo 1k specs.

http://vimeo.com/m/67617687

Carbon Core 1000 Octocopter:

DJI Wookong M Flight Controller
6x 5800 6s 30c Zippy Batteries
8x 420kv Turnigy Multistar Motors
8x 45 AMP Turnigy Multistar ESC’s
8x 14×6 XOAR Balanced / Matched Props
PhotoshipOne / Dual Battery Mount Kit
Spektrum DX7s Radio
Spektrum AR6000 Receiver
Spektrum Telemetry Unit (Pilot)

Gimbal:
PhotoshipOne 3X Pro v2 Gimbal
PhotoshipOne 3X Pro / Carbon Core Mounting Plate
PhotoshipOne 3X Pro Vibration Dampening Plate
3x Savox 360* Modified Titanium 1258TG Servos
Spektrum AR6000 Receiver
2x Castle Creations UBEC (FPV / HFG)
2x 2100mah E-Flight Batteries
5.85ghz FPV Feed
FreeFly HDMI -> Composite Converter
Tiny Stratos Camera Controller
HoverFly 3 Axis Gimbal Controller
DJI S800 Skids

Ground:
Rechargeable 5.8ghz FPV Monitor
Secraft FPV TX Tray
7″ LCD FPV Monitor (framing)
6 Lipo Parallel Charging Station

Flight / Weight Capabilities:
Sony NEX
Canon 7D
Canon C500
RED Epic / Scarlet
Sony FS 700

Unloaded Weight: 11.60 lbs
Weight With Batteries: 15.3 lbs
Red Epic With Batteries: 22.4 lbs

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Re: Max wind a quadcopter can be flown in? Yes, to shoot rid

Postby jimovo » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:39 pm

ryanroberts1983, those look like some fine specs. I have not flown a copter with anything more than 4 props so I can't say for sure, but my thinking was that for high wind, to present as little frontal area as possible to reduce the energy requirements due to drag. Also, four large props are considerably more efficient than 6 or 8 smaller props with the same thrust. I know that people talk about 'redundancy' but I have not yet seen any specs for a controller that include this functionality (although I have recently seen a video of a quadcopter that is still controllable after dropping 2 of the four props/motors!).

ryanroberts1983 wrote:Prepare to spend 15-20k on anything worth a shit for filming.

That would be a gold plated, diamond encrusted shit with lashings of chocolate sauce and whipped cream... I am sure that you could spend that much and come out with some reasonable footage, but I have also seen great footage coming from rigs that cost considerably less than 15-20k. My rig has evolved over time but if I had to replace everything I am using right now for filming, it would cost under $2K including batteries, rc gear, fpv, gimbal and camera. I see you are talking about a 'Red Epic' camera with your setup. I'll readily admit that if your slinging $25-30K+ of gear under your rig then your going to view things a little differently, however there would only be a handful of multicopters world wide filming with cameras of this caliber and I'm quite sure that none of them are out chasing any of us on our kites. If you are planning on doing this, especially with the setup you have spec'd here then I will certainly be following your endeavors with interest.


ryanroberts1983 wrote:6x 5800 6s 30c Zippy Batteries

6x838g=5.028Kg~11lb just in batteries

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Re: Max wind a quadcopter can be flown in? Yes, to shoot rid

Postby ryanroberts1983 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:52 am

I don't fly with all 6, just 2 at a time. Pricing really isn't that far off - mid level cinestar setups are running that price range. You get what you pay for with this stuff. Entirely a topic for multirotor forums, but none the less. 1200-1500 for a F550 with a 2 axis gimbal will fly in some decent wind with a gopro.

Good luck

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Re: Max wind a quadcopter can be flown in? Yes, to shoot rid

Postby SupaEZ » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:33 pm

Too close for comfort......scary dangerous to say the least
See the 2nd post of that thread about R/C Helicopter crash
http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kite ... ar-leaked/

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Re: Max wind a quadcopter can be flown in? Yes, to shoot rid

Postby AndrewJMcGee » Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:23 pm

15-20k for anything worth filming.... I don't want to take anything away from you Mr. Roberts cause you seriously seem like a RC pro! But PLEASE EVERYONE HERE LOOKING AT QUADS CHECK THE XP2 FROM XPRO HELI. Its a great platform, some of the best footage i have seen. It does what we want, shoot jello free video! Anyone not up to Mr. Roberts level could get this xp2 going fairly easy.

Look into it


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