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DIY: Building a Mini Quadcopter Part 12 – Blue Beam Ultra 5.8 GHz Antenna Set

DIY, Electronics, Fun & Games, Hacks & Mods, Kids, R/C Models
June 29, 2014 7 Comments

(This is part of a multi-part series on building a FPV mini 240mm quadcopter)

We're almost done with all the parts needed to build my FPV -- just a few more before we start assembling the quad.  I ordered the Fat Shark Dominator V2 Goggles and those have arrived. I needed some 5.8GHz antennas for the receiver on the googles and for the transmitter.   There are lots of videos on YouTube that instruct you on how to build your own but I wanted to buy a set ready made.

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DIY: Building a Mini Quadcopter Part 11 – Fat Shark Dominator V2 Goggles with DVR

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June 22, 2014 No Comments

(This is part of a multi-part series on building a FPV mini 240mm quadcopter)

We're almost done with all the parts needed to build my FPV -- just a few more before we start building the quad.  I ordered the Fat Shark Dominator V2 Goggles that will be used to fly the FPV.   The video from the FPV camera will be wirelessly sent from the transmitter with OSD telemetry data superimposed to these goggles.  Can't wait to experience it!

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Cool Tools, Electronics, Fun & Games, Gift Guides
June 11, 2014 No Comments

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Mavromatic’s Father’s Day Gift Guide is now available at KGO San Francisco (abc7news.com), KABC Los Angeles (abc7.com), KFSN Fresno (abc30.com), WABC New York (7online.com), WLS Chicago (abc7chicago.com), WPVI Philadelphia (6abc.com), KTRK Houston (abc13.com) and/or WTVD Raleigh-Durham (abc11tv.com) ABC television station sites.  There are 7 gift ideas that I’m sure your dad will love — if you order now on Amazon (using prime), it should arrive in time.

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DIY: Building a Mini Quadcopter Part 10 – ImmersionRC 600mW Video Transmitter

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June 9, 2014 No Comments

(This is part of a multi-part series on building a FPV mini 240mm quadcopter)

Since I'm building an FPV (first person view) quadcopter it relies on transmitting video from the FPV camera from Part 5 (I'll be covering the goggles and antennas in a future post).

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DIY: Building a Mini Quadcopter Part 9 – 12 Amp PRO RapidESC (SimonK)

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May 22, 2014 No Comments

(This is part of a multi-part series on building a FPV mini 240mm quadcopter)

To power the SunnySky X2204S 2300kv Motors you need an ESC (Electronic Speed Controller).   For this,  I've selected the next generation speed controller from Quadrysteria.  They state the manufacturer of this ESC is the same as the one that made the popular BlueSeries and features newer, higher-quality MOSFETs that run cooler and offer higher peak current -- apparently these ESC are so fast that you can double your PI gains.

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DIY: Building a Mini Quadcopter Part 8 – SunnySky X2204S 2300kv Motors

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May 21, 2014 2 Comments

(This is part of a multi-part series on building a FPV mini 240mm quadcopter)

Now that the FPV mini quadcopter frame has been selected we need some motors to make it fly.   For that, I've selected 4 SunnySky X2204S 2300kv motors ($23ea).   It was between these or the Tiger's MN1806 2300kv, but paying $43 each for the Tigers would take this copter out of budget (which is going overboard already) -- plus, I like the look of the SunnySky's.

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