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Old 10-23-2013, 06:49 AM   #261
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yeah, there are some cool looking ones out there. the shop near me has a blue digi-camo hydrodipped body. unfortunbately its baby blue digi

you can actually see some stuff on that one too. looks like a GPS antenna hanging off the back......though i'm not sure, because why would you face GPS down. and then what appears to be an extended antenna for the Rx
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:32 AM   #262
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I'd have to woodgrain dip mine
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:07 AM   #263
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lol, that would be awesome.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #265
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yeah, there are some cool looking ones out there. the shop near me has a blue digi-camo hydrodipped body. unfortunbately its baby blue digi

you can actually see some stuff on that one too. looks like a GPS antenna hanging off the back......though i'm not sure, because why would you face GPS down. and then what appears to be an extended antenna for the Rx
it's actually a video antenna It's the same style "cloverleaf" like you have but encased and probably a 5.8ghz (higher the freq, the smaller the antenna can be).
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:22 PM   #266
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Thanks for the insight, Mike. Maybe I should just buy a RTF for my first real one and then take it from there. I was liking the DJI phantoms but read somewhere that you cant really upgrade them. Does that statement hold true?
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what kind of upgrades are you looking to do? better motors are redily available that bolt right up. you can get a different flight controller that should be pretty easy to fit in the factory location. aftermarket GPS would be pretty easy, especially with an external antenna. they make carbon fiber battery trays the hold two batteries and allow more space for mounting other equipment outside of the shell. there are also a couple of aftermarket prop options.

Lots up upgrades, just have to be more creative with the mounting, compared to an open style machine like what mike builds.
Just echoing Colin here... the Phantom is pretty upgradeable with lots of aftermarket parts available.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:25 PM   #267
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lately...

Finally flew the hex today... it's so smooth even in acro mode... flight controller is a kk 2.0

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Have you updated the firmware on your kk2 board?

And how bad was it to get it all dialed in?
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:57 PM   #269
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Have you updated the firmware on your kk2 board?

And how bad was it to get it all dialed in?
Yes, I'm running 1.6 for the fw. tuning was much easier than expected. I started at the recommended gainset and went from there... was tuned in about 20 minutes. It's pretty easy to tell what needs to be adjusted when you get it in the air.

I'm sure it's not perfect, but it's close enough for what I'm doing at this point... Next step is to pull the KK off the aircraft and throw on the full autopilot... should take me about a week

The KK is going on my steadidrone quad so I'll get some more time on it... so far I'm very impressed with it.
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That's awesome to hear. I have been looking at picking one up. Just either have to pay out the rear for it on ebay or just pick up the hk mini integrated copter deally that comes with the kk2.
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That's awesome to hear. I have been looking at picking one up. Just either have to pay out the rear for it on ebay or just pick up the hk mini integrated copter deally that comes with the kk2.
I think it's probably worth the extra $30 on ebay... you'll get flying pretty quickly after receiving it.
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That's true, I am still debating on what quad I want to build up. I am definately looking at the cheaper budget kinda builds...

I have been flying the shit outta my micro, though.
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Micros are great for getting the hang of things..
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Its good for rainy days when I can't be outside building, or stuck in a hotel with work. my favorite part has been learning the programming and tweaking on it. It has really been a challenge at times though.
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I finally ordered a micro camera for it. Got this little guy. Once it gets here its getting stripped down and lightened up.
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so where do you get started again? very new to this stuff and looks interesting
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so where do you get started again? very new to this stuff and looks interesting
Regroups.com has a lot of good info in the multi rotor forum. Your best bet initially however is to buy a small cheap quad that's ready to fly like the 1sq or blade mqx
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Rebuilt my quad today and stripped the APM... Replaced it with the kk board. Now just needs a test flight
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