The FAA is getting into app development for drone pilots. An app called B4UFly is set to inform pilots if any restrictions exist in at the location they are about to fly in. It will also let users know if they are in proximity of an airport, national park or other restricted airspace. B4UFly will […]
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This weeks video features pilot Ummagawd with his ImmersionRC Vortex. I have never seen such consistent “locked in” flying from any other pilot!
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This weeks’ video is from pilot Boris B. Check out his Youtube channel for more great video’s. His frame of choice for this video is the Blackout Mini H and his flying style could be characterized as “acrobatic cinematic”!
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Check out the Drone Garage store for select 3d printed parts! Currently offered are two parts for the Lumenier QAV250. These designs belong to their respectful owners and can also be found on Thingiverse.com.
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Check out 3DRs newest Quadcopter the Solo! By working directly with GoPro, we’ve made Solo the first drone to offer complete control of your HERO3+® or HERO4® camera during flight. 3DR may have one upped DJI with their latest release by offering an HDMI output from the controller. http://3drobotics.com/solo
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In anticipation of the release of ImmersionRC’s ARF mini quad release, this weeks’ video comes from awesome pilot Ummagawd as he tests and tunes the Vortex!
One of the exciting features of the soon to be released Vortex is the ability to tune PIDs through your FPV screen, whether it be monitor or goggles. No connecting your quad to a laptop or via bluetooth to an android app. Another feature that many are looking forward to is that the Vortex is going to be shipped as already “tuned”. Simply select a profile from a known pilot and fly! Now, will you actually fly like your favorite pilot…? Probably not, but you’ll experience first hand how they prefer their quads tuned!
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This weeks’ VotW is from Lumenier team pilot juz70 flying around and through his home FPV style! Check out this precision flying and beautiful home!
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Check out Flite Test with another great Kini quad video. In this one we get tips from of the best pilots out there, Charpu!
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It seems like PID controllers and tuning PIDs requires an advance degree from a multicopter university. The numbers in “Proportional”, “Integral” and “Derivative” columns for each line from “Roll”, “Pitch”, “Yaw” to “Level” make up a cryptic graph or chart standing between you and flying a solid, responsive, “locked in” mini quad like Charpu!
There are a plethora of videos on Youtube explaining the math behind PIDs, what to look for, how to tune, etc. It’s overwhelming. This weeks’ Video of the Week is one of the best explanations on how to tune your mini quad. And take it from me, I’ve watch hours upon hours of Youtube videos trying to crack the code of PID tuning.
I also found this explanation of PIDs on the RCGroups forum recently posted by user Pyrock.
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…The P setting will improve its ability to hold steady up to a point at which is will start to shake. Once you’ve increased the P to the point of it shaking, just back off until it’s solid. You’re “I” setting sets your quads ability to correct for unwanted movement. It could also be your “I” setting. If your “I” is too high, it will over correct and give you a bouncing affect when outside input is introduced such as wind. A sign that your “I” is too low is if it drifts or vibrates while you’re flying. Your “D” setting allows it to be rock solid after you give it control input (not correction input due to wind or outside forces which is your “I”). Too much “D” and it will be slow to respond to stick input. Basically it is either your P or you I setting. I hope this helps.