Uploaded on Oct 31, 2011
This is my new Hoverthings VC-450 frame with the awesome OpenPilot CopterControl Flight Controller.
After many test flights and configuration changes i believe i am nearly done with tuning. This flight was the first with a GoPro on board to see exactly how well it handles it. Its a boring flight but it serves its purpose.
I do not see any actual flight vibrations, there is SOME slight wobbles but those hopefully i will be able to tune out. Outside of mounting tilt/roll camera gimbals I believe this is probably as good as this one will get.
I am very pleased with this build and anticipate the FPV maiden will happen this week.
VC-450 frame (hoverthings)
OpenPilot CopterControl FC
Turnigy D2830/11 1000kv motors with shortened prop shafts
Turnigy 25a speed controllers
HK 5v/5a UBEC
Futaba R617FS 2.4ghz FASST RX
PDB from my original ArduCopter frame
EagleTree OSD Pro, v4 Elogger and GPS unit
RMRC-480 OSD camera
300mw 1.3ghz video tx with Cloverleaf antenna
LC Filter (self made) for video and tx
3S35C 2200 Turnigy Nanotech lipo
AUW with 2200 battery and GoPro is 1300g.
Flight times average about 6 minutes with a minute and a half reserve.
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