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by BoWingo
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Glad to hear that you haven't given up on the APM yet.
Still haven't gone airborne with my KF yet. Been too busy with everything else.
by BoWingo
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Just received my February issue of Servo. Congratulations for making the cover. The KronosFlyer looks good there.
by BoWingo
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

I was just balancing a set of 3 blade props. Took me over two hours to get them perfect. I just started thinking to myself, "This is the worst part of this hobby". I agree. Balancing props is the least interesting part of this. Glad to hear that your aircraft survived. Sounds like a pretty intense ...
by BoWingo
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

msimpson wrote:Just a quick reminder

Balance your props, Balance your props, Balance your props. :)
Care to share what brought this to your attention? :grin:
by BoWingo
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Thanks for the update on the KronosFlyer with the APM. It's good to hear that you're getting it worked out. Keep us posted as you get it stabilized. I've got my KF built up through part 3 of the series and am anxiously awaiting part 4. I'm not really sure how much longer I can wait before seeing thi...
by BoWingo
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Gotcha. That makes sense.
Thanks for the advice, and Merry Christmas.
by BoWingo
Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Thanks for the reply. You listed a couple of downsides to the 9XR that also apply to the 9X. Sounds like the two are pretty comparable with the 9XR having a few upgrades but a higher price (due to the fact that it doesn't include Tx/Rx modules). Unfortunately, I'm just not able to make the Futaba 8F...
by BoWingo
Mon Dec 24, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Thanks for the ArduPilot page. That oughtta be helpful. I'm looking forward to building my quadcopter after I get back home from Christmas. (It's the main thing I keep thinking about at this point.) I know I keep asking you questions that are only semi-related to the Kronos Flyer build, but hey, it ...
by BoWingo
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Well, I was pretty pleased with the fact that I selected the KK2 as my "basic"/backup flight controller, but I'm a little concerned about that 1 out of 10 for out of the box flight. Does the KK2 tune up well?
by BoWingo
Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Hey, Mark. Glad to hear that we've got a little more company in the ArduPilot department. I'm also looking forward to playing with the APM. Thanks for sharing that Tuning Guide link. Good luck with the build.
by BoWingo
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Very nice.
by BoWingo
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Thanks for the links. Looks like you might have gotten the last 915 MHz telemetry kit as it's currently out of stock. So my research on telemetry has yielded the following: it basically offers a two-way data communication between the aircraft and some ground module. The ground module could be as com...
by BoWingo
Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

As far as the transmitter goes, if you truly are leaning towards robotics, then a 9 channel propably wont do. The 8FG can transmit to two recievers. For a total of 14 channels. The extra channels come in handy when you want to do some addvanced features like camera control. That said the 9X is only...
by BoWingo
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

I'm planning on cheaping out on the transmitter. I figured I would rather spend money on a better flight controller than the extra $415 on the Futaba 8FG Super. Is that a waste? I'm already beyond what I budgeted for the project, so I'm not going to be able to upgrade both the transmitter and the fl...
by BoWingo
Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37517

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

I just ordered one of the new Adrupilots with GPS. I also ordered the two-way telemetry and OSD module. Better be good because it cost me almost as much as I spent on the NAZA and GPS. I probably won’t get it working in time for this series of articles, so if there is enough interest, I may do a fo...