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by msimpson
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37486

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

No spinners available for the DT700 motors.
by msimpson
Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37486

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

The motors and props used will support a gopro and FPV transmitter. While I have run the DJI gopro 3 gimbal on a kronosflyer it does not have the extra power you may want. I like running 5000 4cell on FPV systems. Here is a hex I use for FPV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esxRBwFwrVo You can add l...
by msimpson
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37486

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

A quad should always be balanced dead center of the motors. A NAZA or APM can compensate for a lot of out of balance.
by msimpson
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37486

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Their are a couple reasons the connector is getting hot enough to melt. 1. You are pulling too much current. 2. You have a bad connection somewhere. Get a battery tester that will allow you to monitor the load on the battery while its running. I have one I got from hobbyking. It shows voltage/load/w...
by msimpson
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37486

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Yes, I still like the DT700 motors. Check out your various local hobby stores. The Hobby Hanger near me sells props for planes and I purchase both the CR and CCR props from them. HobbyKing USwarehouse sells a set of 1045 props for quads. http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__1236__1233__Multi_Rotor...
by msimpson
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: MF70 CNC Conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 11584

Re: MF70 CNC Conversion

Yes I use the latest version of mach 3 and the plug-in. You will also need to install the smooth stepper drivers. I always recommend the parallel port if you can get hold of a mother board or machine that has one. They make hookup simple and somewhat fool proof. USB ports do not work for controlling...
by msimpson
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37486

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Run the motors without props to see if any of them vibrate excessively. Also after a crash you should look at the balance of each prop.
by msimpson
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37486

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Did you get a video out of the crash?
by msimpson
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37486

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Look into my FRMP system. These add a isolation platform to the quad with the battery mounted on top. This way its very easy to better secure the battery. The battery mounted on top also keeps the isolation platform from vibrating.
by msimpson
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37486

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Add something to the front and back to keep the battery from sliding. In addition I have used two wraps for redundancy. I have a very large hex based on the same construction and use a 4 cell 5000 battery. The battery is almost as heavy as the craft. Any shifting can be disastrous. As for the quad. ...
by msimpson
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37486

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

Thanks for getting back with us. I hope this helps others with their build. Honestly I have a drone book about half done and most likely wont be including the Turnigy as they keep changing the firmware.
by msimpson
Thu May 29, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: Kronos Flyer Series
Replies: 170
Views: 37486

Re: Kronos Flyer Series

The pitch curve I mention when setting up the Turnigy 9X transmitter has nothing to do with the throttle control. It is used only to cheat our way into controlling the mode selector switch. If the prop idle speed is so high that it wants to lift your craft into the air it can be one of the following...
by msimpson
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: MF70 CNC Conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 11584

Re: MF70 CNC Conversion

I wont be covering it in this series. It is involved enough that It would need a series of its own. The MF70 is certainly well suited for making small PCB boards. You need to use a V-bit and they are not readily available for a 1/8" collet unless you order them from a specialist company like Precise...
by msimpson
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: MF70 CNC Conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 11584

Re: MF70 CNC Conversion

Just finished a very cool project using the MF70.
Here I am milling polymer clay:
http://www.kronosrobotics.com/polymer
by msimpson
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: SERVO Magazine Discussions
Topic: MF70 CNC Conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 11584

Re: MF70 CNC Conversion

I just added a little starter project for those that decide to build the MF70 CNC.
http://www.kronosrobotics.com/cube