A few weeks ago I made Public my latest project The Explorer 4, Since then I have had many emails asking how to build it even cheaper. How to save money on the Electronics?
Many people who are just starting out dont need a Taranis radio or FPV gear with gimball, they just want to learn to fly. I have Put together a Different parts list to be used with my frame that will get the quad flying for about 450usd including Transmitter/reciever and charger.
Due to the fact that the quad is designed to be a DIY project you can start with this basic setup and slowly add the Different motors, FPV gear and gimball as you wish.
Here is the link to the Parts list I have made: http://explorer4-quadcopter.com/?page_id=230
Let me know what you think.
I think the trouble with an awful lot of multirotor footage is that its all about the multirotor footage. I see way too many zoom climbs, reveals and drone films XYZ from above its just dull. I have a feeling the general viewing public is also getting used to it so for late arrivals they are going to have to work hard to get noticed.
This short film of Scottish cycling genius Danny MacAskill uses the RPAS to get the job done but does in a way that adds to the story rather than being the centre of attention. Anybody that knows about Munros has heard the reputation the Cuillin Ridge has.
Of course all shot commercially and perfectly legally in the UK. Job well done Lec Park.
If you happen to be in the UK there will be a 30 minute documentary of the making of next Friday, look out for it on iPlayer.
Here's another Danny movie for those that are only hearing about him for the first time in this post
Thunder Tiger, long known for their high quality, high performance helicopters, is poised to make the jump into multi-rotor vehicles. With the new moniker TTRobotix spawned to headline the pair of exciting looking quadcopters, Thunder Tiger will soon be releasing the Ghost and the Super Hornet. Information currently available has many multi-rotor pilots eagerly awaiting the arrival of these exciting looking aircraft!
The Ghost, a 450 sized quad, is specified as being able to attain flight durations of 25 minutes using a 6S 6000mAh battery. 12