So.. I am building a custom gimbaled version of the QAV400..(400"G") see later pages for more details...
It's official, I have done a torn down of my CC3D QAV400, and going to roll with Naza (Manual Mode tuned) instead. I am selling a bunch of my 400 parts to a buddy, who is also building one up.. and I am starting over completely. I should note, I am also building a QAV540G at the same time, with the same setup.. so I will have a nice matching pair when finished.
No need to debate CC3D vs. Naza.. I have flown them both for months, and have my own thoughts on them, and feel I know where each one is strong etc..
I am totally convinced the QAV400 frame is the best quad out there. It is an EXCELLENT performer.. and I have put it through its paces with the CC3D. I now, want more.. and want to fly from boats, and other risky stuff where a CC3D is just not a good choice. I feel that once I get it tuned properly in manual mode, I will have the best experience... :-)
Stay tuned for a highly detailed, and neat build. THIS will be a challenge, as the flight controller, PMU, LED, and iOSD are a lot to fit on the frame, along with regulator, and a vtx.. LMAO. But, rest assure I will.. and hopefully get a star on the wall for best build to date. LOL. :-)
Man, for all the cash I have thrown at Tim in the past two months, I should have some stock options with his new company! I guess as long as my wife still things these copters come out of gum ball machines I will be alright.
Edit: and.. I just found out that the iOSD II has a built in BEC! I just tested on the bench with a 4S pack, and I can get 11.45V out for my FPV cam, and vtx!! Yeah! No more need for my power converter! One less to have to deal with on the frame! The iOSD diagram states as long as the draw is 1A or under, your good! The 300mw 1.3vtx draws apx. 500ma, and the cam 150ma. so.. I am happy!