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    TBS Discovery Pro - Extensive Build Video

    Step by step build manual of the TBS Discovery Pro Long Range Set: http://team-blacksheep.com/products/product:321

    Full playlist at
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUMI...rW8ebyLdr4Btt_

    HARDWARE (let's begin)
    1. Soldering: http://youtu.be/TUMIknLWQIg
    2. Arms & Motors: http://youtu.be/V2crQdumIsk
    3. Gimbal Assembly: http://youtu.be/bbV5LqAln6s
    4. Difference between Naza V2 and Naza Lite: http://youtu.be/gkovaxKl6vc
    5. Naza and the Gimbal Installation: http://youtu.be/9HPGUPTkhco
    6. Pilot Camera & Spacers: http://youtu.be/yI5GOPdaqQQ
    7. Closing the Top Plate: http://youtu.be/w2IddokOXiw
    8. GPS Mount (Naza & Foldable): http://youtu.be/PEmsqj8KlSA
    9. Vtx & EzUHF Installation: http://youtu.be/8jDmXw3Da5k
    10. Smoke Test (first power on test): http://youtu.be/6ScyBt-II-4

    SOFTWARE (the boring part)
    Here is a link to load the model directly in your Taranis X9D radio based on my settings: http://fpvlab.com/forums/showthread....l=1#post581753
    11. EzUHF Firmware Update: http://youtu.be/oNHEmCmuVuk
    12. EzUHF Activation & Bind: http://youtu.be/_3OnuaEY81Y
    13. Naza Software & Taranis X9D: Programing the Control Channels, Calibration & Channel Reverse: http://youtu.be/i0BwH9gj9sA
    14. Setting the 3 positions switch & Naza V2 Hack (No PMU): http://youtu.be/kV_-OLXzX_I
    15. Naza Settings, GPS Offsets, Gains: http://youtu.be/DVc5SHqeEao
    16. Manual & Auto Failsafe/RTH with Naza & EzUHF: http://youtu.be/yAT5HA4RXwE

    FPV & FINAL (almost there)
    17. Motors Rotation, Strap the Battery & GoPro: http://youtu.be/yLiyvU_xqys
    18. FPV System (2.4 & 5.8: TBS Ground Station & TBS Boss): http://youtu.be/cTpmB3lZnWU
    19. Camera Switch & TBS Core Menu, OSD: http://youtu.be/UDCyZP_ctUs
    20. Props On: http://youtu.be/abcEWLFstFU
    21. Naza Compass Calibration (MUST BE DONE OUTSIDE, away from magnetic sources => cars, buildings etc)
    http://youtu.be/kXv34H5LV2c?t=3m16s
    http://youtu.be/9WgEcoDRL3o?t=2m39s

    FLIGHT SCHOOL (reward)
    22. Preflight Checklist : coming soon
    23. First Flight & Flight Lesson (Flight modes, OSD, EzUHF, Power management): coming soon
    24. Failsafe / RTH Test: coming soon

    TUNING THE GIMBAL (boring again)
    25. Gimbal Calibration & Simple BCG Software: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVSsA34LrFc


    BONUS
    - TBS Charger: coming soon
    - Understanding LiPo Batteries: http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/rc-lipo-batteries.html
    - Some useful little Gears & Accessories: coming soon

    OFFICIAL MANUALS (must read)
    TBS Discovery Pro: http://www.team-blacksheep.com/tbs-d...pro-manual.pdf
    TBS Discovery Pro info and troubleshooting: http://team-blacksheep.freshdesk.com...folders/251354
    TBS Ground Station: http://www.team-blacksheep.com/tbs-g...ion-manual.pdf
    Naza Lite: http://download.dji-innovations.com/...l_v2.00_en.pdf
    Naza V2: http://download.dji-innovations.com/...e_v1.26_en.pdf
    Fat Shark Dominator:http://www.fatshark.com/pages/domina...tor-manual.pdf

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    WARNING & DISCLAIMER: This is my build, a personal build and not an official build manual. Only for illustration purposes. There are many ways to build and tune a multirotor. Be sure to understand all the procedures and risks associated with building and flying a multirotor. I cannot be held responsible for your actions.
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    Tools used in this video:

    - Solder Iron: It must be a powerful one, otherwise you will just transfer heat to the board and damage it without any results. More Watts the better, you need at least 70W. I set 360 C for all the Disco work.
    I got this one http://www.amazon.com/Hakko-FX888D-2.../dp/B00ANZRT4M
    - Solder with rosin core: I used the best, Kester brand. Get the 60/40 or 63/37 if you can. Not cheap but it is easier to deal with and melt at lower temperature. It will payback for sure, especially if you are not too good at soldering.
    http://www.amazon.com/Kester-Rosin-C.../dp/B00068IJX6
    - Flux pen: apply on surface before soldering. Will make the work easier and improve the quality of the solder joint
    http://www.amazon.com/SRA-Soldering-...words=flux+pen
    - Protective glasses: I strongly recommend this for soldering work. I acidently mishandled my tip and got all the molted solder came into my face one day. Glad I had this $5 glasses to protect my eyes. Can be used on top of regular glasses.
    http://www.amazon.com/Rugged-Blue-SC...ective+glasses
    - Hex Drivers: 1.5 mm, 2mm, and 2.5 mm are required. I got the EDS, the best one.
    http://team-blacksheep.com/products/prod:25_hex
    http://team-blacksheep.com/products/prod:20_hex
    http://team-blacksheep.com/products/prod:15_hex
    - 8 mm wrench for the props and the EzUHF antenna: http://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-21251-8...ds=8+mm+wrench
    - Zip ties: get small and medium size to attache the ESC and some tiny wires.
    - Tweezer: not mandatory but it really help for soldering and to reach stuff inside the disco. Got a set of regular one and a long one.
    http://www.amazon.com/SE-513TW-12-In...ywords=tweezer
    http://www.amazon.com/SE-General-Pur...ywords=tweezer
    - Liquid Tape: apply this oily type of substance to insulate and protect electrical splices, connections and electronic against corrosion and possible shorts.
    http://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Bender.../dp/B000FPAN2K
    - Thread lock: thread lock is used to "glue" metallic stuff together and prevent screws to become loose because of vibrations. Unlike glue, thread lock is weak enough to let you remove what has been locked.
    Thread lock comes in different strength: purple is low, blue is medium. Use blue for the screw and purple for the gimbal grub screws (blue is too strong for these tiny grub screws). Do not use red thread lock.
    I usually do my first build without threadlock and apply it after I perform all my testing flights and make sure everything is ok.
    http://www.amazon.com/LOCTITE-37418-...d+lock+loctite
    http://www.amazon.com/Loctite-38653-...loctite+purple
    - Super glue to glue the GPS mount: http://www.amazon.com/Gorilla-Glue-7...&keywords=glue

    Optional accessories:

    - GPS/Compass foldable mount: there are many different one. I use this one:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GPS-Folding-...item3f381e20e0
    - Nyloc M5: these nuts provide a better grip than the standard M5 nuts to mount the props on the motors
    http://www.amazon.com/Carbon-Plated-...words=M5+Nylon
    - Lipo voltage Checker: Can be found anywhere on internet. Plug is to the balance lead of your lipo to read the voltage per cell and total voltage. Super cheap and very usefull
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...589&aff=143580
    A variant with LED is also very good: http://www.amazon.com/Hobbyacc-Airpl.../dp/B00O1VN9P2
    - AB clip for balance plug: it can be a pain sometime to plug or unplug the JST-XH balance port. These little AB clip come in many difference sizes (2S to 8S) and it will make your life easier.
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...p+jst&_sacat=0
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    Meanwhile



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    Nice one Oliver, looks like it is going to be the "go to" for Discovery Pro builders

    Your stuff is always greatly detailed
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    TBS CROSSFIRE: The honey badger of UHF systems
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    Awesome!

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    Will be just in time ... Thanks mate looking forward to it

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    I think that is great adding the rigging programing is just as important as the buid and I find it the hardest as you have so many different products that soppose to work together. I have been working on my discovery for weeks trying to figuard out how to start the motors.

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    Hey, do you use the Naza flight controler ? The key here is to assign a switch on your radio to toggle between the flight modes of the naza (manual, Atti, GPS). Then you connect the naza to your computer and use the naza software to adjust the end points of your radio.
    Check my previous manual:
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_hx...AzbHdFX2c/edit

    I did it with the Graupner MX 12 radio but the principle is the same.

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    Oh man, Oliver is back . Regards.
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    My gear: TBS Discovery - TBS Discovery Pro - DRQ250 - AXN - Easystar 2

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    can't wait. nice setup btw.

    are you using a hakko fx-951? if so which tips do you have?

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