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    TBS discovery FPV quad build

    I dedided to build a small FPV quadcopter for traveling, my hexacopter is a little too big to fit in a backpack :P

    Frame: TBS discorvery
    arms: DJI arms (clone)
    Motors: RCtimer 1000Kv
    ESC's: RCtimer 20A
    Battery: 2x 2200 mAh 3S
    Props: 10x45
    FC: DJI NAZA
    Camera: GoProHD (1) (with live output for FPV)
    lens protection: layerlens
    VTX: 5.8Ghz 200 mW

    Specification:

    - weight: 1400g
    - thrust weight at full throttle: 3260g (815g per motor)
    - Amp consumed at full throttle: ∼58 Amp/705 Watts/12.15volts (14.5 Amp per motor)
    - Flight time: 10-11 min of sports flying (12-13 min of hover)
    - video range: 1000m (only tested to 450m)
    - RC range: 4000m (only tested to 450m)
    - FC stabilisation: altitude hold, and auto "balance" (prevents pitch and roll)



    All the parts...



    TBS discovery frame



    I'll use the pads for the receiver







    two of these arms are wrong :P



    find wich one is soldered with a wrong polarity!
    (I was very tired when I have done this part of the build :P)





    firstly I wanted to use the HK I86 board, but I quickly realize that it is really unstable compared to the NAZA, so I decided to borrow the NAZA from my hexacopter just during my next vacation
    (the difference in terms of stability is just amazing! )







    a little later...










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    Looks good,

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    thanks, FPV maiden flight coming soon

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    Love the detailed photos and sequence you put up, thanks! Added to my wiki page, http://beta.ivc.no/wiki/index.php/TBS_Discovery

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    thanks, great wiki!
    I particulary like the tips and tricks
    To get rid of vibrationse, use only good quality propellers, e.g. Graupner [31] [32]
    I think I should consider more this

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    Hi, here is the FPV maiden flight, sorry for the jello, I have just fixed that today

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    thanks, yes they are RCTimer clone

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    very nice build! the pin headers to the side of the frame were supposed to point downwards. no biggie, though, still looks sweet

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    thanks! now that I know it, It seems much more logical
    (the NAZA cables were just long enough)

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    First video made entirely with the discovery!
    I think the jello effect is way less visible now, just need some graupner props to erase completely
    (flights made in Puglia - Italy)


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