Pictures of your bird!

Discussion in 'CineStar Showcase (Photo/Video)' started by Josh Lambeth, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jason Herring

    Jason Herring Member

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    What flight times to you get with your bird? Looks great, I use the ball for orientation works great
     
  2. Jaan Kronberg

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    hey,

    it is highly arguable whether 3 tubes + legs of carbon are heavier than servos + all the cabling + 2x pretty heavy-duty legs - so i would actually stick to cinestar legs.. the only reason i was/am using retracts is i'm flying quite a lot with gh2/zenmuse and there you don't have other option..

    i will check though whether using retracts + mövi without legs would give me some advantage (maybe less of exchanges etc?), but that's minor decision..

    if you are still looking for retracts i'd suggest going for dji retracts - the price went down, i think and you will avoid lots of hassle (i have actually switched to dji retracts after some time, as they are better thought through than custom-built stuff - do not drain any battery while mid-flight and are very nicely built)

    hope that helps,
    jk
     
  3. Tabb Firchau

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    No chance retracts are lighter then CineStar 3-axis landing gear!
     
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    Hi! About 6-7 min. with 2x5000 mAh@4S and GH2

     
  5. Peter Gøthche

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    Here is our hex and X8 image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
  6. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Peter, that X8 is a sweet looking bird. Care to share how you implemented the retracts?
     
  7. Peter Gøthche

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    The retrackts are from seacraft and the fit right in the clamps, and i just added another clamp for ekstra tension
     
  8. Jason Herring

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    Do the landing gear get close to your props?
     
  9. Peter Gøthche

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    Yes but the legs are long enogh so that they gos up between the props.
     
  10. Peter Gøthche

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    I dont know if you Can see it better here image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  11. Peter Gøthche

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    Heavy lifting test flight :)
     
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  12. Ziv Marom

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    Nice rig! I like the x8 setup as well!
     

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  14. Graydon Tranquilla

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    Looks like you are using the "Hungry PDB" with the heat sinks removed. I did likewise mostly to make it fit better inside the hub so that the overall hub height could be minimized. And it still required some thought to get it all to fit properly without risk of a short etc. As a safeguard I will do an IR temp check on the PDB after each flight.... Are you happy with this PDB?
     
  15. Peter Gøthche

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    Yes i use these props on most of my birds, a bit stiffer then my others and a litle more flighttime so yes really happy :)


    I think the Pdb is a bit overkill but its the smallest one that can handle that power, i dont think it is on my shopping list next time, becouse of it only have 8 connections, and i need power for LED, wookong ect..
     
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  17. Jordi Cristofol

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    Here is my cs8, from Spain....

    Cinestar cs8
    Axt-141 motors (kw4)
    Ice 50
    Xoar 14x4
    Wookong m
    Power dist. board 8 + dual bec
    Futaba s-bus
    6s-5000 x2
    Brushless gimbal 3 axis
    Immersion 5.8 600mw
    Alexmos v2.
    Canon 550d
    Lumix Gh2

    Jordi.

    image.jpg
     
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  18. Jason Herring

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    Very nice, how are your flight times?
     
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