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Discussion in 'CineStar Showcase (Photo/Video)' started by Josh Lambeth, Jul 2, 2012.
What flight times to you get with your bird? Looks great, I use the ball for orientation works great
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,
No chance retracts are lighter then CineStar 3-axis landing gear!
Hi! About 6-7 min. with 2x5000 mAh@4S and GH2
Here is our hex and X8
Peter, that X8 is a sweet looking bird. Care to share how you implemented the retracts?
The retrackts are from seacraft and the fit right in the clamps, and i just added another clamp for ekstra tension
Do the landing gear get close to your props?
Yes but the legs are long enogh so that they gos up between the props.
I dont know if you Can see it better here
Heavy lifting test flight
Nice rig! I like the x8 setup as well!
I see some of your photos show the new "paddle props" which are apparently well suited for the newer pancake style motors. Are you happy with these props?
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?
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..
Looks like these might be the landing gear units:
Is this correct, Peter?
No acctuely Its thes here
Here is my cs8, from Spain....
Axt-141 motors (kw4)
Power dist. board 8 + dual bec
Brushless gimbal 3 axis
Immersion 5.8 600mw
Very nice, how are your flight times?
Always a great way to start my day.
Custom Cinestar-based X8 medium/heavy lifter with MōVI M5 and GH4.
Details here: http://forum.freeflysystems.com/ind...-8-upgrade-for-medium-heavy-lift-8-10kg.3079/