whatmovesyou
F1 and others have commented on me going over to gyros for flying. The package gyro has gain(3 axis) and that is it. So be it, to learn how to fly.

Enter kk2, used for quads. Now HappySundays, rewrote the code for the aero side. It looks like it will be a winner and the way I am going to using it is to assist it to get what I want in flight.

I am presently testing the beta version3 that will handle VTOL. If you evaluate VTOL, there is vertical, transition and forward flight to handle. The toughest is transition. Since I have 3 different VTOL projects, I bought the board, flashed the software and re flashed the beta version and have had success in forward flight.

For anyone who has multi-engine experience (using electronic mixers or programming tx) syncing the motors and having them run with rudder movement ends up with very poor performance or crashes. Now the problem is reduced.

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This is my "2fer" transport. Use the edf's or change the wing to props and you have fun either way. Enter AERO2 software and this plane is a pussycat. Rudder was locked down, and--
the board is programmed with 80% motor(the 2 motors are synced now and 20% rudder where 1 motor speeds up and the other lowers) giving nice crisp turns. Here is the kicker. You program and add yaw gyro,so the plane flys straight at all times. Now if the motors run at uneven speeds, the yaw gyro adjust the motor/s for it and brings it back straight. For anyone who has 2 EDF's, they know what I am talking about.
So after 3 runs, changed the wing,(took about 10min) added a charged battery, and flew the props for 2 flights. Perfect, even taxing is fun, rev it up, go for a turn (1 motor shuts off) and its a go.
Only bad feature is you better not stand in front of plane when you plug in battery. If you hit the plane sideways, the yaw gyro turns on the motor and you will get cut.

So for $30, you now have thrust differential and yaw control of the rudder as well as syncing the motors. Quads do it by fours, aero2 does it for forward flight.

Just looking at forward flight, F1 now could take the A-10, put edf's on and it would be a go. I hope this winter to take Mikey's A-10, scale it and put 2 64's on it and see what happens. I promised HappySundays that I would work on the so I dis-assembled the setup and working on learning how to program the vertical of the VTOL portion.
I intend on trying my Eyespy first to see what happens. Again, I fly the transport, not the board, for it just assist me in solving some of the problems that wasn't capable a year ago.

I am so impressed with the performance, that I just ordered 2 more boards from HK so don't have to reprogram each time.
I hope to keep this thread going on what I am doing as well as giving you a better idea of what it is capable of. It will even help those do 3D.

Perhaps some will take on the challenge.
I like to design and fly unique planes.
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MacLarry
This is pretty cool! I have a KK2 and a pair of EDF 70mm's that I'm merging into a T-50 V2. I'm not too deep into that yet, so it could change if this starts to look promising

Larry
F-35 V2 - Fun & Done, J-20 - Fun & Done, plans reprinted, Cheap-N-Easy - Fun, Done & Salvaged Parts, F-18 V3 - No fun - All done, JXD-385 - Fun Super-Mini Quad, Sci-Fi Jet (Mikey's RC Twin EDF) - Treed - Salvaged parts, Alpha Jet (FRCFOAMIES) - Treed - Salvaged parts, Bixler 2 - Flies nice, Alpha Jet MkII (FRCFOAMIES) - Easy flier, Mig-29 V2 - Scary, parked, Yf-23 V2 (Five Easy Pieces) - In Progress, Slowly (Christian Huber, Germany) - Slow softie, Y600 Tricopter - Stalled, F-35 V3 - Plans Printed, SU-37 Mk2 (FRCFOAMIES) - Plans Printed, Turnigy 9X - OpenTx firmware, Ikarus AeroFly Deluxe Premium Flight Simulator for Macintosh + Ikarus wireless line converter - Awesome!
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MacLarry
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F-35 V2 - Fun & Done, J-20 - Fun & Done, plans reprinted, Cheap-N-Easy - Fun, Done & Salvaged Parts, F-18 V3 - No fun - All done, JXD-385 - Fun Super-Mini Quad, Sci-Fi Jet (Mikey's RC Twin EDF) - Treed - Salvaged parts, Alpha Jet (FRCFOAMIES) - Treed - Salvaged parts, Bixler 2 - Flies nice, Alpha Jet MkII (FRCFOAMIES) - Easy flier, Mig-29 V2 - Scary, parked, Yf-23 V2 (Five Easy Pieces) - In Progress, Slowly (Christian Huber, Germany) - Slow softie, Y600 Tricopter - Stalled, F-35 V3 - Plans Printed, SU-37 Mk2 (FRCFOAMIES) - Plans Printed, Turnigy 9X - OpenTx firmware, Ikarus AeroFly Deluxe Premium Flight Simulator for Macintosh + Ikarus wireless line converter - Awesome!
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whatmovesyou
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This is pretty cool! I have a KK2 and a pair of EDF 70mm's that I'm merging into a T-50 V2. I'm not too deep into that yet, so it could change if this starts to look promising

Larry

After 3 runs, it was a pleasure to have no problems. The yaw gyro really adds/subtracts to keeping the plane straight. Maybe more will try multi engines.
I like to design and fly unique planes.
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