Welcome To DroneVibes

DroneVibes is a COMMUNITY of drones enthusiasts. We are experts at drones for all professional and consumer applications. We welcome you to register and join the conversation.

AerialMediaPros.com DJI F550 Heavy Lift Conversion, Larger Props and Motors >Now Available<

Discussion in 'Drone Vendor Announcements and Support' started by Aerial Media Pros, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Aerial Media Pros

    Aerial Media Pros Member

    269
    2
    1
    Oct 23, 2011
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Posted by Aerial Media Pros, Apr 30, 2012 #21
    UPDATED ORIGINAL POST, and uploaded quick Demo Video.



     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 22, 2014
  2. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Member

    165
    0
    1
    Mar 24, 2012
    The Great Beyond
    Posted by Simon Templar, May 1, 2012 #22
    Cool footage to be sure!!!

    Which landing gear and LED set is that?






    .
     
  3. Aerial Media Pros

    Aerial Media Pros Member

    269
    2
    1
    Oct 23, 2011
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Posted by Aerial Media Pros, May 1, 2012 #23
    Thanks, That is the Droidworx Extended landing gear, Photohigher AV130 Gimbal, and your standard LED Strip lighting. I use RED/GREEN for port starboard, and BLUE in the back.
     
  4. Posted by Benjamin Rowland, May 1, 2012 #24
    Looks like a cool rig. Well done.
     
  5. azure

    azure Member

    84
    0
    0
    Mar 13, 2012
    Posted by azure, May 10, 2012 #25
    A few questions:
    1) Does the mod use the stock F550 ESC's, or are new ESCs supplied. And if the mod uses the stock ESCs, do the new motors plug into the same bullet connectors?
    2) Is there any flex in the motor mount extension plates from being placed past the ends of the arms?
    3) Do the new mounts use the existing motor mount holes and screws?
    4) DJI states the max gross weight of the stock F550 as 2400g. I've flown mine at around 2650g with 8x6 props, but it wasn't happy. What would you say is a comfortable adjusted max gross weight for the F550 with your mod?
     
  6. Aerial Media Pros

    Aerial Media Pros Member

    269
    2
    1
    Oct 23, 2011
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Posted by Aerial Media Pros, May 10, 2012 #26
    Hi Azure,

    Welcome to the forum. When using the conversion kit, you use the stock 30amp esc's that come with the f550. They are plenty for the avroto motors. I have been flying with the AXI motors and 11" props on mine. With approx 4000grams my copter flys nice an smooth (see video above). I am sure your stock motors/copter would not be happy as you increased the weight. Carrying the T2I, landing gear and AV130, my copter barely broke a sweat. With that payload we were just pulling over 60amps (total) at Max throttle climb outs. The conversion uses the stock motor mount holes to mount to. There is no flex in my brackets, but the normal flex that is present in the stock arms still remain. You will need 3.5mm male bullet connectors to put on the motor wires. Those will fit into the DJI ESC's. I have the bullet connectors in stock, email me at aerialmediapros@yahoo.com if you have any more questions, or of you would like to place an order. Thanks, Patrick
     
  7. azure

    azure Member

    84
    0
    0
    Mar 13, 2012
    Posted by azure, May 10, 2012 #27
    Got it. Thanks for the quick response.
     
  8. azure

    azure Member

    84
    0
    0
    Mar 13, 2012
    Posted by azure, May 10, 2012 #28
    Couple more questions: What size props would you recommend for best stability with the mod at heavy weight? 11x5? And what prop bore size do the Avroto motor shafts use?
     
  9. Aerial Media Pros

    Aerial Media Pros Member

    269
    2
    1
    Oct 23, 2011
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Posted by Aerial Media Pros, May 10, 2012 #29
    Right now, 11x5 are working well with my current weight. The Avroto's come with a 6mm prop adapter.
     
  10. azure

    azure Member

    84
    0
    0
    Mar 13, 2012
    Posted by azure, May 10, 2012 #30
    So if I were to use Graupner 11x5 with an 8mm bore, would they fit with your adapters?
     
  11. Aerial Media Pros

    Aerial Media Pros Member

    269
    2
    1
    Oct 23, 2011
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Posted by Aerial Media Pros, May 10, 2012 #31
    The Avroto shaft is 6mm. So you will want to get the 8mm-6mm reducer with your graupner props.
     
  12. hjls3

    hjls3 Member

    716
    18
    1
    Feb 29, 2012
    Durango Colorado USA
    Posted by hjls3, Jun 23, 2012 #32
    So I am a proud owner of this setup. Patrick was kind enough to dial it in for me. I opted for the AXI motors and now I am completely sold on those bad boys. I am thinking I should build a 450 with them and AMP conversion-extensions. I am lucky enough to spend alot of time in a high performance Porsche, when flying my AXI 550, I kept thinking to myself - this is the porsche - stock 550 = VW bug. It is going to take me some time to get used to all that power. I did have a bit of a self induced mis-hap with a prop and have to wait to get another prop to fly more. After 4 flights though, I can certainly state that this machine is quite a beast.

    Should have some props next week and by then, hopefully the nerve to strap my T2i to the belly. I am more than confident that the machine can deal with the T2i (just watch Patricks video), however it is my skills I worry about. However, that is the whole reason I opted to go this route. Baby steps. Inexpensive way to try my hand at flying the T2i and take a few aerial pics. I am sure I will fall in love and end up with a big high dollar machine but given my experience (this is my 2nd MR - 1st MR stock 550 been flying it for a few months), I found this copter to be a good choice. I will be sure to post my results on this page.

    As far as AMP and service from Patrick - top notch. 2nd time for me to get a MR from Patrick and each time it was a great experience.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 23, 2012
  13. Rick~K

    Rick~K Free Bird

    120
    0
    1
    Mar 29, 2012
    Salt Rock,WV
    Posted by Rick~K, Jun 23, 2012 #33
    hjls3 I agree with you on Patrick's service. He will come through with even DJI don't. I'm planing on his conversion asap but some of those unforeseen expenses caught me by surprise and put mine on hold. Patrick ships orders quick and offers great support after the sale. Most of my MR's came from him, all but the scratch built. He even helped me select my FPV equipment that has pushed MR flight to a new level. The main thing is buy good props, this has been my biggest problem from breaking in flight. After two F550's, three FC's (2 NAZA's and a WK-M) Aerial Media Pros has always come with top service. Your dealing with a WINNER in my book!

    Rick in WV
     
  14. danyak101

    danyak101 New Member

    4
    0
    0
    Mar 6, 2012
    Hood River, Oregon
    Posted by danyak101, Jul 10, 2012 #34
    I have a 550 looking at this conversion.
    I have some 750 KV BC/3536's and 30 AMP RC Timer ESC's, Naza M with GPS, want to fly NEX or 2 Gor pro's. WIll this work with extended arms or will I have to beef up other parts of my system?
     
  15. Dr.phil

    Dr.phil Member

    63
    0
    1
    May 20, 2012
    Posted by Dr.phil, Aug 3, 2012 #35
    Anybody else flying with this conversion? What flying times do you guys get?
     
  16. copterstudios

    copterstudios Member

    98
    0
    0
    Apr 11, 2012
    Posted by copterstudios, Aug 9, 2012 #36
    Patrick is currently putting the conversion and WK M on my F550. I also have to say that he has great customer service and experience in these Copters.
     
  17. gww528

    gww528 Member

    9
    0
    0
    Sep 4, 2012
    Posted by gww528, Sep 4, 2012 #37
    Would please share your DJI NAZA F550 Gain settings for the Heavy Lift conversion. i.e. Basic, Attitude & Elevator gains

    Thank you
     
  18. Aerial Media Pros

    Aerial Media Pros Member

    269
    2
    1
    Oct 23, 2011
    Costa Mesa, CA
    Posted by Aerial Media Pros, Sep 5, 2012 #38
    I have my ATTI gains set at 85, and the Basic gains set at approx 115. This is with the Graupner 11x5 props. Hope this helps.
     
  19. gww528

    gww528 Member

    9
    0
    0
    Sep 4, 2012
    Posted by gww528, Sep 5, 2012 #39
    That is helpful. It will give me a ballpark idea were start. What is your Elevator gain?

    Thanks again
     
  20. gww528

    gww528 Member

    9
    0
    0
    Sep 4, 2012
    Posted by gww528, Sep 9, 2012 #40
    Looking at the Graupner 11x5 props in the below image, they are setup correctly in their clockwise/ counter-clockwise rotation. Here is my confusion. Looking at the front right blade (red arm), which is #2 arm with a clockwise rotation. The prop has the Letter "L" on it to indicate that it is Counter-clockwise (also stated on the box the prop came in). Why does Graupner label the rotations opposite of how they should turn?

    View attachment 6179
     

    Attached Files:

Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...