Videos uploaded by user “NQIS Steve”
Intermediate Switching.(3 way switching)
This is a big shout out to all those people who have watched my first video "Two way switching" that has had over 120000 views so far thanks heaps for all the positive comments and subscriptions that came from that one video. I will definitely do more of these videos as I have had many requests to do so. So thank you once again and thanks for watching this one as well.
Views: 19953 NQIS Steve
Steves Training Vids (two way switching)
Electrical Training videos
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The best $5.00 RC upgrade! (FrSky 2.4G V8 Series 5dB Module Antenna RP-SMA)
2.4 ghz 5db Antenna I purchased this 5 dollar antenna for my 2.4ghz Radio Transmitter and using just one example day of flying saw fantastic improvement. This was marketed as the V8 series up grade for the FRsky Radio and modules on Banggood http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-FrSky-2_4G-V8-Series-5dB-Module-Antenna-RP-SMA-p-68703.html?rmmds=detail-bottom-alsolike
Views: 1669 NQIS Steve
Inside the Eachine Stingpad
A Quick look inside the protective cover of the Eachine Stingpad. This antenna is a linear 4 element directional patch.
Views: 1353 NQIS Steve
Smartieparts 9xtreme TH9X Upgrade.
Installation of the Smartieparts 9xtreme board into my trusty old FlySky TH9X. Many thanks to all the people who have uploaded videos on ER9X they have been a great help. Also my thanks to Steven Morehouse of Smartieparts who gave me 20% off the price. If you liked the video please hit the like button!
Views: 2771 NQIS Steve
XJT Module install for the FlySky TH9X
This wraps up the ultimate TH9X upgrade using the SmartieParts 9Xtreme board and the Fr Sky XJT module.
Views: 9907 NQIS Steve
PDB+BEC+OSD (with firmware flashing)
PDB_BEC+OSD is another great little addition to the hangers part list. In this video I show the process involved of seeing the OSD's GUI for the Board in operation. This involved flashing firmware to the board via the USB using the Arduino IDE. http://www.mwosd.com Go to this link and follow along. Please Subscribe if you like these videos.
Views: 14130 NQIS Steve
Naze32 Rev6 & PDB+BEC+OSD Fail
Naze32 & PDB BEC+OSD thrown away for Many reasons and I explain a few.
Views: 5990 NQIS Steve
Achilles Plus Firmware (menu)
This is a video showing the Menu system for the Achilles Plus Link below to Firmware http://achillesfpv.eu/
Views: 744 NQIS Steve
Quanum Cyclops goggles firmware hack part 3 (OLED Screen)
Installing the small OLED screen to take full advantage of the script written by Kjell Hernen the Cyclops + Firmware modification we had previously installed in Part 1 and 2 of this series. For the sake of $6 and Kjell's Skills you can add some great fuctionality. Coming up soon DVR capability for the Quanum Cyclops Goggles. During the DVR Modification we will also add video out and video in Jacks.
Views: 3518 NQIS Steve
Cessna 337 full scale
A trip North to Hopevale for work and I thought people would like to see the cool twin engine plane that was my personal taxi for the morning. also check out Hew's web page and you tube channel links below. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnEt6yknrikp98jVfozGdqg www.hopair.com.au
Views: 620 NQIS Steve
Flashing OpenPro58 Firmware to the Eachine Pro58 Diversity
Flashing this Firmware fixes the diversity problem that stoped the reciever locking to the antenna that has the best signal. The openpro58 firmware was written and ported by PioDabro of RCGroups and all acknowledgements go to him for doing this work so quickly for all us poor chumps that bought this Eachine product that came out with defected poorly written original firmware. The Github link https://github.com/piodabro/rx5808-pro-diversity-pro58/tree/master/release/v0.1 The RCGroups link https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2904311-Eachine-PRO58-RX-Diversity-40CH-5-8G-OLED-SCAN-VRX-FPV-Receiver/page9
Views: 6153 NQIS Steve
HS1177 minim OSD
This is a new Minim OSD board that fits onto the back of your Swift or clone of the Swifts rear plate. They give you a set of longer screws so you can remove the originals and replace them with the longer ones provided thus giving a great position to mount the OSD away from the noise.
Views: 486 NQIS Steve
EASA(Unmanned aircraft) Draft rules and regulations.
I have a say about the so called draft of new regulations the European RC Model users may have to live under.
Views: 103 NQIS Steve
Quanum Cyclops Goggles Firmware hack part 1
Hi everyone this is part one of a multi part set of videos I am doing on modding or hacking the Quanum Cyclops Goggles from Hobbyking. I believe these goggles have been put out into the market for the likes of people like me who can not afford a set of high end goggles but can see the possibilities presented in these entry level FPV googles from Hobbyking with a little modification here and there the owner can end up with all the bonus of an expensive high end set of FPV goggles without the cost. They will be hacked by all sorts of people for all sorts of reasons. The most obvious of the modifications is the upgrading of the firmware that resides on the Atmel chip that controls the RX. All credit for this series of videos must go to Kjell Kernen a You Tube channel for his fantastic effort of modifying the firmware which lets you chose the chanel as well as scanning up and down the 40 channels this is a vast improvement on the stock firmware Kjell is such a bonus to the RC community please visit his Chanel and subscribe to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkZLAH78Ecg Please stay tuned for part 2 of this series flashing the firmware to the Quanum Cyclops RX and I will also show where to download all the necessary files.
Views: 4617 NQIS Steve
Quanum Cyclops Goggles Video In & Out.  (Progress up date)
Just a quick Video on where I am with the Video in and Out Modification I was doing on the Cyclops Goggle from Quantum. I have decided to use an electronic switching method instead of a Mechanical one which was using the switched TRS sockets. This video switch I have chosen is meant to live on board the aircraft and switch between three different cameras using a PWM signal generated by the radio on a spare receiver channel. I will be using an Arduino micro-controller to generate the PWM signal instead and this will allow me to use the one micro tactile switch for all three. So stayed tuned for flashing a script to our Arduino Mini Pro micro-controller and the installation of the video switch and TRS sockets for the Video in & Out.
Views: 2137 NQIS Steve
IRangeX RX800 Failsafes at 80m
IRangeX RX800 FrSky clone receiver from Banggood Fails at 80m I have done a previous video on this receiver from Banggood and reported its effectiveness around my house but this is a real world park scenario and it fails miserably.
Views: 523 NQIS Steve
Racerstar 15 Amp BLHeli-s
I pull the heat shrink off and discover that these ESC's are manufactured using two separate PCB's Racesrstar 15 A BLHELI_S From Banggood
Views: 109 NQIS Steve
Quanum Cyclops 3 way video switch Mod
Installing a 3 way PWM controlled video switch to combine 3 inputs onto the Cyclops FPV goggles. Parts used Arduino Nano Micro switch 3 Chanel PWM controlled video switch
Views: 1711 NQIS Steve
Clone or name brand frames
My opinion on clone miniquad frames versus exspensive name brand ones.
Views: 56 NQIS Steve
Smart Audio VTX with a MinimOSD
Smart Audio VTX with a MinimOSD connected to a soft serial port. MW_osd version 1.6.8 Version 1 Minim OSD has been used but it will be the same using a Micro Minim OSD. Soft serial port used was Pin 6 on IO 1 Flight controller is a SPF3 clone.
Views: 738 NQIS Steve
Quanum Cyclops Goggles DVR Modification
Adding the HMDVR to the Quanum Cyclops Goggles. One of the most important Modifications that brings it up to the high end Fatshark and Skyzone FPV goggles. So the Cyclops now has Band scanning both auto and manual with the ability to step up or down the frequency range and using the OLED screen you have the graphical representation of all this displayed for you to see. Adding the digital video recording capability has now rounded out this set of FPV goggles very well. One more set of modifications can be made with the Video out and Video in jacks to be installed and while doing this wiring mod to the Cyclops the DVR's Video out will be connected so you can play back the recorded footage on the goggles monitor or on a big screen via the Video out jack we will install.
Views: 5906 NQIS Steve
Wing Wing Z84
Build log
Views: 2798 NQIS Steve
Eachine pro58 diversity test
I test the diversity on the Eachine Pro 58 for Fatsharks. During the test I use one antenna then two antennas to show that the firmware on the unit favours B channel quite badly no mater what the signal strength.
Views: 1975 NQIS Steve
Quanum Cyclops Goggles Firmware Hack Part 2
Okay everyone that was part 2 of of the Quanum Cyclops Goggles firmware hack before I ramble on any further please see the original hackster himself Kjell Kernen Video on the firmware hack the OLED sreen Modification and even an alternate way of flashing using Arduino just follow this link and support a Master of our hobby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkZLAH78Ecg I will be doing a heap of modifications to these fantastic set of hackable goggles next up is what ever gets here first. Blue 3-5V 0.96" SPI 128X64 OLED LCD LED Display to show graphical frequency Chanel numbers and rssi signal http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Blue-3-5V-0-96-SPI-128X64-OLED-LCD-LED-Display-Module-For-Arduino-/191736126003?hash=item2ca45d1a33:g:C7MAAOSwcBhWYBNV HMDVR this dvr is as small as the oled screen and will record hrs of footage http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/HMDVR-Mini-Digital-Video-Audio-Recorder-30fps-for-FPV-Drones-Quadcopter-Q250-/301959879936?hash=item464e361d00:g:pNcAAOSw74FXPBH1 I thought one of the Mini FPV cameras at the front like the sky zones with a nice tactile button http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/600TVL-1-4-1-8mm-Lens-CMOS-170-Degree-Wide-Angle-CCD-Mini-FPV-Camera-NTSC-/252365058501?hash=item3ac22131c5:g:EiIAAOSwJSJXGwx4 and of course simple AV in and AV out jacks to round it off. But the killer hack would be of course one of Bruce Simpsons diversity circuits and an other RX
Views: 2635 NQIS Steve
Racerstar 2006 2400kv
Racerstar 2006 2400kv An unusual size for mini quads. Brushless motor from Banggood.
Views: 106 NQIS Steve
Martian 3
A few quick thoughts on the Martian lll Frame thats all over the net in all the usual spots. Let me now below how you would deal with the Multiple voltages needed considering the CRAPPY PDB supplied with the kit .
Views: 427 NQIS Steve
Arduino Thrust Stand (Part 1)
I drag Out the old Arduino Uno Thrust Stand I was building after the Quanum Cyclops Goggles AV in/out project using another Arduino board the Nano re inspires the old project. Project requires Load Cell with Breakout board HX711 Voltage Sensor Current Sensor Arduino Board (Uno or Mega) LCD Shield with Input Buttons Plan on doing this project over the next few months in between waiting on parts for other projects. /* sample for digital weight scale of hx711.display with a 1602 liquid crtstal monitor Sketch used for scales http://arduinotronics.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/arduino-hx711-digital-scale.html
Views: 414 NQIS Steve
HS1177 OSD wiring and serial pass through
Brief description of how to wire up the HS1177 Piggy OSD and how to setup serial pass through in betaflight.
Views: 1647 NQIS Steve
DYS RHCP and a Banggood No Stem RHCP
A real life comparison of the standard cheap DYS 5.8 GHZ Antenna against the short no coax version from Banggood. The weight saving was 5 grams. I could not feel the difference flying the RX130.
Views: 146 NQIS Steve
HMDVR-S for Recording FPV
I have this HMDVR-S mounted on my 4 inch quadcopter to record straight from the FPV camera.
Views: 684 NQIS Steve
Parts for the Ultimate TH9X upgrade
A quick description and list of the two parts to buy for the Fly-Sky TH9X Radio upgrade http://www.smartieparts.com/shop/ For the 9Xtreme Board that comes with RGB LED Backlight Speaker Cables USB Connector Stickers and Hardware to mount Go to the Fr-Sky website to see what you need for the module to suit your radio and buy it from Banggood or Ebay
Views: 634 NQIS Steve
Realacc PDB with Current Sensor
Realacc PDB with current sensor PDB-XPW 140 amp Current Sensor Dual BEC 5V/12V New style of XT60 ESC Signal wire solder pads I Think this is the perfect PDB.
Views: 2228 NQIS Steve
9.9 Volt 3 cell LiFe battery conversion on flysky TH-9X
Video showing how easy this is.
Views: 232 NQIS Steve
Ebay red 20 amp Simonk esc
I investigate what is under the red heat shrink of a cheap 20 amp Simon K ebay ESC
Views: 1214 NQIS Steve
Yotec 936Power Soldering station
Yotec 936Power A quick run down on the soldering station I have been using the last few months 24 volt Temperature control On Off Switch Indicating LED Removal Hand piece Somewhere on ebay 36 Dollars AUD can't go wrong.
Views: 1362 NQIS Steve
ZMR 250 use 1500mah or 3000mah Battery?
Flying the 2208's on the ZMR with 5" props still gives me heaps of zing carrying 3000mah battery.
Views: 4310 NQIS Steve
Sony Effio CCD Board Cam from Banggood
A Quick video on the Sony Effio Chip set FPV Camera for sale on Banggood at the moment for 14 Dollars AU. The next best thing if you can not afford to keep buying new HS11xx series cameras.
Views: 239 NQIS Steve
$9 Fatshark Battery
A quick video on how quick and easy it is to make a new Battery for your Fastshark Goggles for a third of the price of an original.
Views: 155 NQIS Steve
GoPro lens from Banggood Sucks!
Sorry about the heading just the best way to say it. I replace the 120 degree lens that came with the Sony Effio with a Banggood GoPro 170 degree replacement lens and it was very loose threaded so much so that the lens rattled separate to the camera. You can alao see the inside of the lens frame when camera is in focus.
Views: 101 NQIS Steve
Yellow heat shrink and Red heat shrink 30amp ESC"s off ebay
An unwrapping of the 30 amp yellow and the 30 amp red heat shrunk ESC's off of ebay
Views: 5934 NQIS Steve
Hobbyking can get stuffed!!!
A rant video
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FPV Antenna Wrong polarisation WTF???
I realise that the circular polarised antenna i purchased for the Cyclops googles should have been left hand not right hand and yet at the distance of around 50m I have found that it has not made much of a difference........... OK seems this needs to be put to some practical tests... Out for a fly see how we go..
Views: 1405 NQIS Steve
SQ12 Mini Action Camera
SQ12 I think it stands for shit quality all year long. Once again proving the old adage of you get what you pay for.
Views: 93 NQIS Steve
Realacc Mini Pagoda Antenna Flight Test
I put the Mini Pagoda FPV antenna from Realacc through a real world test flying behind Buildings and trees. Conclusions and thoughts. Can not say that I am impressed with these first Pagoda FPV antennas I have ever used so can only compare against same companies 4 leaf CP antennas which gave better reception.
Views: 515 NQIS Steve
Butterflight Vs Betaflight
Back in the Hypetrain Groove................Just for a laugh.
Views: 93 NQIS Steve
Going name brand (Kingkong motors and DYS esc's)
Kingkong 2205 2300KV Motors and DYS XM 20 Amp ESC's on the bench for a quick look before mounting. Decided to not go with the carbon fibre ZMR frame I purchased last month but to order another newer type of frame the FS 210 which is supposed to be the QAV 210 knock off. As the 210 size is the smallest frame for 5" props thought that would make more sense.
Views: 707 NQIS Steve
Achilles Plus Firmware for the Eachine Pro58 Diversity Module (Introduction)
Achilles Plus the new firmware for the Eachine Pro58 Diversity Receiver this firmware has been written from the ground up to take advantage of the 32 bit processor that this receiver uses. A Special thanks to George Chrysostomos who is the author of this great firmware and for letting me be part of the test team. You can purchase firmware on the Link below http://achillesfpv.eu/
Views: 1756 NQIS Steve
DANGER Cheap 50 W LED floodlight not earthed.
I check out a floodlight I bought off of eBay and find the earth wire is not connected. This is happening on most of the cheap Chinese fittings I buy from eBay be careful.
Views: 6648 NQIS Steve
Another ZMR PDB
I get close in with a meter and have a look around another ZMR PDB off of ebay. It was less than 13 dollars and came with 2 BEC's a 5 V and a 12 V it was advertised as having a minim OSD but it only has the spot to place pins in for one. Another choice for a cheap PDB on ZMR Builds. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252328576001?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Views: 1618 NQIS Steve