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KDS Flymentor NEW!!! Product Flight Stabilisation -KDS 450 Helicopter ready to fly !

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Flymentor Hand Held Programmer

Flymentor Hand Held Programmer


Price: 36.50 / 45.26

New Flymentor Programmer see download manual for function
New from Sportsmoto june 2010 in stock NOW 14-06-10

Flymentor HHP Program Manual PDF Click to download Screenshot of Manual Click here

KDS Flymentor 3D

KDS Flymentor 3D


Price: 125.00 / 155.00

New type of sensing process provides reliable geographical positioning, completely independent of the visible horizon.

KDS Flight Manual
Particular CCD sensor can catch the ground picture to compare, and prevent helicopter from drifting.
Adjust the working status of Flymentor by AUX Channel, switchable gain system offers three different positions: Off, stabilisation and Position-holding mode.
Head lock gyro outside setting and Swashplate mixer.
Control the sensitivity and mode of gyro by GEAR Channel.
Support helicopters with 3S 120??swashplate,or 3S 140??swashplate,or 4S 90??swashplate, or 4S 90??+45??swash plate.
Attitude stabilisation in inverted flight.
Set Flymentor by computer USB adapter.
If you use FM/PPM radio equipment, Flymentor will make the ailerons, elevator and tail servo back immediately. The pitch will remain in the final signal position. And Flymentor will switch to position mode automatically. The sensitivity is 70%.

Please do not compare this with the Gyrobot 900 it is very different and more sophisticated in control of your helicopter, however this would assist with the learning curve of helicopter flight at an attractive price.

REVIEW by a Sportsmoto Customer

Hi Sportsmoto , After reading the adverse reports on flymentor I decided not to
buy it, I then decided later to give it a try.
It will fit inside my Mini titan cobra Helicommand will not.
Using a Futaba 9c non 2.4 it was very easy to set up, I did not have to
Reverse any channels in the transmitter, I already new about the errors
in the manual so install and set up was done in less than an hour. Very
easy compared to helicommand.

The gains are set on a slider on the side
of the transmitter same as my Helicommands.
I found that the position light was stable even indoors, so I fitted
training gear and tried to fly it indoors. I spent a few minutes trimming
it and to my surprise it worked very well, not yet tried it in balance
mode.
Have you or any of your customers had any flying problems with it ?. I
think it has had a unfair bashing in the forums mostly by the same guy so
I intend to report my findings in the same forums and any input from you
would be helpful. If any of your customers need help with it ( futaba non 2.4 )I will
be happy to help.
Best regards Ivor Hill
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KDS Flymentor 3D & Handheld Programmer DEAL

KDS Flymentor 3D & Handheld Programmer DEAL


Price: 148.00 / 183.52

KDS Flymentor 3D & Handheld Programmer DEAL

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Set up Information for Flymentor 3D 24-10-09

Set up Information for Flymentor 3D 24-10-09

Dear NEW customers and existing Flymentor 3D owners we have put an informative PDF about our set up with the Flymentor 3D as a download. The settings we have used are for the 3DX450B helicopter and will also work with the SX450 Helicopter. This guide should help new and experienced pilots alike get to grips with the CCPM servo set up a lot faster than it took us.

PDF Download of our settings for 3DX450B Helicopter CLICK Now

Automatically Hovering in a Fixed Position - KDS Flymentor 3D Stabilizing System
The KDS Flymentor 3D contain 3 components, the Flymentor Mixer, a CCD Camera and a 3-Axis Gyro. The system act as a computer Auto Pilot, it will only steps in when you don't give any input, but once you move your hands on the control sticks again, the system will de-activate and let you take charge again, pretty amazing, isn't it? Just like a real Auto Pilot when you need a break. The system provides 2 main features, Stabilizing Mode and Positioning Mode.

What is Stabilizing Mode?
Under this mode, there will be solid red and green light on the Flymentor Mixer, the CCD will not be working, only the 3-Axis Gyro is working. When you play the helicopter outdoor, there is wind, right? When the wind pass thru the helicopter, it will push the helicopter and making it lean to another side, you need to make the correction on the on the transmitter to keep the helicopter back to horizontal. By using the Flymentor, it will automatically correct the cyclic servos and make the helicopter back horizontal. Thanks to the 3-Axis gyro, it can work all around 360 degree correction.

What is Positioning Mode?
In this mode, there will be solid green light on the Flymentor Mixer, the CCD Camera and the 3-Axis Gyro are both working. The CCD Camera will constantly taking pictures of the ground, and compare each frame, to see if the helicopter is drifting, then it tell the Flymentor Mixer to give correction to the cyclic servos. Resulting the helicopter will stay in a Fixed position. The concept is simply an Eye watching the ground and make correction, kinda like a real human. But note that the system is not hooked up with the throttle, the attitude of the helicopter is still in your control.

About the Flymentor Mixer
This mixer is the brain of the whole system, it received signal from the CCD Camera and the 3-Axis Gyro, then it commands all servos(Cyclic and Rudder Servos) to do the job. It can be placed anywhere, just far from vibration and heat.

About the CCD Camera
Used for "Positioning Mode". The CCD Camera should be mounted underneath the main shaft or on the side frame of the helicopter, with the lens pointing at the ground and free from vibration, it works best in the attitude of 1m to 3m. The CCD Camera's job is to take image of the ground, then to provide a signal to the Flymentor Mixer, and gives the correction to the cyclic servos. To have best result, make sure that there are enough "Light" and "Something" on the ground surface, like grass and gravels, because the Camera can't see very well in dim condition and it can't recognize flat snow or flat sand, it requires "Something" to see, it will not work in dim condition or low contrast color surface.

About the 3-Axis Gyro
Basically, they combine three gyros and place them on X, Y and Z axis, so it sense 3D movements now instead of rudder movement only. This gyro also contain some Temperature sensor and some other sensors too. Also, needs to isolate it from vibrate and heat.


How to install the KDS Flymentor 3D Stabilizing System?

Connect the Flymentor Mixer to the Receiver as first picture, then turn on the transmitter and choose "Swashplate Type" to 1-Servo, meaning you don't use the CCPM from your transmitter no more, you will be using the Flymentor Mixer to do the CCPM mixing, then switch off transmitter. Then connect Servos to Flymentor Mixer as second picture, and mount the CCD Camera as third picture and mount the Gyro as usual on to the helicopter, just make sure it is placed horizontally. After installing the hardware, then you install the software into the computer and use the USB cable to connect Flymentor Mixer to the computer to do the setup. From now on, all the Sub-Trims, Channel Reverse, Servo Travels.... almost everything needs be set up using the software, don't adjust the value on the transmitter anymore, except Gyro Sensitivity, it can still be adjusted thru the transmitter.

Change the swash type in your TX and let Flymentor carry ouyt the CCPM mixing

How to install the KDS Flymentor 3D CCD Camera on the helicopter?
To have best result, make sure that there are enough "Light" and "Something" on the ground surface, like grass and gravels, because the Camera can't see very well in dim condition and it can't recognize flat snow or flat sand, it requires "Something" to see, it will not work in dim condition or low contrast color surface.

Important Declaration - Read Before Purchase

Please note that, this system is NOT Suitable for totally fresh beginners or first time flyer, it is NOT a Flying Teacher and save your helicopter when you are about to crash, this system is not fast enough to rescue. It is strongly suggest that you have an experienced RC Helicopter player to guide you on the installation. The KDS Flymentor 3D is a piece of equipment that helps beginners to hover. The installation of the hardware is easy, but the setup will need some special knowledge in RC Helicopter, like "Reverse Channels", "Swashplate Mix".... so if you have Zero experience on working with the 6-Channel or CP helicopters, this system is NOT for you. On the other hand, if you have experience on setting up CCPM values and understood the RC Heli jargons, you can give it a try, this system is really a joy to play with.

CCPM Connections Flymentor 3D

CCPM Connections Flymentor 3D


Underside View of Flymentor Fitted

Underside View of Flymentor Fitted


KDS Gyro Fitted Picture

KDS Gyro Fitted Picture


KDS Transmitter Suspender

KDS Transmitter Suspender


Price: 3.99 / 4.95

KDS Transmitter Suspender.
Great tool
Fits DX6i DX7 may fit others e-mail us with hole size in TX

Read this review See the TX suspender in use click here...

Transmitter rest (stand)

Transmitter rest (stand)


Price: 6.50 / 8.06

TX stand ideal for setting uyp , checking aircraft before flight
Made from CNC alloy, fits most TX case types

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