(FPV) Quadcopter X Setup

So as of yesterday i finally finished something that i had in my mind for such a long time.

My (FPV) Quadcopter X setup :-)

As i do not have any flying skills yet i will not get the FPV (First Person View) equipment yet.
For now i definitely want to practice otherwise it would just crash my stuff.

This is my parts list and i am really really satisfied with the quality / performance of the parts.
You can basically call it a budget build but it’s not trading quality against price. So it’s not super super cheap.

Quadcopter Parts

1x AfroFlight Naze32 Acro AbuseMark FunFly Controller – Soldered version (Horizontal Pin)
2x Turnigy nano-tech 1500mah 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack
6x Afro ESC 20Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware)
6x DYS BE1806-13 Brushless Motor for Multirotor (2300KV) 24g
1x Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 2) (v2 Firmware)
10x Gemfan 5030 Multirotor ABS Propellers One Pair CW CCW (Black)
1x Tarot 250mm Mini Through The Machine Quadcopter With PCB


1x 3W Red LED Alloy Light Strip 120mm x 10mm (2S-3S Compatible)
1x (Cutting Mat) WEDO Schneideunterlage Cutting Mat, selbstschließende Oberfläche, 45 x 30 x 0,3 cm CM 45, grün
1x (Solder Iron) OHE Profi Lötstation Starterset – Lötkolben + Station + Lötzinn + Lotsaugpumpe + Spitze
1x (Lipo Beeper) 1-8s Spannung Lipo Akku Alarm Checker Schutz Anzeiger
1x (Battery Charger) Andoer SKYRC iMAX B6 Mini Profi Balance Charger / Disch für RC-Akku Lade ( SKYRC iMAX B6, B6 Mini Balance Charger )
1x (Power Adapter for Battery Charger) LEICKE Netzteil 60W 12V 5A 5,5*2,5mm für LCD TFT Bildschirm Monitor, LED Strips, NAS, ext. Festplatten, Pico-PSU bis 60W

Some things to mention.
The Afro ESCs 20A have different bullet connectors than the motors so you would need to be aware of that when you do not want to solder things.
Sadly the Afro 12A ESCs were out of stock during the time i ordered and 20A are doing the same job.

Build everything starting from the motors to the “wings” to the frame.
After that start with the transmitter and flight controller.
Try to imagine the whole setup in the beginning or just check out the internet for similar builds.

One thing to mention is this Youtube playlist that helped me a lot during the whole process:

To change the spinning direction of motors just change the red and black wire. Yes, i did not know that! ;-)
A good picture showing the directions.


Have in mind that you need to check the motor setup (which motor is where) on your flight controller.
First i was building everything counting from 1 to 4, starting on the upper left.
Big mistake! You need to checkout the setup in your configuration software of the flight controller.

A gallery of my work. Doesn’t look too bad :-)


:: PowerCLI | Remove VMs

:: PowerCLI | Remove VMs

Just a quick script from me that will help delete a bunch of VMs.
You need to have a list with all computer names in a .txt or .csv file for that.

Uncomment the get-credential part if you are not running the ISE with your admin that has access to the vCenter server.


:: Debian 7 – Server crashed and rebuilt

:: Debian 7 – Server crashed and rebuilt



Memo to myself. Server crashes suck.
Yesterday i got into the sad situation that my old server configuration tried to update from Wheezy to Jessie.
Somewhere in between the whole configuration got corrupted as multiple critical services got new .conf files.
I was restoring a backup from my hoster (strato) but quickly noticed strato is not really taking snapshots but either some sort of incremental file backups.

Anyway gladly i am using backup addons for all my CMSs. Now i want to document the steps i have taken to rebuilt my server in case this happens again (for me or someone else).

  1. Reinstalled the Host by using the configuration panel of Strato
  2. Installed packets (listed below)
  3. Configured nginx
  4. Created dev user for web environment
  5. Configured vsftpd
  6. Restored backup of old www-data
  7. Restored backup of old SQL databases
  8. Configured iptables

I will explain it in more depth as i am working on my server.
If you have questions let me know.

PowerCLI | Increase and Expand VM Guest OS Disk

:: Increase and Expand VM Guest OS Disk ::

Hi all,

as i finally have worked out two scripts that are able to increase and extend the Guest OS Disk (XP/Win7) i thought you might find it useful.

Please note that for the XP version to work both VMs (or all VMs) need to be powered off. Like that you can also increase/extend system disks.





ViewCLI | Find users & assigned VM that did not login for more than 90 days

I didn’t find this anywhere else so i decided to create my own ViewCLI script.

Just run it against a View Event Database to get all information you need.

Please note:

If there is more than one machine assigned to a user it will show “System.Object[]” instead of a machine name.

You can still use “get-desktopVM | where { $_.user_displayname -eq “domain\username” } to list all machines in that case.

It actually results users that did login to the broker. This is enough for me as i don’t need the agent_login itself.

Just make sure you edit the sql query if you want to see agent connects.

Let me know if you have any questions or problems:




Ubuntu | Watch Netflix on Linux

Hi everyone, i recently noticed that it’s possible to watch Netflix on Linux (Ubuntu 13+) and Chrome Beta.

I tried it and i love it. It’s even a lot faster than on my Windows OS or than on my Firefox with User-Agent-Switcher and Pipelight.


Below is everything you’ll need to go for it.

I sadly can’t offer a .deb installation file for libnss3.17 but if you have Ubuntu 14.04 you are fine anyway.

As soon as you have everything rightclick on the Agent Switcher in Chrome and click on Options.

Put in the following entry to get a special “Netflix” Agent (basically a Windows Chrome Agent).


Name: Netflix Chrome

String: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/38.0.2114.2 Safari/537.36

Group: Filled in automatically

Flag: IE


Now enjoy Netflix on Linux :-)

Let me know if something is not working and i try to help.


If you want to read more – check out the nice article of the omgubuntu team.