HobbyKing Hydropro Inception¶
The HobbyKing HydroPro Inception is a high speed (over 11 m/s) electric powerboat.
- HobbyKing HydroPro Inception (discontinued but the Super Surge Crusher may be similar)
- two Nano-Tech 4S 4000mAh batteries
- XT60 Y-cable to connect batteries in parallel
- Holybro Pixfalcon with GPS and telemetry
- 6 channel (or more) transmitter like the Futaba T10J
The inside of the vehicle becomes a bit wet during operation so it is important to take steps to keep the electronics dry.
For this build a 3cm x 10cm rectangular hole was cut on the underside of the removable cover which stretches from the blacked out windscreen at the front to the black hook-like knob at the back. The RC receiver, autopilot, GPS and telemetry radio were inserted through the hole and then attached using 3M double sided adhesive foam. The 3cm x 10cm hole was then closed using duct tape.
The battery power module was left in the main open area of the frame but partially protected from getting wet using a red balloon that came with the set (intended for use with the RC receiver).
Firmware used: Rover-3.5.0
Parameter file: HK-HydroProInception-Rover350.param
This parameter file can also be loaded using the Mission Planner’s Config/Tuning >> Full Parameter Tree page by selecting “HK-HydroProInception-Rover350” from the drop down on the middle right and then push the “Load Presaved” button.