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My Ranger 757-3 build with Navio2

Started this discussion. Last reply by iSkyMaster on Friday. 9 Replies

Finally I've got all systems working. The combination of the telemetry modem and GPS module gave me a lot of headaches. The solution proved to be a separate UBEC for the modem and moving that UBEC as…Continue

Tesla Boat

Started Jun 20 0 Replies

Random fact:I just read that Nikola Tesla built an RC boat as early as 1898. Nice, huh? He envisioned drones back then. He was forced to use RC, as he was unable to build an autopilot...…Continue

Connector for wings (e.g. on X8) for quick assembly?

Started Jan 23 0 Replies

I am converting a Skywalker X8 into a VTOL quadplane. For ease of assembly I would like to integrate a connector in the orange parts that connect the wings. What connectors do you suggest? It needs…Continue

Systematic approach to autoland tuning?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anton Vanhoucke Jul 10, 2016. 2 Replies

I was playing around with autolanding. With more luck than wisdom I found pretty neat landing parameters after 5 consecutive landings. A little overshoot: 7m. The plane should have landed at my…Continue

 

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iSkyMaster replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion My Ranger 757-3 build with Navio2
"ok, I understand now why you put the air speed sensor on the side. Yeah, let me know flight time, please.I am going to use 2 x 3S @ 3000 maH batteries next time. Let's see what times I get out of it. I will probably upgrade to 10,000 maH later.…"
Friday
Anton Vanhoucke replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion My Ranger 757-3 build with Navio2
"I wanted the airspeed sensor to be protected from nose and bush landings. The tube is quite fragile. That's why I put it under the wing. I haven't tested the batteries to their full limit yet. I'm planning to put the plane in RTL…"
Jul 17
iSkyMaster replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion My Ranger 757-3 build with Navio2
Jul 16
iSkyMaster replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion My Ranger 757-3 build with Navio2
"The first test flight, it was not very smooth. Although the wing span is pretty big it really doesn't fly very smoothly.I have also cover quoted the wings for stability. may at high altitudes it will become more stable. What is the flight…"
Jul 16
Anton Vanhoucke replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion My Ranger 757-3 build with Navio2
"I'm flying 2x10000 mah 3s. Flies just fine. Why do you think it's not the best plane?"
Jul 16
iSkyMaster replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion My Ranger 757-3 build with Navio2
"I am using Dragon Link V3 on my Ranger. 40 to 50 KM Telemetry support. I think I bought the last stock :) Also, you can consider 100 km range ad on TX and RX from SCHERRER UHF Military grade system.  http://www.tslrs.com/"
Jul 16
Marc Dornan replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion My Ranger 757-3 build with Navio2
"For what it is worth ULRS has worked well for me (after a few recent issues). I do wish Benoit would open it up though...but it does not affect me as I have no wish to play with that firmware. Telemetry has been good and ditto bluetooth. Not sure…"
Jul 16
Anton Vanhoucke replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion My Ranger 757-3 build with Navio2
"Yes, the pod is my own design and build. I tried 3D printing, but I found lasercut multiplex to be much lighter. It's 3mm, but I think you can easily go down to 1,5mm for the pod, halving the weight. I also designed that wing to hold the…"
Jul 16
Marc Dornan replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion My Ranger 757-3 build with Navio2
"Looks good. Depending on budget and needs you may want to consider Draglink V3 (telemetry and RC), ULRS (same but DIY, https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2037442-Ultimate-LRS... ) or LORA 433 RC and Telemetry…"
Jul 16
Anton Vanhoucke posted a discussion

My Ranger 757-3 build with Navio2

Finally I've got all systems working. The combination of the telemetry modem and GPS module gave me a lot of headaches. The solution proved to be a separate UBEC for the modem and moving that UBEC as far away from the other electronics as possible.This plane is fully decked with:Downward facing gopro/mapir433 telemetryD4R-II radioNavio2I2c airspeedI2C sonarFlapsA laser cut housing for all electronics that slides inside and is attached with a couple of screws.Half lambda dipole antenna embedded…See More
Jul 16
Anton Vanhoucke posted a discussion

Tesla Boat

Random fact:I just read that Nikola Tesla built an RC boat as early as 1898. Nice, huh? He envisioned drones back then. He was forced to use RC, as he was unable to build an autopilot...https://www.engadget.com/2014/01/19/nikola-teslas-remote-control-boat/…See More
Jun 20
Anton Vanhoucke posted a discussion

Connector for wings (e.g. on X8) for quick assembly?

I am converting a Skywalker X8 into a VTOL quadplane. For ease of assembly I would like to integrate a connector in the orange parts that connect the wings. What connectors do you suggest? It needs to connect two thick power leads (+ and -) for the quad motors, and 3 servo wires (9 leads total).See More
Jan 23
Anton Vanhoucke replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion 433 Mhz dipole vs. GPS: total decimation
"OK I solved it! (Finally found more time to work on the issue) Powering the modem via a separate UBEC - like Joe suggested - worked like magic. No balun, no ferrite core.  The modem came with a little 4 wire cable that became a 6 wire plug at…"
Jul 24, 2016
Anton Vanhoucke replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion Systematic approach to autoland tuning?
"Thanks! Great tips. And nice video. Nice airstrip you have there too.  It seems I have plenty of elevator authority on the ranger. With the wings above the plane theoretically the flaps should pitch the plane up. In my logs I can see the…"
Jul 10, 2016
Kevin Garland replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion Systematic approach to autoland tuning?
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-eKZLj5MhU Here is my plane with pixhawk and LIDAR Lite 2. I would suggest getting rid of the Sonar and move to a LIDAR. It is way more accurate. Plus you can get the LIDAR Lite to engage at around 100 feet which…"
Jul 7, 2016
Lyn Rees replied to Anton Vanhoucke's discussion 433 Mhz dipole vs. GPS: total decimation
"Hi Anton. I don't post often but have been a member here for many years. Please take the time to consider the advice of  Gisela and Joe. I have never directly needed their advice but have a great respect for their methodical problem…"
Jul 4, 2016

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Look ma, no hands. And the plane keeps flying!
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