Finally getting around to posting a project I worked on a year ago at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. We 3D printed (FDM on a Fortus 400mc) a UAV with telescoping wings. Structure was primarily FDM except for a carbon fiber backbone that all the parts were attached to. Designed to be highly modular, the aircraft…Continue
I just designed and printed this. It snaps together in a few seconds and provides a good way for me to keep my radio pointed vertically. Seems very stable even with the longer antenna. You can find it on thingiverse if you want to print one for yourself …Continue
First of all, sorry for the unexciting video. Waiting on my new gopro so I made do with an old keychain cam.
Flight went well! I was very impressed with the RTL performance straight out of the box. The Radian displayed much less of a tendency to wander than the 6' Telemaster I had flown with APM before. I will take a stab at tweaking the gains. This first image is just the RTL flight and the next one is all the flight data.
Before landing, the plane…Continue