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APMCopter 3.0.1 - Trex 450 Setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob_Lefebvre Oct 16, 2013. 13 Replies

I have a DFC FBL Trex-450 setup flying with 3.0.1 and I'm hoping for some tuning/setup suggestions. Just finished several packs tuning the stab mode and It's flying well. There seems to be some…Continue

 

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Ian commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Gumstix releases PX4-compatible Linux flight controller board
"Don't take this the wrong way, but why would you go through the development cycles and release a product that "might" work with the PX4 if that was your target in the first place? Why not look into this from the beginning? You state…"
Apr 14
Pete Smith commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"Hi Ian,             Could you advise on the following please? Your help would really be appreciated. I’ve just finished building a Tarot 650 – with the flowing kit attached –…"
Mar 15
Justin Gannon commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"Thanks for this thread and all your info! Excuse my noobness, but how are the motors pulling such a low amperage?  I understand that the quad being lightweight allows them to do less work and thus pull less amperage, but most all the motors…"
Dec 6, 2013
Ian commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"really? weird.... try this. you might have to login.  http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showatt.php?attachmentid=5778870&d=1368558934"
Oct 28, 2013
Shyam Balasubramanian commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"@lan, I could not find the spreadsheet that you referred to in that link. Could you post it as a attachment or PM me with it? Thanks."
Oct 28, 2013
Ian commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post Hot News ... Available NuttX OS on VRBrain 4.5: First Fligt with Arducopter32 3.1rc5 on NuttX Operating systems the same use by Pixhawke.
"Awesome work Roberto! nice to have options for moving beyond the APM/Atmel hardware! Do you, or anyone reading, happen to have a link or list of hardware used on that hexacopter?"
Oct 27, 2013
Ian commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"The 5010, or Multistars, are almost the same. The spreadsheet is good enough for both of those motors. So if your trying to calculate flight time of the 5010-360kv motors you use that spreadsheet..."
Oct 27, 2013
Shyam Balasubramanian commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"@lan, Thank you for the link. Interesting. I saw that there is a nice explanation (in german, that I translated to english to read): http://www.flugst0ff.de/copterflugzeiten-berechnen/. It talks about motor diam in mm (d [rotor] = rotor…"
Oct 27, 2013
Ian commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"EoD's spreadsheet. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24993803 You can use the spreadsheet and see how adding say twice the battery capacity will affect flight time. If you use a higher C battery then you can have a higher weight…"
Oct 27, 2013
Shyam Balasubramanian commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"Btw, for interested folks, ordering in bulk from 'alibaba.com' cost me: ~5.5$/cell when you buy at least 4 dozen of batteries."
Oct 27, 2013
Shyam Balasubramanian commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"Hey @Lan:  I have ordered dozens of 3400mAh Panasonic ncr18650 to experiement. Discharge rate of 1C. I have also ordered 2900mAh Panasonic ncr18650 cells, its seems its discharge rate is 10 Amps (almost 3.5 C) to experiment…"
Oct 27, 2013
Ian commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"@Andrew, yes anything that makes it heavier will give you less flight time. EoD has an xcel spreadsheet that lets you calculate flight times vs. weight for these long duration multicopters on the thread I posted in the blog details. I've been…"
Oct 27, 2013
Ian commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"Not sure, I've never tested flight times based on longer or shorter arms. I only have the one size. I think though that at 900mm there could be a lot of flex in the arms using such small tubes. If you fixed that by going with larger arms then…"
Oct 27, 2013
Ian replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"Hi Dragu, Thank you for your reply. I was doing the cut and paste thing as well, but I thought I was doing something wrong. I didn't think it should be that complicated a flight plan just to follow a ROI point. The problem I find with the…"
Oct 23, 2013
Shyam Balasubramanian commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"@lan, How would M2M distance affect the flight times? If I have two quads each with exact same built, but different M2M distance, say 750mm and 900mm, how would this affect the final flight time? "
Oct 23, 2013
Ian replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter-3.0.1 released!
"Hi Dragu, Very nice flight there! I have been asking over and over for someone to post how to use the ROI properly. Currently the only way I have found was to place a new Do_Set_ROI after every WP, I see you have not done that. Would you mind…"
Oct 21, 2013

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Goosebuster! Hobby 'copter chases nuisance birds off Ottawa beach

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 6:58pm 11 Comments

Goosebuster, an offshoot of Aerial Perspective photography, is patrolling the city park with a six-propeller chopper, outfitted with plenty of battery power and an speaker blasting predator sounds.

Steve Wambolt was originally trying to sell the city his photography services but…

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My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 3:00pm 87 Comments

Quadcopter details:

-Custom CF frame built from 12mm tubes and 1m~3mm CF plate.

- RCTimer 17x5.5 CF Props

- Turnigy Plush 12A ESC's running BLHeli firmware

- RCTimer 5010 - 360Kv motors

- Panasonic NCR18650 13,600A battery pack

- Bareduino Arduino FC with…

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The Happy Hacker Quad build

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

The "Happy Hacker Quad" :)

Frame - FR4, Aluminum arms, Carbon motor mounts

Motors - Turnigy 2217's

ESC - Trunigy 18A Plush

Battery - 3000/4000Mah 3S Packs

Arms - 450mm Motor to Motor

Weight - 1020g w/o battery

FC - APM1

Test…

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Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 10:11pm on February 15, 2012, Ellison Chan said…

Hi Ian, can you move the graphic to the top of the blog?  I tried to do it for you before approving it, but looks like you moved it back.

At 4:24pm on June 18, 2012, Zach said…

I have done more research, and changed my game plan a little bit. Here are a bunch of links to all the parts I want to purchase. I already have an arduino mega. Let me know what you think!

Frame

motor/esc combo

radio Tx/Rx

battery

propellers

accel/gyro IMU

power distribution

battery charger

let me know if those links don't work.

Thank you so much!

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