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APMCopter 3.0.1 - Trex 450 Setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Dec 20, 2014. 14 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 Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"Not the way I'm using the motors. I only pull apx. 3~6A from these ESC's and motors per. If you went 6S or you had a heavy copter you would need larger ESC's."
Dec 28, 2014
Pete InNY commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"the motor specs say 30/40A ESC but i noticed you are using 12A.. is that going to damage anything?"
Dec 28, 2014
Ian replied to Ferruccio Vicari's discussion LOGO400 test
"Yup they are the BMW of helicopters! I've built a bunch of Align machines, and then a Logo. I wasn't expecting it to be much different, but WOW. So few parts, and everything just goes together so well. I'll post up some pictures once…"
Dec 23, 2014
Ian replied to Ferruccio Vicari's discussion LOGO400 test
"Looks good. I'm just waiting for my Pixhawk to arrive and then I plan to put it on my Logo 500SE"
Dec 22, 2014
Ian commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"Never got the notifications for this thread, so guess this is a wee bit outdated. But I dont have an APM or Naza on this quad so I don't have any settings or troubleshooting tips for those controllers. Out of the box settings for the MWC board…"
Dec 22, 2014
Ian commented on BrainFPV's blog post Brain FPV Flight Controller - Tau Labs - Full Graphic OSD - Made in USA - 36x36mm
"You just need to add a LRS board to that empty space on the bottom and it would be perfect!"
Dec 21, 2014
Ian commented on Randy's blog post ArduCopter 3.2 Released
"Sorry if I missed it, but is traditional-heli removed from APM 2.6 boards entirely? Will I need a pixhawk?"
Dec 20, 2014
Ian replied to Ian's discussion APMCopter 3.0.1 - Trex 450 Setup
"Not sure if you'll get this message but I gave up on this helicopter. I don't have the final settings, sorry. The swash plate would jam up every start up before settling into proper position, no settings seemed to fix the min-max. Also…"
Dec 20, 2014
Shameem Ferdous commented on Ian's blog post My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight
"Hi,I am building aEODs quad for long endurance flight. With 5010-14 motors and 17.5 inch props, 12A SimonK esc. My frame is iron man 650. Using apm 2.6. Would you suggest a parameter suitable for stable flt?Thanks"
Oct 11, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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

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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 91 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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