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Massimo V. commented on Simon Howroyd's blog post Hydrogen Fuel Cell UAV
"Simon, you told that "Flying wings ... are normally more aerodynamically efficient since you do not need a tailplane creating downforce, and all the structure to support it." I don't think it's true. The profile of a flying wing…"
May 25, 2013
Massimo V. commented on Massimo V.'s blog post Inexpensive platform for drone experimentation
"Thank you for sharing your pictures! Your quadcopter is a clear example of the "flexibility" of plywood: you can assemble whichever form you like in an easier way (compared to fiberglass or other "modern" materials). Imho…"
Mar 5, 2013
R. D. Starwalt commented on Massimo V.'s blog post Inexpensive platform for drone experimentation
"I love using plywood for hobby aircraft. My 2nd build is a 'fat chassis' to reduce the length of the aluminum arms. The AC 'C' body plate is shown for reference.   The motor-to-motor distance will be the same as AC…"
Mar 4, 2013
MHefny commented on Massimo V.'s blog post Inexpensive platform for drone experimentation
"I will .... I just get a spitfire diagram and will start to work on it.... thanks :)"
Mar 4, 2013
Massimo V. commented on Massimo V.'s blog post Inexpensive platform for drone experimentation
"If you want to start you can buy a laser pre-cut kit (this frame is also a laser pre-cut kit) and follow the instructions. It's easy. If you have any doubt you can look for some videos on youtube, maybe specific for your kit. Good luck,…"
Mar 4, 2013
MHefny commented on Massimo V.'s blog post Inexpensive platform for drone experimentation
"i hope I can work with palsa one day ..... I want to build a spitfire .... but my skills is not good enough .... if u have a useful tips or video I appreciate ur help."
Mar 4, 2013
Massimo V. commented on Massimo V.'s blog post Inexpensive platform for drone experimentation
"Thank you for your comment! It's a good idea. I used plywood because I am an air modeller and I like to play with wood. As any other fragile air model I hope to never crash it for the whole life service! :-)"
Mar 3, 2013
MHefny commented on Massimo V.'s blog post Inexpensive platform for drone experimentation
"if u are looking for a very strong frame ... try this one http://hefnycopter.net/index.php/building-your-quadcopter/20-vortex-quadcopter.html I made many crashes and it has never got broken ... "
Mar 3, 2013
Massimo V. posted a blog post

Inexpensive platform for drone experimentation

I wanted to try an inexpensive platform for drone experimentation with APM 2.5, and I found that a plywood frame was suitable for my purposes.Here is the part list:Frame:Hobbyking Quadcopter Frame 680mm - $9.95Motors:…See More
Mar 3, 2013
Massimo V. commented on Jeff Barton's blog post Fundamentals of Small Unmanned Aircraft Flight
"I read every word too! Thanks so much for sharing. I hoped to find a paper like this from long time, and now... I found this gift! Thank you very very much, it's clear, exhaustive and even simpler than expected!"
Nov 14, 2012

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Inexpensive platform for drone experimentation

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 1:56pm 7 Comments

I wanted to try an inexpensive platform for drone experimentation with APM 2.5, and I found that a plywood frame was suitable for my purposes.

Here is the part list:

Frame:…

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