Firefly Mark One Flies in TREX Configuration. It's like a Space Odyssey!
As you can see above the 3D printed frame project has advanced one more step. I have fitted the 3D printed hub with 4 cut down TREX 450 (12mm) tail booms. It's being flow in Stability Mode. Just a note on cutting the aluminium tail booms, the easiest way I found was using a plumbers copper pipe cutter.
For those who are curious, I am flying Arducopter v2.22b4, the latest version served up by Mission Planner. I dialed back the default P values for yaw, roll, pitch and throttle to 80%. The default values are too aggressive for such a small frame. I think I could dial it back even further to 75% or 70% still be responsive. I initially used 50% of default, and it was stable, but response was to slow.
All connected up with cool 3 bladed props 8x4", Unfortunately on it's first lift off took a dump and lost one of the blades on a prop, and I had no spares. Now I have to run with the 9" 2 blade props. ;-(
The next step is to fly with the integrate micro 10g motors, using the integrated arms:
Unfortunately, I was testing one of the motors, while holding it in my hands and it slipped out, and ripped itself apart. Lesson learned, "Don't underestimate the torque of these little 10g motors". Now I have to wait for another round of HK delivery. Anyone know how to rewind these little motors?