FX-61 Phantom

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Zeta FX-61 / Wing Wing 845mm

Started by Will Snodgrass. Last reply by UAS_Pilot Mar 19, 2015. 1 Reply

Has anyone else tried one of these out? I bought one just for something to play with and its pretty much a scaled down FX-61. In fact most are listed as FX-61 845mm planes but lately the "wing wing"…Continue

Phantom FX-61 spares

Started by Adam Eng.. Last reply by Flying Buddha Dec 29, 2014. 2 Replies

Hianyone know a place to buy FX-61 spares, i am looking for a motor mount.regardsContinue

Problems with auto take off

Started by obarrero. Last reply by Nov 25, 2014. 8 Replies

Hi Guys,I have got a fx-61 some days ago, and I am having problems with the settings for taking off in auto mode.  The plane doesn't keep its heading, always turn right and up, so it gets down…Continue

APM - Phantom Wing FX-61 Parameter Files

Started by Detlef. Last reply by Flying Buddha Aug 16, 2014. 25 Replies

Thought it would be a good idea to have a place to share Phantom APM config files. Since my FX-61 just got finished and is now waiting for its maiden I can only share my config that I thought I would…Continue

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Comment by Hamish on September 22, 2014 at 2:10pm

Hello fellow FX-61 pilots. I have posted a comprehensive description of my Phantom v2 configuration in the blog section:

FX-61 build configuration part 1

FX-61 build configuration part 2

As always, critical comments are welcome :]

Comment by Ravi on September 15, 2014 at 6:59pm

hi flying buddha, can u share the param file of FX-61. it would just help me tune the aircraft better. i am also flying FX61 for last 6 months.

Comment by Flying Buddha on September 15, 2014 at 8:44am

Hey guys I just wanted to share my flight time on the using the new HK Multistar Battery 3S 5200 MAh:

Phantom FX-61 Stock set up (I replaced the the 30 amp ESC with a 40 amp)

APM 2.6 (GPS, Airspeed sensor, Battery monitor)

Fatshark 200 mw transmitter and 600 CMOS camera

Wind: 7 to 10 mph from the NE

I was able to get 40 minutes on one battery (80% was used). I put the aircraft in 45 m loiter circle. I choose this battery because it seemed to be weight less then the other out there for its size. I will be also tesing a Zippy compact 5000 MAh and a Nanotech 5000 Mah this weekend. 


Comment by Chuck Durham on March 31, 2014 at 12:57pm

My APM is mounted, I am currently not using ELEVON_OUTPUT, but will try that, I just don't trust not having more mixing and control on the transmitter just yet.  Setup switch currently for Manual, Stabilize and Auto - stabilize from ground test moving it around looks good, so will be trying that out in the air, then I have a ground mission setup near a field out by our local municipal building

Comment by Trung Nguyen on January 26, 2014 at 6:35pm

I've been working up to a 100km attempt.  I knew 2 5000mAh packs would not likely make it, but I wanted to see how they would do.  I hit 32km last weekend on 6S2200mAh (2X3S2200mAh) with 40% remaining.

The forecast was not favorable.  I couldn't wait for better conditions, so I gave it a go anyway. It was chilly and windy. 20-40 kpm wind. I should have known a distance attempt was pointless in this wind with my cruise speed, but why not.

A butt-numbing 2 hrs 31 mins later, she finally landed. 2X3S5000mAh in series. MP saying 20% left in the packs. 75 km total distance.  Personal best!

Notice the ground speed (blue) reflecting the effect of wind. At times it hovered like a kite.  Not great for covering ground.

Comment by Isaac Sloan on December 27, 2013 at 5:54pm

Does anyone have a pids file for this platform? I think I have it pretty close but this is the first wing I've setup with ardupilot and I probably did something wrong.

Comment by John McGrath on December 25, 2013 at 4:47pm

I have a couple sx260s one of which is going in a X8 but is anyone using a camera similar with the phantom? I only want to have the apm/gps 900mhz telemetry and the cannon and would like to see if i can get 50 - 60 min out out of it but all I have seen is people doing fpv stuff and getting about 30 minutes and its not really worth it for me. I guess I would need to just do my own testing.

Comment by Matt on November 12, 2013 at 6:49pm

Anyone using CHDK with a camera yet? I am thinking of picking up a Cannon S160IS when black Friday comes up for $79! This plane is going to be so heavy. Haven't been able to do as much as I wanted with it yet due to life. I need to repair my crappy Accucel-6 charger that died after 4 uses. What a waste lol.

Comment by rocketman on October 23, 2013 at 1:27pm

Ok starting my apm build as we speak. Not sure if I want to place the apm 2.5 under the spar or near the rear. Going to do some tinkering and see what I come up with! 

Comment by Matt on October 14, 2013 at 6:42pm

The group is steadily growing! We now have 12 members. I need to upload some photos and do some test flights but I am pretty busy with work and college at the moment, so for the rest of you, show us what you got!


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