"@Rob - I get that. I was really more proposing the other idea, which was to actually explicitly consider the dynamics introduced by those isolator mounts (which you would keep), and then design a controller to manage those dynamics (sort of like…"
"I took a long break from this to build a couple other copters... finally getting back into it. I made several improvements and will be building / testing this next month. Stay tuned if you would like."
"Wow, 40km is unbelievable! It looks like both of them were flying manual with fpv though... I wonder what the longest distance flown *autonomously* is. Any mapping or ag enthusiasts out there that can carry a decent sized camera more than 20km?"
I have seen a few users with "100 km" badges, and I believe these were all achieved with fixed wing platforms. (Right?)I am wondering... what are the longest distances people have been able to cover with a copter? Anybody up to 20 km? 50 km?! Is…
"For the record, I upgraded to 6s and took a weight hit of a couple hundred grams. I now hover right at 50% and have much more juice for maneuvering. I can run auto missions up to 12 m/s no problem, and I am confident I could go faster if I had a…"
"Awesome! I like your point about trying to avoid servos from a reliability perspective. Have you been able to quantify the landing accuracy/precision? Also, how did you decide on your current motor/prop/battery configuration? Could you share a…"
"Hi Rob, I saw your DroneCon talk on youtube (which was great, thanks!), and it looks like you got cut off towards the end there. By any chance is the full slide deck available somewhere? Or was there much more left? Thanks!"
"Dave, I totally get your point. And it is a nice looking frame. However, this post adds nothing to the community -- it's just a shameless advertisement for something that was already posted earlier this week. Imagine if the front page was just…"