"And a good set of thumbs! The pusher motor was certainly under powered, we couldn't keep the weight under 55lbs and get the CG right without switching to a smaller pusher motor. One of the drawbacks of this design is the large moment arm of the…"
"Basically they needed help, and I just repeated what I had already tried and had success with. Though it wasn't how I would have went about designing the aircraft, when I showed up a few weeks ago they were committed to it at that point. You can…"
Hey everyone, I wanted to announce the successful first forward flight with the Local Motors/Airbus VTOL UAV. Powered by a Pixhawk 1 with Arduplane 3.7.1, weighing in at 54.85lbs!I was called in three weeks ago to help them design, build, and fly…
"Thanks Tridge! Let me know if you have any experimental changes for the code, that's what this thing is for! It crashes really well so no worries if something doesn't work as expected. I certainly proved that with my regular fixed wing nano…"
"I think you could get a 1000mah or even 1400mah in there, but there are a few problems. For one, its too nose heavy with anything larger than the 850mah. Second, the AUW is already at 610g when RMRC recommends under 375g for this platform. Not only…"
Yesterday Was the first successful transition flight of my Nano Quadplane. After limited success a few years ago with two separate pixhawks on the VTOL Anaconda, I decided it wasn't feasible to use multiple Pixhawks/Pilots for anything other than a…
"Thats Cool, I always wanted to do a Talon Build. Nice work
I used two pixhawks Y'd together with a 9ch spektrum receiver with two PPM encoders. It was a huge mess! This was so I could control everything from my DX9. It had dual telemetry modules,…"
"One Pixhawk is flying the X8, and the plane is flown manually. Step two is adding another Pixhawk for the plane, and step 3 is automating the transition from vertical take off to forward flight and back to vertical landing"