"I'm using a FAS-100 to supervise LiPo, and it's working wonders. No more then 50 mAh offset between what's on the Taranis screen and on the charger screen after a cycle. I'm flying 9600-9750 mAh from my 10 Ah 6S packs with ease of mind all the time.…"
"I have a photo quad with 390 kV and 15x5 props, and I'm loaded with a 10.000 mAh 6S for 34% hover. And that's with only four motors !
For your hexa, a 16.000 mAh pack would be fine, probably even a 20.000 mAh. "
"Automatic blade inspection is fun.
Unless you plan to photoshoot the whole propeller disc from afar, most of the times they stop it askew from the perfect inverted-Y position and on a so slightly different azimuth from your pre-planned flight, that…"
"I'm familiar with the ACS Hall sensors, since I use the FrSky FAS-100 module on almost every build I do. And I've unsuccessfully tried to "steal" its readings and feed them to an APM as well as the FrSky telemetry a couple of years ago.
"Most 3rd party power monitor devices are geared towards APM and its 0-5V range. Pixhawk has voltage/current sensing on 3.3V analog inputs.
If your sensor is 30V maximum and you plug a fresh 6S, that's 25.2V and your power monitor will output 4.2V,…"
"I'm using 2814-710 motors driving Graupner 11x5s on a simiIar frame. I'm cheap, so I got RCTimer ones, even if it's sporting a $3k thermaI camera, but one can find them from Cobra, T-Motor, KDE and more.
The bird weights 2.1 Kg and has attached a ~…"
"I have Guided as one of my 6 flight modes. I select it on my TX then grab the tablet and hit Follow. Last I played with it was in July and it kinda' worked.
There's some behaviour I don't like. It won't hold the altitude you start with. It will…"
"Unlike other ESCs come with an "airplane" firmware - with features like braking, soft-start or voltage cutoff - and can be reprogrammed with open-source code, the Afro series was designed by Mr. Hamasaki (aka TimeCop) and ran SimonK code from birth.…"
"You're too heavy.
2:1 thrust/weight ratio is the barely minimum acceptable for safe hover.With 3:1 ratio you can fly OK, with some sluggish recovery from sporty maneouvers when the LiPo is almost empty."