Build of a Pro Jet RQ-11
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The tail is complete. Both servos are installed in the vertical stabilizer' and the horizontal stabilizer is held on with on with one 6-32 nylon screw; tape applied to the underside at the tail boom to keeps it square. The assembly can easily break down into two parts. For me this is mostly academic as I have plenty of transportation and storage space but I like the idea of being able to fit everything into a back pack.
The 3DR AMP 2.5+ arrived. I have downloaded the GCS and uploaded the firmware. New photographs are uploaded if the unboxing if anyone wants to see what you get. It looks pretty straight forward so far. I have to get (or crimp my own) 3 female to femal servo leads and install the electronics next.
The Raven is assembled ballanced and the APM is working in stabilization mode. The servo movment looks good and smooth. I will fly it this afternoon in manual mode to check the trim and ballance in flight. Then I will switch over to stabilize mode and see how she does. I am still getting aquainted with flight planner in Mission Planner.
High gusty winds prevented flights yesterday and this morning. I have planned a simple three WP flight plan. At each WP loiter for 2 min and undef at the 3rd WP. I am now confident with Mission planner/Flight Planner and the 3DR radio.Just waiting on the wind. After reading about airspeed sensors I will be adding that soon.
Third flight started very well. It climbed out a bit erratic but easily gained altitude. After about 5 minutes of getting used to it with the additional weight from the APM and getting her trimmed I switched it to stabalize. In stabalize it went well and I could really see how it was limiting my inputs. Also when I let go it flew straight and level which was very cool. Then we switched over to auto. It went into loiter and circled. This was very reliable and went well. After about 10 minutes I put it back into manual mode and bought her in for landing. I am vacationing on a golf acourse...Everything looked fine and lined up but I was a bit wide and flew straight into a tree. The wing and horizontal stabalizer was destroyed but the fuselage was intact with minor damage. I will retire the airframe. Now I am looking for another one preferably a wing or one with alierons. BTW a camera is in the mail so soon I will be adding video to the airframe. So far so good....except my dumb thumb into a tree.
Hi, I am looking into buying one. My son would like to put an iphone inside of it and use the iphone as the camera. Are the insides wide enough to fit an iphone with protective case?
I may have missed somewhere but what all hardware did you use?
Thanks, I'm building one out for a backup to a backup. I like the look of it since it looks like the real one.
I'm looking at using on unused RVOSD, APM 2.5 with Telm, 8CH Futaba, 5.8TX.
I wasn't sure which motor would fit.
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