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Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger P Swan May 11, 2017. 50 Replies

Hey,I am looking into purchasing a V-Tail quadcopter from HERE and was wanted some feedback on…Continue

Tags: v-tail, GPS, Mission planner, setup, advice

 

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Roger P Swan replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"This is spot on So easy: config tune :Full parameter List. FRAME  has options :- 0:Plus  1:X  2:V  3:H  4:V-Tail  5:A-Tail  10:Y6B (New) Thank you Sir"
May 11, 2017
Tim B replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Kool. I haven't looked at the footage yet to see if I captured it (just set my cell on it's side and hit record) but I did fly a bit more on the vtail 500 and pixhawk and it flys fine except for giving it yaw. Giving it any yaw even just a…"
Jan 6, 2015
Larry Dunn replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Well, I gave up trying to tune my adverse roll issue and built a new frame that more closely matches the motor layout of the Hunter V-Tail. I also lightened in up so its not as under powered as it was. Ive only done a couple of very short test…"
Jan 5, 2015
Larry Dunn replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Ok, thanks for the info!"
Dec 31, 2014
Tim B replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"You know I actually only flew it once. The short legs was an issue with the rear props hitting into the grass which prompted me to get it up higher. The first time I flew it I had to swap the 2 and 4 motor connections to get it to fly right but it…"
Dec 30, 2014
Larry Dunn replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Tim - was your vtail flying ok prior to your mods? Im wondering if its going to be necessary to build a new frame that follows the expected motor layout/angles more closely in order to fly a vtail."
Dec 30, 2014
Larry Dunn replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Thanks for the feedback Tim. Mine yaws in the correct directions. Its just the adverse roll and pitch down that is the issue. I flew again today and tried some random changes to the PID's. I did managed to get the pitching slightly better,…"
Dec 30, 2014
Tim B replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Well no tips but can verify what your seeing I guess. I have a lynxmotion vtail 500 but i modified it (added longer legs). I was trying to fly it after extending the legs and adding a gopro / gimbal. I could take off and hover a bit but not…"
Dec 30, 2014
Larry Dunn replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Hi guys, I just finished building a PVC V-Tail (my first ever quad of any kind) and it hovers fine with stock PID's, Im running AC3.2 - I think the latest non-beta build. However, Im having big time yaw issues. When ever I give it anything more…"
Dec 29, 2014
careyer replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Thank you Tom. I have designed my V-Tail now in a way so that all 4 motors sit almost perfectly on a circle around the CG. Taking about the correct angle for the tail rotors: Some say 40degree, some say 30degbis the correct angle. This is a huge…"
Jul 6, 2014
Tom replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Sorry that it took me this long to get back, The long/short of it is that there is no standardized way to build a V-tail as far as APM is concerned. The only thing that you have to limit yourself with is the angle in which your tail rotors sit. As…"
Jul 5, 2014
careyer replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Thanks Tom. I can easily calculate the proper CG with my CAD, so i do not worry to much about that. I was just wondering if there is a "defacto standard" how a V-Tail-Setup should optimally look like and which works best with the V-Tail…"
Jun 22, 2014
Tim B replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Just got a quick clip but managed to do some flying with my Vtail 500 and pixhawk. Will do a better one sooner or later. Was a bit windy / some gusts and this was just a fresh flash of 3.2-RC2 and recalibrated accel but no tuning whatsoever. It did…"
Jun 22, 2014
Tom replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Answers as I know them... A & B) Yes, and yes. The more angle that you have the more stable it will feel with less roll. With the arms angled in you will have easier roll axis and less stable.  C) Kind of the same answer here as for A &…"
Jun 22, 2014
careyer replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"Hi there, i always wanted to build a V-Tail Setup but i never did because my favourite FlightControler (APM) did not support it. Now I am happy like a child to hear that support has finally been added! =) Right now I am designing my own build (which…"
Jun 22, 2014
Tim B replied to David Antwis's discussion Pixhawk With V-Tail Quadcopter???
"I've got a Pixhawk on my Lynxmotion Vtail 500. I was taking off and it was spinning like crazy, had to reverse the back motors connection 2 and 4. I was able to take off twice and hover a bit before drifting and letting off throttle and…"
Jun 18, 2014

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Interested in everything drone. Currently working on the next generation of drone for the open market and will be on Kickstarter soon.
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All RC tech, cars, boats, planes, helicopters and of course multi-rotor vehicles. Been flying for around 10 years.
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