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APMCopter 3.0.1 - Trex 450 Setup

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Dec 20, 2014. 14 Replies

I have a DFC FBL Trex-450 setup flying with 3.0.1 and I'm hoping for some tuning/setup suggestions. Just finished several packs tuning the stab mode and It's flying well. There seems to be some…Continue


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Goosebuster! Hobby 'copter chases nuisance birds off Ottawa beach

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 6:58pm 10 Comments

Goosebuster, an offshoot of Aerial Perspective photography, is patrolling the city park with a six-propeller chopper, outfitted with plenty of battery power and an speaker blasting predator sounds.

Steve Wambolt was originally trying to sell the city his photography services but…


My 97minute:06second record quadcopter flight

Posted on August 17, 2013 at 3:00pm 92 Comments

Quadcopter details:

-Custom CF frame built from 12mm tubes and 1m~3mm CF plate.

- RCTimer 17x5.5 CF Props

- Turnigy Plush 12A ESC's running BLHeli firmware

- RCTimer 5010 - 360Kv motors

- Panasonic NCR18650 13,600A battery pack

- Bareduino Arduino FC with…


The Happy Hacker Quad build

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 10:00pm 9 Comments

The "Happy Hacker Quad" :)

Frame - FR4, Aluminum arms, Carbon motor mounts

Motors - Turnigy 2217's

ESC - Trunigy 18A Plush

Battery - 3000/4000Mah 3S Packs

Arms - 450mm Motor to Motor

Weight - 1020g w/o battery




Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 10:11pm on February 15, 2012, Ellison Chan said…

Hi Ian, can you move the graphic to the top of the blog?  I tried to do it for you before approving it, but looks like you moved it back.

At 4:24pm on June 18, 2012, Zach said…

I have done more research, and changed my game plan a little bit. Here are a bunch of links to all the parts I want to purchase. I already have an arduino mega. Let me know what you think!


motor/esc combo

radio Tx/Rx



accel/gyro IMU

power distribution

battery charger

let me know if those links don't work.

Thank you so much!

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