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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 Monette suggested using the helicopters to scare geese instead. Wambolt received the…


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 MPU6050

- OrangeRX DSM satellite RX

- AUW 1296 grams 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


Test fitting of the carbon CNC motor mounts.My "Happy Hacker"…


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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