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DIY 3RD quad carrycase out of wood and an old mattress

Hi all,

Just thought I'd post pics of my quad case. It took a while to build but the cost to build it was practically zero. I utilized an old beds plywood and the foam from its mattress.

I have been using it now for about 4 months and I really like it. It's just big enough to securely fit:

  • the quad with props off
  • transmitter
  • extra…

Added by Jon von Weymarn on January 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

How I got Loiter to work (reflashed firmware)

The solution is a bit of an anti-climax so in short:

I got Loiter to work by re-flashing the firmware.

The longer version:

I built the quad which was a 3DR ArduCopter Quad-B. Everything seemed to work like a charm. It flew like a dream in stabilize and the GPS got a really good signal (over…


Added by Jon von Weymarn on November 8, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Lesson from crash: check your power connections!

Check the video first:

So I'm flying up at 120m. What then happens is every RC pilots nightmare! Power cuts off from the APM!

Quad drops to about 90m before it wakes up again, then I take it down crazyfast but controlled to 20m, then at 20m it dies again and drops like a rock... hits pavement...3 broken props, all landing gear, 2 bent…


Added by Jon von Weymarn on November 8, 2012 at 6:30am — 4 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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