Hi guys, I just wanted to share some photos of my minimalist ArduCopter 3DR. The APM is using Jason Short's power hack, a Spektrum adapter, and a DSM2 remote Rx. the OilPan is standard except for the compass, which is one of the first ten or so HMC5883L prototype boards from a while ago. The rest of the frame is mostly stock (arms, ESCs, motors), but the stack-up is a little shorter than usual, and the legs are the never-sold easy-break kind. Flying this one outside the 3DR shop has been a blast!

Happy hacking :)

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Comment by Shannon Morrisey on September 28, 2011 at 7:05pm

Good stuff - keep shrinking it down.  Approx how much shorter is this stack than the norm?  I like that leg configuration. Please explain why "never-sold easy-break".


Nice retro monitor & keyboard - very classy.



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Comment by Alan Sanchez on September 28, 2011 at 7:21pm
The legs on Sam's quad are skinnier and don't have the holes for te support spacers. We found these broke very easily so for the final version we made them stronger. Surprisingly though Sam has had these for over a week and they are in one piece....

Comment by UnmannedTechShop.co.uk on September 29, 2011 at 3:56am

Very nice Arducopter 3DR build, esp the old PC :-)








Comment by Kirill on September 29, 2011 at 4:02am

Did you upload firmware to APM with that PC? :)

Comment by Andre Lochner on September 29, 2011 at 6:19am

How much does the setup weigh ?

Comment by Sam Kelly on September 29, 2011 at 9:34am

@ Andre, 950 grams w/o battery, 1350 g with a 5000mAh 3 cell Turnigy.

Comment by bmarshall5253 on October 25, 2011 at 10:57pm

Looks like a DEC Vt220 or so dumb terminal for a mini computer

Comment by Euan Ramsay on April 4, 2013 at 5:29am

The APM probably has more computing power than that old PC...:-)


Kudo though. Nice build. Tidy wiring too. Where is the Spektrum adapter btw?


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