X-UAV Clouds build part 3 This is part3 and the final assembly stage of the X-UAV Clouds build It is equipped with  a barebone Pixhawk autopilot (from Jordi Munoz co founder 3DR, Mrobotics.io) runni…

X-UAV Clouds build part 3

This is part3 and the final assembly stage of the X-UAV Clouds build

It is equipped with  a barebone Pixhawk autopilot (from Jordi Munoz co founder 3DR, Mrobotics.io) running the latest Arduplane code,

and no need to say this is the best of all ! (thx Tridge and Randy and all others I miss). I will publish the maiden flight which is an auto take-off, fully automated : just put the radio Tx aside, throw your plane. It flies by itself. I still find this amazing even after a few years in this hobby. We now just need drones that assemble themselves, it would be less work.


Check the previous build videos,
X-UAV Clouds Build - Part1: Wings : https://youtu.be/3CkiUq-qIeU

X-UAV Clouds Build - Part2 : Motor-prop-battery combo choice : https://youtu.be/YAFJJnHktCo

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Comment by Cala on March 8, 2017 at 2:54pm

Naaa !!! Hugues, if drones assemble themselves, what we do rainy weekends during winter?

Nice build, thank´s for share; I´m curious about antenna horizontal position, you use ground one horizontal too? same accurate than vertical?


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Comment by Hugues on March 8, 2017 at 11:48pm

Thx Cala. The horizontal antenna you see on the back of the plane is a dipole. Its radio pattern is kind of a donut shape with minimum radiation on the tips. Maximum radiation is seen from the side ( perpendicular to the wire). For max reception, the ground antenna should be parallel. However such a simple dipole works so much better than the rubber ducky antenna, that you get great range even if both antennas are not parallel.

Comment by Cala on March 9, 2017 at 9:23am

Thank's Hugues, I'm using dipoles too, much better than ducky, but always vertical and I wasn't shure if it possible to use them both horizontally, thank's for clarificate.

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