I finished building my Bixler plane and did some test flights. I was just flying in an anticlockwise circle with these tests (I have not been flying a plane for almost over a year and my last flight ended in a crash). Yet with the ArduPilot flying is very much more easy..... Landing is a breeze....
I am more familier with the heli's (multirotors, Quad, Hexa and Octa) but believe this plane could also be helpful to me in FPV flying.
Still learning the trade.....and love the ArduPilot projects.
I think the ArduCopter, ArduPlane.....ect.... Teams are Great people.
On this occasion I only tested the Stabilize mode but will do more testing (waypoints, RTL....) soon.
Motor Turnigy2836 brushless Outrunner 2350kv
4400mA 3 cell Battery
default parameters for Bixler frame.
ArduPlane 2.24 firmware.
Flying weight with this big battery and GoPro Camera is about 1.25kg and it was still flying smoothly. The motor and prop gives about 1kg of thrust (according to some info I got).