My Easyglider Pro Conversion

I chose the Easyglider for its size, high L/D and ease of modification/construction with Elapor foam. There is plenty of room to slide in up to a 3000mAh Lipo pack under the wing but, as Chris has mentioned, there isn't a lot of room under the canopy. I modified the canopy with a tab in the front and magnet aft for attachment. The original, forward canopy hold down tabs were left off and it turned out ArduPilot was almost a perfect fit in their place (see pictures).Just waiting for weather to improve for her maiden voyage. Has anyone flown this plane yet with ArduPilot 2.0? If so, any recommendations on setting the gains?

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  • Nice neat build.

    I notice on this and other models that the FMA sensor is held on with some form of adhesive ranging from glue to velcro. After seeing a rather large model heli come down due to a stabilisation unit coming a bit loose (it was glued in place) I would always use a mechanical fixing (usually cable ties) in addition to the only has to come a bit loose and before you realise what is going on you have lost the aircraft.....just a thought.
  • 3D Robotics
    ArduPilot 2.1 (out in a few weeks) supports placing the XY sensor in a diagonal position.
  • Matt,
    Good idea! I could probably bury the sensors in the foam if they were oriented 45 deg instead of 90 deg. I'm not sure if the 2.0 code has an easy way to handle the 45 deg. If I remember right, the FMA copilot had micro switches to handle this. This Elapor foam is so easy to work with! Just use a sharp x acto blade and cut away.
  • Very nice integration , looks fine ;-)
  • Now all you need is a way to mount the FMA system inside the foam with the sensors just peaking out and that thing would look amazing. Well done.
  • Moderator
    I like the cleane style without any birds' nests anywhere.
  • 3D Robotics
    Interesting approach with the motor, moving it forward like that. It definitely frees up some space inside. Cool the way ArduPilot fits in there...
  • Some more pictures---

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