"Thanks Steve, I found that size is able to deal well with typical wind conditions and allows for the large silent props. Still fits in smallish toolbox with controller etc.
Selling kits not on my agenda. Would be cheap kits and need large orders to…"
"Yep, I remember and like the 1/2 pool noodle crash plate on the bottom. I have a section of ABS septic line under both ends of my fuselage that I reshaped with a heat gun as landing gear. Springy and unbreakable. Thanks for the response."
"Hi Glenn, I haven't changed the design since 2013. It is still in the config as shown on page 12 of this blog. This config is better than the original, because it protects the battery and the half-pool noodle at the bottom gives extra crash…"
"Hey, great to hear from you! You are precisely correct w/regards to getting the compass away from electronics/metal to reduce interference. Murray, what are you flying now? I've got a couple of variants of your design on my drawing board now.…"
"To Glenn, thanks for the picture, I think it looks great!! I'm curious whether the GPS/Compass? on the pedestal helps to prevent compass drift on long distance auto flights? As I mentioned before, it normally can tend to drift when flying in a…"
"I use center board 198 x 76.2mm to allow for some manufacturing tolerances. Arms lengths are 258mm.
On page 12 of this blog you can see more dimensions on drawing done by mdrm. Also picture of the current configuration I am still flying of this…"
I am new to Multicopters or indeed any type of radio controlled vehicle, but i have developed a keep interest into Multicopters. It just so happens that i am also from Pretoria.
I've been looking around but can't seem to locate…"
We tried using an APM 2.5 as a flight data recorder in a Cessna 208B. It was built into a 3D printed box with own power supply and recording done on a mobile phone.
There is one problem though: When the aircraft is in a steady bank the APM HUD indicates horizontal attitude as the resultant g-load is downwards relative to the APM. The difference between APM indicated…
Thank you! I have a turnigy talon V2 set-up with extended booms (14mm X 320mm), 360kv RC timer motors, and 17.5" props. This set-up although flies longer than 30mins is a pain to transport.
I was hoping to transfer these components to your frame.
It'll be great if you can make the center plates for me scaled so that there is space to fit hobbyking quattro ESC (70X70mm) between the middle booms. Can you please make that for me? PM me with your details so I can paypal you.
Sorry, I'm a bit busy with year-end rush at the moment, but would still want to help you. My estimate is that I could have it done by around the 16th Dec. It will be with 70mm between middle tubes, but for the motor arms you have two options: 12mm square Aluminium tubes or 10mm carbon tubes with 12mm squares at ends.
Let me know what you prefer. I'm thinking of building one for myself with 17.5" props.