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Old Jan 21, 2014, 08:14 PM
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Show us your UAV

This thread is started by inspiration from the FPV foum, where they have a thread where they post info about their FPV birds.

The general idea is each post should show as much info as possible about your spesific UAV configuration, making it easy for others to make/purchase a similar configuration.

Regard it as a gallery-thread, not a thread for discussions.
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 07:33 AM
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Bixler 2 & Arduino Due UAV (in development)
more info www.camelsoftware.com/firetail


That's the general layout inside.


The Due & protoshield & lots of hot glue. The glue on the wires is for strain relief and to prevent wires from vibrating.


D2826-6 2200kv motor with stock prop.


To fit the Due under the wings, the stupid clear tubes plus some of the foam has to be removed.


Complete build! I've seen some hideous FPV builds with cameras and junk hanging off everywhere, interrupting the smooth aerodynamic curves. One goal of this build was to keep the plane looking clean. Notice unusual looking spot just aft of the canopy? That's the ESC. It's overrated for the job and it doesn't get hot at all. So I embedded it in foam to keep the surface as smooth as possible.


Ready for a test flight this weekend!

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Old Jan 23, 2014, 03:30 PM
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Skywalker with Paparazzi Lisas/M

This si my old proven Skywalker which have been flown with a few different autopilots on board, last with Paparazzi's. The Skywalker I think is version 5, from Bevrc. Motor, esc, servos was from the same vendor, probably a combo package:
1* AX2814 kv980 motor
1* 40A reliable ESC
1* 9060 prop

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- Autopilot: Lisa/M v2.0: http://wiki.paparazziuav.org/wiki/Lisa/M_v20 (from Transition Robotics Inc.)
- Gps: Ubox LEA6 (3DR)
- Wireless modules: (3DR)

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Small detail; a usb-connector for easy access to the autopilot is embedded into the fuselage. There is also one wire from the autopilot which goes to a chdk enabled Canon camera, for shooting photos at distance based intervals.

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The paparazzi GCS might look like this, (standard layout).

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Paparazzi uses Airframe-files to store most of the information needed for a specific airframe/autopilot/sensors/navigation routines/modules/etc. -configuration.

My airframe-file currently look like this: (renamed from *.xml to *.txt)
my_lisa_m2_test7
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Old Jan 26, 2014, 04:12 AM
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Sky Hunter RPV

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Video of this Sky Hunter @ 440Haste
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Old Jan 30, 2014, 05:57 AM
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Where are all the other UAV at? I want to see some pics man
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Old Jan 31, 2014, 12:29 AM
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Here's mine. I designed it and didn't consider FPV, so until that stuff shrinks some more I can only fly it with GPS, Ardupilot and no telemetry. The wing has been replaced with a bigger span and different planform, but basically the same.

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Old Feb 21, 2014, 06:21 PM
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Phantom FX-61

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Best flight: 114km


Details here
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Conduit

This model was built around the wiring harness to avoid the rats nest - hence the name Conduit.

Area 5.2 sq ft
Chord 11 inches
Span 66 inches
AR 5.9:1
AUW 82 oz
LIPO 4000mah
Motor Microdan 2510 1300KV
Camera Canon A650
Guidance - Attopilot V1.8
Usual survey flight 6 miles ~ 15 minutes air time (100% safety factor)
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Old Sep 25, 2015, 06:24 PM
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I came to think about this old thread again, and would think there is still more to be shown

What have you guys been up to lately?
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Old Sep 29, 2015, 01:19 PM
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Here's ours. 620 lb GTOW. 14 day flight capable. First flight Feb 2015. Piccolo autopilot.
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Old Sep 29, 2015, 01:32 PM
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Here's ours. 620 lb GTOW. 14 day flight capable. First flight Feb 2015. Piccolo autopilot.
Nice! When can I buy one from HobbyKing?
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Here's ours. 620 lb GTOW. 14 day flight capable. First flight Feb 2015. Piccolo autopilot.
Seriously, that's a very clean airframe. Any more details to share? Control and telemetry details? Rudder elevator only? Auto thermalling? What is the mission?
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Old Sep 29, 2015, 02:32 PM
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Here's ours. 620 lb GTOW. 14 day flight capable. First flight Feb 2015. Piccolo autopilot.

Why all that dihedral?
Zero dihedral is more efficient.
Since you have an autopilot low dihedral with ailerons is actually more stable especially in windy conditions. Being an aerospace engineer myself I really donít understand that design.

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Why all that dihedral?
Zero dihedral is more efficient.
Since you have an autopilot low dihedral with ailerons is actually more stable especially in windy conditions. Being an aerospace engineer myself I really donít understand that design.

You made me go look at the best nature can do, the Albatross...like you said, little to know dihedral in the photos I saw. Interesting because the guys building that big bird are no dummies so I am curious also now.
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