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Posted by mackar | May 01, 2015 @ 03:10 PM | 3,170 Views
Bought a pair of retractable legs for the F450, they retract fine but need some modification since they bend to easy.
Posted by mackar | Apr 14, 2015 @ 01:48 AM | 4,198 Views
AutoTune APM:Copter 3.3-rc1 beta (4 min 16 sec)

Got an answer from the developers why my AutoTune didn't work properly.
"The release went out with AUTOTUNE_AGGR set to 0.05. This tends to be a little sensitive, the default should be 0.1."
Posted by mackar | Mar 19, 2015 @ 03:14 PM | 4,861 Views
Finally a first test flight with the F450

Maiden Flight - F450, Pixhawk FC, T-Motor MT2814-10 (3 min 35 sec)

Posted by mackar | Mar 18, 2015 @ 05:12 AM | 3,982 Views
The F450 build is almost ready for a first test flight, just waiting for the propeller mounts now.

Posted by mackar | Mar 15, 2015 @ 01:49 PM | 5,989 Views
Added a second battery plate

Posted by mackar | Mar 15, 2015 @ 01:48 PM | 5,850 Views

Now I'm just waiting for a receiver and propeller mounts

Posted by mackar | Mar 14, 2015 @ 04:08 PM | 3,722 Views
Assembly of the F450 has started

Posted by mackar | Mar 13, 2015 @ 04:52 AM | 4,809 Views
The build is soon finished, only some small adjustments left.

Added some LEDs for orientetion, a Zener diode and some other things

The second battery holder has arrived just waiting for some standoffs so I can mount it under the power distribution board.
Posted by mackar | Mar 12, 2015 @ 05:35 PM | 4,972 Views
Have realized that I need a smaller multicopter than the Tarot T810 to test new arducopter functions and play around.

Decided to build a cheap one this time since I'll probably crash it quite often, I've ordered a F450 frame from ebay, Pixhawk clone, used T-Motor MT2814-10 KV770 motors, Foxtech carbon fibre 11x5.5 propellers.

The parts have started to arrive now and I hope to be ready with it in a couple of weeks. Will write here and a full description will be here

Started with some soldering today.

Will try to assemble the frame and motors tomorrow.
Posted by mackar | Jan 30, 2015 @ 10:07 AM | 5,070 Views