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Posted by DirtyThirty | Dec 02, 2013 @ 08:47 PM | 2,973 Views
Posted by DirtyThirty | May 31, 2013 @ 10:32 AM | 3,567 Views
Frames that I have built and flown.

Wood frame I built one boring lunch...(5-18-2013)...I call it the 'Hammerhead'. Frame took about 30 minutes. Utilize 1/4 inch maple plywood for horizontal surfaces and 1/2 inch baltic birch for the struts. Everything is hastily mounted presently to test it in flight. Really smooth. With hasty mounting I got +/- 2.2 on my accel z graph, not too shabby for no regard for vibration isolation so far.

Removed gear today to add a layer of standard grade laminate to the top side of the arms. (5-30-2013)

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Posted by DirtyThirty | May 29, 2013 @ 12:32 AM | 5,062 Views
So my journey to end my twitching/glitching problem has led me down the path of wanting to reprogram my Arduflyer's PPM hex file. So researching I went. Installed the necessary Atmel FLIP program and followed the instructions to update the hex...NADA, no dice.

Well crap, come to find out I was lucky enough to jump on the bandwagon early enough (Jan 20th, 2013) that RCTimer didn't ship my Ardu with a bootloader installed...peckers!

More research... found that some elude being able to use the HK USBasp to program their Atmels. read...read...read some more....break out the waist high programming waders and dig into getting it to work with Studio 6/AVRdude...drink too much....drink some more....SCREW THIS CRAP !!!!

I broke down and ordered a true Atmel programmer. I originally was going to get the original from the Atmel website but upon checkout saw the $41.00 S&H and backed out. Did some more research and checked my dotted i's and crossed t's and settled on a clone that was well received (many out there that aren't so).

So after getting it in the mail I settled in to get bootloaders and updated PPM hex's on the Ardus.

There are YouTube videos and other tutorials out there but quite frankly this one has it all in two separate posts. Many thanks to J !!

Programming ATMEGA32U2 on ArduFlyer 2.5
Restore DFU Bootloader to ArduFlyer 2.5 ATmega32U2

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Posted by DirtyThirty | Apr 01, 2013 @ 02:12 PM | 4,296 Views
Posted by DirtyThirty | Feb 26, 2013 @ 02:30 AM | 3,784 Views

Thought I would post some pics so every one can see how convenient telemetry is on Andropilot on my tablet. I can use my phone as well but I like the bigger screen.

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Posted by DirtyThirty | Feb 23, 2013 @ 03:13 AM | 3,783 Views
Original build

Present build

The main stuff:
RCTimer SM450 frame modified as in picture.
Arduflyer kit utilizing 90` headers
HP 2812-880 motors
20A simonk ESCs
Battery monitor
2200mah 3S 25-50c and 35-75c

Using a Turnigy 9x with er9x firmware Rx/Tx
APM case
Red and white LEDs on arms
Align 500 heli skids
GF 10x4.5 and RCTimer carbon fiber 9x5 props
Still have FPV gear not loaded yet
AUW is 1150g with 2200mah battery at present.

I tuned it for smoothness of flight with FPV in mind and am very happy with it so far. I will continue tweaking/tuning and update the param file here as I do.
Using latest version of MP and FW 2.9.1
Drop box download link: