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Oct 21, 2019, 11:17 AM
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mRo Nano Talon 866mm w/ arduplane

I've flown foam planes for a while and I'm interested in getting into 100% autonomous fixed wing aircraft. Basically, I want to build / buy something that can be flown virtually 100% via laptop / flight plan. Obviously, I would still be line of sight and have a transmitter back-up ready to go. But I was hoping you guys could help me figure out a good starting place. I don't have the time I used to for long builds... so I'm looking at buy a system out of the box, as close as RTF as possible.

I was looking at this:

It's a Nano Talon 860mm from mrobotics running ArduPilot with specs / included hardware below. Any opinions on air frame, company, software, etc? I If you do not think this is a good idea, what would you recommend instead? ** Also, I will be replacing my whole kit, buying new radio, batteries, etc. as my existing stuff is low end and 5 years old. Was thinking about the team balcksheep Tango 2 and some fatsharks. Any opinions and advice much appreciated. Thanks.


Brand Name: ZOHD
Item Name: Nano Talon
Wingspan: 860mm/33.85in
Length: 570mm/22.44in
Rudder: Yes (V-tail)
Aileron: Yes
Flying Weight: 361g(w/o FPV gear,Battery)
Material: Crash Resistant EPP
CG: 3.5cm from the wing leading edge(mark under the wing)
Color: White + Black
Motor: ZOHD 2204 1870KV BL
Motor Shaft Diameter: 5mm
ESC: 30A W/1A BEC(XT60 connector)
Servos: 3x 8g Digital Servo
Propeller: 6x3 Inch
Battery: LiPo 4S 1300mAh 45C
Recommend Radio: ≥6CH
Flying speed: 12 to 90km/h
Easy access to Autopilot via side USB port

FPV Frontal Camera: 1200TVL CMOS 2.8mm 120 Degree PAL/NTSC 5V-12V
FPV Transmitter: 5.8G 40CH 25MW/200MW/600MW Switchable AV Wireless RP-SMA Female
FPV TX Antenna: 5.8GHz 5DBi High Gain Circular Polarized Four Leaf Clover Antenna

Airspeed Sensor: mRo Next-Gen MS5525 Airspeed Sensor
Pitot-Static: mRo Pitot tube set (Tubbing, pitot, cable JST-GH to 4-Pins JST-GH)
Autopilot: mRo x2.1 Rev 2 with straight pins soldered ArduPilot PX4 Compatible
GPS+Compass: mRo GPS u-Blox Neo-M8N Dual Compass LIS3MDL+ IST8310
Power Module: mRo Power Module (ACSP5) 10S-LIPO, big cap soldered, JST-GH to 6-Pins JST-GH
Telemetry: mRo SiK Telemetry Radio V2 Air/Ground Bundle 915Mhz (with cables included, JST-GH to 6-Pins JST-GH)
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Oct 22, 2019, 08:04 AM
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I know there is a Nano Talon 860mm owners thread and I'm happy to post over there. But I would assume everyone over there is a fan. I was looking for some independent opinions on whether this platform and set-up is a good choice for fully autonomous UAV.

Any takers?

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