New easy to build from scrap 250mm Lexan mini H quad

I was gonna buy a Blackout Mini H, but didn’t want to part with $150 and the long wait. So I cut some scrap 1/4 Polycarbonate sheet (lexan) with a reciprocating Skill saw with fine tooth blade and in about 20 minutes I had a super strong quad frame. Its incredibly strong but you could…

New Naze32 flight controller! and derp

So I got this new Acro Naze32, test flew it today and its more stable and lightweight than the APM I had installed. But I was flying FPV and got to 50′ and tried to come down just a bit and it just flipped and flipped into the dirt. Guess I need to do more…

PID tuning an Arducopter APM 2.6 Mini-H quad

Had issues initially getting this tuned because of its small size.  Its a 280mm measured from one motor to the the other diagonally.  Its a clone I made of the “220mm Blackout Mini-H quad“, but the Blackout cant fit 6″ props just 5”. I used the tie down tuning method like this guy Dave C.…

300mm quad rebuild into 280mm quad

The quad I build last weekend didn’t work out. All the junky Hobbyking motor mounts broke in one flight. I had to make new arms and moved components around so everything fits better. Here it is rebuilt with the 6×3 props:  

New 300mm mini-H quad is born!

Built this this weekend. This thing is a beast, flys great with a ton of power! DIY carbon fiber frame, 12mm arms. HK-GT550 plates. Silicone vibration isolation, Tarot 10mm donuts Flytron 433Mhz LRS PPM APM 2.6 w/Ublox HMC5983 high precision magnetometer 3DR power module 20A Qbrain ESC w/ heatsink removed max draw 10A (lighter than…

Turnigy 9XR APM Arducopter/Arduplane radio settings

Here is a diagram of the radio settings of a Turnigy 9XR for use with APM/Pixhawk. Could also be used with any radio with ER9X or OpenTX firmware such as the FlySky Taranis or Turnigy 9X or Flysky TH9X. I’m using a APM 2.5 with Arducopter firmware on a quadcopter. If you or using a…

Just built a new giant heavy lift Quadcopter

This beautiful beast just got put together this weekend. Features long range radio that can go miles, long run-time depending on what battery is used, water resistant, live two way telemetry, APM Arducopter autopilot. Heavy lifting too! Would be great for farming surveys or filming. Flies really smooth with no vibration. All up weight without…