heres my latest attempt, with a newly built Vtail, 54 seconds, the best in New Zealand is 49 seconds and worldwide 46 seconds (from Australia)
5 laps around a cricket pitch (20.1 meters / 66 ft) flowen in a figure 8
What are you waiting for, give it a go and post up your video 🙂
Want to know what settings to use for your ESC’s on your multirotor multicopter ?
A picture speaks a thousand words…… well maybe 80 in this case 🙂
Settings for ESC's on multirotors
Set the the brake on or off depending on your preference, its not critical
Set the Battery Type to “Nimh/NIcad”
Set the Cut off to “soft”
Set the cut off voltage to “low”
Start Mode to “normal”
Timing to “Middle”
Music on or off, thats a personal choice 🙂
Governor to “off”
Thats about it.
“Mat” Earnt its supper tonite.
added an icecream container and swaped to the 4S 2650 lipo
AUW 1020 grams
then loaded 1455 grams into the container as a load (1.43 times its weight)
Hovered well 🙂 had to bump the throttle maximum (for headroom) to 75% as needs about 60-65% to hover
would have been pulling 28 odd amps and hover time of 4.5 minutes.
You could tell it had more mass, carefull not to build up too much speed, but very controlable, and more stable.
Progress on “Mat”
Yaw set to 125% throw no expo, Roll and Pitch to 100% throw and 20% expo, biggest change was going to “heli” mode on the 9X and programing a throttle curve, from 25% to 100% of the throttle stick, the throttle command to the esc’s is 40% to 60% – more than enough, really helps height control when hovering.
Stage 2, now you will see the reason for mounting the controller UNDER the frame , is so i can add a large platform to the top
140mm wide, 270mm long, this prototype is made out corroflute, the finishe3d version will be fibreglass or polycarbonate.
it allows more batteries to be carried, and when a camera is hung on the front, the batteries can be moved aft to counter balance, gives the camera an unobstructed view, while being nice and compact, and not hanging below the frame.
Ok, next Build started, this is “MAT” (“Tim” is coming next, once the concepts in “Mat” are tested)
Making it a bit more complex…… +mode controller flying in X mode (Ampair has done it, so has Sarge) but with a twist …… controller board is mounted upside down. (its the one I won from RCExplorer)