First prototype finished 🙂

Everything is in place. The HD camera is mounted on top and the fpv camera is below it- the fpv camera is hooked to the transmitter  through the OSD and talks to the monitor 🙂

The transmitter and receiver talk to each other and the motors respond to commands. The undercarriage I came up with (a couple of bits of plumbing pipe) is pretty clunky, but it does the job for now to protect the esc which is mounted underneath- I’ll have to think about something lighter and a little more elegant.

I’ve only dared hover 6″ off the floor in the workshop so far,  just to make sure all the motors are working and are spinning in the right direction. I can’t wait ’til school lets out and there’s no risk of stray kids walking through so I can go up and play in the parish hall later. I shall charge the batteries while I wait 🙂
There’s going to be lots of tuning to do, but the nice thing with the flight controller board I chose is that I don’t have to hook it up to a computer to do that, I can just plug in it’s little programming module with it’s own little screen and tinker away. I think it’s going to be a whole new way of flying to learn- this thing is much heavier, but much more powerful than the little toy I was playing with before- time will tell if it’s harder or easier to master 🙂

One Reply to “Quadcopter”

  1. Congratulations on your new building looks like a speedster. I hope to see how it flies.
    I recently began building a 250 racer quad. its my first time using the CC 3 D and the quad hovers stably and flies fast. I've got some photos on my page.

    thank you for sharing
    Happy flying,


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