So over the past few months, what was supposed to be a simple frame upgrade has turned into almost an entirely new build. The overall motor to motor is over a meter, but i’ve yet to get a decent enough measuring tool to get the exact measurement.
New Frame and automatic landing legs revealed my RX for my controller was no good, so the controller was upgraded. My motor set, DJI E310s, were acting up, so i got new motors and ESCs. New ESCs have a low voltage safety, so a new battery was in order. This accidentally fried my VTX, so one is in the mail as we speak.
Build details are as follows
- 288KV Arris motors
- Readytosky 40A opto ESCs
- Tarot 680Pro frame, with 500mm extended arms
- Naza V2 FC
- FrSky Horus X10 and 2 X8Rs
- Flysight Black Mamba TX5820
- Tarot T4-3D gimbal with GoPro hero 4
- Tarot Tri-blade adaptors with Tarot 1555 props
Please ignore the mess and poor sense of scale, but she is a behemoth
The short flight tests I’ve flown show that it can handle decent wind gusts with little issue, but Yawing does take longer than i would’ve originally thought, but despite the size, the response time is very respectable in terms of changing direction. As for weight, the math and numbers show an estimated lift of around 12-22kgs max, but i’ve yet to verify that.
While this has turned from a frame change into a almost 100% new build, i’m quite happy with the outcome, and will probably begin my next project, which will either be a Believer aerial survey plane or the Skywalker Titan aerial survey plane, both of which are dual engine EPO birds.