[APPROVED] Standard Small Copter Build and Tune project - 5” Long Range


Users struggle to configure and tune copter builds, especially small copters. This proposal is the second of a series to construct and tune a fairly typical copter of a certain class. Where possible/logical partner technology will be used without compromising the quality of the build.

This proposal is to build and tune a 5" Long Range copter. Long Range copters play to ArduPilot strengths (autonomous missions, long range, high quality FPV/video) but also prove quite difficult to tune due to less stiff frames, motors optimized for power consumption and weight.

Proposal type: Hardware [X] , Software [X] , Other [X] : _________________


Rekon 5 Frame
5x Tmotor F2004/3000Kv
Matek H743 Mini
Holybro Tekko32 F4 4in1 mini 45A ESC
TBS Tracer Crossfire Sixty9
Gemfan 5125 x8
RunCam Phoenix 2 JB Edition
Matek M8Q-5883
TBS Triumph Pro LR
Soter FPV drone buzzer
GEPRC VTC6 18650 4S 14.8V 3000mAh x2

Copter would be tuned against Copter 4.1 together with any required software modifications that were discovered.

Build would be written up and published on the forums together with standard configuration parameters

Planned amount $$ (USD): 577

Estimated time for completion:

2 months


Approved by funding committee