Users struggle to configure and tune copter builds, especially small copters. This proposal is the first 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 independently build and tune two 7" Long Range copters. 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.
iFlight Titan Chimera7 LR
XING 2806.5 1300KV Motor
Lumenier LUX H7 HD Ultimate/Matek H743 Slim
TBS UNIFY 5G8 PRO32 HV
TBS Nano RX diversity
RunCam Phoenix 2 JB Edition
TBS Triumph Pro LR
TMotor F55A Pro II 4-in-1 ESC
Turnigy Graphene Panther 3000mAh 6S 75C 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 wiki together with standard configuration parameters
$880x2 = $1760
Follow-up planned builds:
- 5" Freestyle
- 5" Long-Range
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