I keep beta testing and gaining curiosity and interest…and I do so via a 21 horsepower zero turn lawnmower with 48" worth of spinning blades. So perhaps I did a smart thing…
I have a spare Cube Orange that I once wired with a shorted ESC, so I’m not 100% certain that it’s reliable for flight or a more critical project, but it does appear to function correctly.
So I bought this very inexpensive Bexzgar1 RC truck, replaced its ESC with a HobbyWing 1080 ESC, wired up the spare Cube with a FrSky R-XSR receiver, the HolyBro GPS unit that I used last year as a mower proof of concept test, and an ESP32 for basic telemetry (more on that in another post at a later date), and voila! I now have a little testbed Rover.
The additional electronics even fit under the gaudy stock body