TBS Clone APM 2.6

By abpat2203 on Aug 27, 2015

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This will be my first foray into the world of APM. Below is the list of parts that I am considering for this build.

Components not listed here are the ones that I already have with me from my other builds. I have the motors listed below, which I ordered by mistake. I was wondering if this build would support them.

Any suggestions are welcome!


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fradioflyer   Aug 28, 2015  

If this is your first foray into APM, be careful when reading through the arducopter wiki documentation. I see a good bit of it is getting updated for 3.3, which your APM kit will never be able to use.

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Whiffles   Aug 28, 2015 

Yes, it should support 3.3. It doesn't have as many connectors as the full size, so you need to compare and make an educated decision.

abpat2203   Aug 28, 2015 

I will read up on it but just a quick quetsion...if I go for the PixHawk Lite, what else would I need to get GPS Hold and Autonomous Flight?

Whiffles   Aug 28, 2015 

I believe you can use the same type of GPS that comes with the APM kit you have listed. PosHold and Auto flight modes are already part of the Arducopter system, so they worth in both APM and PixHawk flight controllers. PixHawk is the latest iteration of APM.

Whiffles   Aug 27, 2015  

Are you going to get enough thrust from those motors? They seem a little underpowered for an APM build.

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Whiffles   Aug 27, 2015 

The motors you had previous listed? I'm not sure. You could also consider something like the F330 form factor.

abpat2203   Aug 27, 2015 

That is a very good idea! I will think about that. I have a spare CC3D and a KK2.1.5 FC lying around that I could use.

Whiffles   Aug 27, 2015 

It could make for a fun little FPV rig. It's a little larger than a 250, but nearly as capable in terms of speed and acro. Check this build.

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