XSQD-001 (my first drone)

By xstrafer on Mar 16, 2020

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My first built Quad Drone... year 2015.
Arms - extended to fit 18 inch props. Retractable landing gear.
FC - Pixhawk with GPS and telemetry. Ardupilot.

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Dev   Apr 15, 2020  

What's the flight time on this one? Nice job on the first build. I'm looking to construct my first also.

xstrafer   Apr 16, 2020 

35 min with 2x5200mAh and 45 mins with 16000mAh 4S

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