By 36Ophiuchi on Sep 04, 2015

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This was my first build and I've been trying a lot of different things out on it. I started with a CC3D controller which I liked a lot, but I wanted to try out GPS stuff so I've switched to a Sparky.

Finally got the sparky working properly and did a first pass at tuning. The autotune function in Tau Labs is pretty cool. It's still a little squirelly for my taste so I'll be doing a bit more tuning. I've got the ublox 6m set up and passing location to the FC, but haven't gotten much use out of that yet beyond "it works!"


Part List


ElectroHub Quadcopter Kit

Flight Controller

Sparky Flight Controller 1.0 V2


4 x FPVHQ | Your FPV Headquarters


OrangeRx R615X DSM2/DSMX Compatible 6Ch 2.4GHz Receiver w/CPPM


Turnigy 2200mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack
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Whiffles   Sep 04, 2015  

I haven't seen a build with that frame before. What size is it?

36Ophiuchi   Sep 04, 2015 

The basic kit is just two round plates about 5 inches in diameter. It's designed around the idea that you'd use 1/2" wood booms which you can cut to whatever length you want. I started with the default length in the kit which led to a 650mm total span. I'm thinking I'm going to switch to a 8" props instead of the 10" I've got now and cut the booms down to maybe 400mm total span. 650 is a lot of quad to have up in the air.

Whiffles   Sep 04, 2015 

I wouldn't go as low as 8". If you can still do 10" at 400mm then keep at it! Otherwise I wouldn't go any lower than 9" for the sake of lift and battery life.

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