Claire III

By Trilobite on Feb 10, 2016

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"Claire" is the working title I've given to the 500-Class airframe I designed over my last break. She's built to carry full a FPV kit as well as a number of auxiliary systems including multiple microcontrollers. She can hold a microcontroller or two 30.5mm boards, one 45mm board, and a receiver and FPV transmitter the vibration-dampened upper electronics bay. An additional microcontroller and 45mm board can be carried in the internal bay. Mounts on the underside can accommodate Tarot 60mm rail mounts and DJI Phantom gimbals. The forward mount is built for a GoPro but any standard FPV board camera can also be mounted. Landing gear is salvaged from a downed Phantom 2 (Check if it's yours here:

She's coupled with a FrSky Taranis+ transmitter and a Quanum V2 headset.

Flight performance is adequate.



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Whiffles   Feb 11, 2016  

Now that is a cool design. It reminds me of the Parrot Bebop in how you've got the electronics dampened. How well does it work and where are the parts?

Trilobite   Feb 11, 2016 

I haven't done a test flight yet due to the snow and lack of sunlight, but I'll know within a few days. The parts are coming, I just wasn't able to list them at the time.

Whiffles   Feb 26, 2016 

Get a test flight in yet? Would love to see a 3rd person flight of this thing.

SadisticLeprechaun   Feb 12, 2016  

Damn nice power system wiring, loved the bullets on the PDB, pro job!

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