Wild Pilots Meet Up

July 25, 20120 Comments

On Monday night all the Wild Pilots met up at Spackletoe’s garage to help SkidMark get a new quad in the air.  This was his first with an OpenPilot Copter Control and since most of us have had good experiences with CC’s and have much faith in it, we figured the night would go smoothly…. which it did!  SkidMark was up in the air before long and we were tweaking settings.

Here’s some key ingredients of the quad to be:

Cheapo frame (pretty basic with girl colors that he was teased about constantly) – $26
Hobby King F-20 ESCs  (flashed with SimonK’s of course!) – $7 x4
Exceed-RC Optima 400 2215-740Kv $17.15 x4
10×4.5 MultiWiiCopter props – $9.95
OpenPilot CopterControl – $89.95
Power distro – $1.45
Various 3S batteries… I think we were flying 3S/4000’s mostly.

SkidMark lives in Florida, so it was a rare treat to have eveveryone in one place.  We need to do that more.  While we don’t have any video of the maiden flight (worth showing), here’s some photos of the evening.  SkidMark promises to get plenty of footage from this bird in the near future.

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Here's spackletoe's biographical information for your reading pleasure. I like copters. Told you it wasn't very long. Oh.. wait, no I didn't. Sorry about that. I'm sure you didn't see the end coming like that. It was untimely, even. Ahh geez, now I feel the need to say more. I haven't mentioned monkeys yet. They're fun. Cya later!

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