Thursday, 23 April 2015

Thoughts on programming motor control

Glider pilots love props! Well that seems to be the conclusion, judging from the requests to add motor support to my F3F and F3J setups. With my Multiplex Cularis ripe for conversion, I decided to take on the challenge.

The key issues with any power conversion are: (1) safety (2) preventing conflicts between motor and other functions and (2) providing a safe arming/disarming function. In this post, I'll describe my thoughts on how to tackle the project.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Taranis at La Muela. Or how RSSI found my models.

Just got back from the F3F competition at La Muela in Spain. It was the 20th Anniversary event, and Pierre Rondel won the event with a flawless demonstration of controlled aggressive flying. What was interesting is that Pierre was using a 'cheapo' FrSky Taranis, having recently switched over from JR after three years as a sponsored pilot.