Hi Guys! It’s been awhile since I have been on here.
I wanted to share a new build I am working on. I originally built a 650 size quad with the Navio2 and had great results.
So now I am after a larger copter that can carry more weight and have significantly longer run times. I used G10 for the main body. I routed it out of 1/2" with my CNC router. I don’t really have any sort of engineering background, so trying to decide how much material to remove to reduce weight, and still have a strong, structurally sound frame was sort of a challenge. At this point it is a bit heavy, but no doubt strong. Will likely redo it at some point to reduce weight, but for now I am just going to paint it up with a sweet color and run with it for now.
I also customer machined the motor/esc mounts out of G10 as well. Actually the same 1/2 sheet. Initially I am using 4 Tiger U8 Pro 100kv motors with 29" Carbon Fiber Props. Eventually I would like to convert it to an X8, but these motors and props are pricey. I am using the Tiger Flame 80 esc’s. This is all mounted on 25mm (1") carbon fiber tubes.
I am building custom modular battery packs out of Panasonic Sanyo NCR18650GA 3500mAh 10A Li-ion Batteries. I will be running it as 12s. I purchased 100 cells and I will be dividing these into 4 6s batteries. This will give me 28,000mah at 12s, or the option to run with only 14,000mah at 12s for shorter flights or if I need the extra lifting capacity.
So I have the Navio2 on a RPI3. I have 2 verizon jetpacks with static IP’s. I am streaming video from a Logitech C920. I have since changed to a FrSky Horus radio (LOVE it btw). Windows laptop with mission planner as a ground station (fed by one of the jetpacks).
I am curious what you guys think and if there are any suggestions. I know this isn’t the right place for this question, but I have been reading and trying to understand Reach and Reach RS, and wondering how to incorporate that into my setup. I would love to get this thing into the CM accuracy range vs meter accuracy. I don’t have any real plans of surveying, but would love the accuracy for positioning and holding it still in loiter modes. I am just having trouble understand how Reach works or how to add it to the navio2.