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Week 13: ALMOST THERE

Today we dialed in the quad with gps with a quick trip to home depot to get some super glue to tighten her down. after we got the quad flying with it and tested it with some wind. Even with a slight wind the quad kept its place in the air and performed beautifully. WITHOUT CRASHING... For once.

Week 13: Flying Niceeeeeee

Today we got it flying almost perfectly after we changed the setting and props it flew near perfectly and all we have to do now is mount the gps antenna to get it to 100%. Also today we attemoted to trouble shoot the landing gear but soon found out that the NAZA isnt capible of having a servo output.

Week 12: We fix what we thing is wrong with the quad

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After the bad flight attempt we brainstormed what we think was wrong with it. Matt figured it was the rates because such a small input would move the quad drastically. I thought it was the props because the current ones were very flexible and small and werent the right kind for our low KV motors. We fix both issues but run out of time to test it.

Week 12: First attempt at flight fails

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We got everything set up with the quad and taranis and attempted for the first flight. The quad got off the groung but was very wobbly and unstable. It just wasn't safe and felt like it could crash at any time. Although we were happy it got off the ground we needed it to be perfect.

Week 11: Taranis Setup

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We just got the brand new taranis and have to go through the process of setting it up. Setting it up requires creating the aircraft file in the controller and putting the proper output setting. We then have to bind it to the receiver and go into the NAZA program on the computer and set an arm switch and make sure all of the outputs are registering in it and not reversed.

Week 11: Naza Install

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This week we are starting to install the naza since we got all of the escs soldered up. we have to plug in all of the ESCs to the naza and program it on the computer which is the hardest part.

Week 10: Installing ESC's

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Around the middle of the week the new parts came in. This week we decided to install the ESC's first due to their lengthy installing period. Thankfully during this process we ran into no problems and found cool ways to mount them on the structure.