INAV F3 Flight controller arrived

Will have to make some time to put this one into action. Hopefully the telemetry going to the OSD will overcome the issue of knowing where the horizon is in flight when staring up into the big blue. The altitude feedback will be good also. Wouldn’t mind fitting an angle of attack indicator to the OSD, ,,, well one thing at a time.

Zamten – Flying wing with a quad chassis

Prototype from fibre glass panel either side. Joiner tubes –> Tapped some 6.2mm alloy tube with an M5 thread. Joined with M5 (thread length 17mm). Carved wing quickly with 50mm thick EPS foam (12kg/m^3) using 60 grit sand paper.

Nano Talon weight test

Have been testing the ZOHD Nano Talon slope soaring without the prop. We did a weight test yesterday. At a flight weight of 590 grams it flew just fine slope soaring in about 25knots of wind. This was 70 grams heavier than the flight weight with the 1500mAh 4S and the FPV gear. (Runcam eagle rpo 2, BEC, eachine ATX03) which clocked in at 520grams.

Releasing designs and mill files.


Still waiting on parts to make the EPP moulding machine. It will probably be some time away before I can mould these wings.
In the meantime I have put the original designs in this torrent file.

They include the 3D model with the foil sections and twist angles. The 3D’s of the plane and packaging are organised into 1200 * 600 * 50mm EPS sheets ready to mill.

I have also included the .tap mill files to work with a Mach3 controller in mm. There is a text file at the top of the mill folder with the details of what tools to use when and how to go about it. I had not intended it to be released to the public, so if it’s a bit confusing then let me know and I’ll try clean it up to be more machinist friendly.



Final adjustments to Gemot V3.

Some minor adjustments with the tape. Hence the coverage of the graphics. Using the ‘Bear’ brand red cloth duct tape from Bunnings worked perfectly as it’s ultra sticky and durable. It’s available in several different colours.