LitterBug Yeah, it is upside down in the photo.
Just...it has to be upside down to get the nuts on/off. And then I get confused and my hands/brain want to install props "normally" but forget it's upside down.
Same problem with motor mapping - I keep forgetting which way is up. And then getting the board rotation set...that really messes with my mind since I forget which way is which with the coordinates when teh board is mounted upside down. I should have made it easy on myself and mounted the board "properly" and re wired the motors to go to the right pads...but this was a quick and dirty build so I just lifted it all right off the last frame it was on
I did get it in the air with 3D mode today. But never even got to try an inverted hover. Figured I'd play it "safe" first and try a powered decent. But didn't have enough altitude for how quickly it came down:
I really need to find a better material for this frame. The only ply I can find locally is crazy soft. Some good quality birch would be much better but the only good ply I can find locally I can't find in large enough pieces. And ordering anything gets expensive since the frame is slightly larger than 12" square so I have to order 24" pieces and suddenly they're "oversized" and shipping goes up
I may just move these parts back to a different frame so I can give 3d a better test while I debate what to do with this frame. I really like the idea of the protected frame but it wastes so much material cutting it the cost is hard to justify unless I can find a material that's affordable and will hold up to abuse better than this cheap ply.