I’am adrien from Réunion Island in the indian ocean. I’am a drone pilot here since 10 years and instructor since last year.
I work mainly for the film industry with dji products but this year is special ! I come back to Pixhawk for a heavy lift quadcopter to help fighting pests in the high lands of the island (rats). (i started my first ever build on a arducopter back in 2010).
The project is to fly mission with a heavy lift drone that carries a custom drop system and spread specific biocid on large area. So far, they use slingshot for remote area without being able to cover the whole zone.
So, i’d like to gather information about large heavy copters and benefit from your experience if you agree to give some advices. I will keep you up to date with the project and answer questions whenever it’s possible.
The setup (Quad) :
- Gryphon 1400 super frame
- Pixhawk 2.1 Hex black cube
- 4x Tmotor U13ii - Flame 180A - G32x11
- MAUCH electrical accessories
- 12s - 2x 2x16 000mAh GenAce Tattu
So far, i only have the controler and mounted it on a X8 900mm octocopter frame in order to familiarize with the tuning. First flight was good, very stable flight but need to tune ! Tried a full autotune but did not finish because of lipo capacity.
I’ll go soon fly an autotune with specific axis.
I’d be very thankful for your help.