20 Jul
2018

Assembled Hexcopter with Controller

The chassis for the hexcopter came in and I assembled it today. We ordered a DJI Flamewheel 550 which is a medium sized hexcopter with all DJI propulsion systems. We hooked up the ESCs to an ardupilot controller with telemetry radio radio and made a short test flight in the show that all of the ESCs and Sealab. Our goal was to demonstrate that all motors and ESCs were functional. Now that we have a controller and chassis that work, we will have a system to benchmark against when we are able to test our custom FPGA controller.