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New H4 Alien 680 Quadcopter Build Progressing

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Categories: Build LogMultirotor Aircraft

This past weekend I started on an H4 Alien 680 quadcopter build.  This unit will be an FPV quadcopter capable of carrying a GoPro or small but high quality point and shoot camera like a Sony RX100, with gimbal.

The idea behind this one is a bigger and more stable platform than a small quad like a Phantom, but foldable and easy to put in a backpack and transport.  This H4 does just that.

Here are a few photos of the box opening and build states up to last night, where I got the GPS tower and on screen display installed for the MiniX flight controller.

H4 Alien 680 Quadcopter

H4 Alien 680 Quadcopter – Primary Parts

H4 Alien 680 Quadcopter

H4 Alien 680 Quadcopter – Experimenting with wiring paths

H4 Alien 680 Quadcopter

H4 Alien 680 Quadcopter – Basic wiring complete

H4 Alien 680 Quadcopter

H4 Alien 680 Quadcopter – Top plate, GPS, receiver, OSD installed


First Look: Arris Lander-X3 Retractable Landing Gear Photos and Video

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Friday, January 16th, 2015
Categories: Build LogMultirotor Aircraft
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Today we are getting our first look at the new Arris Lander-X3 retractable landing gear for larger multi-rotor RC aircraft like hexacopters, octocopters, X8’s, and large quadcopters.  This landing gear features very sharp and precision milled aluminum, carbon fiber tubes, and an electronic control board.  The gear can attach to the copter via mounting to its bottom plate, or to motor arms in widths from 16-25 millimeters.

Unboxing Video

Arris Lander-X3 Retractable Landing Gear Photos

Here are a few photos of the retractable landing gear out of the box.

Arris Lander-X3

Arris Lander-X3 box contents

Arris Lander-X3

Arris Lander-X3 Retract

Arris Lander-X3 Control Box

Arris Lander-X3 Control Box

Arris Lander-X3 Control Box

Arris Lander-X3 Control Box

Sharp!

Sharp!

Arris Lander-X3

Arris Lander-X3 Control Box

Arris Lander-X3

Arris Lander-X3 Retract


Navigation Strobes Installed and Working

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Monday, January 12th, 2015
Categories: Build LogMultirotor Aircraft

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