WEC Mark 2 – Test Flight

This is the second version of the WEC (Wooden Ecilop Clone). I improved the landing gear and streamlined the wiring by using a Quattro 20AMP ESC. The flight controller is an APM 2.5. I am using a 4-channel Frsky receiver in PPM mode soldered directly onto the APM to eliminate a lot of wiring. I am very happy with the performance of this machine. The next step is to test the new gimbal I designed, but first I need a new GoPro, my old one stopped reading/wiring SD cards. Here are some additional specs: Motors: DT 700 from Hobbyking Receiver: FRSKY D4R-II Transmitter: Turnigy 9XR Battery: 2 X 2,200 Turnigy 20C 3 cell lipos in parallel. Props: Gemfam 11 X 4.7 SF APM 2.5 (Arduflyer 2.5)

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Julian Melo

Julian Melo has been around the R/C hobby since 2001. His first plane was PT-40 trainer from Great Planes he built as a kit, powered by an O.S. 40 engine. Nowadays you can find him flying fast EDFs or FPV multirotors. Professionally, he's an L.A-based web developer, Wordpress ninja & SEO Analyst. He is quite fond of good coffee, gadgets and loud garage rock. Check out his site/portfolio at JJMelo.com or read his technology blog. He also recently started a new site/podcast titled UAV not Drone. Check it out!