I’m impressed with the handling provided by the Tornado flight controller. I have it programmed to
change between Horizon (self-leveling), Angle (enhanced stability), and full Agility modes at the click
of a switch. With the 3-blade props, acceleration is scary fast. I’m going to have a lot of fun with this
machine this season.
10Other than breaking inexpensive props, the most common damage in a crash is the delicate video antenna. Trueblood Engineering ( truebloodengineering.com) produces this
nifty flex mount that lets the antenna bend out of harm’s way. It’s
available in a range of colors, has two mounting options, and costs a
whole lot less than a new antenna.
Here’s the completed QAV-R,
all ready for its first real test
flight. For low-time pilots, the
DAL 2-blade props shown
here are a good choice; they’re
amazingly tough and give long
flight times. K