I am not advocating to buy the cheapest components, however it's possible to selectively purchase components and still come up with a quadcopter that does not cost a fortune without sacrificing performance.
- Reptile V550 frame (TBS Discovery clone)
- HK Pilot32 (Pixhawk clone)
- T-motor air gear 350 set consist of: T-motor 2213 motor, 9545 propellers and air 20A esc
- 1 axis gimbal using Alex Mos board
On my Walkera Devo 10 to have 6 flight modes on channel 5 I have done the following:
Travel Adjust Gear
Program Mix 1
Pos 0 Up: +65%
Gear: Mix SW
Flap: Gear SW
For PID settings I used autotune start, it flew really well. I then turned down a bit so it would be smoother for aerial videos
Increased max vertical parameter from 2.5 cm/s to 3.5cm/s setting PILOT_VELZ_MAX to 350
I have installed minimOSD 1.1 on it using Minim OSD Extra 220.127.116.11 CT tool flashing in 2.4 r726 hex file.
Installed a 3 in 1 battery monitor, lost model alarm and used Aux 5
Some flights done by the V550