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About the model: This is my first open source Arduino (APM 2) powered FPV quadcopter with build in flight automation which is consider advanced back then. Home build with FPV system build on DJI F450 flame with 450mm quadrotor configuration frame. It was a fun quadcopter to fly at night.

Model details

Brand: DJI
Model name: F450 Flame Wheel
Url link to model reference (website): https://www.supermotoxl.com/projects-articles/fpv-uav-models-builds-reviews/q450-quadcopter-multirotor-450mm.html
Model released date: 2014-04-14
Model available as: Custom build/DIY/Home made
Model's frame material (overall): Hard plastic/ABS
Rotor configuration (for Multirotor): Quadcopter (4x rotor)
Model full weight (without battery/empty tank) in grams (g): 780
Multirotor frame attributes: Aerial photography
Overall length (mm): 450
Propellers blade material: Plastic
Propeller - number of blades: 2
Proppeller blade length (inch): 10
Propeller pitch size: 4.5
Landing gear attributes: Static/non-wheels

Onboard electronics

Motor brands & models: Turnigy bell type motor
Motor KV/turns: 850
ESC (Electronic Speed Controller) details: Hobby King AFRO with SIMONK firmware
ESC max Amp (A) rating: 20
ESC's max voltage supported (V): 14.8
ESC's internal BEC current supply value (A) *If available: 1
ESC attributes: Brushless, Programmable, Linear BEC/UBEC
External BEC module details (if present): Hobby King BEC 5V/5A

Main battery

Battery brands & models: Turnigy blue pack
Battery type: Li-po
Voltage (V): 11.1
Capacity (mah): 2200
C-rating (C): 40

Radio units

Radio unit availability: Self supplied/use personal custom controller/add
Controller design factor: Thumb stick style
Radio controller details: TURNIGY 9XR with FRSKY DJT transmitter module
Radio receiver details: FrSky D8R-II Plus
Radio frequency: 2.4Ghz
Max radio signal range (meters): 1500
Number of channel required operate: 6
Radio features: Digital display, Digital trimming, Channel mixing, Mutilple model memory, Expo setup, End point setup, Dual-rate, Timer, Camera gimbal knob, Detacheable transmitter module, Detacheable antenna, Diversity antenna, RSSI indicator, Data telemetry support, DCS/Trainer port, Fail Safe support

Automation

Flight controller or stabilization unit/gyro details: 3DR APM 2.5
Flight controller firmware: Ardupilot - Arducopt
GPS module details: UBLOX NEO-6M
Flight modes supported on flight controller: Acro, Sport, Altitude, Position , Waypoints, Orbit, Return to home, Auto take-off, Auto landing

FPV equipment

FPV video screen viewer details: BOSCAM GS920 AIO dual band
Onboard sensor: Voltage sensor, Current sensor, Compass, Barometer
Url link to video goggle/screen reference (website): https://www.supermotoxl.com/projects-articles/news-reviews/product-review-boscam-gs920-wireless-fpv-aio-video-goggle.html
Video transmitter details: BOSCAM
Video transmitter antenna details: Diy tuned clover leaf
FPV video frequency type: 5.8Ghz analog
Transmission wattage (mw): 200
FPV video signal max range (meters): 1500
On Screen Display (OSD) module details: MinimOSD with ARDUCAM V2 firmware
FPV camera model details: 808 #16 HD
Url link to camera reference (website): https://www.supermotoxl.com/projects-articles/news-reviews/product-review-808-16-hd-camera.html
Camera gimbal stabilization type: No stabilization/static
Camera attributes: 720p, 30 fps

Statistics

Level of skill to operate this model: Intermediate
Level of experience to assemble/maintenance this model: Professional (Experience)
Model max speed (km/h): 55
Max mileage achieved for FPV/UAV setup (meters): 3000
Max runtime achieved (in minutes): 12
Max flying weight limit (grams/g): 830

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Link to the model profile/build (website): https://www.supermotoxl.com/projects-articles/fpv-uav-models-builds-reviews/q450-quadcopter-multirotor-450mm.html
Media link -1 (website): https://www.supermotoxl.com/resources/gallery/my-technologies-hobbies/-fpv-flight-technologies/quad-450-generic


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