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The UAV Automaton, DLE-JW02-A2, development phase 03

 

 

The Automaton is presented by Angel Gendut Productions.

 

UAV / FPV Platform : DLE-JW02-A2

Development Phase 03 : Efficient propulsion system and Autopilot Test part 02

 

Wing Span             : 1.5 m

Control Surface     : 2 Flaps and 2 Ailevators

Tested A.U.W         : 2.2 kg

 

Tested Drive system :

  • Brushless motor : Emax BL 2815/09, 920kv
  • Speed Controller : Emax 60A ESC
  • Electric Nylon Propeller : Revox 9x6E
  • Servos : 4 x Emax ES08MD Digital, Metal Gear servo
  • Li-Po Batt : Revox Nanotech 4S-5500mAh (30C)
  • 50 grams of solid lead (As counter-weight)

 

Radio Tx/Rx system :

  • Tx : Futaba T8FG Super, 2.4 GHz transmitter
  • Rx : Futaba R6028SB, 8ch 2.4 GHz receiver

 

FPV system :

  • FPV cam : 1/3 ” Sony CCD camera, 700VTL
  • Belly cam: GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition camera
  • AV Transmitter : Aomway  5.8GHz, 1000mW, clover-leaf antenna
  • AV Receiver : Aomway 5.8GHz, built-in DVR, clover-leaf antenna
  • FPV ground monitor : Feelworld 7 Inch

 

Flight Controller :

  • FeiyuTech FY-41AP Autopilot and OSD system

 

Flight debrief :

  • 50 grams of solid lead is attached to the cockpit as a counter weight to achieve the proper C.O.G; resulting in 2.2kg of A.U.W.
  • Airbrake mixing is implemented to preset the flaps and ailevators positions for hand-launch take-off and landing.
  • The new setup is more efficient for long duration flight; the test flight lasted for 15 minutes with 11 km of flight mileage and consumed 4000 mAh of battery capacity. Max airspeed at 76 km/h and cruise speed of 64 km/h. Take-off max current at 42A and cruise speed current at 15A.
  • Test flight altitude at 48m – 122m.
  • The ABM (Auto Balance Mode) flight mode operations is still not properly tuned due to the rolling right and losing altitude characteristics. The autopilot modules need further tuning and calibration.
  • The data link with GCS (Ground Control Station) interface is yet to be tested.
  • Waypoint navigation for fully-autonomous flight is yet to be tested.

 

Flight photos are available at Joni DLE google +

 

Music By:

Varien, Monstercat release

  • “Gunmetal Black”
  • “The Scarlet Dawn”

The UAV Automaton, DLE-JW02-A2, development phase 02

 

 

The Automaton is presented by Angel Gendut Productions.

 

UAV / FPV Platform : DLE-JW02-A2

Development Phase 02 : FPV and Autopilot system

 

Wing Span             : 1.5 m

Control Surface     : 2 Flaps and 2 Ailevators

Tested A.U.W         : 2.2 kg

 

Tested Drive system :

  • Brushless motor : Turnigy G10, 810kv, 375W
  • Speed Controller : Turnigy Trust 55A SBEC with internal switch-mode BEC 5.5V/3A
  • Electric Nylon Propeller : Revox 12x6E
  • Servos : 4 x Emax ES08MD Digital, Metal Gear servo
  • Li-Po Batt : Zippy Compact 4S-2200mAh (35C)
  • 308 grams of solid lead (As weight simulation)

 

Radio Tx/Rx system :

  • Tx : Futaba T8FG Super, 2.4 GHz transmitter
  • Rx : Futaba R6028SB, 8ch 2.4 GHz receiver

 

FPV system :

  • FPV cam : 1/3 ” Sony CCD camera, 700VTL
  • Belly cam: GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition camera
  • AV Transmitter : Aomway  5.8GHz, 1000mW, clover-leaf antenna
  • AV Receiver : Aomway 5.8GHz, built-in DVR, clover-leaf antenna
  • FPV ground monitor : Feelworld 7 Inch

 

Autopilot system :

  • FeiyuTech FY-41AP Autopilot and OSD system

 

Flight debrief :

  • 308 grams of solid lead is attached to the cockpit to simulate the additional weight when a high capacity battery is being used; resulting in 2.2kg of A.U.W.
  • Airbrake mixing is implemented to preset the flaps and ailevators positions for hand-launch take-off and landing.
  • The drive system is inefficient for long duration flight; the test flight lasted for 4 minutes with 3.9km of flight mileage and consumed 1400 mAh of battery capacity. Max airspeed at 86 km/h and cruise speed of 68 km/h. Take-off max current at 42A and cruise speed current at 26A.
  • Test flight altitude at 50m – 60m.
  • Larger capacity battery is required for thorough test flight. And it is recommended to change the drive system with better efficiency ( motor, prop, ESC and battery combination ).
  • The ABM (Auto Balance Mode) and ACM (Auto Circle Mode) flight mode operations are not properly tuned due to the losing altitude characteristics. The autopilot modules need further tuning and calibration.
  • The RTL ( Return To Launch ) flight mode is yet to be tested.
  • The data link with GCS (Ground Control Station) interface is yet to be tested.
  • Waypoint navigation for fully-autonomous flight is yet to be tested.

 

Flight photos are available at Joni DLE google +

 

Music By:

  • Karl Jenkins “Palladio”, Luke Da Duke Remix
  • Monty “Horizon”, Album : Dubstep.NET Exclusive

The UAV Automaton, DLE-JW02-A2, development phase 01

The Automaton is presented by Angel Gendut Productions.

 

UAV / FPV Platform : DLE-JW02-A2

Development Phase 01 : Airframe performance test

 

Wing Span             : 1.5 m

Control Surface     : 2 Flaps and 2 Ailevators

Tested A.U.W         : 1.9 kg

 

Tested Drive system :

  • Brushless motor : Turnigy G10, 810kv, 375W
  • Speed Controller : Turnigy Trust 55A SBEC with internal switch-mode BEC 5.5V/3A
  • Electric Nylon Propeller : Revox 12x6E
  • Servos : 4 x Emax ES08MD Digital, Metal Gear servo
  • Li-Po Batt : Turnigy nano-tech 4S-2200mAh (35C-70C)  OR  Zippy Compact 4S-2200mAh (35C)
  • 409 grams of solid lead (As weight simulation)

 

Radio Tx/Rx system:

  • Tx : Futaba T8FG Super, 2.4 GHz transmitter
  • Rx : Futaba R6028SB, 8ch 2.4 GHz receiver

 

Design review :

  • 409 grams of solid lead is attached to the cockpit to simulate the payload of FPV and autopilot gears; resulting in 1.9kg of A.U.W.
  • Airbrake mixing is implemented to preset the flaps and ailevators positions for hand-launch take-off and landing.
  • The Automaton is easy for hand-launch take-off, easy for maneuvers, has sufficient lift production for carrying large amount of payload, has lots of thrust for both high and low speed flight.
  • Flaps are proved to be effective during the emergency landing procedure; it is also used during a low speed/cruise flight.
  • Implement average throttle range of 30% – 60% for efficient flight to increase flight duration.
  • 3S Li-Po batt is yet to be tested to further improve the flight duration.
  • FPV gears are to be mounted in the next development phase; followed by Autopilot modules with data link.

 

Flight photos are available at Joni DLE google +

 

Music By: Hans Zimmer “Crysis 2 OST”