FT CAD Gremlin
DISCLAIMER: Some of you may know me or may have heard of me from my work with the Flite Test plans, or some of the foam board airplanes I have designed. Some of you may not have heard of me. Either way, I think I need to start out by clarifying something for everyone who might be interested in following me on this journey I am about to undertake. I am a complete noob when it come to multirotors. I have a nano QX and an Inductrix FPV (needs repairs) that I rarely ever fly. I've never built a multirotor before. I've never designed parts for multirotors before. I am a complete noob.
Now that we have that out of the way, I'm going to be using this thread to share my adventure from my noob perspective of getting into multirotor building, flying and designing with the FT Gremlin. Why the heck would you do that you might ask. Great question, I'm glad you asked. The very same reason I got into flying RC airplanes in the first place. I love the way Flite Test is approaching this DIY micro brushless quad scene. It is very reminiscent of what they did with their cheap foam board planes. And I want to jump in from the perspective of the noob and share my experience. I plan to write a review/build article on the FT Gremlin and when I get done.
I am also going to try my hand at designing a 3D printed FT Gremlin frame that I will share for free (in the true spirit of Flite Test) on Thingiverse if and when it is ready for other people to have success with it. I don't expect any of this to happen over night. I have a lot to learn. I am looking forward to interacting with the Flite Test community along this journey. I am sure I will have a lot of questions along the way. Like I said, I have a lot to learn.
Last but not least, I want to start this out by giving a big THANK YOU to Josh and TJ Williams for getting me a pre-release version of the emax Gremlin Power Pack for this project. You guys rock!
Let the fun begin...