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Matthew Currie

  • IRC Nick: dc3
  • Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Member Since: November 2006

Built 13+ Tiny 13 v1.1 autopilot boards in-house. Distributed boards into the group to break-even.


Airframe and Powerplant

  • Multiplex Funjet
  • AXI 2212/26 Brushless "outrunner" Motor
  • LiPower Lites 3S1P 2100mAh 18C LiPo Batteries x 2
  • APC 9x6E Propeller (checked to draw ~ 11.5A)


  • Castle Creations Phoenix 35 Brushless Speed Control
  • Castle Creations USB Programming Harness
  • Berg 4L Receiver modified for PPM stream
  • 2x Hitec HS-55 Servos
  • Maxstream (now digi) XBee 2.4GHz Pro modems + devkit
  • Modified FMA CoPilot XY and Z IR Sensor Boards
  • Hitec Eclipse 7 Radio with Spectra PLL Module (btw the Spectra module is HORRIBLE)

Production and Tooling

  • Hot Air Reflow Rework Station
  • SMT Soldering Station
  • Molex PicoBlade Crimpers
  • Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 Crimpers
  • 10-20 of each of every PicoBlade and MicroFit connectors
  • Various Alpha 26 AWG Teflon Hook-up Wire


  • 110Ah Marine Deep Cycle Battery
  • Folding Picnic Table (yes, exactly the same as poines!)
  • Great Planes Triton multi-chemistry charger
  • Custom waterproof data modem enclosure with type-N connector and 25 foot RS232 cable
  • Various Pelican transport cases

Current Progress

  • Airframe / Ground Station Complete
  • Basic AUTO1 tuning, not satisfactory, will continue


  • Order 12 dBi yagi