Progress sometimes – often? – involves breaking things. I spent the better part of the day getting the quadcopter talking to the transmitter, and just when I thought I had things figured out, the beast angrily leapt from the table and crashed onto the floor, breaking a glass, severing one of the leads on my tester, and in the process shattering one of the props and embedding the broken end in a roll of duct tape.
This is progress! I’ve since removed the props until I can figure out exactly why the surge of aggression. I’ve got lots of props, so hopefully I can get through the early stages of the project with an intact quadcopter and all of my fingers.