Silver Surfer is a racing configuration for the Silverware quadcopter firmware. It targets “Whoop”-style brushed micros.
On the shoulders of giants
Silver Surfer wouldn’t be possible without these awesome individuals:
- Silverxxx - Author of Silverware.
- Travis Schrock (NotFastEnuf) - This project is based on his Silverware fork.
- Patrick J. Clarke / Scott Allyn - Project Mockingbird is a huge source of inspiration and information.
- Jelle Bakker - “Project Silverbird anyone?”, thanks for the push ;)
- Angle mode only.
- High rates, no expo.
- Dynamic throttle mixing on the flight controller. No more fiddling with your transmitter config.
- No noticeable latency.
- Fully tunable.
- Build for brushed Whoops. No more fighting a firmware for 5” brushless quads to behave nicely on Whoops.
You need a Silverware compatible flight controller. I recommend the BetaFPV Lite, as its size and mounting pattern fits most existing parts.
Silver Surfer is tuned to the following hardware:
- 65mm diameter frame with ducts.
- 6mm 19500KV brushed motors.
- 4-blade TBS propellers.
- 26.3g weight (including battery).
The closer to these numbers you are, the better your experience with Silver Surfer will be.
Attention! The latest version comes with reversed motor direction! Props are spinning outward. Whoops need clean air too!
- Version 0.2 - 2018-04-22
General hardware setup instructions are here. In the example a Macbook is used, but the hardware part is the same on all systems.
I build a set of tools that make it very easy to work with Silverware on macOS.
They are here.
Official Silverware Windows instructions.
Official Silverware Linux instructions.