Monthly Archive: October 2010

Oct 30

Skywalker 168cm

I have decided to buy (I already did) a Skywalker 168cm FPV aeroplane. The wingspan is 168CM and it can carry much more load than the Easy Star from Multiplex that is so widely used. As I can use the same motors, ESC’c and propellers I have on the Tricopter I save some money. 4pcs …

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Oct 21

GoPro HD arrived

GoPro HD camera

I finally got my GoPro HD Here is a quick samle pic (resized to 800*600 from 2592*1944/5mpix) Its taken from a conference room at work… Now I really have to get the T-copter in the air 🙂 Yesterday I started dismantling my TriCopter and I will mount the big motors and ESC’s on the T-frame. …

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Oct 15

Sensor success

SCP1000-sensor

I got the Wii-sensors connected properly to the Arduino Mega. I also got the RX and 2extra servo’s connected, and what do they do? They will stabilize the camera to keep it level 🙂 So far only 2 3.5gram servo’s have been connected. As I still don’t have my GoPro HD there is no idea …

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Oct 15

QuadCopter parts ordered

I ordered parts for my QuadCopter 4pcs 20-22L motors “KDE or Hacker style” 4pcs 18Amp Plush Turnigy ESC’c By going up in size from 2204’s I used on the balsa-framed QuadCopter I am sure the motors and ESC’c will handle the load. On paper I designed a few frames for Quad’s – I will most …

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Oct 11

Sharp turns

We move in different directions all the time 🙂 As I decided to give AeroQuad a go on my new Arduino Mega-board I now have to make an alloy quad-frame (AeroQuad does not support Tricopters/T-copters) The sensors – WMP+NK are moved to the Mega and works great. I tried to hook up my AR6100 but …

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Oct 10

Double crash

I crashed my Tricopter today…1 propeller broken, everything else intact I also crashed my QuadCopter – frame broke in pieces mid air 🙂 Everything came down with a thud! Great – now I can use the WMP+NK on next project… Lots of parts to untangle…4 ESC’s and 4 motors to use on Depron flyers… I …

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Oct 09

T-copter frame almost finished

T-copter frame

I love the simplicity of a Tricopter and even more a T-copter. The frame is so simple yet sturdy and torsionally rigid. Best of all is that it will allow me to have a very flexible layout to find the COG no matter what gear I use. As I’m waiting for the GoPro HD to …

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Oct 09

Tricopter with a T

I am currently planning for a T-copter. A Tricopter in a T-layout. Why this? Well…I ordered a GoPro HD and this camera has 170º angle of view. If I mount this on my current Tricopter or the Quadcopter I will always capture motors and propellers on the front arms. So I figured I could build …

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Oct 07

GoPro’s HD HERO Naked

I have finally ordered a GoPro’s HD HERO Naked including a 16Gb SDHC memory card Now I will be able to shoot high definition movies, shoot interval pictures and record 720P slow motion. Here are the description from goprocamera.com GoPro’s HD HERO Naked is the world’s highest performance wearable 1080p HD video and still photo …

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Oct 01

Quadcopter finished?

Quadcopter finished

Doesn’t it look cool 3blade props, CD-box as body and a light weight balsa frame 🙂 4pcs Turnigy 2204-14 19gram motors 4pcs Turnigy plush 6 Amp ESC’s 4pcs Plastic golf balls 1pcs Turnigy 5A UBEC 1pcs Spektrum AR6100 Receiver 1pcs Nintendo wiimotion plus 1pcs Nintendo Nunchuck 1pcs Arduino pro mini Add to that a PDB …

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