Has anyone seen this? www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=2RK_rl6oXfo
just curious if anyone has any idea how to config the control surfaces. Lets say if we use just four instead of 8, it would simplify the process. Any thoughts?
I've been looking at this too, and it seems like if I had a spare brushless motor and a big slow prop for it, I'd try putting one together from fanfold foam, and then I'd stick my FY20A stabilizer on there and, picturing a 3D plane in place of this sphere (which should control like a 3D plane), if it were in a vertical hover, the FY would be mounted horizontally, such that viewing it as an aircraft it would be tilted "down" 90 degrees in pitch, so that when set to stabilization mode, now it seeks to be happy when the airframe is hanging by the prop, and your rudder translates to your axial roll (which is what you want) and your elevator and aileron inputs perform as pitching the aircraft fwd/rev and tilting left/right. If I had the parts in front of me, I think I could make it work. Heck, just take a 3D foamie and mount the FY20A 90 degrees pitched down, set it to stabilized mode, and see if you get a plane that thinks it's a helicopter. If it does, then a person can invest in building up a spherically-shaped foamie 3D plane, and then we're there. What's nice, is the FY20A isn't too expensive, so you could probably make this RTF for $200 if you really tried.
At first glance, I thought it was just a co-ax heli. Now I think about it, since Blade can make a co-ax for under $100, it shouldn't be that hard to make it into a sphere shape and cheap.
Correction, I meant FY30A module. With one of those, you could stabilize just about anything.
Hi! I saw that video and I want to make once of those... BTW I am newbie here. I was wondering how hard would it be to make one of these http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCY7DeEmVr4 into a sphere.
I am willing to spend some time and money to build one but don't know where to start.