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User group for those flying ArduCopter on traditional helicopter platforms

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Does the GPS (and compass) need to be entirely out from under the main blades?

Started by Thor Larsen. Last reply by John Bond May 18. 7 Replies

Hello.  I am beginning the process of taking a Century Swift 16 (a bit vintage but light and strong - about 550 rotor diameter) and converting it, with a Pixhawk, to an autonomous machine.  I feel…Continue

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APM + X-Plane + Trad Heli Sim ?

Started by emre ayvaz Mar 31. 0 Replies

Hi Guys,I need to be worked  APM, X-Plane and Trad Heli together. But I cant.So the problem is, All of them are connected among each other But Calibration is not well. So When I send a command it…Continue

Setting of extgyro

Started by nobuyuki asai. Last reply by nobuyuki asai Mar 29. 2 Replies

I'm nob.I post the first time.I installed apm2.5 to the trad-heli.About tail-control I want to use avcs mode, but what do I set for apm?I don't know how to use avcs mode,So I equip head-lock gyro…Continue

Trex 450 with APM2.5

Started by Kun-Wei. Last reply by emre ayvaz Mar 23. 5 Replies

Hi all, I have a helicopter with APM2.5. I set the board as the wiki. …Continue

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Comment by UAS_Pilot on August 27, 2014 at 8:55am

Vortex 700 UAS, by Sophisticated R/C 


Picture
The Vortex 700 is a Traditional style Helicopter UAS designed with Police forces and Search and Rescue in mind.  The Vortex 700 can be equipped with a variety of payloads depending upon the mission.

The Vortex 700 is designed around the Align Trex 700 Dominator mechanics, a proven, reliable helicopter.

The Vortex 700
Specifications:
Length:  53 in.
Height:  22 in.
Width:  8 in.
Main Rotor Diameter: 62 in
Empty Weight: 9 lbs.
Expected Flight endurance: 30-45 min
Range:  2 miles (C2 Link dependent) 
Payload: 4 lbs
Auto Pilot: PixHawk from 3DR



Mission dependable payload options include but not limited to:
HD Stabilized video
High Resolution mapping camera
NiR mapping camera
IR/Thermal video
Multi-Spectral 


The Vortex Missions Capable for:
Law Enforcement Situational Awareness
Fire Rescue Situational Awareness
Search and Rescue
Mapping
Precision Agriculture
Etc...


Inspections:
Dam
Oil Pipeline
Power line
Wind Mill
Building
Etc...


Please contact Sophisticated R/C for more information......
450 size soon to come....
Comment by UAS_Pilot on August 27, 2014 at 8:54am

Comment by William Wegenast on August 25, 2014 at 7:57pm

Will APM control a Gas Heli?
Looks like some of you are trying it.

Comment by UAS_Pilot on August 14, 2014 at 9:55am

Trex 700L Dominator DFC powered by PixHawk. 

Having issues arming by the Tx but no trouble arming with my laptop. any group thoughts. I have checked and double checked tx. direction and re calibrated  RC. Channel 8 on and channel 8 off. no luck.


Thanks

Comment by Artem on July 29, 2014 at 2:28pm

Hi, I am experimenting with the AC code and need some help pointing me to a correct library responsible for mixing pitch/roll/collective pitch into the 3 servo outputs for the swash plate? also, please excuse me if this is common knowledge is there a wiki of the ac code itself, i.e. libraries, control logic? 

Comment by Geoff Levy on January 21, 2014 at 3:19pm

This is my Heli actualy flying (not autonomous)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dSAxv0KiKI&feature=youtu.be

 

Comment by Geoff Levy on January 21, 2014 at 3:07pm

I have been watching this project for the past few years. I am waiting for a stable release for my UAV platform.

Here is a pic from the manufacture, not sure where mine are.

  • Length (m): 2.63
  • Height (m): 0.711
  • Main rotor diameter (m): 2.146
  • Tail rotor diameter (m): 0.403
  • Empty weight (kg): 16.5
  • Payload (kg): 13
  • Max take-off weight (kg): 35
  • Max speed (km/h): 90
  • Cruise speed (km/h): 65
  • Rate of climb (m/s): 4
  • Ceiling (km): 2.5
  • Power plant: 80 cc air cooled twin cylinder gasoline engine
  • Fuel (L): 10
  • Fuel consumption (L/h): 4
  • Endurance (min): 120
  • Operating temperature (°C): -20 to 50
Comment by kevin zhou on January 21, 2014 at 3:04pm

@R_Lefebvre: Thanks Rob, as you said 10kg is much more reasonable, do you have some suggestion which heli frame I can use for this 10kg payload. we can use it to make trial first. how much could it cost ?


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Comment by Rob_Lefebvre on January 21, 2014 at 2:51pm

Nate, we need to talk. ;)

that Rotor Buzz... looks like a modified Yamaha RMax?

Comment by flyingdragon on January 21, 2014 at 2:46pm

I would love to see an RC helicopter flying 2.5 hours that  big and can carry 30 KG plus it's load will be real hack!

but again the bigger the helicopter is the bigger the blades and the components,

I had Bergen helicopter few years a go I build it for 10 days, here is it, but alas my friend crashed before I even tried to do the first hover:)

 
 
 

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