Ed Kirk
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Remzibi OSD 3DR

Started this discussion. Last reply by OlivierD. Jan 18, 2012. 2 Replies

I received my Remzibi OSD 3DR today and looking for instructions on how to connect it to my APM2.  I can't seem to find any instructions for the electrical wiring on the Remzibi OSD 3DR, there is a…Continue

 

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Tim commented on Ed Kirk's blog post Ducted Fan Quadcopter
"I am working on a custom drone using edf fan blades.  I would love to talk to you. Call me 308-641-6515 or respond with email please. timbobpilkin@yahoo.com"
May 6, 2016
Ed Kirk replied to Sean Headrick's discussion Problems with Ducted fan design with standard PIDs in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I did it because it was a challenge and fun and I am pleased with the results.  Very smooth when done properly and a great platform for Cinema and filming. I did a number of designs, the best results has a bearing between the upper…"
Nov 30, 2015
Ed Kirk replied to Sean Headrick's discussion Problems with Ducted fan design with standard PIDs in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I was using a Multiwii Paris, I don't remember exactly how I did the mid flight gain adjustments.  I was doing a lot of stuff with the 3DR tx-rx, back then. Ed"
Nov 30, 2015
Chris Malatesta commented on Ed Kirk's blog post Ducted Fan Quadcopter
"here is a good read on testing done by NASA on EDF's, while it is a much larger scale, it is very good test information for this type of setup. http://halfdome.arc.nasa.gov/publications/files/Abrego2_AHS02.pdf"
Jun 8, 2015
Ed Kirk commented on Ed Kirk's blog post Ducted Fan Quadcopter
"Just settings, on the low side."
Mar 14, 2015
Lance Fung commented on Ed Kirk's blog post Ducted Fan Quadcopter
"so did you have to change anything in coding or just the setting of the gui ???"
Mar 14, 2015
Ed Kirk replied to Sean Headrick's discussion Problems with Ducted fan design with standard PIDs in the group ArduCopter User Group
"The large shrouds create a substantial surface area which is effected by air flow and wind.  With the extra power of two motor/props in each shroud it should fly better plus less weight per motor when doubled up.  One of the things I…"
Feb 9, 2015
Ed Kirk replied to Sean Headrick's discussion Problems with Ducted fan design with standard PIDs in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I have done a lot of experimenting "proof of concept" with coax counter rotating motor/props with really great results.  I have used some off the shelf motors and converted some pancake motors.  I think they would…"
Feb 9, 2015
Ed Kirk replied to Sean Headrick's discussion Problems with Ducted fan design with standard PIDs in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I noticed in your video the aircraft seems to have a greater angle or pitch when in forward flight, I noticed the same thing in my testing.  I also notice the effects of the wind were greater then when flown without a shroud, mine was…"
Feb 9, 2015
Ed Kirk replied to Sean Headrick's discussion Problems with Ducted fan design with standard PIDs in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I like the term "proof of concept" so much of the theory applied seems to get lost in actual flying.  I made a test stand to test different components and found the results differed from actual flying conditions.  Test stand a…"
Feb 9, 2015
Ed Kirk replied to Sean Headrick's discussion Problems with Ducted fan design with standard PIDs in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I found that my ducted fans are more stable with lower settings.  I went to a controller with the capability to adjust gain from the transmitter while in flight, cuts down on trial and error.  Just increase or decrease gain with…"
Feb 4, 2015
Ed Kirk replied to Sean Headrick's discussion Problems with Ducted fan design with standard PIDs in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I find your work very exciting, I haven't seen anyone else take the time, effort and expense to develop outside the box.  It appears that you must have a CNC router to make the quality parts, I used mine to make a power…"
Feb 4, 2015
Ed Kirk replied to Sean Headrick's discussion Problems with Ducted fan design with standard PIDs in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I also did some work with shrouded props, Y6's and a hex with 12 motors/props, 24 batteries."
Feb 4, 2015
Ed Kirk replied to Sean Headrick's discussion Problems with Ducted fan design with standard PIDs in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Great work, nice looking quad.  I have build several tricopters with ducted fans and one quad all with the same motor/prop rotation.  I used thrust vectoring for yaw control, you can see in the video the exaggerated angle of the…"
Feb 4, 2015
Ed Kirk commented on Winfried Rijssenbeek's blog post Contra-rotating rotors as plan B Update of the Humming Man Project
"Another video of the tricopter above with the GoPro camera attached under the rear set of motors.  I did this to study the rotating boom in flight.  There was no vibration dampening with the attached camera, simply strapped it on with tie…"
Nov 16, 2014
Ed Kirk commented on Winfried Rijssenbeek's blog post Contra-rotating rotors as plan B Update of the Humming Man Project
"I have designed and built quite a few multirotors with coaxial counter rotating motors including several which I modified existing single motors into coaxial setups.  The results have been great, nothing special, both props are the same…"
Nov 16, 2014

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About Me:
Retired, flying RC for many years. Got into multirotors last year and have been building and flying with great enjoyment.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Interested in anyting that flyes and enjoying designing and building multicopter air frames, mostly tricopters.
Hometown:
Vista, CA

Ed Kirk's Blog

Documentary Goes Missing

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 6:30pm 8 Comments

 

Last week I posted this link to a documentary video (Civilian Drones-Search and Rescue) in a comment to a blog post

http://vimeo.com/77021543                      Broken Link

I checked it a few days latter to see the stats and it was totally gone, I contacted the Producer and…

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APM2.5 on Tricopter

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

 

Short video of my Tricopter with APM2.5 setup for FPV.

 

My new Y6 camera platform

Posted on May 13, 2012 at 1:00pm 11 Comments



My new camera platform, Y6 with 3 coaxial counter rotating motor/prop setup.  Great flier if you are willing to deal with mounting the motors and props.  The DJI Wookong is supurb.

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Ducted Fan Quadcopter

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 5:00pm 37 Comments

Testing ducted fan quad, flies great.  My intention was to build a tricopter but just had to see how a quad would fly with 90mm EDF's.  Also tested as a "V-Tail" in the quad configeration, it flies with a 15 degree rear facing angle and is more sensitive to inputs. 

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At 10:35pm on February 20, 2012,
3D Robotics
Chris Anderson
said…

Ed: Acro mode has NOT been dropped. It's working great and improved in 2.4. MinimOSD software is out and fully supported. It's the first OSD designed to work with APM right out of the box--works great. Cheaper than Remzibi, too. 

At 11:57pm on February 20, 2012, Keith S said…
Ed,
I really appreciate your thoughts, good to know. 
I'm enjoying the challenge, but it has been frustrating at times. 
I haven't given up yet and I'll post info go others  once I figure it out. 
Keith

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