I was out flying the Arducopter in X mode today, just to see if orientation was easier (it's not). I noticed that GPS Hold mode wouldn't play nice -- it had a lot of translational drift. I switched…Continue
I'm scratch-building a new Octocopter, in the style of the Hashcopter, using square aluminum tube, and eight motors ganged as pairs with (Quad) Arducopter software. Where is a good place to learn the…Continue
I've noticed that the Arducopter holds much more stable altitudes in steady air than it does in wind. On breezy days, the Arducopter will climb/fall spontaneously while in GPS Hold. In still air, it…Continue
My Arducopter RC2 turned off all four motors at about 100' up today, and plunged to its death with no rotors spinning. I believe there is a software bug or misguided feature at the root of it. I was…Continue
In-flight orientation continues to be a challenge in fast forward flight, so I thought I'd try some LED lighting.
These lights are each 24 centimeter strips, with 24 LEDs molded in. I got them from eBay seller 'brledlight', and I'm amazed at the average selling price of these things.. less than $3 each! What a…Continue
This is the FahPah "all up" kit, with an added XBee Tx and Futaba R6008HS.