"If I'm not mistaken, when you power up the controller, the uC pulses outputs for a very brief moment, not intentionally by software, it just does it for some reason. If your ESCs are armed when this happens and this pulse falls somewhere in…"
"If you don't need the high discharge rate and are worried about over charging/discharging, you could simply solder a couple cell phone batteries together. They've got their protection circuits neatly integrated. I use this method all…"
"Good point, Gary. Now that I think back to it, those things did take awhile to light...
Maybe pack the chute in a tube with a loaded spring in the back? Some sort of servo latch mechanism to let the spring go. To an extent kind of…"
"Wish I had this when I was learning to fly :) Well done!
I'm sure there's a way to reliably fit it in a capsule. I'm thinking something like the way those model rockets backfire their chutes out. I'll have to…"
"Neill is correct. Motor price is not a measure of reliability. I've had better luck with motors 1/3rd the price of the ones I had on my quad.
Take care of your props and you'll never have a failure. "
Flying machines amaze me. I'm really interested in how A military device has become a civil development. I've been following this blog for a while now, and finally had the opportunity to experience and take part in it.
Just starting. This is pretty new to me. I'm looking to use it as a cheap remote sensing platform. If I haven't figured it out by then, I'd love to meet with you and see what you can tell me. I'm not sure if you're in school or working or what, but if you're looking to get involved with a research project, we're a neat lab and always looking for more folks.
(Realized I posted that on my wall, not yours...)
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