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Airframe Weight Management

Started Feb 6, 2016 0 Replies

Just made a hole to the top lid of my quad copter. Weight loss 60 grams. Now the TOW is 2070g with 8000mAh battery, hover PWM out is 72,5% so about 100g additional weight loss would set the PWM below…Continue

Tags: Output, Motor, Light, Carbon, PWM

3D-Printed Motor Pod

Started Feb 3, 2016 0 Replies

Here is a couple of motor pods that I 3D-printed. Mesh type (biomimicry/biostructure) pod is much lighter but still feels quite strong...thought I'd cover it with thin carbon fibre or some sort of…Continue

Tags: frame, strut, engine, biomimicry, biostructure

Pixhawk boot/connection problem after AC 3.2.2 FW install

Started this discussion. Last reply by Veikko Vierola Jan 31, 2016. 1 Reply

Hi,Just installed new AC 3.2.2 firmware with APM Planner 2.0. Perhaps something went wrong with the installation cause PH doesn't react normally: When I connect the USB no sounds from the piezo (just…Continue

Tags: Light, Sound, Flashing, Reset, Update

Pixhawk stays in the ESC calibration mode.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Veikko Vierola Sep 19, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi,I have Favourite Sky III 30AX4 4 in 1 ESC. I'm calibrating the ESC like this;1. I put radio on, I set full throttle2. I power up Pixhawk and wait for musical startup tone of Pixhawk and then…Continue

Tags: Pixhawk, throttle, problem, mode, calibration

 

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Dual APM UAV

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 2:20pm 40 Comments

I was thinking about an idea of a redundant UAV with 2 x APMs, 2 x RXs, Dual Servos/surfaces, 2 x ESCs and 2 x motors. The plane should be designed so that it could fly with only one motor if needed.

The idea of functionality:

  • If something in APM(A) network fails or works…
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Design post #1

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 3:00pm 5 Comments

I'm planning to put my old and new ideas and designs to this post for commenting. Here is one of them.  It flies quite well and the wing is…

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At 7:25pm on November 19, 2011, Kenneth Duffek said…

Hi Veikko,

The camera used was a Canon 5D MarkII 21Mp 14 second exposure at iso 3200.

 

Ken.

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