As some of you know i have been trying to get my heli to Loiter since last year. Today i got the heli to Position Hold for around 3 mins, it would have gone longer but it was blowing a gale, and starting to rain, so i cut it short.
So after a few more tests with this heli, more tuning etc i'll be starting the on the much larger Gas Helicopter, 23cc.
I tried to download the logs but didnt really get anything out of the APM that would have been…Continue
I'm the secretary for our local St. Louis rocket club: St. Louis Rocketry Association and decided to bring out my Jdrones frame/APM 1 to the launch to do some 2.5.3 testing and at the same time shoot video of some rockets with a GoPro Hero 2. I'm using the Jdrones stabilized camera mount - although I'm still adjusting the camera mount gains and dealing with jello video. The GoPro video was also sent to the…Continue
In case you're looking for an optical flow sensor, there is now one available in the DIYDrones store for a penny under $40.
This sensor is based on the …Continue
Here is a quick preview of my next frame for ArduCopterMega. That is my Tri-Copter frame with the old landing skids (t-rex 500) from first quad frame. I just need to rewire ECS :) And its ready to fly.
Arms are 15X15mm 1mm thick and 500mm long.
10X4.7 BC2836-11 750KV 30A ESC 4S 3000mah lipo.Continue
It still needs some work, but I thought I'd share this new flight mode. It's intended to simulate position hold using the stick input to generate a GPS offset from home. The really fun side affect is you don't need to be pointing a certain way to fly in that direction. You just point north and it flies north. To demonstrate that here is a video of ACM flying around with full right yaw. I was able to fully control it in a 5-10 mph wind even though it was spinning.…Continue