We adopted the way of Desktop Fabrication to build HeX. Here is an example what that way does to it and how it effects on other hobbyists who also want to build a similar one.
the files of the designs of HeX will be uploaded onto the internet and freely accessible to anyone who is enthusiastic about it. With these files, if you also happen to get some CNC routers and laser cutters at home, you can…Continue
a modular design makes HeX adaptable from a quadcopter to a hexacopter even to a triple-rotor copter as the following picture shows
And also, we hope the modular design makes it friendlier to users because the complexity of putting a drone together is being brought down…Continue
just enjoy it!
After over one month, I work out the second generation prototype of HeX.
1. trimmed down the size:
the diameter of the first generation is 100 centimeters. this one's is 70 centimeters
2. the modular design goes like this:…Continue
Check out what Harry and I have been working on in the 3D printing group.
We're designing air foils that can be 3D printed.
Check out this discussion to get the Blender CAD files, and for more details:Continue
I managed to test the Altitude Hold and Loiter functions of my ArduPilot Mega2 controlled Hexacopter and was pretty impressed with it. There was strong winds initially but when it died down to a breeze I turned on the altitude hold and it seemed to hover with a deviation of around 2m. Then when I turned on the Loiter mode, my hexacopter stayed within a 5m radius…Continue
What: 2010 Kansas Unmanned Systems Symposium
When: October 4-6, 2010…
Please check out this story on AOL News about the culture change going on at the Air Force Academy.
Added by Andrea Stone on April 19, 2010 at 5:09am — No Comments