Last post I presented this homemade hexacopter. This is primarily a mechanical steadycam style motion compensation/smoothing system, the 2 servos (roll, pitch) engage and act as dampers to reduce oscillation and alter the "home" position to…Continue
This is my project, I have been working on it for a couple of months. Is not ready yet and certainly it's not good looking, need more work but here is a video of some features.
Note this is a Steadycam design based on ECILOP ideas. But with a Multiwii board instead of gyros. Multiwii is fixed to the steadycam…Continue
Here we have a Hexacopter with a Hexpod for landing gear - allowing omnidirectional ground and air based movement. I…Continue
I know that it is taken as common knowledge that a hexacopter with a single motor failure cannot be flown beyond a controlled crash landing, but this is just plain wrong with our ArduPilot Mega hardware and if we can't do it, it is because of inadequate software.
I have a KK X525 quadcopter which I have flown very successfully for some time with the APM2.
One ESC on it is now progressively failing, continuously reducing power to it's motor after about 2 minutes flight, but all…Continue
After I Crash my Quadro, its time to build a new Hexacopter, but with much more Payload. ^^
290 Watt Motors 840KV
20A ESC Flashed with newst SimonK
12x4 Wood Props
Testing my fully charged HaiYin 5000mAh 4S 30-40c battery. Almost 17 minutes of mostly Loiter mode flying and a bit of manual flying towards the end.
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
I am happy to share a CAD model of the Turnigy Talon Hexacopter airframe (available from Hobbyking), to be used for our integration purposes. It can be found here:…Continue
The DJI WK-M Multi-Rotor controller has had a firmware update over the weekend, the guys at Wookong headquarters added the “Care Free” mode in this latest update…Continue