Flying laps at home with one tough little tricopter. Hit the house, trimmed some trees, prentended to be an axe. This little guy does it all.
DIY T-Copter Frame and yaw mech by me using 5/8in square hardwood.…
In the last video of fails I kept having a problem dropping into the ground after cutting back the throttle. I just couldn't get enough lift to recover so I'd slam into the ground after ducking a tree.
So I had a few beat up 11x4.7 props on the wall and got the bright idea to give them a try. They are all regular rotation props so it drifts a bit and has a tiny…Continue
Some random clips from the past few weeks. My first attempt at a backflip failed miserably. Not sure if I need to change something in the APM settings. I had it in acro but when I pulled back and cut the throttle in wouldn't go past vertical. I'm taking suggestions. Then flying and crashing around the house using the new stubby tricopter. This thing is by far my…
The coffin copter was all good. Passed it's float test and was ready for some real world action. I noticed that one of my motors was louder than the others. My initial diagnoses was bad bearings. So I purchased a batch of bearings. BTW bearing size for this motor is 10 x 4 x 10. But that didn't fix the noise. So I was left scratching my head. I…Continue
This week has had quite the number of battles. I finally got the Coffin Copter in the air and flying very nice using the Ardupilot. I don't think I'll even go back to Naza.
Welcome to another week of fun and excitement. While making this video I thought I might be throwing up in your eyeballs a little too much but ehh I figured you could handle it.
You might have noticed the building of a coffin. Someone made a comment that the BoxCopter wasn’t very pretty. He’s right no prototype ever is and well it’s made out of tupperware.…Continue
Well, technically, I did shoot him, with a GoPro. Sorry if I got you all upset or excited about animal killing. Back when I was a wee lad my dad told me I could hunt and shoot animals without a gun. After looking at him with my usual blank stare he said,"With a camera." This from the man who asked me how birth control could only cost a…Continue
This week has been quite busy. I've been making a new app for Destroyinglies.com/Proclaimingllc.com pretty much none stop pulling 14+ hour work days. I'm blessed to work from home so I'm able to help my wife with the babies and pull long working hours. That being said I didn't get to fly very much. Once from the front porch, once from the side of the road on the way…Continue
Last week(week 5) I tested out a new FPV system using 1.2 GHZ. It works great. The only problem I had was that it was locking out my 2.4GHZ control. So for the video I used my old 72mhz radio. Let's just call it glitch. It glitched me right into a patch of stinging nettles. So I ordered a low pass filter from Readymaderc.com. Then I commenced to building yet…
Week #5 of the DIY BoxCopter.
If you haven't seen any of my videos. This Copter is 100% DIY. It floats, it packs so it can be carried in a backpack. It is made from materials found at any local hardware store. The frame can be made for under $15.00.
Wednesday, May 8th 2013
My wife made a comment about it taking a long time to assemble the BoxCopter and get into the air. So I figured I'd come up with a new prototype. This is it. A balsa h-copter that can fly with or without a box. Making things lighter and modular made for longer flight times and faster assembly. I did make things more simple but…
BoxCopter Weekly #3 Featuring Music by: Biffy Clyro - The Fog
Adding FPV to the BoxCopter this Week.
As promised, this is week #2 of the BoxCopter. Grab some coffee, brush your teeth and prepare yourself. You'll probably want to skip brushing your teeth, toothpaste makes coffee taste horrible. (Well, this was supposed to be posted this morning. So we'll just say I was trying to keep the peeps on the other side of earth in mind.)
A couple members of our family flew up this week to visit for our daughter's birthday. We took them to a few places, one being Port Gamble. We were supposed to take them to Seattle today. But since they are all women they took too long to get ready and only made it to the mall. Leaving me to fly at a park across the street while they shopped for…Continue
I found a container called a "Super Stacker" at Target the other day. Needless to say that it is super reenforced. This Box fly's very well, it's also smaller and lighter than the cake container.…
I like quadcopter because I can make one out of anything. Aerodynamics aren't a factor when making one of these brute's. I love planes, they are elegant and lots of fun to fly. But they are like women, they are delicate and have requirements to live the life they are designed for. Without an open area you're not gonna fly a plane. A quad can go anywhere and fly in…Continue
A rare sunny day at a park in downtown Port Townsend doing my very first SALT water landings. This is also our first time capturing underwater footage.
Using a Sterilite container as a airframe. - From Walmart
Opto 30amp ESC's - Djiinnovations.com
Naza Flight Controller - Djiinnovations.com
NTM Prop drive Motors -…
These are a bunch of different flights using the box copters around the olympic peninsula. The most notable is the beach and light house where the movie An Officer and a gentleman was filmed at Fort Worden.
After building and testing my lunch box quad I found a few flaws. The water tight integrity just wasn't reliable. The motor booms were in the water and needed to be raised. The spacing of the motors was disproportionate (too stumpy) causing it to be a bit pitchy.
Enjoy the video and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Also, if you…Continue
My wife bought a mattress for my son online from a very nice couple yesterday. While I was picking it up I was able to get two quick water test flight in.
Hope you enjoy.
If you're trying to watch this on a mobile phone please go to my website.…Continue