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Arducopter with 8 Motors - Crash, Rebuild and First Flights

Here is video of first flights with the new lighter Hashcopter. PIDs make it a bit agressive and unstable because of reduced weight. Also you can see the massive camera flying with the copter.

Story goes like this:

I had a bad crash after few hours of flight time with Hashcopter. Crash was caused by flying the battery too empty and one off the ESCs cutting power off. The copter is capable of landing with 7 motors but I made a mistake flying to…

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Added by Markus Jahn on March 29, 2011 at 1:27am — 14 Comments

Arducopter with 8 motors - First aerial photos

Had again a really nice saturday flying with my Hashcopter. Took first images from the copter with my 800 gram camera. Pictures didn't turn up to be…

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Added by Markus Jahn on February 21, 2011 at 3:00am — 21 Comments

Weight testing of 8 motor Arducopter



Been flying more with my eight motor version of arducopter. Lately I've been attaching different weights to see what the copter is able to carry and how long. Results have been exactly as i presumed them to be. Flying with 4-cell 5000mAh lipos it can fly with 800-900 grams of weight aboard and flight time will be around 7-8 minutes.

After the weight tests I've been trying to get the AH and PH working. Those have been bit dissapointing features after getting…

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Added by Markus Jahn on February 16, 2011 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Arducopter Quad with eight motors.

I just got finished my octocopter with Arducopter electronics. It is built to carry DSLR and should fly 7-8 minutes with 1000g payload. Copter is actually just a quad which has two ESCs and motors on each end. It proved to be really stable platform on first tests last weekend.

 

I fly with 5000 mAh…

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Added by Markus Jahn on January 24, 2011 at 3:28am — 21 Comments

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