Scratch Built Quadcopter with Inertial Position Tracking

Hi all,

  A couple of weeks ago I got bit by the bug to build a quadcopter from scratch.  I am purchasing the motors, ESC, battery, propellors, ect..., but I am designing and building the frame from raw materials.  I am programming the control system from a blank slate.  One of the things that will make this quad different than many others is that I will be attempting to track it's position in relation to it's start point purely from the accelerometer and gyro.  If that feature is successful, I plan to add the ability for it to fly autonomously by following pre-programmed way-points.  If the inertial position tracking doesn't work out, I'll just reprogram is to use standard Quadcopter controls and have fun with it.

  Here's a link to my Blog where I am writing about the process:

 http://philstech.blogspot.com/2012/03/quadcopter-project-overview.html

  Let me know what you think.  

~Phillip

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Latest post discussed accelerometer filtering.

http://philstech.blogspot.com/2012/04/quadcopter-accelerometer-data...

My latest quadcopter post is up.

  It discusses why inertial position tracking is not feasible with my current hardware.  This article will come as no surprise to some of you.  I have ideas I still want to try, but for now I will program my quad to use standard controls and have fun with it.

  I have no regrets with about trying.  It has been a fantastic learning experience.

http://philstech.blogspot.com/2012/06/quadcopter-inertial-position-...

My latest blog post discusses the final parts of the physical build for my Quadcopter.

http://philstech.blogspot.com/2012/06/quadcopter-build-status.html

~Phillip

Very nice an clean build, I like it. Hope it flies well, good luck with the maiden flight.

Thanks!

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