"It looks pretty great, but at $300 per device, and without any evidence of working prototypes, I'd be hesitant to back. Also, the video didn't give me the most confident feeling. That being said, the concept is cool, and I would totally buy one if…"
"I had the pleasure of working with Matt when he worked with our high school's Science Club last year. His knowledge and expertise on the many good uses of drones was a fantastic resource. Although I will be attending university next year, I look…"
Thursday evening I decided to lasercut my quad parts out of acrylic at the local fablab. I assembled everything Friday, and flew for the first time that evening. Amazingly, it flew great the first time, and there were no crashes! I am…"
Sorry it took me so long to reply, I've been busy with the end of school. I do plan on cutting the G10 with a CNC, but I don't have one available to me. I've gotten quotes from several local machine shops and they are more than I am…"
"I did some research a while back and it seems as though G10 is a pretty common material for multicopters and is often CNC'd. As long as the dust/particles are vacuumed I'd guess it's fairly safe. Obviously a respirator is a must.
In regards to my…"
"Also, it might save weight to split the gimbal into two parts. For example, you could attach the gimbal between the ends of the front two arms, and then just add a new battery plate between the back two to balance the weight. Just my two cents :)…"
"I'm currently building a custom quad using G10. I purchased mine from McMaster-Carr. For a 12" x 24" sheet of 1/16" thick black flame-retardant G10/FR4 the item number is 85345K21 (phew, that was lengthy...). In my experience McMaster ships…"
"Looks good! One thing you might consider to improve vibration dampening is to move the pitch axis to the center of the gimbal so that the entire H tilts. This makes use of the gimbal's inertia much like a steadicam does. Also, you may want to look…"
APM communicates using the MAVLink protocol. I'm pretty sure there's already an Arduino library available that allows you to interface with it, but if not then I will definitely write one. With MAVLink support comes the ability to read…"