"Just got one of these myself, it survived a couple hard crashes the first couple minutes of flying (sure drops like a rock if you back off the throttle too fast) but after that I had no trouble flying it at all. Considering I've never even flown an…"
My Arducopter was just delivered by DHL and mother nature is also delivering four inches of the cold stuff at the same time. This will be my first airborne RC (plenty of RC cars and boats) and my first time using LiPo batteries which I don't think…
"I believe this design differs a tad from Gress' design as this one has a 45 degree angle for the tilt as opposed to the Gress 90 degree angle. Balances the gyroscopic effects while still allowing for propulsion from the rotors being tilted?"
How is built up areas defined? I live in a residental with nearly all 1 story building and behind my back yard is a wooded creek area. If I take off from my back yard (~75x40 foot) and fly over my back yard or the woods am I legal or is this too…
"Yeah, I've been thinking of something along those lines myself as it would be some fun stuff to program the conversion from vertical to horizontal flight. Was thinking more of a large central lifting propeller with two thrusters that rotate 90…"
"I figured this wasn't really a for profit enterprise so not much wiggle room. If robotics do catch on at my college we can discuss larger quantites later though the engineering department here isn't huge so the quantitys would probably be too low.…"
"Will there be any discount on the ArduCopter for educational organizations? While the prices being tossed around are pretty good already, (and I plan on buying a regular priced one for myelf) I'm looking to see if I can get my local college started…"
"I'm not sure how this would translate to a quad copter but I worked on a rate table project that used servo motors (college project which never got completed 100%). We found that we needed fairly low PID values while the table was accelerating as it…"