Fairview Park, SA
RF Engineer with a solid understanding of filtering and control loops.
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Quads and gliders. My quad has been a quick development to take some aerial photography on a 4wd trip along the Simpson desert. I am on my second frame design that now folds up nice and tight and also carries the go pro effectively. It has pitch compensation through the ARM2 and 5.8GHz video feed back to some Fatshark goggles. I am happy with the pids but I feel like loiter could be improved. Most of my tuning problems have come from the absence of the latest control loop descriptions on the wiki. But that goes with a community development like this. Maybe when I have time to go through the code I can draw up some new diagrams for the wiki. I have broken 6 props, 5 on parts of my body an 1 on the ground. I had an esc cut out and tilt the quad into my legs on landing. I reset the esc's and forgot to reset the cut-out. I then had a mystery takeoff at my feet as I was downloading logs. I had plugged the battery in because I sometimes have trouble connecting when only powered by usb. Stupid mistakes.... All in all I am happy with my first attempt, especially as I really only spent about 4 days over the last 4 weeks working on this and it is my first quad attempt. I would like to thank the DIY drones team for a fantastic job and I hope I can help in the future.
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