Ellison Chan
  • Male
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Canada

Ellison Chan's Friends

  • Fodor I. Valentin
  • Hipnos  drone desing
  • Will Fellmeth
  • zulfadli
  • Hubert Loy
  • Damian Axford
  • Jonathan Arad
  • Jake Wells
  • Archit Shah
  • Jonathan Price
  • Hamilton From Above
  • E. Jay Saunders
  • Julian Oes
  • Graham
  • Ger Harris

Ellison Chan's Groups

Ellison Chan's Discussions

Help, My Oilpan is Broken! SMT Solder Tips Needed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellison Chan Feb 3, 2012. 3 Replies

Ok, needs some hardware folks to tell me how to fix my Oilpan.  Either I've been using the USB plug too much or, due to my recent rough flying, the USB plug on my Oilpan has come off.I'm totally…Continue

Motor Calibration Routine to Improve Stability Proposal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellison Chan Jan 28, 2012. 4 Replies

Hey guys, just kicking around a stability improvement idea in my head.  Thought I'd put it out to the group and get some opinions before I got whole hog on it.A little background:Some of you may be…Continue

DIYDrones Rants and Raves

Started this discussion. Last reply by Harley Engholm Jan 8, 2013. 300 Replies

Ok guys, with all the people waiting on APM2 and all the exciting new alpha and beta releases of APM firmware coming, I think many people are starting to chomp at their bits, a little.  To that end,…Continue

3D Printed Mini MultiCopter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ellison Chan Jan 17, 2012. 7 Replies

Just received my 3D printed frame back from Shapeways, and I thought I'd post up some picture in my Blog.  But, it's been taking a…Continue


Ellison Chan's Page

Profile Information

About Me:
UAVs are Fun!
MAAC # 85445

Working hard, not enough time.
Please contact me via email. (ellison.chanATgmail.com)
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
UAVs are Fun!

Ellison Chan's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Ellison Chan's Blog

DJI Phantom - It's Not Vapourware, After All.

Posted on January 13, 2013 at 10:30am 25 Comments

So, it's an actual real product and not just pretty pictures.  Nice plastic wrapping around what I suspect is just a standard quad.  I like the props.  They look like normal airplane props.

Here's a couple of videos:…


3D Printing My Own Personal Robot Servant

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 10:00pm 15 Comments

Well, as you can see, I've started with the arm.  This puppy has reduction gears, driven by a stepper motor.  I'm planning to power the forearm with metal gear servos. Of course with slight modifications to the segment ratios, this is also going to be the legs of my robot.

I need more steppers and drivers, which are on order.  This prototype is a result…


3D Printed Air Foil Section

Posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:00pm 8 Comments

Hi Folks, 

Check out what Harry and I have been working on in the 3D printing group.

We're designing air foils that can be 3D printed.

Check out this discussion to get the Blender CAD files, and for more details:

3D Air…


Yet Another Fully 3D Printed Multicopter.

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 4:00pm 3 Comments

Still in the works, but can't resist putting some pictures up.

Key features are:

  1. Fully 3D printed arms.  Using a truss design, it's very stiff vertically, and resistant to twisting.
  2. Arms are printed in sections, so can be extended to allow for almost any sized prop.
  3. Arms are wide, so easy to strap things on…

Comment Wall (18 comments)

At 4:56pm on November 16, 2011, Kenneth Duffek said…

Hi Ellison,


The camera used was a Canon 5D MarkII 21MP. The lens was a 16-35m F/2.8@F3.5

14 second exposure at iso 3200.

At 11:53am on November 24, 2011, Gisela & Joe Noci said…

Hi Ellison,

well not to sure what you are asking re the use of foam - The wings on GUPPY are CNC foam cut and then vacuum bagged with Fglass, as are the horizontal stabs and vertical stab/rudder. The fuselage is 'wood' and that is the BEST medium for the rough and tough bush work we do - you can repair it anywhere, anytime, with some bits of wood, Cyno, epoxy, etc. Nice molded fuz is glamorous, great to look at, costly to make, and does not add any value to performance in the hard environment we work in. So, Foam has its place for wings - to much work to make many ribs, etc, but fuz, use wood!



At 11:54am on November 24, 2011, Gisela & Joe Noci said…

By the way, KIWIT was all glass and carbon...



At 12:14pm on February 15, 2012, Hein said…

Hi Ellison,


I would like to ask a simple question.  How do I add my Youtube video that is show the video in a frame.  I only manage to get the link paste.  Please help.




At 11:21am on March 15, 2012, Ian forbes said…

YEA! someone does like me HAHAH Thanks Ellison.

At 11:24am on March 15, 2012, Ian forbes said…

No no joy, still looking, I am not usually this dumb...  Well most the time anyway...

At 11:30am on March 15, 2012, Ian forbes said…

Got it thanks man, I figured out how to start a group in the interim,  I am good at complicated, but the easy stuff escapes me...


At 4:40pm on March 18, 2012, R. D. Starwalt said…

Noob syndrome strikes again.

It was not clear (to me) that the original post needed editing. That is done now.

At 3:54pm on April 22, 2012, Charles John said…

for those whose are looking for there second mutirotor ship moving up from beginner please check this video out





At 3:46pm on April 27, 2012, Carl La France said…

It has been a while. I was a commercial pilot from 1969 -1996  from 87 to 94 I flew nearly every day of the year  a member of the EAA for 2 years I was just getting into flying helicopters  when I met my first wife (should have stuck with helicopters)1n the early 90,s my boys and I had several glow engine airplanes and a spirit glider . I have had lots of practice  with broken balsa c/a and epoxy.  I know what it is like to "assume the position"in the EAA  I designed and was building a full scale motorized glider  only to find out only certain planes are allowed to be built as home builds in Canada I got plans and starting building a 2 man Helicopter a Roto way Exec. only to find out there was a petition out to let them be flown in Canada by other members of the EAA who had finished them and had them in the garage and were not allowed to fly them .(I don,t know if they are allowed yet or not) I have had a realflight simulator on my computer for a year and a half great stuff the plane crashes  just push the button it comes right back

my boys bought me a radian pro for my birthday it flies great we taped my sons i pod to it and got 6 minutes of video I live on a farm and there is a large  bean field to fly it in the foam in the wings are starting to soften  and if you pull up from a shallow dive  they flex more than they should I have been looking  around on the internet  for a better air frame to put the radio and engine in  and came across diy drones and signed up I might just scratch build my own drone .I am not familiar with the current rules . Thank you .funny thing  I ran into my my ex wife at walmart  she heard I was flying again and wanted to know if I would take her for a ride!

You need to be a member of DIY Drones to add comments!

Join DIY Drones


© 2020   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service