It's interesting that the article leads with a photo of a hexacopter, calls it an octocopter, and the drone bounty being discussed would reward people for turning in "identifiable…Continue
A number of people have expressed interest in building quads based on mine, and using my software. In order to help get them set up quickly, I've started working on a real-time diagnostic and setup tool that interacts with my quad flight software. My flight software looks like it'll be compatible with at least one commercial board (the HoverFly Sport) as we use the same MPU and gyro sensor, so you'll be able to buy their hardware and try my flight controls if you…Continue
Here's a better video of my latest quad / code. I doubled the maximum angular rates in anticipation of some stunt flying. I probably still have to bump them higher, but I wanted to see how it handled, if it affected stability, and so on. It's just as stable, but much more nimble.
I've done some more work on the stability code in my Propeller-based quadrotor and gotten significantly better flight performance. It still needs some tuning, but all my oscillation problems are gone.
In the office:
Walking around outside the office:…Continue