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Twin Rotor micro VTOL, new project, let me know what you think!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Feb 7, 2010. 7 Replies

Hey everyone, I'm looking for thoughts and advice for my project.  I have spent the last month laying down the groundwork for a micro VTOL aircraft, which can be flown indoors autonomously.  I've…Continue

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USB DSM2 Transmitter for my Blade MSR helicopter

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 6:17pm 5 Comments

Today i flew my Blade MSR using a joystick, my PC, and the 2.4ghz LP4DSM transmitter which used to be in the tx controller. The serial protocol is best documented here, but information on this exists elsewhere including here in a few posts, on diydrones. I'm pretty excited that I finally got this took a…


New Camera

Posted on March 1, 2010 at 10:01pm 16 Comments

Just got a new camera (on right). you can compare that to the LTS wireless camera on the left.

more info on this at a later date, I don't have all the specs. maybe someone can identify it. draws 20mA at 3v, color video

Fried Video Transmitter, minor set-back :-(

Posted on February 25, 2010 at 10:57am 7 Comments

Lesson learned: don't try to wire small circuitry at 11pm at night. Last night I received a small CMOS video camera + transmitter combo (2.4 ghz LTS wireless camera) and put it on my E-Flight Blade MSR. I was actually able to…


Updates-- trying to control a micro indoor helicopter with PC and transmit wireless video

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 11:00am 6 Comments

I just bought a wireless camera for my micro heli E-Flight Blade MSR. More on this below....

I took a few weeks to digest everyone's suggestions, and I think I now have a better grasp on my project and where I should take it. For a while I couldn't quite understand why everyone was telling me that I should loose the complexity and stick to simple designs, but then I remembered… Continue

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At 8:44pm on January 26, 2010, Jonathan Lussier said…
Welcome Jeff!

If you're interested in ARM7 cpus you can see a short thread on the xduino (using STM ST32 Cortex M3) here:

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