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wxjlgh commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Thank you !!!!!!"
Aug 22, 2018
wxjlgh commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Hi, Tao Du, it's nice I have some doubt that how to calculate throttle factor Thank you"
Aug 20, 2018
wxjlgh commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Hi, Tao Du, it's nice I have some doubt that how to calculate yaw factor Thank you "
Aug 20, 2018
Tarik Agcayazi commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Oh right i completely forgot about the servos. I havent looked into tricopters in a while. Hey Tao, have you seen this? https://youtu.be/w2itwFJCgFQ?t=6m51s"
Jul 27, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Tricopters need a servo on at least one arm or the yaw will not be controllable."
Jul 27, 2018
Tarik Agcayazi commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Heres a thought: 3 CCW motors and 2 CW motors a CW motor goes out 3 CCW motors and 1 CW motor left Would it be possible to disable a CCW motor in software and run it like a tricopter? "
Jul 26, 2018
Ethan Smith commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Nice very informative thanks a lot man!"
Jul 25, 2018
Charles Blouin commented on Tao Du's blog post Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor
"Good work!"
Jul 25, 2018
Tao Du posted a blog post

Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor

This was inspired by @John Hestness's comment in my last blog:"Can a pentacopter survive the loss of one motor?"I thought it sounded like a very interesting idea so I tried it during the weekend. Short answer: it depends on which motor fails. In some cases, a pentacopter is still fully controllable after losing one motor.Long answer: since a) we cannot alter the spinning direction of motors during the flight, and b) a pentacopter has 2 CW…See More
Jul 24, 2018
Tao Du commented on Tao Du's blog post Pentacopter build log
"I see. That makes sense. Thank you for your clarification!"
Jul 21, 2018
Auturgy commented on Tao Du's blog post Pentacopter build log
"Cool. Thanks. As you know, EKF is a LQ estimator, so adding a LQ regulator = LQ controller = stochastic controller. I mistakenly assumed you’d worked one into ArduPilot, but it’s your sim. Still, nice to see!"
Jul 21, 2018
Tao Du commented on Tao Du's blog post Pentacopter build log
"Hi Auturgy, Not sure I understand what a 'stochastic controller' is. I guess you mean the LQR controller in our old paper demo and in the software. The code of our LQR controller is…"
Jul 21, 2018
Tao Du commented on Tao Du's blog post Pentacopter build log
"Hey John Hestness, I haven't tried it that sounds like a really interesting idea. I tend to believe it can survive the loss of one motor. Of course, the controller code needs some modification accordingly. In ArduCopter, I guess it could be…"
Jul 21, 2018
Auturgy commented on Tao Du's blog post Pentacopter build log
"The pentacopter is interesting, but you’ve implemented a stochastic controller too? That I’d really like to see a write up on!"
Jul 21, 2018
John Hestness commented on Tao Du's blog post Pentacopter build log
"Cool project, great write up, and thanks for sharing! Can a pentacopter survive the loss of one motor? Have you tried it? Do you have another reason for using five? I see you mentioned that you did calculations for using tilted rotors, but the…"
Jul 21, 2018
Tao Du posted a blog post

Pentacopter build log

A step-by-step guide to building my own pentacopter:https://people.csail.mit.edu/taodu/pentacopter_guide/guide.pdfEverything (software and hardware) is open-sourced and publicly available.flight video:Firmware:https://github.com/dut09/ardupilot/tree/holodeck-demoSimulation software:…See More
Jul 20, 2018

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About Me:
PhD student at MIT CSAIL working on aerial robots and graphics.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am mostly interested in multicopters. I built customized multicopters (https://people.csail.mit.edu/taodu/copter/copter.html) and wrote software (https://github.com/mit-gfx/multicopter_design) for copter design and simulation.

Homepage:
https://people.csail.mit.edu/taodu/
Hometown:
Huaian, China

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Flying a pentacopter after losing one motor

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 3:30pm 10 Comments

This was inspired by @John Hestness's comment in my last blog:

"Can a pentacopter survive the loss of one motor?"

I thought it sounded like a very interesting idea so I tried it during the weekend. Short answer: it depends on…

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Pentacopter build log

Posted on July 20, 2018 at 6:00am 6 Comments

A step-by-step guide to building my own pentacopter:

https://people.csail.mit.edu/taodu/pentacopter_guide/guide.pdf

Everything (software and hardware) is open-sourced and publicly available.

flight video:…

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