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Indoor Flying Robot (Quadrotor) update

Thought I would share the progress on our quadrotor, we have done the PID tuning but have noticed in the test rig that it tends to 'rock' to the same side in both pitching and rolling from a straight and level position. We think we can put this down to the way the quad sits in the test rig. Next we look at doing a flight test once we receive our new engine mounts.…



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Added by Michael Vowles on September 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Indoor Flying Robot.

Let me start with my first post with thanking everyone on this site for their valuable info and enthusiasm



For a systems engineering unit we have been given the task of creating a flying robot that is capable of detecting letters on a structure (wall) and providing an aural alert once any letters have been detected. Being through the prelimanary design phase we have gone with none other than the aeroquad platform!

The configuration is as follows,



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Added by Michael Vowles on July 29, 2010 at 6:12am — 1 Comment

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