Alejandro Martin Pirola's Blog (6)

Hexa Tarot FY680 with custom retractable landing gear

Hi DIY guys, I would like to show you my almost finished Tarot FY680 setup.


I saw different approaches for ESC mounting. I choose bottom because a couple of reasons:

1-My motors wires were long enough to reach central frame, they came with 3.5mm male gold connectors.

2-I like ESC free arms, and I don't think hot…


Added by Alejandro Martin Pirola on September 11, 2013 at 12:12pm — 14 Comments

3D printed quadcopter with detachable arms - Part2: Flight test

The last post I show you pictures of my 3D printed quad. It took me more than thought to test it in flight.  The climate and labor, plotted.

Test flight was successful. It flew solid, pretty stable, less noisy than my other models…


Added by Alejandro Martin Pirola on May 11, 2013 at 9:00pm — 11 Comments

3D Printed Quadcopter with detachable arms

I have been working on this model for almost two months. The idea was to create a mid/heavy-lift 3D printed folding/detachable quadcopter. this is the first prototype that I have printed out.

Hope you guys helps me to improve the design. There is a lot of things to do before it's done. For example battery holder, in different alternative…


Added by Alejandro Martin Pirola on April 28, 2013 at 4:30am — 21 Comments

Homemade Steadycam Hexacopter (part 2)

Last post I presented this homemade hexacopter. This is primarily a mechanical steadycam style motion compensation/smoothing system, the 2 servos (roll, pitch) engage and act as dampers to reduce oscillation and alter the "home" position to…


Added by Alejandro Martin Pirola on January 18, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Homemade Steadycam Hexacopter

This is my project, I have been working on it for a couple of months. Is not ready yet and certainly it's not good looking, need more work but here is a video of some features.

Note this is a Steadycam design based on ECILOP ideas. But with a Multiwii board instead of gyros. Multiwii is fixed to the steadycam arm and acts as stab controller. I did a couple of…


Added by Alejandro Martin Pirola on January 6, 2013 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

Setup Bluetooth JY-MCU BT BOARD v1.2

Bluetooth <-> RS232 adapter allows connection from any device that supports RS232 to PC or other device that supports Bluetooth. This walkthrough demonstrates how to configure some parameters such as name and internal Baud rate.

JY-MCU Inex V1.2 Bluetooth Transeiver RF Module Wireless Serial 6 pin Arduino

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Added by Alejandro Martin Pirola on September 5, 2012 at 11:23am — 4 Comments

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