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And now, the 4th incarnation of the airframe

So it's changed a bit from what came in the original box...

Now got the long legs on the copter, and the two-axis camera mount and a camera, so I can show everyone that I

can't fly very well...

Some points on this airframe that are going to serve me well:

  • Lots of room underneath the main body for mounting various sensors (see below for…

Added by Nigel Conliffe on April 22, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

It flies! It flies! First Flight!

OK, OK, technically this is the second  flight..  First flight is here:  ; I just like the second video better.


The vertical instability was caused by me not having the throttle curve set right on the Transmitter; by default it is just a straight line from 0 to…


Added by Nigel Conliffe on July 31, 2011 at 12:33pm — 2 Comments

If at first you don't succeed... Coptermatic Chronicle part 1a


Well, after a week busy at work (err, and running through Portal 2), it's back to the bench.



The second APM showed up, and this time I managed to solder the connectors on correctly.  That was a good feeling.

Got the IMU connectors on, hooked up the GPS and the magnetometer, and fired up the APM on the bench.  Ran several diagnostics…


Added by Nigel Conliffe on May 9, 2011 at 8:14pm — 1 Comment

Start as you mean to go on -- The Coptermatic Chronicle Part 1

Minor background before I start.  

I've been playing with wheeled robots for a while, using the Basic Stamp as a controller.   Just tinkering, and more interested in the software side of things (as well as having something that annoys the cat).  My enthusiasm died out about 7 years ago, then my son gave me a Lego…


Added by Nigel Conliffe on April 29, 2011 at 9:30pm — 16 Comments

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