Patrice.rance's Blog (25)

Flymanta Avatar on a Football Ground.

Here is the FlyManta AVATAR movie shoot made this week-end with a 2 axes Direct Drive Brushless. I was at Cité Universitaire in PARIS where i live. (A kind of Big Campus for foreign people. All nationality is represented here)

FlyManta particularity is the YAW movment made with 2 Servomotors on front Arms.

The Yaw command is the same than a normal…


Added by patrice.rance on June 17, 2013 at 4:03am — No Comments


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Hi everyone,

From month now, i finaly decide to make that build that i wanna share here.

The control is AIO Pro card with Multiwii 2.1 don't know if APM can handle the Bi Copter configuration ?

I did it with 10 mm aluminium arms and plastic blocs. hope you like it !!!

Next Step is the command. Enjoy !!!

Added by patrice.rance on February 21, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments


Hi all, here is what you can expect from that plateforme with 10 amp ESC and KDA 20/26

Added by patrice.rance on October 2, 2012 at 8:26am — 2 Comments

Moving Average Function for Gimbal on MultiWii 2.1

Hi Guys, (and girls ;))

I've tried today the Moving Average Function for smoothing the Gimbal servo.

Here is my result with 300 Hz refresh rate and a windy condition. I'm happy because this average really help.

I still have vibration but less than before. i've notice that the CG need to be well center to have better results.

Is someone have tried…


Added by patrice.rance on August 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

MultiWii 2.1 HEXA with GIMBAL

Hi all,

Here is a video i've made with MultiWii 2.1 and my Hexa (Flyduspider) to demonstrate how works Gimbal command.

I have the minimum conf with Arduino Pro Mini and a PPM Sum card to save two output need for Gimbal command, and one for Cam Trigger.

In the code you can chose between 50 Hz 160 Hz and 300 Hz for the servo command, in the video…


Added by patrice.rance on August 18, 2012 at 2:14pm — 5 Comments


ENJOY GUYS IT'S SUMMER TIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by patrice.rance on July 19, 2012 at 3:44am — 13 Comments

Recycling Propellers

Hi guys,

Today I've found a way to recycle broken propellers and it works perfectly. ;) I wanted to share it!

Added by patrice.rance on June 17, 2012 at 2:00pm — 23 Comments

Paralel Tasks Executed by 3 kind of robot (hand, foot, flying) (Swarmanoid)

Really cool and instructable movie about connective robots. it's Friday guys !!!!!!

Added by patrice.rance on March 9, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Robot that can walk and fly

Here is a cool project i've found on the net... it can walk and fly :)

Added by patrice.rance on March 9, 2012 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

OS61FX Hybrid Penta copter

Here is a good example of collaboration, an Hybrid MultiCopter.

Added by patrice.rance on January 19, 2012 at 9:14am — 11 Comments

Loop in the night with lighted Y6

It's time for me to add light on the Y6 and to try to fly in the night. I let you enjoy the movie.

I put the two LED strips directly on the supply rail, hope it's the best way to do it.

it's another pleasure to flight in the night…


Added by patrice.rance on November 21, 2011 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

My first loop!


When I saw Warthox do a loop with MultiWii I was so impressed and inside my mind i said : one day you'll make one and I kept this dream inside a little box of my head. Today was my day when i decide to try .... Well I'll let you watch the film.


One thing ;) i made it with MultiWii 9.0, someone can tell me if i can try with APM? I never saw someone do it with APM…


Added by patrice.rance on November 20, 2011 at 9:30am — 14 Comments

Why OCTOV is a good choice for Aerial Movies



Hi everyone,


After several weeks of Flying with this plateform it's time for conclusion.

Avantages of OctoV : Payload can be 1 Kg

Autonomie can reach 5 mn with 4S 5000MAh

Against the Wind it flies well


One time the OctoV just fall down from 20 meters (no more juice) but the plateform stay horizontal and the Camera was safe :)  3D camera (really…


Added by patrice.rance on October 27, 2011 at 5:50am — 8 Comments

OCTOV travelling stability with 2.0.42

So today i tried to make a movie with the GoPro and the OCTOV platform and it seems to be stable.

Next step is to put caoutchouc under the motors to absorb more vibration.

This Plateform is really dedicaded for movie !! enjoy Guys !!

Added by patrice.rance on October 1, 2011 at 2:29pm — 7 Comments

OCTOV 1KG hanging payload




Added by patrice.rance on September 28, 2011 at 3:08am — 15 Comments

OCTOV flight with 2.0.42


Today i tried a flight of my OCTAV frame (1 meter long), the stability is perfect without code modification…


Added by patrice.rance on September 24, 2011 at 10:34am — 7 Comments

Travelling with CamRaptorY690

I tried to fly softly with my little Y6 and finally put the Go Pro in front the two arms to avoid seeing propeller in the movie.

Here is the result without Roll compensation for the Go Pro

Question : in the last firmware 2.0.39 did the camera stabilization is better ?? than 2.0.35

Added by patrice.rance on August 27, 2011 at 3:27am — 2 Comments

CamRaptorY690 in full action playing with an Ar Drone :)

I wanna share this with you guys to show you how ArduCopter is stronger than traditionnal ar drone :)

these guys playing with their drone said that they bought it for their children :)

I Fly with 2.0.35 who is what i need for now for my movies. The frame is home made (cheap with 10mm alu).

I stay available… Continue

Added by patrice.rance on August 15, 2011 at 1:00am — 9 Comments

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