Andrew Tridgell's Blog – March 2011 Archive (2)

Crunch! Crashes are all a part of the fun :-)

My quad (recently renamed to the "flying duckling") had a bit of a mishap today

the angle on that left motor and the shape of the prop isn't just an optical illusion unfortunately! Luckily I had already ordered some spares from jdrones, so I should be flying again tomorrow.

The crash happened when I was successfully flying…


Added by Andrew Tridgell on March 25, 2011 at 11:44pm — 5 Comments

One ESC is not like the others. Why?

I've been having a lot of fun with my new ArduCopter. My initial flight was interesting - due to me switching flight modes with the throttle up it jumped off the floor and flew straight at me. I now have a nice scar on my shoulder as a memento of that first flight :-)

Since then I've been taking things a bit more carefully. The above photo shows the copter tied down to…


Added by Andrew Tridgell on March 2, 2011 at 3:30am — 31 Comments

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