Jack Crossfire's Blog – October 2008 Archive (2)

VicaCopter 2.0 4 U

Decided to put VicaCopter 2.0 on vicacopter.com. This is the last version for single rotor copters. It's mainly a reference, since no-one will probably ever replicate it.

This version uses ground based autopilot & has the most detailed schematics of them all. Embedded computers were never cheap & never provided enough computing power. The high cost of sub micro servos, rapid servo wear, difficult payload mounting, & tail rotor effects were counting down the T-Rex clock. A… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on October 31, 2008 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

more airbus insanity

Everyone knows Air Busses have problems, from the 2001 crash due to rudder failure to the 1988 takeoff crash on GooTube, so no surprise that the latest sudden 650ft descent of an aircraft was an Air Bus whose IMU malfunctioned & sent out an erratic orientation.

What a thrill that our home made IMU & autopilot can be at least as reliable as the world's largest, low bidding, government subsidized passenger airline manufacturer's. Our IMU has drifted from vibration but never… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on October 15, 2008 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

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