This is my first attempt at building an ArduCopter. I started with franticly searching the web for parts. I had no idea what I was looking for, but I was looking. Between DIY Drones and AeroQuad, I was able to come up with a list. I have a little background with the arduino. But nothing like this. Mostly would work with LEDs, LCD screens, and Temp sensors.

Ok on with the build. Here are some pictures of what I have so far.

I have a thousand questions, that I don’t even know I need to ask yet.

Thanks to all on this site....

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Comment by Dustin Romero on July 24, 2010 at 10:26pm
this looks very cool, i am wanting to try something new. now just to save up a little money :)
Comment by Dustin Romero on July 24, 2010 at 10:27pm
And Jani, what radio are you using?

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Comment by Jani Hirvinen on July 25, 2010 at 1:59am
I'm currently using turnigy tgy9x and futaba 7cap. Turnigy for quad/hexas and futte for helis..
Comment by Scott Quartochi on July 25, 2010 at 3:50am
@Sandro
I have done that and this is what i an getting

Comment by Scott Quartochi on July 25, 2010 at 3:52am
@Sandro

This is what I get holding it at 80 Deg


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Comment by Sandro Benigno on July 25, 2010 at 4:19am
Scott, it's perfect! You are doing it with the PWM connectors pointing to you and pitching the nose down.
It's exactly what you will read on current version because the pitch is inverted.

For starting to understand the sensors, you need to know that gyro reads only the quick and instantaneous angle changes and returns to 0. The accels are more lazy but continuing to read the actual angle. So when you have a cooperation between them, you achieve the best of two worlds.

If you go from the "Flight Data" to "Artificial Horizon" you can see that all is perfect, except by the inverted pitch (the team is correcting it right now).
Comment by Scott Quartochi on July 25, 2010 at 4:39am
Thanks so much, that clears up alot. Somtimes it's the smallest things that get me stuck. Should Z Accel be zero when just sitting there?
Comment by Scott Quartochi on July 25, 2010 at 4:41am
Sorry the pins are pointing to me but the nose was up.

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Comment by Sandro Benigno on July 25, 2010 at 5:08am
Maybe my version of configurator isn't updated. Let me see...
OK. Now I got exactly the same here. ;)
About Z accel... It's weird... Do you read 0 with it static on the table?
Comment by Scott Quartochi on July 25, 2010 at 5:15am
No, do I calibrate that. It just seems to far off from the start.

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