More information on all the projects I'm working on can be found at my website: www.universalair.co.uk
As you may or may not remember I hadn't got my crazy experimental airframe flying (Talon: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/what-have-i-been-up-to-since-i?... )
Well, I diverted onto a quadcopter frame I have designed and built in order to test the electronics and my code, and here it is working, reasonably well! Though many more improvements are yet to be made!
In the first clip I simply increase the collective throttle, with stabilisation enabled, and then catch it as I have no directional control to prevent drift.
In the second clip I have done some p d loop tuning and have it happily responding to inputs from the transmitter. I'll follow this blog up with some more videos soon!
Excitingly we will be giving a demo at the London Hackspace this coming Tuesday: http://wiki.hackspace.org.uk/wiki/London_Hackspace
In the near future we will be running quadcopter and uav workshops at various locations in the UK and publishing each as a video guide on YouTube.
We intend to publish a comprehensive guide on PID loop tuning for model aircraft - it was very exciting to immediately swap the electronics into two other airframes we have (including Talon) and with only an hour or so of fiddling, have them flying stably too!
As normal, comments and ideas appreciated!