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One motor + ESC heating up + yaw wobble

Started this discussion. Last reply by m00se Aug 6, 2012. 7 Replies

I have been fighting with this for a sometime and I am running out of options. Problem: Right back motor + esc heats up. No other motor or esc heats up. On left yaw wobbleTests done:changed esc…Continue


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OctaV: Small accident & key learnings

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 4:00am 19 Comments

I wanted to share my experience to help & protect you all. No multicopter is worth personal damage & stitches.


We have been building & testing ardu-based octa-V craft. Part of the challenge has been power usage / high amperage. Orginally we used 3S, but changed motors and went to 6S. Target being lower power…


OctaV Ecilop-style Gimball testing

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 11:00am 3 Comments

Our OctaV project is progressing. Now it was time to test the gimball with Gopro. The end result was surprisingly good.

We still have challenges with the basic flight. The amperage is quite high - 2x 20C 4ah 3S lipos are at their limit. We could add some more copper to few spots or good solution could be to go straight from 3S to…


Octa V maiden

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 12:00pm 8 Comments

Our target is to have a multicopter

  • to capture smooth video --> choose to make a flying steadycam
  • to have redundancy for safety--> choose an octa / 8 motor configuration.

V-frame was chosen over X-frame due to better fit with with steadycam.

Arducopter works fine - we have noticed 2 bugs with…


Happy New Year 2013!

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 9:33am 5 Comments

It has been a wonderful multicopter year!

Thank you DIYdrones & ArduCopter & all the member of the community!

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