Here is the first attempt for my new landing gear: This is in it's working position. It is build of two U-shaped aluminium pieces that holds in place the and forms the pivoting system for the landing gear arms. Two linear springs made of stainless steel holds the arms in place when in working position. … Continue reading New landing gear prototype
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Here are some updated pictures of the finished quad. I did some little modification like the bottom plate now attached straight under the arms, and the motors were wound as 10turn Delta instead of Y because the previous configuration had too low maximum thrust. now its perfect. here is some picture.
I'm working on a simple way build a IMU that is easy expandable with new sensors. What come out was this simple system: several 20x20mm blocks that could be easily interconnected. By now i have only build the Logic level translator/3.3v regulator block and a gyro/accelerometer board based on itg3200 and bma180. Here are the … Continue reading Simple Versatile Imu
Yesterday i finished the controller board prototype for the new NanoQuad i'm building. the board measures 60x18mm (it is a lqfp48 proto board i bought from dipmicro.com) It contains: AVR ATMega328 a max682 to raise the single lipo (4V to 3V) supply to 5V; 4 SI2304 N Mosfet used to power the brushed motors; In … Continue reading First integration tests for NanoQuad
I would like to be able to use my quad indoor, so i can practice everytime i want, so i started this project, in parallel to the bigger one. Today the 4 brushed motors arrived, (Walkera UFO#8 motors, bought from Helipal here) so i started to arrange some test frame. It is simply made by … Continue reading The micro indoor quad starts here…
I was waiting for my props (they had an odyssey thanks to Poste Italiane, a long story worth a whole post...), than i saw an old bluetooth GPS, useless nowadays. Than i ripped apart the GPS(hopefully it will be used in the quad someday), modded a little and attached to the Quad Arduino. I only … Continue reading Bluetooth serial connection
In this post i'll show the new version of the quadricopter I'm building. It's based on the excellent work shown here MultiWiiCopter (previously TriWiiCopter) The copter is based on 4x HXM2730-1300 24gm brushless outrunners from hobbyking; 4x Hobbyking blueseries 12A ESC (please, do yourself a big favor: BUY THE PROGRAMMING CARD, unfortunately in my case … Continue reading New Quadricopter