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New Quad-Copter Frame

It’s been a little while since I posted any updates on my aerial adventures.

This means I have been working hard and/or having lots of fun :)

Here the middle size copter in my current fleet. (mini quad, quad, octo)

This quad-copter version 2.0 has an upgraded frame and computer (newer arduino mega).

I will try to edit and upload some of the video footage from it when I get some time.

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Niagara Falls Quadcopter FPV – Scary Fail & Recovery

Wow…. Awesome footage!!! But I know it must have taken some quick change of the mental gears to recover from this. FPV->LOS->FPV…

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Quad-Copter – Update

I have been pretty busy and have not had much time to work on my quad-copter. Since my last post, I have made a few more test flights and now have wireless avionics via XBee modems working.

My next goal is to upgrade the frame (ideas), attach video for FPV (GoPro HD) and integrate GPS (Google maps way-point control).

My new motivation c/o RCExplorer

For more on my Quad-Copter project, check it out here

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Quad-Copter – Test Flight

So I managed to procure another set of ESC’s, soldered them up, and finished the power harness. I still want to build some landing gear and move the battery to the bottom, but for now it will do.

I tested it briefly after work on Friday, but today I was able to tweak the programming and had a very successful test flight until one of my props broke. I ordered some more props for backup and will be back in the air soon. ;)

Thanks Robbie for shooting the video!

More detailed pics and information on the build process to come.

For more on my Quad-Copter project, check it out here

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Quad-Copter – Intro

UPDATE — 11/17/2010 – Avionics complete. Frame 95% completed.

TODO:

  1. Make up a power distribution harness for suppling power from the main lipo to the ESC’s.
  2. Recieve and solder new set of H-KING 20a  ESC’s ( Was only able to procure 3 Turnigy Plush 18a ‘s before they went into BACKORDER..ahhhh)
  3. Solder female JST to Arduino for control power.
  4. Design and build some kind of landing gear and battery harness.
  5. Purchase and install Onboard video system. (Go-Hero HD??)
  6. Charge Batteries
  7. Wire management (CRAM everything in the box)
  8. Maiden flight

 

For more on my Quad-Copter project, check it out here

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