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Posted by Norf | Dec 02, 2013 @ 07:12 AM | 2,522 Views

Norf is back!

Testing some new hardware stuff with MeaPirates NG Code.

Check out this Board!


Compatible MultiWii / MegaPirate
Atmega2560 microcontroller
IMU 10DOF - MPU6050 + MS5611 + HMC5883
USB connector (no FTDI needed)
4 serial ports (for Spektrum satellite receiver, GPS, bluetooth module...)
3.3v regulator
On board logic level converter
Alarm output / control battery voltage to drive a buzzer or LED
Possible connections: PPM serializer, I2C sensors, analogic sensors...
14 outputs for motors or servo
8 receiver inputs
Dimensions 50 mm x 50 mm
Standard MK style mounting holes 45 mm x 45 mm
Board flashed with the last version of MultiWii firmware

Looks very nice for the small price and would work perfect with MPNG Code and a Ublox GPS!!

You can order the Board here:

Keep you updated as soon as the parts arrive from France!


Long Time to wait but there were some Problems with my ESC delivery ....

Finally it´s in the air!!
And I have to say all works brilliant!!

Here a few shots of my " Testquad " and some specs:

- Stable Frame with 20 cm arms
- 4 x KEDA 20-50S
- 4 x Mystery 12A ESC with SimonK
- 4 x CF Props 8x4.5
- 3S 2200mah Lipo
- DroTek DroFly Pro FC
- DroTek GPS ( UBLOX )
- Multiwii 2.3

I will upload a Video of my first FLights as soon as possible!

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Posted by Norf | Apr 29, 2011 @ 12:05 PM | 9,079 Views

Gaui 330X-S Build Log

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05.05.2011: Flightvideo added

I planned to make a Build Log about the Gaui 330X-S with step by step build pictures and after that some Video´s about setting all up and then Flightvideo´s
to show how it flies and what is possible with it.

First thank´s to for the fast deliveray of the Gaui!!

The Gaui cames as a Set with Motors, ESC and FlightController.
All is packed nicely and looks like high quality.
You only need a TX/RX and a Flight Battery and your done.

Now let´s see what you will get for your money:

The Gaui came in a nice package and is packed very well.

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If you open the Box you find the FC and the 4 ESC in the upper half of the Box.

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Posted by Norf | Feb 25, 2011 @ 04:01 PM | 6,524 Views

Norf`s Blog

Hi everyone!!

Here you can find Build Logs, Tests and Videos about my actual projects.

Links to Blog Entries:

Ardupirates Hexacopter

MultiWii Tower Project

ArduPirates Project X


My Homepage

My Vimeo Channel

ArduPirates Vimeogroup

Ardupirates Facebookgroup

MultiWii Facebookgroup

New Video:

ArduPirates Hexacopter (3 min 33 sec)

Posted by Norf | Feb 25, 2011 @ 03:52 PM | 9,861 Views

ArduPirates Project X

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My Homepage

My Vimeo Channel

ArduPirates Vimeogroup

Ardupirates Facebookgroup

MultiWii Facebookgroup


I work on a new Project at the moment.
The Copter is for FPV later ( with higher landing gear ) and fun flying.

- Motor - Motor distance 380mm
- Flightstyle X

Parts i use for the Copter:

- Flyduino from Paul B.
- Imu Board from Jussi H.
- KEDA 20-26M Motor´s
- 18A ESC´s
- EPP 8x45
- self designed CF Frame


At first the CF Part´s

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Posted by Norf | Dec 27, 2010 @ 05:10 AM | 36,693 Views
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Here it is !!! The ArduPirates Project.
Pretty stoked about it and can`t wait to get my Copters in the air!!

First there is planed a Hexa which I will use for FPV and Filming.

The second one will be a quad for testing new Functions and what is possible with the Board.

ArduPirates Hexacopter Build Log

Here is my Build Log about my new Hexacopter on Arducopter Base with Ardupirates Code, that I build for Camera flights and FPV.
Motor to Motor distance will be 54 cm which is the smallest possible distance for 10" Props.


Ardupirates Homepage

DIY Drones

kinderkram`s Arducopter Build Log

Ardupirates Facebook Group

Arducopter Homepage

Ardupirates Vimeo Group

German Fourm Link

ArduCopter Platform Feature List

* 6 Degree of Freedom IMU stabilized control
* Gyro stabilized flight mode enabling acrobatics (loops and barrel rolls)
* GPS for position hold
* Magnetometer for heading determination
* Barometer for altitude hold
* IR sensor integration for obstacle avoidance
* Sonar sensor for automated takeoff and landing capability
* Automated waypoint navigation
* Motor control using low cost standard PWM Electronics Speed Controllers (ESC's) later I2C
* On board flight telemetery data storage
* Mounted camera stabilization capability
* Wireless command & telemetry for long distance communication
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Posted by Norf | Aug 26, 2010 @ 02:44 PM | 9,349 Views

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MultiWii Copters are selfmade and cheap Copters which are flying very well.

The Basic Board needs:

1 x Arduino Pro Mini 5V 16MHz
1 x Sparkfun FTDI Basic USB Programmer
1 x Wii Motion Plus ( Gyro )

" The Tower " Project

The Tower Project is a selfmade Arduino Board which was designed by a good friend of mine with the option of other Boards like Sensor Boards etc.

This is very interesting for small Copters and also a very cheap start in Copterflying

A few Pictures of the Mainboard which exists of a ATMega 328 Breakout with WMP from a Wii Controller

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