building quad-rotor heli from scratch
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Feb 24, 2008
, 12:11 PM
Joined Dec 2007
these are pics from this morning as I've finished a bunch of other projects and have time to get back on this project. Next is acquiring the RC setup, and I have more work to do on my PIDs.
I think I'm going to try and change the ESCs or buy premodified ESCs for the better response.
I also need to get magnetometer into the mix. Lots of exciting (and at the same time frustrating work) ahead for me.
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This is a balance stand I used to get the scaling factor for motor pairs.
I modified the frame by including 1/8 carbon spars to form a square around the previous X shaped frame. This has reduced the rotational pull caused by the motors when engaged.
This is my latest stand. I got a very tiny camera tripod with a ball swivel head. I mounted the quad to a small piece of wood and secured it to the swivel. This allows me to debug by kalman and pid without risk of hazardous flight. My wired throttle i