|Mar 19, 2013, 08:51 PM|
Orange Hawk Source Code
The "Orange Hawk" used my modification of the MultiWii 2.1 opensource flight controller software and hardware architecture. I've polished the code and am attaching it here. The following pages will link to this blog post:
The attached ZIP file has the following text included with it:
Version 1.0 Released 19 March 2013
This Codebase is for the Orange Hawk VTOL Hybrid, released March 2013.
It compiles in Arduino 1.0 and Processing 1.5.1, using MultiWii 2.1 as the base code.
The Processing library controlP5-0.7.5 is used in the MultiWiiConf utility.
In August 2011, the author, Steve, decided to pursue a life-long goal of making a VTOL dream machine.
The goal was to create an aircraft capable of hovering and VTOL operations, but with the efficiency of
a fixed-wing aircraft. Inspiration for this project came from news clips such as the IAI Panther and
Mini-Panther, presented on YouTube such as this example here:
Further, the author has been actively engaged in UAV design and experimentation for 9 years, starting with
electric R/C aircraft at age 13, and had concurrently attempted other ideas for VTOL aircraft.
Also, the efforts of "leadfeather", "cass3825", "foam and tape", "EddieWeeks" and "RCvertt" on the
RcGroups.com VTOL forum were inspirational. Although this group developed code based on MultiWii 1.7/1.8
for their efforts, I decided to forge ahead on my own modification of the more recent 2.1 version and try
to keep things simple. Their code is available in various threads, and a primary version can be found at
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1523814, or at
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=56274 , cass3825's blog. I've modified the MultiWiiConf
utility for this code, and have other modifications such as a general purpose mechanism controler started.
The airframe I've constructed, called the "Orange Hawk" design, is a Tricopter Delta Wing with a Bicopter
front cassette assembly, which means that the front motors are actuated independently. Details on
the airframe itself, including the design decision, theory, motor selections, airfoil, and other metrics
are to be detailed in a AIAA Student Conference Paper to be presented at the AIAA Region VI Student
Conference in March 2013, and will be fully detailed after that date.
Information on the Orange Hawk VTOL design can be found at these threads as of 19 March 2013:
Thanks for you interest, and enjoy flying!
|Apr 22, 2013, 02:51 PM|
Wow, this looks so awesome! Do all three motors pivot for fixed wing flight or just the back motor? Either way, I'd love to see this in person. Are you going to sWARm next week?
|Apr 22, 2013, 04:48 PM|
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