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Posted by brontide | Jan 29, 2013 @ 02:42 PM | 10,053 Views
Another week, another build. Tried two orientations of a micro octo and neither flew all that well. The flat, checkerboard octo flew the best, but had problems with blade strikes and didn't want to enlarge it again... so I came up with this.

Some 1/2 square basswood arms and 3/8 basswood for the deck. Probably overkill, but it's solid. 1811 2900kv motors, 10amp plush ESC, CIRUS SE 2.0 FC, FrSky Rx, 1600mAh 3s underneath. ~360g AUW including battery, once I have a few flights on it I will add lights and clean up the wiring so it will probably be a wash on weight. Probably going to outfit this with my 808 #16v2 D like eyeonsky and his micro FPV.

Need some tuning, but already flew better than the octo's that preceded it. Plan on taking the other 4 motors and making a micro X layout with 4x2.5 props as well.
Posted by brontide | Jan 18, 2013 @ 11:20 PM | 10,534 Views
This is v1.5 with some added tweaks.


1) Safe eeinit: Does not load a default motor layout, will automatically bring up the motor layout selection, if you back out there is NO MIX and model will not fly. No more crashing the first time out because you forgot to load Quadcopter X.
2) Camstab with configurable differential mixing. This adds "Servo Mixing" to be "none" aka regular camera stabilizatioin or "diff" for differential or vtail mix.
3) Show verion on main menu
4) Widen gyro calibration range to deal with extreme cold

Code base from which this is built.

Updated 1/19/2012 8:45am EST
Posted by brontide | Jan 15, 2013 @ 08:11 PM | 10,047 Views
Some of the lesser or lighter moments of the past month.

Goofs (2 min 12 sec)

Posted by brontide | Jan 14, 2013 @ 07:24 AM | 9,908 Views
Quad Fun (9 min 10 sec)

Posted by brontide | Jan 07, 2013 @ 10:03 AM | 10,265 Views
A little video of my kids in the snow. I have improved the mount since this first video to eliminate the jello effect.

Holiday flying with the kids (10 min 44 sec)