View Poll Results: Which quadrocopters and/or tricopters do you fly?
Aeroquad 220 6.50%
Alien Jump Jet 49 1.45%
Alien Saucer 35 1.03%
Draganflyer DF-IV 35 1.03%
Draganflyer DF-V TI 24 0.71%
Draganflyer Experimental Brushless (Spectrolutions) 39 1.15%
Draganflyer X6 32 0.95%
Quadpowered 285 8.42%
Microdrone 59 1.74%
Mikrokopter V1.0-ME 104 3.07%
Mikrokopter V1.0-ME with NAVI 195 5.76%
Mini-Mixer quadrocopter 50 1.48%
Mini-Mixer tricopter 30 0.89%
Self-build quadrocopter flight board/firmware 1,633 48.27%
Self-build tricopter flight board/firmware 791 23.38%
UAVP 76 2.25%
UAVP-NG 26 0.77%
UAVX 75 2.22%
Walkera UFO #4 35 1.03%
Walkera UFO #5 47 1.39%
Walkera UFO #8 40 1.18%
X-BL 34 1.01%
X-BL FunPilot 25 0.74%
X-BL Autopilot, ReasearchPilot, Hornet, Hummingbird, Falcon 14 0.41%
X-UFO 69 2.04%
Y-UFO LA Heli 25 0.74%
Y-UAVP 18 0.53%
Y-UAVX 30 0.89%
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Old Dec 28, 2009, 10:59 AM
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Tri-Quad-Hexa-Octo-copters!!
As long as the ESC's for the motors are not powered through the board, you should be OK. You will most likely need to adjust the PID through the flight controller board's setup utility for maximum stability. Not all quad controller board's allow you to to that. The ones that currently do allow PID changes are the Mikrokopter(but you need special I2c ESC's for the MK), UAVP/UAVX, Spectrolutions Experimental Draganflyer (Thermal Imaging for self level with specific outdoors temperature requirements to work properly) and Aeroquad. The other quad boards that I am familiar with are proprietary closed source code and limited to specific motor's and ESC's.
Cheers,
Jim
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I did find a guy that makes custom CF props of any size and rotation....I forgot to bookmark the site, so I will have to look in my history but that was my option, I was wondering if it matters for the control board what amps the esc are pushing. Has anyone heard of this being an issue with any of the control boards out there? I found an inexpensive motor that will sling a 22" prop! I also came across a counter rotating system, that uses a 22" prop that is supplied withe the motor. I might try that as well....
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 06:03 PM
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Happy New Year 2010 to All!
Cheers,
Jim
Old Jan 02, 2010, 08:13 PM
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Thank you very much Jim, lots of resources up there.
Old Jan 02, 2010, 08:33 PM
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Ooooooo! Someone has been a busy little bee... Good stuff, with out the work of Arthur, OMM, Rusty, you, and many many others, this whole thing would be a bust. Keep having fun...Tony
Old Jan 05, 2010, 10:17 AM
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WHEN IN DOUBT FLOOR IT!!!
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Old Jan 05, 2010, 08:37 PM
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Hi Jesolins. Great job. You are missing, in the links section, the Height Sensor selector MOD. This selector is important for those who wish to fly at higher altitudes.

i.e if you live above 1300 meters above sea level and try to fly your copter you will notice that the height sensor will always show 0 in the MKTools and the sensor will not work. The same thing would happen if you only put the resistor without performing the complete MOD and try to fly your copter below 1300 meters. That is why the switch is VERY IMPORTANT and necessary. EVERYBODY that flies at different locations should have it installed.


https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=7738

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Old Jan 05, 2010, 10:12 PM
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I think we all do
Old Jan 07, 2010, 12:55 AM
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I have found one really awesome quadricopter that is controlled by an iphone or a ipod touch...Made by the company "parrot". Pretty advanced Makes me want to go pick up an iPhone or touch just for this haha

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Parrot AR.Drone : Flight Demo (1 min 56 sec)


Check out the Link for more info

http://ardrone.parrot.com/parrot-ar-drone/en/
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Old Jan 07, 2010, 11:58 AM
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Nice ~$500 toy in that format. Would have to mod to change the noisy failure prone geared brushed motors and the short-range WiFi IPhone/Itouch controller for either a decent Tx/Rx, or a laptop with a WiFi amp
Cheers,
Jim
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I have found one really awesome quadricopter that is controlled by an iphone or a ipod touch...Made by the company "parrot". Pretty advanced Makes me want to go pick up an iPhone or touch just for this haha

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Check out the Link for more info

http://ardrone.parrot.com/parrot-ar-drone/en/
Old Jan 07, 2010, 12:49 PM
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Yeah and maybe with some video goggles that would totally be a winner.
Old Jan 07, 2010, 03:22 PM
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Hehe ... it does look like a parrot flying backwards ... Cam = tail feathers?
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Old Jan 08, 2010, 10:29 AM
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Hi Jim I started thread on the conrad quadrocopter https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1171103 as most of the info on this quad is in german I thought it may help english speakers.. cheers

Josh
Old Jan 08, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Thanks josh
Old Jan 08, 2010, 11:53 AM
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Josh,
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Cheers,
Jim
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Hi Jim I started thread on the conrad quadrocopter https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1171103 as most of the info on this quad is in german I thought it may help english speakers.. cheers

Josh
Old Jan 10, 2010, 05:17 PM
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