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Old Sep 25, 2011, 05:40 AM
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Gravity sucks :)
Is there any anti vibration material inside the cube?
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 05:43 AM
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No, it doesn't need to be. Everything is hard-bolted to the center cube (red in my drawing). The cube itself is suspended between some foam-like material inside the plastic casing. This is the correct way to do it. Sensors cannot move relative to themselves, and have some vibration dampening from the foam inside the outer case.
Old Sep 25, 2011, 05:46 AM
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Sounds like your pretty happy with what you've found so far... Have you had a chance to fly with it yet?
Old Sep 25, 2011, 05:46 AM
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Thank you for the diagram TC,

one is supposed to be heading in my direction at some point I will take take pics of the cube and it's assembly when it does.
Old Sep 25, 2011, 05:48 AM
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Thank you for the diagram TC,

one is supposed to be heading in my direction at some point I will take take pics of the cube and it's assembly when it does.
How did you manage to blag one of them?? Lol I'm jealous now! I'm so close to pushing the button on one of these!
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Sounds like your pretty happy with what you've found so far... Have you had a chance to fly with it yet?
No, I need to find a frame big enough to stick it on
I might reuse my MK-quad for this though. I'm not in too much of a hurry ~
Old Sep 25, 2011, 05:48 AM
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How did you manage to blag one of them?? Lol I'm jealous now! I'm so close to pushing the button on one of these!
Just do it, you won't regret it.
Old Sep 25, 2011, 03:02 PM
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I'm not an artist.
Here's the IMU cube mspaint



Something like that.
Lol! Not bad for a scheme with a mouse and mspaint

Ok, so maybe DJi guys will someday implement PPM (hope so). What bugs me is the escs story; I mean, what is THE thing in the esc that would change everything? TC, what do you think about that?
And will you try your own ones on it?

Cheers, and again, great work
Old Sep 25, 2011, 05:14 PM
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Tri-Quad-Hexa-Octo-copters!!
TC,
Yes it would be very interesting if it were only possible to be able to do a file compare with a few other GPS multicopter firmware's out here to see what is actually DJI "proprietary"...since the IMU components are the same as other known good working multicopter(s). Encryption is one way of hiding that fact.
So maybe $300 of PCBs, boxes, hardware and the rest for firmware and advertising and a few Mercedes... Looking forward to your flight testing too

BTW, check the voltage of the GPS backup battery to see if it is below 2v. That might be why some of the Gents were not getting quicker GPS lock on after a re-power. If so they just need to leave the units powered up for a few hours by at least a 12v 1A power source to charge it to 3v.
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My guesstimate on the Main Controller BOM is ~$20, GPS, ~$20, and $150 for IMU. Here you have it! The rest of the cost is in "proprietary INS/GPS algorithms" ^_^
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 04:17 PM
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incorrect
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 07:31 PM
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Lea 6 is way bigger. I've got them.
Antenna is passive.
Old Sep 27, 2011, 04:56 AM
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Lea 6 is way bigger. I've got them.
Antenna is passive.
i was incrorrect
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 05:26 AM
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I dunno man, here's my LEA-6S module next to it for comparison.
I'm not aware of LEA-xx stuff coming in any other form factor.
Old Sep 27, 2011, 05:49 AM
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I dunno man, here's my LEA-6S module next to it for comparison.
I'm not aware of LEA-xx stuff coming in any other form factor.
thanks TC i was completely wrong, I think its a Neo 6 as already mentioned by Dan I think. and as you say its a passive ant the data sheet seems to match
Old Sep 29, 2011, 11:32 AM
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timecop good work!

What about IMU algorithm? DCM, Kalman? Quarternions/Euler angles?
Do it have horizon drift when copter makes turn (centrifugal force appears and effects on accelerometers)?
I cant see any advantages and features for this price..

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