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Oct 31, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Flying sphere


Not really a multirotor but still VTOL.

Anyone tried building one of these japanese flying spheres
Spherical Flying Machine Developed by Japan Ministry Of Defense #DigInfo (2 min 45 sec)

http://cdn.physorg.com/newman/gfx/ne...ctfileonas.jpg

Seems that there are four control surfaces and gyroscopic effect is suppressed easily. A petrol powered one would be perfect for a camera-type payload.

I would really like to know if there is a way of converting a Multirotor control board (like the FF board) to get it to control the four control sufaces?
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Nov 01, 2012, 01:45 AM
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Yes, it looks awsome! Im quite shure KK2 bord have this configuration setup. See the first post in the KK2 thread.
Nov 01, 2012, 06:56 AM
DIY Mania from Taiwan
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1454102
Nov 01, 2012, 08:07 AM
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I did a caged tricopter. workd fine and by using a beachball to mold the CF it was not all that hard.
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Nov 01, 2012, 08:53 AM
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The balldrone is completely different and has some interesting self stabilising features and method of control.

Peter
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Originally Posted by hallstudio
I did a caged tricopter. workd fine and by using a beachball to mold the CF it was not all that hard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0biXFNXYNnM
Nov 01, 2012, 09:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Peter Seddon
The balldrone is completely different and has some interesting self stabilising features and method of control.

Peter
I agree it is overly complicated and way to expensive for most of the readers of this forum. Mine cost $120 dollars and i was able to use the beach ball in the pool after the build. So i ask you would you rather spend thousands of dollars and hang out with Japanese men in suits or a hundred or so dollars and watch bikini clad girls play with a beach ball.
Nov 01, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by hallstudio
I did a caged tricopter. workd fine and by using a beachball to mold the CF it was not all that hard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0biXFNXYNnM
This is the best around of Ball Copters..
Good work buddy.
Nov 01, 2012, 12:15 PM
DIY Mania from Taiwan
This scratchbuilt cuty ball costed me $75 and 3 days building time
cheers
Sam
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Nov 01, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Nice, really smooth to fly.
Nov 01, 2012, 02:36 PM
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@hallstudio


That video hit my funnybone!

Its like watching a fly trying to get out a closed window!
Nov 01, 2012, 03:14 PM
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http://www.goodluckbuy.com/index.php...g+ball&x=0&y=0

Have you seen these
Jan 23, 2013, 06:36 PM
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The real flying sphere


Check out www.xtflyer.com.

US patent pending...superior aerodynamics. Toy version already available (2 ch)..The Orb by EB Brands.

http://money.cnn.com/gallery/smallbu...olidays/5.html


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