grindz145 wrote:It's interesting that the logic is in the controller. It seems like the quadcopter itself make all the decisions....
Yeah it certainly takes makes them alot easier to pilot. There's a few auto stabilising modes that seem to work really well using onboard gyros. I've seen videos of guys trying to maintain them exactly flat and the same height manually making small corrections to keep them there but they still float and bob around a bit. In the auto mode the chip senses those small changes in gyro readings and automatically powers up and down the right motors to keep it dead stable. Much the same was as the advanced braking systems in cars these days that brake individual wheels if you lose traction and go sideways or what ever.
You've seen that DIY drones forum right?
Yep, had it open in another window at the time of posting the above
nechaus wrote:Do you know if its done via gps? you could fully set the way points to be on a mtb trail and get this thing following you and record
Yep done by GPS, and that's exactly what I meant before when I said to preprogram the waypoints. Not sure how hard they are to pilot, I'll find out soon. Not as hard as normal copters or planes I think. They have an auto hover mode too which would be good for some video shots - get it into position then lock it into hover mode and drop the controller it'll just stay there. The arduino ones have all sorts of add on modules to make this better and better. One that looks particularly cool is optical flow sensors and sonar to maintain accurate height from the ground and also dodge obstacles, etc
You mean as many times as you've been in hospital, you still didn't hav them just install that direct brain link connector on your head ?
Heh I was going to get them to fit a USB3 port in my chest last time the surgeons were in there but you know it's going to be obsolete next year or the year after and no body wants last years tech under their skin
Hobbit wrote:I think we should start a pool on how long this new go-pro will last before some kind of catastrophic whatever..I'm saying mid october, tops.
Challenge accepted! I'm going to baby this one. For a while...
If ya ever need a camera man, I'll put my hand up....I could bring a ready long pole and pretend to be a quadie...I'd even hum really loud and run along behind ya and shit...
haha OK we might have to try and tee that up one day. As long as you don't fly off into the sunset and crash 2km away if my transmitter battery goes flat
And I'm diggin the rims too, broo.
Cool. You got em laced up yet ? I'm keen to see how that nirve fat ass tyre looks. Still haven't ordered mine yet but it should look badass on the 3" rim.
In other news, I have a new "when ebikes attack" video. Leaving work the other day I guess I twisted the throttle slightly while trying to hold a door open with the other hand.
7kw on tap + no rider weight = wall climbing torque. Literally!