Sunday, June 17, 2012

First flight of my Arducopter!

Yeah, this weekend I've been having some freetime so I used it on my Arducopter project. Here's a picture of the finished build:

[caption id="attachment_130" align="alignnone" width="500"] My quad before it's first takeoff.[/caption]

The chassis was made by hand at OmegaV. It's just some pine spars, plexi glass, nuts and bolts. Experiences from the first flight where theese: The chassis is a bit to wobbely, vibrations build up. The Arducopter was tuned a bit too sloppy, so it flies a bit docile. I think I'll order a industry made chassis because it costs next to nothing and they are much more stiff. I'm also going to buy a cheap KK controller just for experimenting. That way I can crash as much as I want whitout being worried about the bill. Last but not least, here's a video of the flight.