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Multicopter Tutorial List

Multicopter Tutorial List
I have been sharing my experience and writing a lot about building multicopters, FPV etc, but still, many people ask me questions that I have already answered in some of my posts. Clearly just by throwing people with a lot of information is not going to help them learn quicker, so I decided to put these information into a more structured, better presented tutorial. I included most if not all of my multicopter related posts in this article, hoping that it could make it easier for everyone to find what they need. If you are a beginner, I strongly recommend you read this multicopter beginner tutorial first. It gives you an basic understanding how a multicopter works, and what hardware is required. There are different configurations in multicopter, such as 2 motors, 3 motors, 4 motors. You might be wondering if there are any tips about flying the aircraft for newcomers of this exciting hobby, this post “how to get started with quadcopter” might give you a hint.

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How to read RC Channels - The RCArduinoFastLib Background - The problem we are solving. Your Arduino can only do one thing at a time, when one interrupt occurs no others can run until the current one finishes. This can cause problems in RC Projects which use interrupts for three key functions - 1) The Servo Library uses an internal interrupt to generate the servo signals 2) The Interrupts we use to read incoming RC Signals 3) The Arduino interrupt that drives the timing functions millis() and micros() When two of our interrupts are triggered at the same time, one will be held waiting until the first one finishes. This introduces errors into our input readings and our output servo pulses.

Quadcopter Dynamics and Simulation - Andrew Gibiansky A helicopter is a flying vehicle which uses rapidly spinning rotors to push air downwards, thus creating a thrust force keeping the helicopter aloft. Conventional helicopters have two rotors. These can be arranged as two coplanar rotors both providing upwards thrust, but spinning in opposite directions (in order to balance the torques exerted upon the body of the helicopter). aeroquad - An Arduino based four rotor R/C helicopter or quadrocopter. Check out our main website and forum at For feature requests or bug reports, please submit them to: If you are interested in obtaining the latest and greatest code, please visit our main repository at: The AeroQuad is an open-source hardware and software project dedicated to the construction of remote controlled four-rotor helicopters, also known as quadcopters or quadrocopters. AeroQuad hardware typically consists of an Arduino microcontroller (Mega-2560 or Uno) as the flight controller board, and an AeroQuad shield with various sensors, such as an accelerometer and gyroscope. AeroQuad software, written mostly in C and uploaded to the micro-controller via the Arduino IDE, currently supports Rate (Acrobatic) Mode that uses only the gyroscope for flight assistance, and Attitude (Stable) Mode that use both the gyroscope and accelerometer for auto-leveled flight assist.

DIY Multipurpose Robot (Sumobot, Spybot, Mazebot, Bluetooth...) : DESIGNING YOUR ROBOT pt1 We first start of with the motors and how many will you use for your robot? 2WD 4WD TRACKED?. In the world of robotics geared motors are used all the time since it packs allot of power. To make things simple in making a multipurpose robot you will be needing a well balanced and reliable motor that has more than enough torque and speed. Build A Quadcopter From Scratch - Hardware Overview In this article I will be talking about quadcopter components and how to choose them. This is part of the tutorial series on how to build a quadcopter. In the next post I will be talking about software, how to go about the algorithm and programming. If you are planning on building a quadcopter but not sure how, this is the right place for you.

Build an Arduino shield for Quadcopter - Arduino Adapter I have been searching for ideas of making a Quadcopter Arduino flight controller Adapter to sit my Arduino nano board and the GY80, also have some header pins for motors and receiver to make the cabling tidy. There are a lot of Arduino shields people have designed for the Quadcopter. I didn’t follow any of the designs. I actually didn’t follow any planned design, and solder the parts on the veroboard as I go along. Here is my own build.

Revolution Platform - - The Next Generation Open Source UAV Autopilot Just like CC & CC3D, the Revo has many ports but a key new addition is the Flexi-IO port. A lot of thought went into creating a small device that’s flexible for use with multirotor platforms, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft as well as making connectivity as future proof as possible. The Flexi-IO port uses a 10 pin JST connector and is designed to perform several different functions.

DIY ARDUINO FLIGHT CONTROLLER As I started arduino 3 years ago I guess I've piled up some extra sensors such as the MPU6050 , BMP180, and the HMC5883L now getting frustrated of my old Flight controller for my quadcopter I decided to make my own similar to those of MULTIWII "CRIUS SE" So here are the main parts An Arduino mini.... or something similar like mine from our local electronics shop exclusive on in the Philippines I got these sensors for 22.31$ only! 1x MPU6050

DIY Hitec Optic 6 Cable for Phoenix R/C Simulator The Phoenix R/C 5 RC Simulator comes with a USB to 3.5mm stereo headphone plug. The Hitec Optic 6 trainer plug is a 6 pin DIN connector. So, it turns out there's a way to make a cable to connect the stereo plug to the 6 pin DIN jack. Cutting and Bondng Carbon Fiber Tubes When a customer buys our tubing we want them to be able to start utilizing it right away. One large difference between us and our competition is that we make it easy for you to learn the basics of cutting and bonding even before you buy from us. We realize that a little customer service can take us far with our customers. This is why we published our cut and bond page. We plan plan on contributing to this page on a regular basis to give you the inside scoop on working with this specialized material.

MegaPirate/Arducopter Setup What is MegaPirate ? Program on the flight controller: MegaPirate = Arducopter Software on PC: MegaPirate = Arducopter Hardware: MegaPirate = MultiWii Mega How to upload the flight controller program to MultiWii Mega board ? By using Arduino on PC/Mac Arduino-Based Projects Build your own homecontrol based the open source project Arduino. Use your PC, smartphone or tablet to regulate your radio outlet! You can use it at home via local network or even on the road via internet. News 03.01.2013 - homecontrol4me sketch v1.102 is online 26.12.2012 - homecontrol4me sketch v1.101 is online 17.02.2012 - Board is online! 24.02.2012 - homecontrol4me sketch v1.1 is online 13.11.2012 - GitHub is running - Thanks a million to xkonni 15.11.2012 - New Board-Category "homecontrol4me meets Raspberry Pi"