This video shows a full autonomous flight with my APM quadcopter. The flight starts with a takeoff up to 20 meters, then the quadcopter flies through 10 “spline” waypoints before returning to the launch position for an autonomous landing.
A new compilation video shot from my home built APM quadcopter. In this video I am testing a new gimbal design again. It is not perfect, there are still some vibrations. I think I need to mount the gimbal to the fuselage with some sort of rubber dampeners. The silicone hoses between the frame and the fuselage are not enough.
I wanted to do a small project in the Unity 5 game engine to learn some of the basics. This it what I came up with after around 10 hours of work.
It is a simple FPV quadcopter racing simulator. You control a small and agile quadcopter using the analog joysticks on a game-controller. A real RC simulator transmitter can also be used. It is possible to fly both in first person or in third person. There are not many quadcopter simulators or games out there, maybe it would be interesting to add more features and make this a more like a complete game/racing experience?
Download here: http://quadsim.brinkeby.se/
I have always had some problems with vibrations on my APM quadcopter. This is because my homebuilt gimbal was not sturdy enough. This is an attempt to make it better.
My new gimbal that I have built has a ball bearing on the opposite side of the tile motor, making the entire construction more sturdy. I have also built this one out of thicker plywood to prevent the wood from flexing as mush. As can be seen in the video, the results are pretty good, but there are some vibrations when a fly fast forward. Maybe this is because I still have the roll motor mounted the the fuselage using an old 3 mm plywood that can bend slightly. At the end of the video, there is a crash. While I rapier the quad I will try the make the gimbal even better.
A new video of some flying with my APM quadcopter. The newly installed LEDs impoves visibility a lot. The video was shot on new years day. The weather was cold and the wind speed was high, about 10 m/s, but the Ardupilot in GPS assisted mode makes it easy to fly even in those conditions.
This is a LED installation I made on the APM quadcopter. The purpose is to make it easier to see the quad while flying in the evening. And of course it also looks cool. I have used self adhesive flexible LED strips if different colors. The LEDs are powered from the main battery and can be switched on and off with a switch inside the quad.
With indoor season coming I wanted to try one of those micro ReadyToFly quadcopters. I got the Hubsan x4. It is quite little quad is very sable an fun to fly. More info on this little quad here. Here is a video:
A new compilation video made with the quadcopter. During this summer I have flown this quadcopter for a total of about 6-8 hours. This is the best of those flights. I have also stabilized almost the entire video in post production to get rid of the small vibrations. The entire video is shot at my local flying club Gamen.
Read about my APM quadcopter here.
This is a small quad I built using the motors that was lying around after the hexacopter project. I wanted a small maneuverable quadcopter to do flips and just fly around with. This one is not designed to carry any cameras, and it is made to be durable and easy to repair.
This is a compilation of some arial video I have recorded using my APM quadcopter at my local flying club Gamen mfk. Some parts of the video is FPV flying and some parts visual flying. Most of the time I fly in loiter or stabilize mode. Read about my APM quadcopter here.