Here is a video of the death of my Quadcopter. This was the first attemp to coordinate 3 different cameras to make one shot using 2 multicopters and a head cam.....well it did not go so well for me
Damage was all four props broken, motor shaft sheered off, bent motor mount, destroyed FPV camera pod, bent Skew Planar antenna, broken under carrige/camera mount, torn lipo velcro strap and a brused ego. so a full rebuild will be done and lessons learned ;D
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Extra footage came from:
Fez Bennet: https://www.youtube.com/user/fezbennett/videos
could you fit something like parking sensors so that if it gets too close to an object it either beeps on the handset or moves it away?
That would be a good feature but at the speed I was doing then it was my own fault. People have talked about using front facing long range ultrasonic sensors for that purpose but there is not a great need for it. There were ultrasonic sensors on mine to do height hold (upto 2.5mteres) then the Baro takes over but I removed them and disabled it because its just no good over strange surfaces like grass but rock solid over concrete or a road.
LiDAR next then!
wreckage pics please
Good Vid. Rest In Pieces that Quad.
JAB1a (19th March 2013)
"wreckage pics please"
Too soon mate, Im still licking wounds lol
Last edited by JAB1a; 19th March 2013 at 02:23 PM. Reason: needed quote
JJonas (19th March 2013)
Very good last vid by the way.
What is the rebuild going to cost and are you going to make any configuration changes?
Cheers JJonas. The rebuild will mostly be time consuming trying to get CG right and all the parts in different places coz I have to change the FPV pod on the top because it was totaled. Parts...well thats 4 new props and balencing 30mins-£4, make new undercarage 30mins-£free, new motor 15mins-£6, repair mount 10mins-£free, new pod and replace bits inside 1hr-£no idea (hopefully free) and then alot of tinkering to get it 100% spot on again, so about a full evening of tinkering and about £15 and I should be back in the air, hopefully back and flying by the weekend
and on the configuation side.......it all depends on what pod I find for the top, but I have spent the last year tinkering and 2 full rebuilds to get this frame spot on and how I need it so will probably be pretty much the same config
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