After my last crash the shaft on my rear tricopter motor was tweaked. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pLH2GwmsfM Fortunately I gave each motor a spin manually before powering things on and noticed so I had opportunity to fix it. The motor was clearly rubbing and I imagine would have promptly self destructed had I turned it on. The motor […]
Welcome home HackRF Jawbreaker 305, welcome home! To get the HackRF Jawbreaker running I: Installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VMWare Fusion Ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade Ran the amazing build-gnuradio script Followed the instructions on the HackRF beta page to build the hack-rf tools and upgrade the firmware The first couple times I attempted to […]
I attached our little Y3000 camera to the tricopter and did two test flights. Got a lot of ‘jello’ in the video due to vibration, will have to balance the motors and props better.
My Jawbreaker shipped today! Michael Ossmann created the HackRF Jawbreaker a Software Defined Radio capable of receiving and transmitting from 30 MHz to 6 GHz. He gave away his production run of Jawbreakers (funded by the US Cyber Fast Track program) and I was lucky enough to get in on the deal. When the unit arrives I […]
To configure the ardupilot/arduflyer for a tricopter you first need to load the tricopter firmware on the board (mine came with the quad firmware out of the box). In theory, you can use mission planner to do this but for my board at least I consistently received an error when trying to load the firmware […]
I have the tricopter fairly together electromechanicaly but still need to tune the firmware. At present the main issue is arming the motors; I have to do it via a laptop, using the controller it refuses to arm. Regardless, I did manage a quick test flight and it seemed to work great. Getting it to […]