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Old 04-09-2017, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default Carbon Fiber 64mm Indestructible MonoPhan - Thrust Vectoring VTOL

This is a full carbon fiber MonoPhan Unit which I built for a friend of mine to be tested for aerial filming for wildlife protection. The impeller is buried into the carbon tube and the lateral wings extend to the top of the impeller to provide additional protection in case it is attacked by a raptor during the flight. The frame is rock solid. If it crashes, I simply re-attach the batteries and keep on flying

Working on installing the gimbal and the cam.

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200mw Eachine cam with one axis servo gimbal.

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The first aerial video of Falcon1. I tried to adjust the camera to look down at 45 degrees. The camera is wide angle so the landing gear is in the frame on both sides. May make some changes to get a better view.

You can also see the nozzles operate most of the time. Pretty cool!

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I think you are really on to something here. Best of luck!

I cringe when I see an animal defend against a drone.
Even more so at the stories about government bureaus training raptors for such work.

I don't have a short temper. I just have a quick reaction to B.S.
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I think you are really on to something here. Best of luck!

I cringe when I see an animal defend against a drone.
Even more so at the stories about government bureaus training raptors for such work.
Thank you sir! I agree with you. I have seen videos of raptors catching drones and it makes you wonder the damage to the animal. It doesn't make sense to me...
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I trimmed the wings a little 1- to reduce weight, 2-to improve aerodynamics, 3-to get a better view for the cam. The first 2 targets were achieved but this test proved that I need to re-position the cam to be able to make this FPV capable.

The simplest and most efficient solution is what I planned at the first place. Rotate the yaw 180 degrees and make the back of the unit front and place the cam in between the 2 parallel wings. However, my first tests showed that the unit didn’t like flying backwards. So, I switched it to normal and kept on with the tests. Today after seeing the second aerial video, I decided to give it a shot one more time but no luck. We had some strong winds today and the unit doesn’t like flying backwards against the wind…

However, it flies like a champ with the normal setup. The wing job really did the trick If it can handle this wind, it is ready… So, I will need to be creative for a better and safe position for the cam without causing a major weight increase…

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I re-positioned the camera to the front. Way better!

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I decided to go ahead and test a Phillips IR sensor on the indestructible Mono. I have been working on implementing sensors via Arduino for about a year now on my MonoBot project. It paid off…

This sensor is amazing. It’s immune to daylight and it has about 1.5m range. It can sense everything, including tree leaves I used a three, myself and my hand as obstacles.

This video of a short mix of some pics, some aerial and ground shots that show how the unit reacts when it faces an obstacle. I will need to ease of the reaction rate a little bit but other than that it’s perfect…

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Adjusting the sensitivity of the IR sensor with CH 5 (At the top right, slightly out of the pic frame). really liked the results. This way I will be able to adjust the sensitivity during the flight, depending on the reaction distance desired.

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