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09-14-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By VAALLEON

ADNS3080 optical flow sensor and the nozzles...

ADNS3080 optical flow sensor and the nozzles working together to hold position.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70cquspRVsU
09-13-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By VAALLEON

I had a couple of unexpected malfunctions with...

I had a couple of unexpected malfunctions with this unit while FPV practicing… The unit literally dropped from the sky losing the TX signal multiple times… This unit is extremely durable, nothing...
Forum: Multi-Rotors
09-11-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By VAALLEON

Foamboard Tri Copter with EDF Vectored Thrust

Not built for accuracy but lots of fun… Some wobbles and jitters but gets the job done perfectly.

Ch5 high: pitch and roll differential thrust, yaw thrust vectoring

Ch5 mid: pitch, roll and yaw...
09-10-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,458
Posted By VAALLEON

At last I can rely on this unit not to fall out...

At last I can rely on this unit not to fall out of sky and have some fun… It is a little wobbly and has some servo oscillation but I really like it like that. I think it gives the unit character��
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09-08-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By VAALLEON

Ardupilot Autonomous EDF Camo TriCopter

#MonoPhan #MonoBot #TriPhan #ValLeon #Ardupilot #APM #Autonomous

Decided to use my experience on EDFs to create a safe & simple autonomous unit which can actually run missions. This is the...
09-08-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,458
Posted By VAALLEON

Getting the unit dialed at last... Strong winds...

Getting the unit dialed at last... Strong winds today. The unit flies really good. I switched back and forth between thrust vectoring to differential flight a couple of times during the flight....
09-03-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 32,215
Posted By VAALLEON

Built a slightly larger Nano with a 40mm EDF to...

Built a slightly larger Nano with a 40mm EDF to carry this nice nano FPV cam. Took a couple of tries but got it dialed in at last… Aerial and ground videos of the same flight:


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09-01-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,458
Posted By VAALLEON

World's (probably) first 3 fan thrust vectoring...

World's (probably) first 3 fan thrust vectoring foamboard tricopter:) Arduino supported, can maneuver either fully thrust vectoring with no tilt, or just like any other tricopter with differential...
08-21-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 32,215
Posted By VAALLEON

My favorite unit ever. Small, agile, sounds...

My favorite unit ever. Small, agile, sounds awesome, surprisingly fast and a little hard to fly, testing your skills, and it doesn't easily break:) Dying to put a cam on but waiting for my lighter...
08-11-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 32,215
Posted By VAALLEON

This is the first test with a new 30mm fan. Good...

This is the first test with a new 30mm fan. Good performance. The flight time is about 3min with these old batteries. I need to lighten it a little more with reducing some wiring and new batteries.
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08-04-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By VAALLEON

An aerial video. Very good Foxeer FPV cam...

An aerial video. Very good Foxeer FPV cam installed but the recording quality of the cheap goggles is not that well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_WV8mxN3-Y
07-25-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 32,215
Posted By VAALLEON

Only 120G:) And this is a windy day & still flies...

Only 120G:) And this is a windy day & still flies like hell. Extremely fun to fly!!! The scaled version of the new 64MM Mono didn't do the job 100%. Had to tweak the design. Dialed in pretty good...
07-21-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,598
Posted By VAALLEON

She did indeed:) Thank you sir!

She did indeed:) Thank you sir!
07-21-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,598
Posted By VAALLEON

Thanks! Hoping so:) Windy day at the trail....

Thanks! Hoping so:)

Windy day at the trail. Unfortunately my brain doesn't have an abort button, and after working this hard I have to land this machine on the 50th anniversary. One crash landing...
07-14-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,598
Posted By VAALLEON

New 12 blade fan and ESC installed. It completely...

New 12 blade fan and ESC installed. It completely threw the prior PID out of the window. Added weight & torque, combined with added body parts messed it up. After a couple of crash landings and one...
07-14-2019, 03:35 AM
07-08-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,598
Posted By VAALLEON

Below is another motor test. Haven’t found the...

Below is another motor test. Haven’t found the right motor yet. Meanwhile working on the rest of the body while waiting for the new motor that I have ordered.
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07-03-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,598
Posted By VAALLEON

Longer hover test. After 2:30 minutes I touched...

Longer hover test. After 2:30 minutes I touched the motor to see if it overheated and it literally gave me a 3rd degree burn as expected. It was about to give up. I will need to bump up the power...
06-30-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,598
Posted By VAALLEON

Outdoors maiden… The first very short flight (or...

Outdoors maiden… The first very short flight (or long crash landing) is before the fine tuning. The unit was uncontrollable because of the T. bowl effect. I did some further tuning after this flight,...
06-29-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,598
Posted By VAALLEON

I found the problem. I was happy that the nozzle...

I found the problem. I was happy that the nozzle was letting me take care of pitch and roll with only two servos... Not any more. it took me tens of tests and some super deep thinking to figure it...
06-23-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,884
Posted By VAALLEON

Testing the 3S setup with a higher kv motor, as...

Testing the 3S setup with a higher kv motor, as opposed to the regular 4S. Performs pretty well…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urfU9-uu7Kk
06-22-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,598
Posted By VAALLEON

Indoors tuning test. Not an easy one. So far...

Indoors tuning test. Not an easy one. So far tried all my tricks but couldn’t fully overcome the wobble. Not a good sign but will keep on trying some different setups.


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06-03-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,598
Posted By VAALLEON

Thank you sir! Nozzle in action. First time...

Thank you sir!

Nozzle in action. First time working with this nozzle. We'll see if it'll do the job:

https://youtu.be/QIXVjEMdCDo
05-29-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,598
Posted By VAALLEON

First stage of the build is complete. Now I have...

First stage of the build is complete. Now I have a base structure to build around...
05-28-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,598
Posted By VAALLEON

Thrust Vectoring Autonomous LEM (Lunar Excursion Module) Build

New Project. Decided to use my thrust Vectoring experience to build this awesome machine in honor of 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Using foamboard and a laser cutter to build the body. I...
05-26-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,884
Posted By VAALLEON

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiH8M_3biGQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiH8M_3biGQ
05-26-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,884
Posted By VAALLEON

Vertically Flying Single EDFs:)

I bet most of you guys have a couple of 64mm EDFs, ESCs laying around from older projects or waiting for a fuselage. Why don't you get them airborne with a touch of thrust vectoring...
05-19-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By VAALLEON

The maiden of the first laser cut DIY unit. The...

The maiden of the first laser cut DIY unit. The first very short flight on the video told me that I was too tight on pitch and roll and loose on the yaw compensation. Second flight after the...
04-26-2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By VAALLEON

Hover testing the winning setup after a couple of...

Hover testing the winning setup after a couple of failures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnH75NyQMC0
04-23-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,690
Posted By VAALLEON

New FC test. ESC cutoff and crash due to...

New FC test. ESC cutoff and crash due to overheating. Power setup will be changed with a new 4S configuration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jRZv21NZmY
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