Saturday, August 03, 2013

HK450 Indoors and outdoors

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My multirotors

Here are the complete multi rotor team that I have today

- Octocopter x930
- Tricopter x900

- Quadcopter x firefly 450mm
- Mini Quadcopter Hubsan x4
- Quadcopter x666
- Quadcopter ideafly 4

I really enjoyed the assembly and development of each of them .  I love the do it yourself (diy)

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Octocopter Maiden-Flight

Finally got my Octocopter ready to flight  

 - Using MultiWii PRO Flight Controller w/MTK GPS Module
 - D2822/14 Brushless Outrunner 1450kv
 - Hobbyking SS Series 25-30A ESC
 - 10x4.5 SF Props
 its a little bit huge

The short maiden flight - soon more videos  : ) !

I'm still setting and tuning the multiwii board with Win-GUI for Multiwii 2.2 avaliable at

Arduino config files.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Tricopter x900

My Tricopter x900  -  Turnigy x900 frame and KK2.0 multirotor board with v1.5 firmware .

Tricopter maiden flight 


Sunday, May 12, 2013

My New - Multicopter ( and camera on-board hacked )

Until a couple of days i had  3 multicopters,  a Tricopter  and two Quadcopter.
- Tricopter  (x900 frame) with a KK2 - Multirotor flight control board.  Link
- Quadcopter (x666 frame) running Xcopter 2.9 Minsoo Kim firmware on a KK3.0 multirotor control board. Link 
- Quadcopter Ideafly-4  (IFLY-4)

* I bought this week a little one quad. Hubsan X4 
 I made some small changes which would prolong their durability.

* interchangeable legs - of older helicopter

* foam protectors for motors

* and also use a the 808 keychain microcamera for flight video.

The new face of my Hubsan x4  :) - with a bit geek style !!

watch the video !

eight minutes of pure fun !!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Delta Molly - My first coroplast design airplane

Yeap,  with a few simple materials, I built my own delta wing design, which named  "delta molly" , here some photos and videos of  maiden flight.  flew in an impressive way.

Have fun !

Saturday, March 30, 2013

F22 Raptor Coroplast - DIY

I built this model F22 Raptor with the instructions found on this site. the flight is very interesting here a video. the best of all, it's very low budget and fast construction. your flight is great.

Check out the links
 -  check other planes

And this is  the maiden flight :)

CardBoard FunBat - DIY Low Cost(update video build)

I made my funbat with cardboard and this is the test flight, even though is so heavy, it's flight is awesome : ) 

My Setup: 
Plans Template:
$ 0
Carboard lamina 4 mm
$ 2 USD
Servos x 2
$2.99 USD each
Lipo Batery
$7.62 USD 
Motor Brushless
$14.99 USD 
Speed Control
$10.95 USD 
Radio  ** Use your favorite
TACTIC TTX 440 -  
50 USD (actually not available)
Misc   $1.89 USD $2.28 USD

=========UPDATE ==================
This is my new fun bat made it with plastic cardboard is a bit lighter, this weekend I will try them
check the video

Monday, August 20, 2012

Apuntes Instalación Tilecache en ms4w

Instalar python 2.7 en (C:/Python27/)

1 - Descomprimir TileCache en una carpeta accesible via web en carpeta htdocs del Apache que
incorpora mi MapServer (D:\ms4w\Apache\htdocs\tilecache) 

2 - Editar el fichero httpd.conf de Apache (C:\ms4w\Apache\conf) y añadir lo siguiente:

AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
Options +ExecCGI


3 - Editar el fichero tilecache.cfg (D:\ms4w\Apache\htdocs\tilecache). 
Modificar la opción de caché:


4- Agregar capa  para ser cacheada

size    = 256,256
type    = WMSLayer
url     = http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv.exe?map=/ms4w/Apache/htdocs/gps/
layers  = example_layer,colombia
bbox    = -180.0,-90.0,180.0,90.0 
#bbox    = -88,-5,-62,13 
#bbox = -81.72,-4.23,-66.87,12.59
srs      = EPSG:4326
projection=+proj=latlong +datum=WGS84
extension = png
description = GPS WMS Map
extent_type = loose
#maxresolution = 0.015800781250000007

5 - Editar la primera linea del fichero tilecache.cgi (D:\ms4w\Apache\htdocs\tilecache)


6 - Con esto, ya tenemos configurado TileCache con WMS. Podemos hacer una pequeña prueba para ver si funciona. 


7 - Revisar resultado en (D:\tmp\tilecache) 

7 - En Openlayers

map = new OpenLayers.Map( $('map'), {'maxResolution': 360/512});
 layer = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS( "Layer", "http://localhost/tilecache/tilecache.cgi?", {layers: 'basic', format: 'image/png' } );
 map.addControl(new OpenLayers.Control.Permalink());
 if (!map.getCenter()) map.zoomToMaxExtent();

* Generar Cache gps-wms -b -88,-5,-62,13 0 8 gps_wms --bbox=-81.720146,-4.236874,-66.870453,12.590277 

*Reproyectar shp

ogr2ogr -t_srs EPSG:900913 -s_src  EPSG:4326 salida.shp original.shp

*Archivo Mapfile 

NAME "colombia"
DATA "poligono.shp"

"wms_name"            "colombia"
"wms_title"  "colombia"
"wms_server_version"  "1.1.1"
"wms_format"          "image/png"
"wms_formatlist" "image/png,image/jpeg,image/gif,image/bmp,image/tif,image/wmf"
"wms_srs" "EPSG:4326"

NAME "colombia"
COLOR 128 128 128
OUTLINECOLOR 128 128 128


Sunday, July 08, 2012

XCopter Build-Log (update 4)

This is a simple build log from my own xcopter

Part List (some geek shopping )

Code Description Qty

9323000044 Hobbyking X666 Glass Fiber Quadcopter Frame 1
HCB-08 8X4R Propellers (Standard and Counter Rotati 2
N2200.3S.35 Turnigy nano-tech 2200mah 3S 35~70C Lipo Pac 2
601Ax5 Male XT60 connectors (5pcs/bag) GENUINE 1
NTM28-ACC NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack 4
9171000003 USBasp AVR Programming Device for ATMEL proc 1
9171000033 Hobby King Quadcopter Power Distribution Boa 1
NTM2826-1200 NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w 4
TYP1-25A-PC Turnigy TY-P1 25Amp Brushless ESC Programmin 1
TYP1-25A Turnigy TY-P1 25Amp HEXFET® Brushless Speed 4
Turnigy-HKLP Turnigy Battery Strap 330mm 1
9171000011 HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V3.0 (At 1
318000018 JST-XH to JST LED Power Distribution Lead (6 1
318000017 LED Strip with JST Connector 200mm (White) 1
318000016 LED Strip with JST Connector 200mm (Green) 1
318000015 LED Strip with JST Connector 200mm (Blue) 1
601Bx5 Female XT60 connectors (5pcs/bag) GENUINE 1
258000011 10CM Male to Male Servo Lead (JR) 26AWG (10p 1
DL-Volt-Alarm On Board Lipoly Low Voltage Alarm (2s~4s) 1

After a couple days... santa came up :)

 start off the assembly and decide xcopter or quadcopter  ( (X) array or (+) array ) -  i chose the xcopter ( means X configuration )
 soldering power distribution board and set into the frame
Plugged the esc and the motors

 The control board and the receiver

Battery strip,  extra lights and low voltaje alarm

Some extra features (electronics cover cap )
Firmware Flashing  using kkmulticopter flash tool v0.63 
Ready to fly :) 
I used the  Xcopter 4.7 firmware from kapteinKuk but got a terrible issue with the motor 4 signal (see) , i tried to solve it following multiple post but i couldn't. anyway i change the firmware for 2.5 version and the motor array as image shows.
4.7 Motor array configuration
2.5 Motor array configuration
Update 2 ( Test Flight Video )

Update 3 -  YAW-ROLL-PITCH configuration In normal mode :  50%  0%   0%   - all D/R in 120% .

Update 4 - Changed the frame legs configuration and added some icopor balls at the end.


Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Extra LOW Budget Tricopter - v0.1 (Update 3)

i will start a new project (a tricopter) but with  limited budget 
 i bought in a hardware store some pvc pipes,unions and glue.
tricopter layout 
Set up the  servo tail and be sure that the CG are in the right place.
 this is the frame layout (dummy)

 servot tail

 Control board
Update 3- Some changes done

 Speed control and tail servo.

 Control board - Speed controls and battery holder.

My shoping list at
3 x TAE-25A Turnigy AE-25A Brushless ESC   10,29 USD each
3 x NTM2826-1200 NTM Prop Drive Series 28-26A 1200kv / 250w 14,99 USD each
3 x NTM28-ACC NTM Prop Drive 28 Series Accessory Pack 1,89 USD each
1 x HK15178 HK15178 Analog Servo 10g / 1.4kg / 0.09s   1,95 USD
1x 9171000011 HobbyKing Multi-Rotor Control Board V3.0 (At 19.99 USD
1 x  TACTIC TTX 440 -  50 USD (actually not available)

Done!  Tricopter ready to fly - for less than 200 USD.