48 Photos - Feb 19, 2011
Photo: Purchasing the components for the control board.Photo: Preparing the control board for soldering.Photo: The microcontroller.Photo: The microcontroller.Photo: After soldering the microcontroller.Photo: The motion sensors (gyros).Photo: The control board with some of the components soldered.Photo: Trying to program the microcontroller.Photo: Having problems uploading the firmware...Photo: ...but in the end I managed.Photo: Preparing to assemble the frame.Photo: Workbench...Photo: Workbench...Photo: Charging some batteriesPhoto: A basic assembly to see how things will fit.Photo: A basic assembly to see how things will fit.Photo: Tail assembly.Photo: Tail motor.Photo: Testing the basic functionality.Photo: The tricopter with most of the electronics in place.Photo: The tricopter with most of the electronics in place.Photo: Finally, the finished tricopter.Photo: The finished tricopter.Photo: The finished tricopter.Photo: The finished tricopter.Photo: The finished tricopter: Tail assemblyPhoto: The finished tricopter: Tail assemblyPhoto: First test flight.Photo: First test flight.Photo: First test flight.Photo: Out of space? :)Photo: Charging batteries.Photo: Ready to fly in the snow :)Photo: First thing to break down: One of the three electronic speed controllers.
It's fixable :)Photo: Aerial photographyPhoto: Aerial photographyPhoto: Aerial photographyPhoto: Emergency Landing!Photo: Aerial photographyPhoto: Aerial photographyPhoto: Aerial photographyPhoto: Aerial photography: High Altitude!Photo: Aerial photography: High Altitude!Photo: Aerial photography: High Altitude!Photo: Aerial photography: High Altitude!Photo: Aerial photographyPhoto: Aerial photographyPhoto: Me controlling the tricopter!