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18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
Still that didn't spoil my flying time, had an absolute blast  ~~
07 Aug 2019 19:52:01
ooooh mrs jones  :D
30 Jul 2019 15:26:34
D.B. you tightwad.. :cool:
29 Jul 2019 20:14:10
DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
29 Jul 2019 18:53:33
Just had a thought, even with all the crashing I've done, I haven't bought any replacement props in over a year ~~
09 Jul 2019 19:45:42
May the sun shine and winds be light for BFU#8. Son't forget lots of vids for those of us unable to attend.  :D
09 Jul 2019 18:10:30
Hope you all have a great day  :beer2:
09 Jul 2019 14:05:28
BFU#8 details locked in for this saturday - see the head of the forum thread for all details.
05 Jul 2019 21:51:05
Good for genital warts as well......or so I'm told.. :hmm
05 Jul 2019 21:48:24
Just fixed a busted SMA connector on my TBS unity pigtail, it suffered badly in a recent crash and split in two, nothing a touch of the soldering iron couldn't fix  :D
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Started by teslahed, Thursday,November 29, 2012, 11:45:31

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Thursday,November 29, 2012, 11:45:31 Last Edit: Thursday,November 29, 2012, 11:48:51 by teslahed
I';ve been having a go at making my own arduino based flight controllers for running the Multiwii software on. I don';t expect them to work any better than a bought flight controller, or to save any money, i just did it to try and learn a bit more about circuits and specifically arduino stuff and flight controllers. It has been quite interesting and so far i have 1 that works which has been flying around in my flyduino stunt copter. It performs exactly the same as the bought PARIS flight controllers.

I used the connection diagrams on the additional Multiwii how to thread over at rcgroups;


to work out what went where.

And i used the arduino website;


to learn how to setup the arduino chip on the circuit board (for the first attempt - before i got the arduino nano);

It was fairly straight forward, but the soldering was fiddly. The first couple of attempts did not work properly.

Was the first attempt that worked, with a simple arduino chip.

Then i tried again with the Pro Nano and made a slightly neater one;

One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.


Its always a good feeling when you make something your self and it works well done Chris ~~
Where did you buy your atmega';s from ?


Quote from: Gaza07 on Thursday,November 29, 2012, 11:57:04
Its always a good feeling when you make something your self and it works well done Chris ~~
Where did you buy your atmega';s from ?

Thanks - and you are right - there is a definite satisfaction in flying and understanding something you';ve built yourself. Now i just need to learn how to program - then i can write the software too! (don';t think that';s happening any time soon lol).

I got the atmegas from ebay - about £3 for 1 already loaded with the boot loader. Get them with the boot loader loaded if you can because it will save you some hassle.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.


Well done, bet you had fun with the soldering.

Must have been a great feeling when it flew for the first time, with the added satisfaction of it being all done by your good self.