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13 Posts authored by: Yuri Tikhonov
Good day comrades! As you probably know today is a playday in Russia. So I can try to fly Me and Vassili left the city and went to the country. And today we have not forgot a good camera and the tricopter!   Today is +25C and Russian nature looks awesome       At first you can see an infernal video. In this video you can see the world like a man with myopia -7D.   After this we went to grass and I taught Vassili to use autofocus. Lets look at the this fir ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! 1. Earlier this week, I was doing final preparations for the tricopter's flight. TODO list included: Firmware: many small but critical changes; Rx: completion of wiring; Tx: battery replacement; PCB: repair of a defective LED; PCB:  soldering of supply conductive tracks; ESC: brakes off, "Quick Start" on, etc..; ESC/BLDC: three-phase wiring soldering; ESC/LiPo: checking all units of t ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Happy New Year and Merry Cristmas! What was done over the past few days: hidden power wiring was set (real puzzle...) ESC's were set, connected and tuned. Rx & LiPo (temporarily on plastic clamps) were set. software for PSoC 4 was modified, now it "works fine on the machine".   Slight difficulty with ESC was the next: after soldering it turned out that one of the motors rotated in the wrong direction, ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! 1. That is not the first day of vote for the best project. However, my project is located in the tail. I have some thoughts on this point: Yuri does not fulfill his promises: I promised radio control using Arduino Explora, reflash of ESC, as well as FPV system  with feature OSD. Where are they? Probably somewhere in the future. Yuri is lazy: ten weeks have passed, the tricopter was not up i ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! 1. Let's start with the current situation on the construction of the tricopter's frame. In my case it consists of the following components: aluminum square tubes: 15x15x600mm and 15x15x500mm; two plates made of fiberglass; landing legs made of wooden ruler; M3 screws, M3 washers, M3 nuts; plastic clamps.   Tricopter's features are already emerging:   Originally, I planned to us ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! This week, the last before the beginning of voting, I still haven't received the parcel from HobbyKing. Nevertheless, Russia is still in game!   This week we begin a new stage: "hardware", but I must save a bit of material on the case, if the parcel with spare parts will not come. Already done: Schematics were developed; PCB layout was made; PCB was made in the old-school style Pioner K ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! This week I've devoted all my free time to the project, to complete its programming part.   So this week I've done the following: connected indication led (now - RGB, in a future - 3 independent leds); connected avionics (IMU): Gyro - L3G4200D, Accelerometer - ADXL345; PID-regulators, complimentary filter etc.   Now my stand looks like this:   New components: Gyro L3G4200D ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! Unfortunately my previous posts have not received special attention of the community. This time, I will try to improve and make a post more extensive and interesting! As you probably already knew - we are going to talk today about the system of motor control. However this week has been more fruitful for several reasons:   1. I finally got the first package from HobbyKing: one 2200mAh 3S LiP ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! Let's talk today about the next stage on the road to success, namely about the EEPROM emulation.   You're probably thinking, why is this guy spending so much time working on software changing almost nothing in the hardware? The answer is simple: I still have not received a parcel from HobbyKing and not only that, they even didn't give me the track number! But we will not dwell on this, beca ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! As I promised, today we talk about the communication of PSoC 4 with standard MultiWii PC Software. Today the following modules are 90% ready: UpTime system. System of communication with the receiver (this week I'll fix some bugs). UART module for configuration and telemetry.   "PSoC schematics" looks like this:   The testing station has not changed and it has the view as follows: ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! Today I want to talk about my first and second applications for the PSoC 4. But we'll start with my new testing station.   On my small, but cosy workplace you can find:   23" PC monitor Multimeter (UNI-T UT61C) Drilling tool (Makita 8391) Soldering iron (NoName) Multitool (Gerber Suspension) Universal testing station Piece of russian nature outside the window   Let's lear ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! Today I want to tell you about last preparations before starting of development. First of all I want to tell you about every part that I ordered from farnell.   A. on this photo you can find standard Russia tool set: Universal Soviet screwdriver. Damaged screwdriver. DIY drilling tool - gift from my friend (according to legend, it is made from parts of the damaged tank) Izolenta (mos ...
If you like my project vote for "A Smarter Tricopter - Yuri Tikhonov"   Good day comrades! I am very glad for the opportunity to participate in a Smarter Life Challenge! The last few years, I am fond of RC models. I already have a wheeled robot, several helicopters and completely DIY micro-quadrocopter. It is time for tricopter!   So, the main features of this project are: Frame construction: Classic tricopter (weight ~0.75kg). "Heart" of tricopter: PSoC 4. BLDC ESC's with custo ...