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Afternoon Sunny MultiWii Flight

So things have been a little quiet on the website front as of late as I’ve not only got a bunch of projects on the boil but have started a new job working full time as a mobile developer for Yellowfin BI. It’s a bit of a change from splitting my time between sound production and I.T geekyness to full time geekyness but I’m really enjoying having the time to get my head fully into development and it’s great to be part of such an awesome company and team.
I’m not dropping my sound skills by any means and have been enjoying working on a bunch of sound projects for myself again.
Now that I’m a bit more settled I’m going to start posting my random mix of sound, code and now quadcopter randomness.
Starting with this FPV flight around a local park with my MultiWii Scarab armour.

MultiWiiCopter Flights at the beach

I been getting down to the beach a bit to escape from the city and have been taking my Scarab quadcopter for a fly in a paddock I found that backs on to the beach.

I’m still sorting out a couple of vibration wobbles, which I now have a solution for, but finally feeling like I am getting the hang of flying with the on board camera and video transmitter.

Here are the results of a quick video edit with music by one of my favorite artists at the moment Pretty Lights.

Venturing into the land of multirotors

So things have been pretty nuts again over the last couple of months which has been great although I feel that I’ve been neglecting this site a bit, so I’m going to aim to step it up and put a bit more effort into maintaining and updating over the coming weeks. There’s been a couple of interesting sound projects and I’m still chipping away on and a couple of iOS apps that are taking a lot longer than expected.
Now that I’m not studying anymore I’ve discovered a new hobby/addiction and built a radio controlled quadcopter with an open sourceĀ arduino flight controller that runs the multiWii 2.2 software.
It’s been quite a learning experience but it’s a great combination electronics, programming and just building cool stuff.

The kit I bought was the MulitiWiicopter Scarab Metal armor from who are an Australian based company that develop and sell kits and other multirotor related stuffs.
In learning to fly I’ve crashed it a lot but only had to replace one of the engine mounts so it’s proved it’s toughness over and over. It’s taken me a bit longer to learn to fly in ACRO mode which is just using the gyros, not self leveling with the accelerometer, but you have so much more control in this mode and I recommend putting in the time to learn to fly in this mode.

I’m still learning to fly but now am spending more time in the air then crashing into the grass, here is a video of my local park flight

I’ll be aiming to add more info and flights here once I get better at flying.