It's alive!!! Almost flying!

06 Dec 2009

After a nice visit with my friend the oscilloscope and some debugging in the Engineering Laboratories building today I was able to get the motors spinning! I tested the WiiMote throttle control and it works perfectly! Check out the "moment of truth" documented by my wife:

The only issues I'm having is that when I try to throttle up past about 30% I think the microcontroller is losing juice for a split second and restarting, thus killing the motors. So I haven't actually been able to get the thing to fly yet... I think with some bigger props, a fresh battery and maybe an independent power supply for the MCU she'll fly. Check out some more videos of testing:

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