Tuesday, October 28, 2014
3D printed Quad Copter
The first test flight was "kinda" successful it went up about 4 feet hovered (all good) then flipped over and crashed into the ground (not so good) and hence the picture of the unit is repair. Sean thinks its a wiring issue but time will tell.
His goal is to have a working unit by the end of November. The class will be limited to 10-13 students and will start in January - by the end of the semester each student will have their own drone. I wish we had classes like this when I went to college. Of course back then the Wright brothers were still messing about with bicycles and just staring into the sky with longing looks.
Sean just found out his project got a grant from the School for $10,000 to fund both the class and making the course online accessible for other colleges and high schools - pretty cool.
On an unrelated note. I will find myself in the UK for six days (arriving the evening of Nov 15th). I've got an open calendar for Sunday - any good wargaming sites to visit in London?????