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ruma29

I wonder if arduino have micro electronics for micro, nano insect size drones. Problem with current drones  of regular size is that they are giant and noisy 4 propellers ..even coaxial helicopter is noisy ....best fit are insect size drones with flapping wings...currently they are made in research centers  and no available for public...

PaulS

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I wonder if arduino have micro electronics for micro, nano insect size drones.
Why? Look at the Product link on the main page, to see what size boards are available. No need to wonder.

ruma29

Why? Look at the Product link on the main page, to see what size boards are available. No need to wonder.
I expressed myself on that way "wonder"...I am totally new in electronics with totally different background...asking those who are experienced and familiar with aurdino products...

DuaneDegn

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Jan 08, 2016, 04:52 am Last Edit: Jan 08, 2016, 04:55 am by DuaneDegn
It's possible to insert uploaded images into a post.

Here are some of the images from the top post.









The drone in the top image is bigger than some of the quadcopter and hexacopters I've flown.





The propellers on the two 'copters are the same size. The quadcopter is a smaller than the hexacopter.

I have both of the above flying machines and I've been amazed how well they work.

The above flying machines are not silent but I certainly wouldn't call them noisy. I don't think a flapping wing drone would be quieter.

The hexacopter's PCB has pads marked "TX" and "RX". It might be possible to hack these machines. Even if the original board isn't hackable, it should be possible to make your own flying machine as small as these commercial machines.

I think you're much more likely to building something capable of flight if you use propellers rather than wings. I would encourage anyone interested in attempting to make a flapping aircraft to learn to program and control aircrafts with propellers first. The control algorithms for quadcopters and hexacopters are not trivial to program. I think the control algorithms for flapping aircraft would be even more challenging. Knowing how to control a quadcopter would be a good starting point for learning to control a flapping aircraft.

BTW, I paid $14 and $17 for the quadcopter and hexacopter shown.

ruma29

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Jan 08, 2016, 07:01 am Last Edit: Jan 08, 2016, 07:07 am by ruma29








The drone in the top image is bigger than some of the quadcopter and hexacopters I've flown.





The propellers on the two 'copters are the same size. The quadcopter is a smaller than the hexacopter.

I have both of the above flying machines and I've been amazed how well they work.

The above flying machines are not silent but I certainly wouldn't call them noisy. I don't think a flapping wing drone would be quieter.

The hexacopter's PCB has pads marked "TX" and "RX". It might be possible to hack these machines. Even if the original board isn't hackable, it should be possible to make your own flying machine as small as these commercial machines.

I think you're much more likely to building something capable of flight if you use propellers rather than wings. I would encourage anyone interested in attempting to make a flapping aircraft to learn to program and control aircrafts with propellers first. The control algorithms for quadcopters and hexacopters are not trivial to program. I think the control algorithms for flapping aircraft would be even more challenging. Knowing how to control a quadcopter would be a good starting point for learning to control a flapping aircraft.

BTW, I paid $14 and $17 for the quadcopter and hexacopter shown.
Thank you for reply. It is long way for me to learn. Yes, there are very small quad-copters 2 x 2 x 1.9...maybe even smaller can be found...and Yes noise is problem of 4 motors. insect drone have 1 motor and certainly is less noisy then 4 motors. I do not think that wings are making noise ...even coaxial copter is noisy because of two propellers...then number of parts in some case..etc...Regardless off insect drones there are many limits with currently well known micro/nano quad-copters: battery life time and controllable distance which is in many cases indoors and some times little bit more then that and no one went step further to increase that controllable distance...although some institutions claim that their insect drones can fly and be controlled 1-2 miles and they are absolutely no noisy...( please see "images4.jpg" from my first post) I believe also that is possible...so hoping some one will start doing that as it was done for little robots on wheels...Although I will not gave up of searching for and one day try to make insect drone as well I will start with quad-copter.where can I see what and how to program it? I believe and hope someone from huge arduino community  will start making insect drone, post instructions  as it was done for little wheel robots....
Thank you for your reply and advice ...hope to hear from you soon again...




ruma29

http://futuristicnews.com/robotic-four-winged-ornithopter-from-georgia-tech/

I am exited with this article but skeptic as well: original model is not on sale...never was....Hope this thread will encourage many skilled people and soon we will have Arduino insect drone.

Best.


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