MicroArduCopter, 3" props, Omnibus Nano, Success!

Hi, first test loiter. :slight_smile:
1.9" props, 90 mm frame, 109 gr

And … Low battery :frowning:


That’s a tiny copter!
Did you get auto-tune to complete?

What battery? 2" props might be too small for 18650’s, but I don’t know… I was surprised they work so well w/ 3" props.

Very very tiny !! :slight_smile:
2 “props are very close to the cables, 1.9” give more space.
No way … :frowning: also powered the FC from USB to the battery change, I have a reset of the FC and autotune restart.
The current battery is 450mA 2S lipo. As soon as possible I try with the 18650

Hi Alberto
Very nice tiny copter.
Can you give more info on components (Frame, FC, ESC, Motors, Props)?

Hi Andrea, thanks.
This is (very economic in this site) components list:

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@andyp1per I had the same problem with Autotune and now I have the log, could you please take a look at this post:

If you need i can upload a 3d Printed Frame for you, Size is 3 Inch and looksg similar to this you better can buy at Banggood: GEPRC 3mm
I printed this Frame, modified to 20x20 only and actual working on some leight weight ducts:
How to build the lightest Ardupilot microquadcopter 3-inch “2-stack” frame

Im using this Motors: Motor 1106-4300KV (2-4S) AMAXinno
Very quit and check the Thrust table:
190gr - 6 Amp on 2s
348gr - 12 Amp on 3s
if used with 3 Inch Props.

2 Inch is to small for 18650 Battery weight.

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Im happy you rescued your Copter!
Had such a Problem on my Phantom Clone with Mini Pix on Arducopter only one Time.
Dont know why, but i was unable to send any Commands to the Copter…like there is no connection to the RX…but RSSI was fine in OSD.
So i know the feeling wen you think it is lost, then RTH kicks in and you see your Baby flying Home :slight_smile:

Thanks! :slight_smile:

Andrea can you try with new 4.0 RC3?

Thanks @Alberto_Ds, anyway that was not an issue with Copter 4.0.0 but only a wrong habit of mine that was OK with 3.6.x but not with 4.0.x. as explained here.

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Hi all … For optical flow on 3" quad, which is best choice?

€ 10,50 8%di SCONTO | Flusso ottico Spot del Sensore di Posizione di Volo Di Telecomando In Bilico In Possesso di Bordo del Modulo Costante VS Cheerson CX-OF Supporto APM

€ 12,88 6%di SCONTO | 1PC 3.3V 1.1*1.4 centimetri 1g Sensore di Flusso Ottico Modulo Aerea Modello Accessori Per Il MINI FPV da corsa del RC Drone Quadcopter Pezzi di Ricambio

Hi, I have a new 3" build, but the same problems! Roof rocket in althold. With omnibus nano v6 I have a log and I can see the graphics of vibrations … It’s too high?
Thanks :slight_smile:

log added

1 01-01-1970 01-00-00_rocket.bin.log.zip (704.5 KB)

That log is incomplete/corrupt and it wasn’t hovering long enough to determine levels of vibration. Attempt a hover in Stabilize mode and post a link to that.

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Apropos of nothing I have discovered that both the KakuteF7 MIni and the Tekko32 mini have a conformal coating - which is very cool.

That’s good, and I think it’s becoming pretty common. (At least a bunch of ESC’s I’ve got are coated… Speedix, Aikon, etc). More than just water resistance, protecting from conductive dust and other debris is important.

I think waterproofing one of my little copters is my next project.
I’ve played around w/ it a bit in the past, and haven’t found the thin silicone conformal coating to be 100% water proof… But maybe need more coats. I’ve seen peoples copters where they basically plasti-dip the entire thing… But that’s adding considerable weight. And getting something to adhere to silicone insulated wires will probably be an issue. I’d imagine almost everything will release and water will get under the coating at the wires. There are a lot of little details to work out.

Maybe vacuum forming a shell for the copter and waterproofing the seams is a better route to take than sealing all the PCB’s…

Did you get a new small copter built after your accident last month?

Most of the parts arrived this week and I got a variable temperature soldering iron for Christmas, so having done it once I am pretty much most of the way through not repeating the mistakes I made last time.

I’ve used acrylic conformal coating in the past because you can solder through it easily. Not great for wires though, but maybe nothing is.

I just finished a copter today that I’ve been working on all winter… Supposed to be the final product of all the testing I did w/ other copters over the winter (testing the new kakute mini and all the vibe issues I was having, etc).
This copter has the least vibrations out of any of them… But it has the lean issue very badly. It’s not really flyable w/out GPS signal, because for whatever reason, having GPS makes the lean issue go away for the most part. W/out GPS, it’s pitching forward and leaning to the left more than I can compensate for, after I’m flying for a couple minutes.

I really don’t get it. Vibes are around 5 in the logs. My other kakute mini copter I was working w/ all winter is 15 on average and peaking to 30+. It had the lean issue, but much less than this.

Maybe I’ll try rounding up everyone w/ the issue and see if we can get logs and figure out if there’s anything we can do about it. Marty was recently posting about the issue on his copter and me and a couple other people quickly blamed vibrations. I was completely sure it’s vibrations. On that last copter, as I fixed the vibrations, the lean issue did get better. But now I’m not sure again. I don’t think it’s possible to get them lower than they are. so frustrating.

I got the ts100 portable temperature controlled iron to put in my backpack for repairs while I’m out. But it’s really great! I use it for almost everything now… other than when I need a very hot iron.

Hi Alberto
Sorry if I repeat myself:
Are you using rubber grommet to dump the FC?
Are you using foam to cover the baro?
Next step dynamic notch to filter vibrations.