It was the first time for the pilot soldering SMD-components.
Finally after 2 months investing several hours, MosaKopter V1 had its succesfull maidenflight in the first week of september 2007. Here is a picture of the first MosaKopter:
This model served very well during 1,5 years and I had many entertaining flights. Until the unfortunate crash end of January 2009 due to a pilot error. From May 2009 onwards a new model was launched, using carbon fiber rods and a bigger motor<>motor distance of 54cm:
Hardware MosaKopter V2
Extra sensors: Motorola height sensor MPX4115 and MK3Mag (magnetic orientation sensor)
Optional Bluetooth module (for in-field programming): F2M03GXA
Speedcontrollers: 4x BrushlessCtrl using standard 5A MOSFETs (10A peak)
Motors: Robbe ROXXY2824-34
Receiver: AcT Rx3Multi
Sender: Graupner MX12 (modell-type: plane, mode:2)
Props: EPP1045 (10" diameter with a pitch of 4,5") held down with Harald's propholders (M3 shaft)
Frame: 12mm carbon fiber rods with a 54cm motor2motor distance. The rods are held down with 2 homemade Center-Plates and extra glue in the joints.
Battery = LiPo 3s (11.1V) 2200 mAh / 30C (175 gr)
Total ready-to-fly weight = 720 grams (including above battery)
Flight-time = between 12 and 15 minutes, depending on the flight-style and load.
Hovering current = ~ 8 Amps.
1: "Normal without GPS & HH (my favourite for manual fun flying)
2: "Normal" with GPS & Heighthold
3: "Beginner" with GPS & Height-Hold and Orientation-Hold (my favourite for taking pictures... stable, and slow on yaw and nick/roll)
4: "Beginner" without GPS & HH
- 5: not in use
The next picture was made with MosaKopter V1 carrying a Nokia N95 onboard using sequence mode with 10 sec interval:
Here is an airshot from june-2008. Also made with a Nokia N95 onboard MosaKopter V1:
As a comparison, same picture but this time shot in May 2009 with a Casio Exilim EX-S600 onboard MosaKopter V2:
MosaKopter V1 in action while carrying a bottle of Champagne during Meeting in Koeln at 1-3-2008: (c) Andreas Schrell
See several videos of the MosaKopter here: http://www.youtube.com/mosakopter
- [10-oct-2010] New navigation module with GPS working fine! Tested hovering with "loose fingers" ...
- [16-sep-2010] Mosakopter receives autopilot upgrade with GPS and navigation module!
[16-dec-2009] Mosakopter on local TV station "TV Maastricht" ! (in local dialect )
- [8-dec-2009] Problem found: speedcontrollers are all OK. However, one motor gets warm after 5 minutes of flying and needs replacement...
[14-nov-2009] MosaKopter suddenly flipped and crashed from 3 meters height at Hogeschool Eindhoven...
[14-nov-2009] MosaKopter will be demonstrated at Hogeschool Eindhoven
[21-may-2009] MosaKopter V2 took new airshots with a Casio Exilim Ex-S600 onboard
[17-may-2009] finished work on MosaKopter V2 using carbonfiber frame...
[mar-2009] audio interview (Dutch) on maastrichtmoetjehoren.nl
[feb-2009] MosaKopter v1 crashed! ALU frame is wrecked but electronics are OK...
- [jan 2009] still... learning to fly smooth circles
 incorporated bluetooth module it works!
 more pictures from International Meeting in Koeln at 1st March 2008 (in AXA Hall)
Email: <hgulikers AT me DOT com>
Location: The Netherlands - Maastricht