My name: Berend
MikroKopter name: DutchCopter I
What's the story
My brother-in-law (Dammes) started with a MK beginning 2008 and made some great videos with his MK (en/ohokopter).
So 21 Juni 2008 I decided to build one myself. To minimize the impact on my banksaldo I try to do this in steps.
First I ordered the frame, motors and the Flight board. When assembling I try to go for the nice look and a compact setup. I thought of leading the wires through the frame but because of the unpracticle aspect of this I decided not to do this. The BL boards neat and tidy aside of the Flight board somehow.
I am planning for nice LED-lightning, camera-features with live connection to earth (no, NASA will have nothing to do with it.. Unless they'd like to ) and GPS features.
Graupner MC15 8-channel transmitter
Graupner C17 8-channel receiver
Motors & props
Robbe Roxxy 2824-34 motors
Standard Alu, 40 cm
The early beginnings
It all started with nothing but gasses. Then after a big bang, some materials started to exist in the strangest shapes. They got bigger and bigger. And by some kind of miracle, they began to move and develop more and more intelligence. That's the way this creation started to rise. At least I like to think so.
The receiver is exactly as big as the Flightboard. Coincidence? Who knows.. I plan to place the receiver as you can see below, to create a compact machine. To do this, the elcos and a transistor needed to move to the other side of the board.
Finally props, BL-Ctrl's and landing gear strips have arrived.
Because the eye wants some pleasure:
(inspired by the Red Bull Air Race)
Ofcourse it adds some weight, but what the ****.. So do LEDs and stuff. The BL-boards still need component-placing, but they allready are on their final position.
Because of the placing of the receiver (right on the Flightboard), the LEDs weren't visible anymore. So they had to move to the side of the board:
A new landing gear mounted on the MK, to create room for a camera:
Led's placed on the frame
The Navi board and GPS installed!
Graupner LiPo lader