[vcf-midatlantic] Mad science experiment

Jim Scheef jscheef at outlook.com
Tue Sep 27 10:03:48 EDT 2016

This is a cool idea. Just change the parameters of the //e drone to something that does not fly. I suspect that controlling 3-d motion using LOGO would be rather difficult and servicing interrupts in the //e could be a challenge, but using LOGO on a //e is a great idea - even if it was done tongue in cheek.

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>> As I understand it, to maintain control of a typical quadcopter, the flight controller adjusts the speed of each rotor several hundred times a second, based on feedback from various sensors - this may (!) be beyond the Apple //e.  Besides, the quad couldn't carry it!

I wasn't all that serious.

Just wanted to see, on a whim last night, if I could make it lift off. Didn't happen. There are places where I could remove a part or two for weight savings, and I could gear up the motor for more power, but it's not worth the effort... for now. :)

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