Here is some video of the movement of the Hexapod itself, as well as some video of the legs in action while flying, and by user request we also use the legs to pick up an empty water jug.
More videos to come soon!
So, we have been tossing around the idea for a while now of trying to get a Quadcopter to mate with a Hexapod and produce us a mechanical offspring that could walk and fly. So when we came across the opportunity to get a PhantomX Hexapod kit from our friends over at Trossen Robotics we jumped at the chance. Thanks again to the guys over at Trossen for the Kit, and your assistance.
Our first attempt at getting a Quadcopter that could walk involved locking the two machines in a closet for a few days in hopes nature would take its course. When it became apparent this approach wasn’t going to work we knew we had to intervene.
MadLab Industries is proud to release the Hoverfly Case v2 Line, slimmer, lighter and with GPS expansion. The case is made from HDPE sheet ½ inch thick, machined out to enclose the Hoverfly Flight Controller securely, safely and absorb vibration. An additional HDPE Stack is available to expand the Base V2 Case to hold the GPS expansion including an XBee Wire Antenna. An Acrylic Spacer ring is placed between the two stacks to allow the user to view the Hoverfly Flight Controller main board status LED indicator along with the GPS status indicator..
We know a lot of you have been waiting for these cases to come out for the past week or so. Well today we finished the design of our protective cases for the HoverflySPORT and HoverflyPRO Green Boards. They are made from the same materials as the cases for the HoverflyPRO Black Boards, and come with all the same mounting hardware, foam, and option to have your lid custom engraved.
We would like to give a big thank you to Ross_Badger from the rcgroups.com forum, as without him it might of taken us longer to come out with these. He generously offered to mail us his boards to take measurements from, which we quickly took him up on.
Here are some pictures of the cut cases with their respective boards mounted in them.