LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014
LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014

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Talks > Presenting the Tricopter or Third time is a charm

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This talk has been approved for this year's edition. Check the calendar for more information.

Language

Portuguese

Abstract

UPDATE: Presentation slides are up - http://www.slideshare.net/LuisFCorreia/presenting-the-tricopter-or-third-time-is-a-charm

This one flies, I've got proof.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYiu7Lobv-E

[UPDATE] New video, my tricopter with a proper pilot :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBdd_pDlI20

This will be the absolute last talk I'm making about "things I made that fly".
It's kind of the third trilogy movie.

If you attend to this talk, you'll probably see a flying tricopter, depending on the actual location. This thing weights about 1.2Kg and has a diameter of about 90 cm with fast rotating blades ^H^H^H^H propellers. It is VERY dangerous.

But it will be very fun, as I know it DOES work.

I will elaborate a bit more about design decisions and building similar devices, the do's and don'ts of this (expensive) hobby.

I may even assemble a multicopter (quad) during the talk, just to show you how easy it is to do it.

yeah, quads are THAT easy

Proposal date

2013-12-19 15:59:48

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Filipe Cruz
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does codebits provide life insurance for the attending audience?

$geekfactor 0x12

Luis Correia
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+ Filipe Cruz Front row attendants will be provided with full metal protection.

(no they won't, I'm joking!)

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Astrid Creuzburg
on , said:

Love how it's sitting on a sponge! :D
It would be fun to watch, but I'm not sure what will happen the rest of the hour of the talk?

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Luís Costa
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Ladies, gentlemen, bring your helmets on.

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Edgar Durão
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Dizem que à terceira é de vez. Vamos lá ver isso!

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Ricardo Carneiro
on , said:

This one I wanna see...in the front row... with a helmet...

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Luís Costa
on , said:

+ Ricardo Carneiro, apart from the helmet, front row is invited to request the bullet proof vest at the lobby, while checking in for the event.

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Filipe Lopes
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The talk sounds very interesting, but It's a bit sad that the tricopter couldn't stay airborne for more than 2 seconds without touching the ground. Maybe if it had more room to manoeuvre it would perform like this (http://youtu.be/GcpHA-U4-XA)?
Can't wait for this talk, because some day I would like to do something like that too!

$geekfactor 0x0

Luis Correia
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+ Filipe Lopes the problem is that this tricopter version is not reall an indoor thing, it needs space to perform correctly. and yes, it uses the same software of that tricopter, MultiWii

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José Lopes (Sá)
on , said:

+ Astrid Creuzburg, I'd love to learn how I could build my own :P

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José Pedro Dias
on , said:

Kudos for making your own chopper.

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Lino Silva
on , said:

Too bad it didn't stay airborne enough time to trully see it in action.

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Mário Saleiro
on , said:

upvoted ;) hope to get a haircut for free! :P

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Nuno Barros
on , said:

I will be in the last row as I was during the 2nd Tricopter talk , back in 2012.
I'm almost sure I won't need any kind of protection, or will I?

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Fernando Miguel
on , said:

i got to film it last year! and I survived! :D

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Igor Antunes
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You got me on: "This one flies, I've got proof." upvoted xD

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Márcia Pinho
on , said:

Awesome!!!!

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António Pedro Oliveira Cunha Santos
on , said:

this I shouldnt miss! ;)

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Rui Guedes
on , said:

Upvoted all the way! A talk with flying devices and about how to make them?! You'll have to be selected my friend! :)

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Pedro dos Santos Figueiredo Dias Carneiro
on , said:

A DIY project? So awesome :D

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Hugo Sousa
on , said:

é desta? :D

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Luis Correia
on , said:

+ Hugo Sousa é pois

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Pedro Costa
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Computer says yes!!!

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Pedro Costa
on , said:

Computer says no...

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Sérgio Laranjeira
on , said:

Even if it only stays a couple of seconds on the air it deserves a chance!! Upvoted!

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Alberto Manuel da Silva Gomes
on , said:

Porquê abstract em EN?

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Luis Correia
on , said:

Ver as minhas talks anteriores em 2011 e 2012.

Depois percebes.

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pedro m garcia
on , said:

My Android controlled that beast about 2y ago :) Really early dev stage. Those motors were powerful...

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Gonçalo Araújo
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I'm keen to see if this is it.

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