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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Design


Our original design called for ducted fans, but after some research we decided they will not provide enough lift. Instead, we will be using 10" propellers that will be able to provide ~2lbs of thrust per motor. Here is our prototype that is designed to utilize the new propellers.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

video

Got bored waiting for the hover plane parts, so we used the code and other stuff we have done for it to build a simple hover craft.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hover testing base

This is what we made to test the hovering controls, it is just for testing so we designed it to be simple and a good hovering platform. By positioning the ducted fans in the corners of the equilateral triangle we hope to maximize stability but expect to lose some maneuverability, if you have a good idea on how to optimize the design just post, we appreciate feedback. Hope to have more pictures soon, just waiting on parts.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Astronomic Toys is currently developing a new brand of toy hoverplane that utilizes remote controlled robotics. If you are ready to look beyond the cheap imitation dogs lining the shelves of Walmart, Astronomic Toys may have a solution. This blog will document the construction and testing of this revolutionary toy.