Hey, although a very long lasting wait for my answer I will continue this.
Thank you for you responds. But I feel I started this so that you didn’t fully understand my end goal.
Short story, I am building a quad rotor (440mm sized rotors), which use one central motor and distributes that power over belt driven transmission to 4 arms. Arms have, for now what I’ve planned - to have 550 size heli tail rotor grips and collective pitch via servo.
The craft would be controlled with raspberry pi - navio flight controller, and here I think is the problem. I don’'t think Navio has a ready setup for to control 1 motor and 4 servos as quadcopter, what only comes to close is a single motor craft which is still different. I’m counting on that I could use that code to convert it for my purpose - but I don’t know code of any kind. I’d wish to see Emlid make a mode for collective pitch quadcopter model - I think it will be more efficient and popular in the end game market in the future.
What I have now is a prototype plan for the power distribution, some 3d printed parts: as head of the arm which envelopes bearings, axial and radial, pulley, shaft, rotor grips, collective arm and 3d printed propeller blades (these blades are exceptional and and very unique,overall diameter with grips is 440mm).
I have also Raspberry pi3, lte connectivity, personal design usb controls transmitter (plan to make it wireless).
What is next: (next 2-4 months)
A physical prototype of arms and transmission, after that; some more parts: Motor, batteries, more 3d printed parts, ESC, finalizing my usb controller.
After that; Tests…
I hope till now I have a plan how to use Navio…I really want to use it for my project.
I 3d modeling my self, and I have access to water jet cutting which makes this much more easier, and ofcourse 3d printing.
My thoughts are in, will Navio be my flight controller? Will it support my goals?
- I really hope I can make best of navio!
As addition I could share my drive folder for pictures and more to come alongside with this project, will be updating.