Tutorial: Swashbot1

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    Swashbot1

    Skills Required
    • Basic understanding of R/C (radio control) a big plus
    • Understand how to program a radio transmitter, or ability to read the manual
    • Understanding of CP helicopter swash setup a big plus
    Parts Required
    • Radio Transmitter capable of CCPM helicopter transmitter (Spektrum DX7 shown in the video)
    • Radio Receiver compatible with the transmitter (Spektrum AR6000 shown in the video)
    • 4 micro or feather servos(Eflight Blade CP servos shown in the video)
    • Receiver battery pack
    • Helicopter links (Align Trex 450 ball links, or other similar sized ball links for 400 size r/c helicopter)
    • Long servo horns (6)
    • Thread locker or Lock Tight recommended - low strength, often referred to as the "blue" stuff
    • Misc body parts & paint, LEDs etc - see video
    • Having a curious cat recommended, but not required
    Tools Required
    • hex driver for the ball links
    • small screw driver
    • Your brain and fingers
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  1. Join Date
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    Re: Swashbot1

    Again a very amusing video crabfu, nice work. As for the cat, well he looks quite amused with it all.
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    Awesome!
        

  3. Re: Swashbot1

    hi, i am a beginner in robotics, want build a swashbot, can i build one with this remote control?http://www.trossenrobotics.com/hitec...io-system.aspx
    is a good remote control for a beginner?

    cumpliments
        

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    Re: Swashbot1

    Not as designed, no. There's programming taht goes into getting the servos to move in the right combination - and that's not a programmable transmitter.
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  5. Re: Swashbot1

    Thanks for jumping in adrenalynn it is correct that radio will NOT work. You need a "ccpm" (cp helicopter) type transmitter, and it should be ground legal. You need something like a Spektrum dx6, dx6i, or dx7 (what I am using), or equavalnt ccpm 2.4ghz transmitter.
        

  6. Re: Swashbot1

    hy.
    I don┤t understand all things, because i am a beginner.
    i don┤t have any experience about robots.

    i don┤t understand that the diference that you use need be programmable transmiter, because the rotation of servos right?

    And this remote control the first, is "ccpm" http://www.hobbyhorse.com/hitec_trans.shtml
    I wont spend much money because i want buy robophilo or robobuilt.
    But i am confused by the price that i see is more cheap that radios you tell me.
    is it work?



    What is 2.4 ghz and 27 mhz is the power? that is join with distance.

    i don┤t understand much about remote control, why 2.4 ghz? and why "ccpm"? "ccpm" means that is programmable and is for helicopter?

    Sorry by the questions but i am a beginner of beginner, i don┤t have any material for begin, 1║i think buy one humanoid and 2║ do your project, more later buy 3║ bot board II and basic atom 28pin and the trekker chassis, but but each thing opportunely. 4║ Phoenix.

    Bye thanks for all.
        

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    2.4ghz & AM/FM are frequencies that the radio system works on. Some are made for air, and some for ground, and 2.4ghz is legal for both air or ground. I think the only radio system that supports ccpm, and also ground legal, is 2.4ghz... but I may be wrong. So to be safe, I'd say get a 2.4ghz system. Spektrum dx6 or dx6i are around the same price as that hitech tx that you linked.

    You need a CCPM transmitter. CCPM stands for Cyclic/Collective Pitch Mixing. Basically it just means it's a transmitter that can work with a Control Pitch type R/C helicopter. The swashbot use the 3 servo principle of most r/c helicopters made these days, so that's why a non helicopter transmitter will not work... they will not control 3 servos in unision with the 2 sticks, so you will not be able to control it like I am in the video.

    -Crabfu
        

  8. Re: Swashbot1

    hi.
    thanks a lot Crabfu and Adrenalynn for all.
    first i will buy the robophilo or robobuilder, i am wait a answer in other thread about this.
    second buy the spektrum dx6i and some servos to build one swahbot.

    One thing, what type of servos i need? servos that can use in airplane and helicopters for air correct...

    thanks for all

    Cumpliments
        

  9. Re: Swashbot1

    Quote Originally Posted by Raul View Post
    hi.
    thanks a lot Crabfu and Adrenalynn for all.
    first i will buy the robophilo or robobuilder, i am wait a answer in other thread about this.
    second buy the spektrum dx6i and some servos to build one swahbot.

    One thing, what type of servos i need? servos that can use in airplane and helicopters for air correct...

    thanks for all

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    Any sub micro servos will work. They are not limited for air use. You don't need anything fancy, any cheap sub micro or micro servo will do just fine. What I used here are eflite servos, around 12 bucks a pop.

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    Re: Swashbot1

    Ok - now testing page 2.
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