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NIMBUS Status Report. Ryan Rasmussen Caleb Fangmeier Maggie Krause Brett Mahnke Jiajun Yang. Milestones. Complete Quadcopter assembly 11/2/2012 Requirements Document 11/2/2012 Test Quadcopter hardware 11/9/2012. Current Progress. Nearly completed assembly

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Nimbus status report

NIMBUS Status Report

Ryan Rasmussen

Caleb Fangmeier

Maggie Krause

Brett Mahnke

Jiajun Yang


Milestones

Milestones

  • Complete Quadcopter assembly

    • 11/2/2012

  • Requirements Document

    • 11/2/2012

  • Test Quadcopter hardware

    • 11/9/2012


Current progress

Current Progress

  • Nearly completed assembly

    • Missing parts, RC receiver


Current progress1

Current Progress

  • Place order for missing parts

  • Early configuration and testing of APM


Current progress2

Current Progress

  • Researching communication options for direct connection between drone and Android/Iphone

    • Radio

      • Good range, requires addition to phone

    • Bluetooth

      • Easiest to work with, very short range

    • WiFi

      • Acceptable range, no extra attachments for phone


Plans for next week

Plans for next week

  • Continue researching communication options

  • Learn more about APM software

  • Complete assembly if needed parts arrive

  • Draft requirements document and meet with sponsors for feedback


Issues risks

Issues/Risks

  • Time to ship needed parts

  • Highly likely that props or other components break while testing

  • Unforeseen technical problems

    • Soldering

    • If programmed/assembled incorrectly, drone could fly away and never be seen again


Problems

Problems

  • One motor spinning wrong direction

    • Calibration issue?

  • Missing parts

  • Vague instructions

  • Team schedule


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