I used the Primus X flight controller board to manoeuvre an extremely agile hover-craft frame I designed.

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A hover craft that uses the drone sensors to stabilise and maintain ground autonomy. Its smooth and extremely agile on all terrains .
The hover cradt uses two motors for thrust on the X and Y axis while four motors use thrust on the Z axis to maintain a smooth and table

A basic 3D printed hovercraft frame that I designed on a 3d modelling software . 

I put 7 mm DC brushed motors as the actuators with 55 mm bi-blade props.

The setup is a 1s 3.7v setup that used a 600 Mah battery with a disharge rating of 45C. Its an agile setup thats extremely fun to handle . 

I used the Primus X flight controller to mimic the drone stabilising features to easily control the craft. 

I added two extra motors that I used on the ports supporting H bridge to get the reverse function by reversing the prop spin . 

I used the simple API based SDK that was offered with Primus X called Cygnus IDE .

To open drone experimentation to the world, Drona Aviation are crowdfunding for PlutoX on Indiegogo. Support them and help them bring it to life:

  • 1 × Fusion 360 3D modeling software
  • 1 × 3D printer MK2 Prusa printer
  • 1 × PrimusX flight controller
  • 1 × Cygnus IDE API based SDK
  • 1 × 7mm brushed DC motor actuator

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  • 1
    Step 1

    Ideate and draw out design. 3D model the design to perfect scale.

  • 2
    Step 2

    Print out the design and mount the flight controller , motors , propellers and battery.

  • 3
    Step 3

    Use Cygnus IDE to code in the simple changes in the firmware and flash the new firmware.

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tom Meyers wrote 08/23/2018 at 21:30 point

It looks like it is a Pluto X Flight Controller.  Nice build. Please report more.

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SHIVANI wrote 08/24/2018 at 06:33 point

Here are a few projects made using PlutoX

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davedarko wrote 08/23/2018 at 16:35 point

I'm a bit confused, the pictures show something with an ESP8266 on it, with pluto as a company name, nothing saying Primus X flight controller

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SHIVANI wrote 08/24/2018 at 06:32 point

PrimusX is a flight controller designed by Drona Aviation.

They are launching their new product PlutoX using PrimusX FC

they are live on indiegogo

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davedarko wrote 08/24/2018 at 08:48 point

Ahh, I see - he's the production designer of the board. Sneaky :D was wondering how he got his hands on the board that's on indiegogo

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siddharth.c wrote 08/24/2018 at 08:23 point

Pluto is the brand of the company Drona Aviation based out of India. This particular flight controllers model name is PrimusX which is printed on the back of the board.

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