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#1 Hero.sl Jun 25, 2009 09:35 AM

Need help with Low-cost QuadRotor
Hi everyone,
Im new to RCGroups
Hope this is the right section to post this. :)

We are developing a Quadrotor which can be controlled through GSM, as our final year project. We only have 6 months so we have to build the Quadrotor as soon as possible because we have to concentrate on the GSM part as thats our goal.

The main problem that we face here is the budget. Trying to keep it as low as possible,we ended up with following parts. Even though we are aware about quality,we are going to order them and try. Before that I thought it would be better to ask for help from you guyz.

As we estimated,the total weight of the system will be around 1.5kgs.
planning to use 4 of following TowerPro combos
HobbyCity- TowerPro Combo

Assuming we will receive properly working Motors and ESCs :D ,Please tell me whether the thrust would be enough to make our UAV fly.

We are totally new to this field. So if there is anything that I missed, plz let me know. Thanks

#2 lazer155 Jun 25, 2009 06:08 PM

Yes that will be plenty of thrust. Those motors and esc's are decent quality and should arrive in working order. ;)

What is GSM? Is that some kind of control software for a microcontroller?

#3 EdHall Jun 26, 2009 01:31 PM

It sounds like.


We should encourage you to post pics and update us on your build if you are able.

#4 lazer155 Jun 26, 2009 02:33 PM

Oh... like GPS. Lol I get it.

#5 EdHall Jun 26, 2009 04:29 PM


#6 Hero.sl Jun 28, 2009 02:26 AM

Thanks guyz.. We decided to order them.

Well actually it is not plain GSM that we are going to use. We are going to use GPRS to monitor and control the Quadrotor. So we can eliminate the range barrier using RF. We found one project using GSM, but did not find any implemented projects using GPRS.
I'll keep you guys updated.. :)

got another question
gonna use Turnigy 1000mAh 3S 25C Lipo Pack for the motors. As the BEC is 1.5A will there be any issues on using the above 1A pack?
As we are using 4 motors,how many battery packs do we have to use? thanks..

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