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Old Jan 02, 2014, 12:35 PM
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Building my own quad


I'm creating a list to create a quad copter. I have my first experiences in flying an RC Heli but never built one but that's gonna change now.

The controlls will be done over a Beagle Bone black with following Sensors

Sensoren: (communication between parts and Sensors works already for most parts)
  • Sonar ( Height )
  • Acceleration Sensor
  • GPS
  • Temp (A couple of DS18B20 to read ambient temp/motor/akku)
  • Webcam

Rest hardware:
This should be roughly 2kg. Therefore the thrust/weight ratio should be around 2.

Now to me questions:
  • What do you think? Did I forget something fundamental or would you do something differently? The rest hardware parst are not ordered yet. Meaning I can still change stuff...
  • Is the ESC suituble or should I go for 4x30A?
  • For the akku should I go for 5S?
  • What kind of charger would you buy?
Thanks for your help.

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Old Jan 03, 2014, 04:10 PM
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Better post it in a the horses or in the ore mining subforum.
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