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Old Nov 22, 2012, 05:51 PM
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My First Quadcopter design - will it work? (arducopter)

hi there aeroquad,
my name is gal and im a senior at the TAU.
I'm trying to build a quadcopter and i would like to know, from your experience, if it will work correctly.

The design:

Processor: Arduino Uno - Rev. 3
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11023
Communication system: Arduino Xbee kit
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9897
Gyro: tri-axes gyro breakout L3G4200D
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10612
Motors: 2725 brushless outrunner motor 1600kV
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...or_1600kv.html
Propellers: 12x4.5 props 2pc standard rotation /2 pc RH rotation
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...on_Black_.html
ESCs: turnigy multistar 20 Amp multirotor brushless ESC 2-4S
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ESC_2_4S.html/
Adapters: propeller adapter (colet type) 3mm
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._type_3mm.html
Frame: Turnigy talon carbon fiber quadcopter frame
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ter_Frame.html
Battery: turnigy 2200mAh 3S 40C lipo Pack
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=10279
Charger: hobbyking 50watt 5A X-charger/balancer
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Balancer.html

and i have a few questions.
1) will it work correctly? do i need any other components?
2) do i need another shield for my arduino to allow the arduino to communicate with the ESCs?
3) are the motors powerful enough? will they give me enough thrust?
4) are the adapter i choose correct?
5) is the charger suitable for the battery?
6) do i need another battery for the arduino? what kind of battery?

thx =]
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 05:58 PM
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You need a power source for that adapter. It need to be able to provide the equivalent of 12v at 5 amps which is not your average wall wart.
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