|Aug 30, 2012, 05:17 PM|
Canada, ON, Alliston
Joined Sep 2009
Here's mine, small quad
wood frame, use a fat marker to stain all the wood black (don't like plain wood colour). flies great, very stable and doesn't need much room to fly around.
12.5" motor to motor, AUW 596g (1000mah 3s).
hobby king 8/10A SS esc's
quadrino basic board.
|Aug 30, 2012, 06:15 PM|
Joined Feb 2009
Your tri looks like it flies really well- good job.
I'm a little worried about your press-on props (or at least they look like they just press on). You lose a prop while you're flying and it's arga-warga for the tri, especially at the altitudes you fly.
You should probably consider prop adapters, or it looks like maybe you have room to use a wheel collar on that motor shaft. Anything to secure those props.
|Sep 01, 2012, 07:15 PM|
My X-Copter with DIY Alu Frame:
|Sep 01, 2012, 10:36 PM|
Joined Sep 2011
You might want to put some protection over the board. When you make an unintended reversed landing your board will be wiped out, its the first thing that hits the ground.
|Sep 02, 2012, 09:03 AM|
United States, WI, Mukwonago
Joined Aug 2012
This is my first quad. Nothing hand made, but built from parts purchased seperate if that counts.
Naza M GPS
Turnigy Talon V2
Turnigy Plush 30a
Mad Dog 2200 35c x2
Quadframe 155mm landing legs
Quadframe 2 axis gimbal
Very stable even in high winds, great features on the FC
|Sep 02, 2012, 04:50 PM|
|Sep 03, 2012, 12:51 AM|
X525 center plate and landing gear
1/2" wood arms and landing legs
Turnigy 3536 1000kv motors
10" Gemfan props
FlyHyper 30a ESCs (same exact thing as HK F-30a's) flashed with SimonK firmware
Chinese take-out electronics canopy
custom built/soldered power distribution "squid"
powered by 3s 4000mah lipos
AUW is 1500g on the nose with a battery and no video payload, and estimated thrust is 4400g; lifts off the ground with under half throttle
Just finished putting it together. Going to take it out tomorrow (weather permitting) and get the gains set in!
|Sep 03, 2012, 08:03 AM|
My First Quad
I had a Turnigy Integrated Micro Quad which once broke and then it was unfixable as the broken parts continued to break again as soon as the quad touched something. No amount of glue or CF rods helped.
So I wanted to have a new one, which is about the same size (maybe a bit larger).
Here the as-complete-as-possible shopping list for my small quad (which turns out to be larger than expected):
How to build the frame
Cut the 6mm CF tube into half and cut one into half again. Ideally split it into 3 pieces so that the 2 short pieces are the same length and together they are 6mm (the diameter of the tube) shorter than the long tube. What works well to cut them is a Dremel.
Cut balsa wood into squares: 75x75mm (for top and bottom) and 70x70mm. Cut the smaller ones diagonally and glue 2 identical triangles together. Check that the wood fibres are alternating left-right and forward-back like plywood does.
Put the carbon tubes in diagonally and glue them all with epoxy. What you should have now is a square piece of wood with 6 carbon tubes sticking out its diagonals. It’s right and rigid enough for a small quad.
I have everything in this order from bottom to top:
After setting up the Naze32 flight controller with the latest baseflight software (r202), everything worked out of the box. Later I changed looptime to 2000uS for for general interest on my side than anything else.
The result is a quad which works very well in acro mode, and well in level mode. The baro works too. Mag not tested.
Needs about 70% throttle to float, which is a bit more than I expected. It also makes 2S batteries difficult or even impossible to use.
Important things to note
|Sep 04, 2012, 03:20 AM|
Joined Jul 2012
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