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Old Nov 10, 2014, 03:23 AM
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H Quad from AR Drone

Thought I would share my H Quad journey here.

So long story short, my AR Drone stopped working a couple of years ago and I just recently decided to build something more versatile and customisable, using the AR motors, gear ratio, battery....

I've got a DX6i radio so I want it to be on a 2.4ghz rather than wifi as well so I left all boards and cables out for now and will use a CC3D instead. Will also switch out the battery to a higher C rated one, as soon as I get the thing to work.

Here's a list of stuff:

4 AR motors
Brushless motors
14.5 W
35,000 rpm

AR Battery
3 cells
11,1V
1000 mAh
10C

ESC
4 x 30A ESC

Other
CC3D board
Spektrum DX6 Transmitter
Spektrum Receiver
Mobius
FPV Transmitter and Receiver

Here's a first look at the build (no electronics in place just yet). It's not in the smallest category since the AR props are quite massive so ended up on 240x280 or so between the prop mounts.

What do you think? Will it work?
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Old Nov 10, 2014, 05:45 AM
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Read another post here somewhere and apparently the little motors will be ok with just 10amp ESCs so I'll go for that instead.
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Old Nov 10, 2014, 06:30 AM
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Here is a motor, gear (1/8.75) and prop.
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Old Nov 12, 2014, 05:20 AM
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A first look at adding a Mobius prototype and battery. Also extended the little cables on the motors.
Will score the top plate so that the battery and camera strap doesn't have to go all around it. Will also sit the camera behind the bent-down front panel so that it's a little bit more protected.

Now I'm just waiting on most of the other parts.
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