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Old Oct 13, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Suggestion: create a spreadsheet/calc sw to dimensioning Quads

Hi all,

i would to suggest a small "community" project: create a spreadsheet (or DB or whatever) to calculate quadcopter dimensioning, in a way that (i.e.) Motocalc or similar programs do for electric motors.
first part would be getting real data from as most users as possibile.

second would be creating a software or simply a excel macro doing some math and graphs
Input data would be:
arm size
arm no.
motor model/size + prop (picking known data from programs like Motocalc)
battery size & cells

program would output:
max adviced payload (conservative)
max payload (full-throttle)
estimated flight time
estimated Amp, Watt at hover
max Amp, Watt
.... and so on.

Possibly giving user to choose real motors, props avaiable on the market.



what about it?
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Hi all,

i would to suggest a small "community" project: create a spreadsheet (or DB or whatever) to calculate quadcopter dimensioning, in a way that (i.e.) Motocalc or similar programs do for electric motors.
first part would be getting real data from as most users as possibile.

second would be creating a software or simply a excel macro doing some math and graphs
Input data would be:
arm size
arm no.
motor model/size + prop (picking known data from programs like Motocalc)
battery size & cell

program would output:
max adviced payload (conservative)
max payload (full-throttle)

estimated flight time
estimated Amp, Watt at hover
max Amp, Watt
.... and so on.

Possibly giving user to choose real motors, props avaiable on the market.


what about it?
What about this: http://www.ecalc.ch/xcoptercalc_e.htm
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 01:07 PM
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thank you
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