|Mar 17, 2012, 06:18 AM|
Joined Mar 2012
Advice needed for first quadrotor building
I'm a newbie and going to build my first quadcopter. Below is my proposed configuration:
Homebuilt using 1x2 cm aluminum, rotor to rotor distance is about 35cm.
Turnigy 2209 28turn 1050kv 15A Outrunner, $11.83/ea, http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...Outrunner.html
8x4.5 propellers, http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store..._SF_4_pc_.html
TURNIGY Plush 18amp Speed Controller, $11.9/ea, http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...ontroller.html
ZIPPY Flightmax 2800mAh 3S1P 30C , $17.76, http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...3S1P_30C_.html
Sparkfun IMU Digital Combo Board - 6 Degrees of Freedom ITG3200/ADXL345, $64.95, http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10121
Hobby King 2.4Ghz 6Ch Tx & Rx V2 (Mode 2), $22.99, http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...2_Mode_2_.html
Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger w/ accessories, $22.99, http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...cessories.html
Would the configuration be proper regarding the frame size? I'm a little worried since the total weight without frame is upto 630g already, I haven't constructed the frame but i assume it will weigh about 400g, so my quad will weigh about 1,1-1,2kg including other accessories. Would it be too heavy? Later, I want my quad to be able to do some aerobatics if possible.
I would appreciate any comment and advice.
|Mar 18, 2012, 07:44 AM|
Joined Mar 2012
Thanks everyone for your feedbacks.
@timecop and chaosdestro0:
Since this is a school project I have to build a flight controller board which uses an ARM mcu. The MultiWii is a really good suggestion however my supervisor probably wont be happy if i use it. I chose the Sparkfun breakout board cause i want to do as less soldering as possible. Sparkfun must have earned a lot of money from noobs like me ><.
Thanks for your advice, i haven't bought the battery. I will consider the Turnigy nano.
|Mar 18, 2012, 07:57 AM|
If this is a school project, PLEASE look up the safety issues, and also the gory pictures of what these multirotor props can do to the unwary!
These beasts are great fun, can give a lot of pleasure, etc. but they can do great harm if care isn't taken.
Not trying to put a damper on your project - just saying that you do need to think about what you're doing and consider the risks.
Oh - and I hope that you do have great fun, and enjoy yourself! (without injury)
|Mar 18, 2012, 08:25 PM|
Joined Mar 2012
Thanks David, I did read the safety issues and will definitely check them out again when doing preflight testing and maiden flight (hope i will get there).
|Mar 18, 2012, 08:33 PM|
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