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Posted by zanek | Feb 20, 2012 @ 10:08 PM | 3,591 Views
I finally got the long awaited motors and speed controllers in the mail along with my propellers. I spent the whole morning assembling the quadcopter only to find it just didn't work. Nothing when you plugged in the battery. After a few more tries, and some testing with an external BEC I think that one of the ESCs has an internal short circuit, and the load from that causes the battery voltage to drop below the operating voltage of everything else so nothing turns on. I will work on fixing it in a few days when I am less frustrated. Other than that the build went well. Once I have all of the electronics working nicely I will work on tidying the spaghetti bowl of wires. Here are some pictures:

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Posted by zanek | Feb 07, 2012 @ 10:58 AM | 3,610 Views
I finally got (almost) all of the soldering done. Now the only soldering that I have left to do is to connect it to the speed controllers, which I don't have yet. I have spent about 8 hours soldering so far. Here is what it looks like:

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Posted by zanek | Feb 05, 2012 @ 09:16 PM | 3,717 Views
This is what my car looked like after an hour at an especially muddy track. Nice and dirty, just like it should be.

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