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Building Copters with Round Tubes - Stronger, Lighter, Easier to Mount Motors than Square Tubes

Started by Forrest Frantz. Last reply by Forrest Frantz 7 hours ago. 466 Replies

Round tubes offer the following pros:handle twist better than square tubes.  Thus for the strength, are far lighter.are more readily available (pipes, tubes, arrows, kite frames, golf clubs and…Continue

Iris to X8

Started by Bob Kirkpatrick. Last reply by Ivan Bejarano on Monday. 7 Replies

My Iris was accidentally run over and two arms were broken off and the motors and propellers on those arms were destroyed. Iris' shell and contents were not harmed. I was thinking that I would like…Continue

APM with Raspberry pi (connection) make as a WI-FI

Started by yuvraj. Last reply by yuvraj on Monday. 7 Replies

I have to integrate the apm with Raspberry pi and my plan is I don't wanna use the 2.4 ghz radio instead of using this I need to fly through laptop/desktop or mobile phone If any body done please…Continue

Tags: raspberrypi, apm, wirelesscommunication, wifi

Anybody heard of ESC losing calibration after ESC low voltage cutoff

Started by Sean Headrick Jan 23. 0 Replies

  In an attempt to understand the absolute full extent of the battery payload, a field operator had conducted a test allowing the copter to loiter until it "fell" from the sky. I know, I cringed…Continue

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Comment by Marco Robustini on February 24, 2012 at 5:01am

Ecalc work fine, when I designed my X8 got it right:

Comment by Chris Gough on February 24, 2012 at 4:45am

Pay attention, sometimes motors have in their specs the thrust, but it's not lifting thrust but horizontal thrust (for planes)

??? I thought thrust was thrust.

motocalc works well for me.

Comment by Rui Manuel Cravo Marques on February 24, 2012 at 4:38am

Gjango, I don't know if you're familiar with this site : http://www.ecalc.ch/ 

The thrust depends on several factors : motor power, motor kv, propeller used. A 100w motor with 800kv and a 13" propeller will give you less thrust than a 300w motor with 800kv and a 13" prop, since the last one will be able to maitain higher rpms with such a "eavy" prop, but the motor will also be heavier. Pay attention, sometimes motors have in their specs the thrust, but it's not lifting thrust but horizontal thrust (for planes)

Comment by Gjango on February 24, 2012 at 4:28am

hi to all

How can I calculate the thrust produced per motor in kg?

Comment by Ellison Chan on February 18, 2012 at 10:36pm

Well, 850kv @ 20amp would probably generate over 1kg thrust per motor.  So your flying weight with the gopro is over 4 kg?  That does seem like a heavy drone.  If you're really over 4kg, you should probably be looking at a hexa or octo.  Since if you try to find motors for a quad that can lift greater than 4kg, you're talking about expensive motors and escs.

Comment by Adli Shahnaz on February 18, 2012 at 10:06pm

Elison, 850kv with 20amp ESC. I just transferred from the normal jdrones ardu frame to the X1 frame. Should I change the motors and the ESC?

Comment by Ellison Chan on February 18, 2012 at 10:02pm

Adli, what kv motors come with that frame?  12x45 sounds like they're big for a 20amp rated motor..  Adding another battery in parallel will likely make the lifting ability worse, since there will be the extra weight of the battery added to what you say is an already heavy drone.

Comment by Adli Shahnaz on February 18, 2012 at 9:46pm

Hi guys,

Can I add an extra battery to the arducopter?What do I need to do in order to do that? Help please. Right now, I am using the JDrones X1 frame with 20amp of motor and 12 x 45 props. It seems  a little bit heavy to lift with gopro attached to it. Thanks.

Comment by Sayan Andriyanov on February 4, 2012 at 12:11pm

Adli, is your camera fixed or it dangles?

Comment by Gage Halverson on January 29, 2012 at 5:55pm

I have the official 900Mhz telemetry kit soldered it myself I've tried using x-ctu and unbricking and reloading the firmware 

i called diydrones store and the lady didn't know what to do 

i found this posts and i kinda tried it (not soldering the wire on but just holding it therehttp://diydrones.com/forum/topics/xbee-900-kit-lights-but-no-telemetry?xg_source=activity&id=705844%3ATopic%3A645885&page=2#comments

and http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/xbee-pros-unable-to-talk-w?commen...

 
 
 

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