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915mhz patch

Started by Damo. Last reply by Damo 28 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Does anyone know where i can get a 915mhz patch antenna so i can extend my 3dr telemetry range.Continue

TBS Discovery & Pixhawk load of problems :(

Started by Long Phạm. Last reply by mark coleman 4 hours ago. 34 Replies

Good morning DIY DRONES,You guys are my only hope as I have tried everything I can to fix this problems but it seems like an never ending journey.So, let's me start by saying that I have followed and…Continue

Tags: pixhawk, discovery, tbs

Multi-rotor endurance factors?

Started by Stefan Gofferje. Last reply by Andreas 19 hours ago. 80 Replies

I'm still trying to get the basic concepts into my head. What I can't really wrap my head around is the endurance, or better, which factors influence the endurance how?Of course, it's clear that…Continue

Tags: endurance, multi-rotor

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Comment by Bob Kirkpatrick on November 4, 2013 at 2:28am

+Marc Baptista, if you're totally new to multirotors, you may want to learn by starting with a ready to fly system and branching from there. For the initiated, a build is not all that challenging, it's a matter of combining components you already understand and know what to expect from to achieve the characteristics you want. (maneuverability, duration, heavy lift, ultra stability, autonomous flight, whatever.) To that end, I highly recommend a 3D Robotics product like their Y6 or Quad. They use the APM flight control system and you will learn TONS of things just going through the various calibrations and learning about Mission Planner, the core of programming and adjustment of the APM flight system. Rolling your own can be cheaper, but not by much, really, unless you have solid knowledge of the hobby. This is just my opinion, others may disagree. But diversity is one of the cool aspects of DIY Drones --lots of perspectives, but all supportive and success oriented. By the way, it costs nothing to go through the APM documentation. It's an excellent learning tool in addition to explaining the APM functions. Click Here.

Comment by Marc Baptista on November 3, 2013 at 10:20pm

Colour me completely new. I'm very keen however, and absolutely, intensely want to get into building my first quad drone. Can anyone show me where to start. Easy with simple parts and considering this will be my first build, a step-by-step instruction. Appreciate that and thanks in advance... I must add that I am a bit intimidated by all the acronyms, parts, and a basic understanding of the components.. Willing to read-up and learn if necessary. I'd rather just jump in.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on November 2, 2013 at 10:38pm

@Neuro, Sad to hear!  Keep your chin up and learn from it.  That's about the only thing you can do. :) Smile! 

Comment by Neuro on November 2, 2013 at 10:25pm

first crash tonight........that sucked broke arm and a landing strut.... 

Comment by valentin colon on November 1, 2013 at 5:27am

it dosnt' connect to the quad xbee , work but works great on my laptop

Comment by valentin colon on November 1, 2013 at 5:26am

I have installed the droidplanner on ma G-top table device

Comment by Randy Ram on October 30, 2013 at 8:16pm
What is the device you are trying to connect to? I have mine connected to a Nexus 7. Think it just worked right away. Don't remember having to load any drivers.
Comment by valentin colon on October 30, 2013 at 6:30pm

those driver wont work on adroid os R they?

Comment by Randy Ram on October 30, 2013 at 10:11am

Here is a location where you can get some drivers.

http://www.digi.com/support/productdetail?pid=3352

Comment by Randy Ram on October 30, 2013 at 9:57am

Which module are you using for the xbee? If you go to the site where you bought it, there is usually a link for the drivers.

 
 
 

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