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Huge Quadcopter Build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Feb 16. 2 Replies

So I'm thinking of doing…Continue

I need some help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by james sowell Dec 31. 2 Replies

So I might of gotten a job doing flyovers of a solar farm to make an advertisement. Right now I have a stock 3DR quadcopter, with the APM. The client wants nice sweeping view of the farm, smooth and…Continue

FPV

Started Dec 26, 2013 0 Replies

Now that the snow has melted and the Holidays are over, I can get back to my quadcopter! So I think I'm ready for an FPV system, has anyone had an experiance with this? …Continue

battery issues anyone got any ideas?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Sep 25, 2013. 4 Replies

So my Quadcopter (apm 2.5) has been getting terrible battery life. It would always exceed 8 minutes, but recently its been getting more like 3-4. I thought something might be wrong with the copter,…Continue

 

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Michael replied to Michael's discussion Huge Quadcopter Build
"How about something like these? http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__29067__Turnigy_9014_105kv_Brushless_Multi_Rotor_Motor.html These's are a little pricey though, I'm trying to do this build relatively cheap ($1000 is my top…"
Feb 16
Michael posted a discussion

Huge Quadcopter Build

So I'm thinking of doing a huge (I mean huge) quadcopter build. Think something like the picture above, but not an X8. Anyone have any ideas/cautions/suggestions? I'm probably going to custom build the frame. Once I have the frame done I'll post its specs so everyone can help me figure out what motor/prop combo I…See More
Feb 15
Joshua Johnson commented on Michael's blog post Quadcopter and Multirotor Google+ group
"Hey Michael! I just started my own Google+ group also for CAD Drones: https://plus.google.com/communities/112208804459289955787 Best of luck with your Quadcopter and Multirotor Discussion Group! "
Jan 1

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Gary Mortimer commented on Michael's blog post Quadcopter and Multirotor Google+ group
"Don't forget DIY Drones already has its own Google group https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101328115166502902272"
Jan 1
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Quadcopter and Multirotor Google+ group

A great community to share ideas, projects, and questions if your on Google+! I recently started a group on Google+ for Quadcopter and multirotor discussion! Check it out!https://plus.google.com/communities/103343073289680687724See More
Jan 1
Michael commented on Chris Anderson's blog post A warning on travelling with drones in your luggage
"I know this is a late comment. I'm travelling with my quad to make a soalr farm video. I really don't have the money for a Pelican case though. Has anyone just straight up carried the quadcopter onto the plane without a case? I'd take…"
Jan 1
james sowell replied to Michael's discussion I need some help!
Dec 31
james sowell replied to Michael's discussion I need some help!
Dec 31
Michael posted a discussion

I need some help!

So I might of gotten a job doing flyovers of a solar farm to make an advertisement. Right now I have a stock 3DR quadcopter, with the APM. The client wants nice sweeping view of the farm, smooth and sub professional. The problem is, I'm not a pro! I don't have much experience in aerial photography. He can provide funds for equipment. He's fine with just using a gopro. I need some advice, gimbals, etc. I'm not TOO great of a pilot, but what he wants, the APM can probably do autonomously. I was…See More
Dec 31
Michael posted a discussion

FPV

Now that the snow has melted and the Holidays are over, I can get back to my quadcopter! So I think I'm ready for an FPV system, has anyone had an experiance with this? http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__28342__FatShark_PredatorV2_RTF_FPV_Headset_System_w_Camera_and_5_8G_TX.html Thanks!MichaelSee More
Dec 26, 2013
Michael commented on Guy McCaldin's blog post 3D Printed Pitot Tube Mount, GPS Mount and 9XR Tablet Mount
"I like the tablet mount! I'm working on a mount for a Droid Incredible 2 but maybe I'll take your design and mount my nexus 7!"
Oct 16, 2013
Michael commented on Fred Vacher's blog post 3D Printed Quadcopter
"This is really cool! Me and my friend are experimenting of his printer with ABS but so far it's been nothing but a frustration. How do you get it to stick to the bed? We sometimes heat the bed to 120 Celsius! We also have trouble making nylon…"
Oct 16, 2013
David Strassman commented on Michael's blog post 3D Printed Prop protectors- 3DR Quadcopter Version C
"I would love to protect my props from objects as well as protect persons and property from my Quad. I wouldn't be surprised if propeller guards will be required by law in the near future.  Safety needs to be a priority in our industry."
Oct 15, 2013
Michael commented on Arthur Benemann's blog post DroidPlanner is now installed on 5000 devices
"Oh ok I see now, I'm on 2.2 froyo so that could be an issue. Maybe I'll see if I can pick up a galaxy player or whatever and set that up..."
Oct 14, 2013
Guy McCaldin commented on Michael's blog post 3D Printed Prop protectors- 3DR Quadcopter Version C
"Hi Michael, I think it's a great idea, and something that is going to need widespread adoption in one form or another for safety reasons as multirotors start to occupy public spaces.   A few things to keep in mind.  It's going…"
Oct 14, 2013
Michael commented on Michael's blog post 3D Printed Prop protectors- 3DR Quadcopter Version C
"OK, I'll upload the files sometime during the week so you can try them out (on my tablet now). It is AutoDesk inventer under a student liscence. "
Oct 14, 2013

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Quadcopter and Multirotor Google+ group

Posted on January 1, 2014 at 6:50pm 2 Comments

A great community to share ideas, projects, and questions if your on Google+! I recently started a group on Google+ for Quadcopter and multirotor discussion! Check it out!…

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3D Printed Prop protectors- 3DR Quadcopter Version C

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 9:14am 6 Comments

I spent some time over the weekend designing this prop protector for a 3DR quadcopter. So far it's 90% done, I just need to design a little mechanism to lock it into the arm. It's too big for my 3D printer so I'm probably going to separate it into 4 pieces that lock in with glue. Once I have the full product…

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My quad, first flight complete

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 3:00pm 5 Comments

Well, just completed my first flight on my quad, 3dr stock frame. I received a replacement ESC from 3DR today (speedy service!), programmed it and put it on. A few minutes of soldering and a LiPo battery charge later I brought it down to the basement to fly (too rainy outside). I turned it on…

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