Hey eveyone! Im very new to this game and really wanna get into it! So far I've devised a parts list for a ArduCopter from doing a little research websites like these. Altho im not sure if I've quite…Continue
I take it that the motors that came with the ardupilot electronics+frame kit are only rated for 3S batteries? Can't find technical details on those motors hence the question. The ESC that came with the kit indicated up to 16v so…"
"Currently we are only using Xbee to transport settings and flight telemetry between GCS laptop and ArduCopter. ArduCopter does not have GPS navigation yet, not even proper GPS hold. Whole ArduCopter software is still really young. Well actually all…"
"So is the Xbee only for transmitting waypoints and return data from the ArduCopter then? Also did Chris say that gps navi isn't working as in, the ArduCopter doesn't have gps waypoint navigation?
What kind of RC gear do you all use?…"
"i imagine cause he wants long flight time with heavy payload... i mean i want to haul AWU + 1.5kg so ya i need big batts and bad ass engines i imagine hes similar
personally i'd like to see a 30-45m quad, especially once gps navi is up and…"
"In all fairness, motors don't really care about voltage (3-4 or 5 cell). What affects motors is amp draw for a given gauge of wire. If you are using the 2217/20, then these should work with 3 or 4 cell on 10 inch props, but would perhaps be…"
"Cheers guys, looks like i'll be going for the 3S 11.1v 8000mAh ones instead, there a bit cheaper and lighter!
For those who use Xbees, do you use RC equipment as well? Or do you use a joystick / laptop combo to control your…"
"Well Sgt Ric I don't see any reasons to burn ESC with those batteries.. Turnigy Plush 30Amp ESC is rated for 2-4S so it can easily handle 14.8V. Only thing that you might burn is motors due they are only rated as 3S.
I was just testing few…"
"About thows Xbee`s , they ned to be 2 of the same model to comunicate ? for example 2 x 900 pro ?
i have one XBee Pro 900 XSC Wire
and the other one is a XBee 2mW Series 2.5 RPSMA ,i diden manage to make them like ich other :)"
"Yes it does. Your motors and ESC has to be rated 4S if you plan to use 14.8v or you might burn them... on 4S grade mots/escs you can use smaller batteries..
Jeremy, well if you can wait a bit then I suggest to wait... Due then you would have frame…"
"Thanks for the great replies, im still a little lost on what to do about the frame at the moment. Considering maybe getting a MikroKopter frame and using the ArduCopter electronics with it... But if the diydrones/phifun kits are available soon,…"