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4215(3507) 650KV Multicopter Brushless Motor and prop help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graham Dyer Nov 28, 2013. 2 Replies

Ok i have been trying to get a few answer to finish my build and i am coming up completely empty.I have a 4215(3507) 650KV Multicopter Brushless Motorand a couple differ size props to test with. I…Continue

ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen R Mann Jan 2, 2013. 29 Replies

I have an ardupilot 2.5.1 that I.was under the impression that.the esc.would power the.board. well.it doesn't so can I use The power supply connector.from.the store on here for like 25$. I am on…Continue

Standoff hole size in ardupilot mega v2.0

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerrit Jan Baarda Jul 25, 2012. 1 Reply

I am trying to find out what the hole size is in the mounting holes on the Ardupolit mega v2.0. I need to order stand offs and nuts and bolts along with spacers but i do not know what size i need or…Continue

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help tuning my new hexa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Jul 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello everyone my name is Josh and this is my first Hexacopter build.I am still waiting on parts to arrive and i know i am getting a little ahead of myself, BUT.....I am curious where to start on the…Continue

 

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Graham Dyer replied to Josh's discussion 4215(3507) 650KV Multicopter Brushless Motor and prop help
"Josh, how did you get on with your prop testing? How are the motors quality and performance-wise?"
Nov 28, 2013
Josh replied to Josh's discussion 4215(3507) 650KV Multicopter Brushless Motor and prop help
"Weight is 2890 grams with both batteries and 2 gopro cameras. "
Jan 19, 2013
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4215(3507) 650KV Multicopter Brushless Motor and prop help

Ok i have been trying to get a few answer to finish my build and i am coming up completely empty.I have a 4215(3507) 650KV Multicopter Brushless Motorand a couple differ size props to test with. I have 30 amp esc and running 2 4s 5000mah batters to make 10000mah.I cannot figure out what props to run to get a decent run time and a good lift value but still be under the amp and wattage rating. Here is what is said about the motor from vendor.VoltsAmpsWattsThrustAPC 12x3.8SF11.9613.85165.61'25"APC…See More
Jan 19, 2013
Stephen R Mann replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"Let me repeat for clarification - I am no expert.  In fact I was about where you are six months ago. A screen photo would tell me next to nothing.  But instead of taking a photo why not simply do a screen capture?   From the video, I…"
Jan 2, 2013
Josh replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"Video . first one is during the esc calibration, last part is after calibration is finished and it is relying on the apm to control the output. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6u89KRVIeo&feature=youtu.be "
Jan 2, 2013
Josh replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"Yes has been calibrated through mission planner. "
Jan 2, 2013
Josh replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"ok i have all the motors working and spinning in the correct direction. I had to swap some of the leads from the esc to the motor.I know have all motors spinning. I have the ESC calibrated. Now if i could get my phone to focus on…"
Jan 2, 2013
Stephen R Mann replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"Swapping the red and black motor wires should only change the direction of the motor spin.  You have something else wrong.  Did you arm the ESC's from the radio? Are you following the setup instructions in the Wiki? Here's…"
Jan 2, 2013
Josh replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"I just want to throw this out there. Thank you guys very much for being so patient with me. This is my first build and i have realized that i am a little quick to post a question and then it seams like i figure it out mostly on…"
Jan 2, 2013
Josh replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"Somehow my apm board lost the calibration to my radio? not sure how that happens. Kinda scary. "
Jan 2, 2013
Josh replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"ok here it goes again with some more input. Since you seam to be the only person reading this. After realizing that all the motors spin ion the same direction the instructions on the arducopter diy site said to swap any of the 3 wires from…"
Jan 2, 2013
Stephen R Mann replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"As I said, without seeing your hands on the throttle, there's no way to determine if the response is normal.  Have you calibrated the radio through the Mission Planner?"
Jan 2, 2013
Josh replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"When i am in the esc calibration mode before i unplug power from the apm i have full controll over the apm.So here are my steps Power up radio and plase throttle in max. power up apm and let the abc lights flash unplug power from apn plug back in…"
Jan 2, 2013
Stephen R Mann replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"Well, it would help if we could actually see your hands on the throttle."
Jan 2, 2013
Josh replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
Jan 2, 2013
Josh replied to Josh's discussion ardupilot 2.5.1 board and power
"here is the image from the simulator on the floor. Batt is not all the way charged but you can see what i am saying. I have no curve with throttle."
Jan 2, 2013

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