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450 Rebuild

Started Oct 9, 2013 0 Replies

There's a pretty regular stream of posts from beginners listing parts and asking for feedback, I thought I'd post some pics and specs for a quad which I've partially rebuilt three times, noting some…Continue


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Scott Reid replied to Robin's discussion How to elongation flight time of multicopter
"Reduce weight, larger/slower props"
Nov 14
Scott Reid replied to Robert Merki's discussion Tell me what pains you about drones/UAVs. (VENT AT ME)
"I'll start: radios architecture that hasn't changed for 20 years. Radios are too big (physically), and having to hack a 3 flap/gear switches into a mode channel seems a little silly."
Nov 10
Scott Reid replied to Greg's discussion Problem zooming in on Flight Planner Screen
"By "Flight Planner", to you mean Mission Planner or APM Planner or something else? I've found that APM Planner doesn't do so well with google maps for some reason, where Mission Planner does."
Nov 7
Scott Reid replied to Eric Strickland's discussion New Hex set up 2.6 can only get 4 motors to run is there some parameter to change frame types
"There's different firmware builds for each frame type. Do initial setup in mp to upload the correct one."
Oct 31
Scott Reid replied to Don Shappelle's discussion quad flips over on takeoff. thoughts?
"Also make sure you have the quad firmware loaded, not hex. Easy mistake to make, hard to catch."
Oct 18
Scott Reid replied to Justin Hardin's discussion 12V power for a Tarot Gimbal on 4S
"I'd avoid a 78xx regulator, they are very ineffecient. I'd recommend a buck-converter based regulator, like most discrete BECs are. I use one of these to power my gimbal, video tx,, and minimosd from a 4s."
Aug 17
Scott Reid replied to Gerd Ulbers's discussion Two ESC with BEC, two batteries and one RC channel result's in problems
"I would not assume that the battery negative is the same as the BEC ground. On a somewhat related note, I would consider connecting the batteries in full parallel; i.e., tying the +s and -s together (with high current wiring/connectors).   This…"
Jul 27
Scott Reid replied to Gerd Ulbers's discussion Two ESC with BEC, two batteries and one RC channel result's in problems
"I would second Joes opinion. The second ground is definitely required. I'd begin by swapping escs to see if the problem follows. Also, once both grounds are connected as needed, you will need to recalibrate the escs if you originally did it…"
Jul 27
Scott Reid replied to Thorsten's discussion Feature Request: Vibration Test // Motor Test
"This is a great idea. +1"
Jul 23
Scott Reid replied to Sean Whitney's discussion My Pixhawk Setup
"Can I ask where that GPS mast is from?    3d printed? "
Jul 15
Scott Reid replied to armen t's discussion this site is purposely confusing
"Support for 3dr products is provided on, not Diydrones is not necessarily APM specific. is."
Jul 4
Scott Reid replied to Johann van de Venter's discussion PixHawk Question
".. Main reason to buy a clone would be to save money. If it's not cheaper, I wouldn't personally consider it"
Jul 4
Scott Reid replied to Johann van de Venter's discussion PixHawk Question
"It is a clone. The"
Jul 4
Scott Reid left a comment for Chris Haerringer
"Ich würde vermuten, die drei Jahre alte Akku ist das Problem."
Jul 3
Scott Reid replied to david teles's discussion Where can i get good cf props
"Rctimer cf props are good for the money in my opinion. They might need a little more aggressive balancing than more expensive ones like graupners."
Jun 22
Scott Reid replied to Skye stubbins's discussion 3DR Y6 Will not Stabilize
"By using Loiter mode, you're having the software compensate for whatever the problem is.  The fact that Loiter can compensate probably just means that the leveling needs to be re-done.    You should be able to fly it in…"
Jun 14

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How LiPo Batteries are made (with Pictures and Videos)

Posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:14pm 0 Comments

Came across this virtual tour of a LiPo factory in China;  lots of pictures, pretty interesting.

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$15 external compass for APM 2.5

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 7:45pm 64 Comments

As a followup to a conversation in this thread: …


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