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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 Mike Hayes's discussion Installing props on inverted motors
"All of the props should be mounted label up. I.e., on the inverted motors, the label will face the motor body. Props are not intended to be run backwards."
Mar 27
Scott Reid posted a discussion
Mar 17
Scott Reid replied to Steve Burton's discussion Minimum OSD screen artifacts
"I saw something similar once. I'd try re-flashing the font to the minimosd. Make sure the 5v and 12v sides are powered when you do this. I'm not sure why this is important, but I've read that it is."
Mar 17
Scott Reid commented on Josh Nacol's photo
Jan 12
Scott Reid replied to AQUILA's discussion Super/Ultracaps - why are they not a viable power source for UAV today?
"It doesn't matter. The amount of energy a capacitor can store is 1-2 orders of magnitude less than a lipo."
Jan 1
Scott Reid replied to AQUILA's discussion Super/Ultracaps - why are they not a viable power source for UAV today?
"His setup is clever, but the energy required to operate a video game controller is many times smaller than that required to lift a flying vehicle. "
Dec 31, 2013
Scott Reid replied to AQUILA's discussion Super/Ultracaps - why are they not a viable power source for UAV today?
"The energy density of a super/ultracap is small fraction of a typical lipo. See the chart in this article: Namely, the "Specific energy" row which shows…"
Dec 30, 2013
Scott Reid commented on Yusuf Pirgali's blog post Hobbyking Seem to have a Cheap Naza looking FC
"I've always had consistent but not super fast shipping from HK.    Goodluckbuy on the other hand, makes HK look like amazon.    My last (and *last*) GLB order placed 11/10.  supposedly shipped 12/4 (for 4 items, all…"
Dec 20, 2013
Scott Reid replied to alex's discussion quadcopter
"How much current (amps) can your power supply provide, and what voltage are you using?"
Dec 4, 2013
Scott Reid replied to Frank Rodgers's discussion Ublox gps missing component ID help please
"You might just want to download the eagle files from 3drs website. You can download eagle for free to view them."
Nov 28, 2013
Scott Reid replied to Piyal Fernando's discussion Quadcopter wandering in Mission Planner
"That indicates a poor gps lock. It's normal when first powering up, until you get around 7-8 satellites (give it at least a few minutes). It's also normal if you're indoors."
Nov 28, 2013
Scott Reid replied to Mohamed Zahana's discussion Auto Center Line tracking during Auto Takeoff
"We'll done. I am impressed."
Nov 25, 2013
Scott Reid replied to Chris T's discussion APM Problems, very confused!
"Regarding the circling in loiter (aka "toilet bowl effect"), this is often caused by compass interference. Have you run the compassmot procedure yet?"
Nov 24, 2013
Scott Reid replied to John Dennings's discussion Code handling: X8 vs "Double X4"?
"ESCs measure signals from the motor they are driving to control timing. I think connecting two motors to one esc would not work well."
Nov 22, 2013
Scott Reid replied to Arnaud Vandecasteele's discussion How to connect my Spektrum DX6i to my APM
"You will need to bind your transmitter with a receiver, which you will connect to the apm. If you didn't get a receiver with the radio, you'll need to get one."
Nov 16, 2013
Scott Reid replied to Jerry's discussion New Motors... what now in terms of ESCs
"Motor wires are not hot,ground signal. Just hook them up in any configuration. If it spins in the wrong direction, swap any 2 wires."
Nov 14, 2013

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$15 external compass for APM 2.5

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