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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 Thorsten's discussion Feature Request: Vibration Test // Motor Test
"This is a great idea. +1"
22 hours ago
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 ardupilot.com, not diydrones.com. Diydrones is not necessarily APM specific. Ardupilot.com 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
Scott Reid replied to ArjanM's discussion Flight data shows yaw when compass removed with APM 2.0
"Yaw is computed with the output from both the accel and compass. If the compass is removed, one clue will be that it always starts up with heading 0."
Jun 14
Scott Reid replied to Skye stubbins's discussion 3DR Y6 Will not Stabilize
"Did you do the first step of the accel calibration with the craft perfectly level? I like to use A bubble level between the arms. Also, make sure the motors are connected to the correct outputs. Posting a log file may be in order if you're…"
Jun 14
Scott Reid replied to Skye stubbins's discussion 3DR Y6 Will not Stabilize
"Skye : Make sure you have uploaded the correct firmware (y6). The yaw when you start it up should reflect true compass orientation, not necessarily zero. Did you perform esc calibration? Are all of the props on correctly and motors spinning in the…"
Jun 14
Scott Reid replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Be careful with loose connectors of non 3DR GPS units in the group ArduPlane User Group
"This is "best practice" for me on almost all connectors which rely on friction.  Normal hot glue has the benefit of being pretty easy to remove in this kind of application (plastic to plastic)"
Jun 12
Scott Reid replied to jg's discussion How do I find the problem motor or speed control
"Make sure the frame orientation is set correctly in mp. Also might want to reload fw just In case you accidentally loaded hex or octo fw instead of quad."
Jun 8
Scott Reid replied to Scott Reid's discussion Skeeter hex frame in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Although this post is a year old, I'll provide an update in case anyone stumbles across this.. I did pick one of these up.   The frame was very well-made and documented, and is *very* sturdy.  Lots of space for electronics and FPV,…"
Jun 2
Scott Reid replied to Paul Pawlikowski's discussion Issues with Mission Planner
"Paul, mission planner is for APM-based controllers only, which the multiwii is not."
Jun 1
Quincy J. Whitfield replied to Scott Reid's discussion Skeeter hex frame in the group ArduCopter User Group
"If you're still interested in the answer you can contact a good friend of mine who knows the guys at RC Dudes. I have two of these that I'm building but I'm a newbie. Keith the owner of the youtube site is our resident drone expert…"
May 30

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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.

Sparkfun - How Lithium Polymer Batteries are Made…

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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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