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Broken component while mounting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Heaton Aug 9, 2012. 2 Replies

I was remounting my APM 2.0 into a new housing on my quad.  The screws I chose had heads that were a little bigger than the ones I used before.  On the corner of the APM with the A,B,C leds.  Each…Continue

 

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Tony Heaton replied to Neal's discussion Hackaday.com putting weapons on AR Drone
"Awesome!! Maybe we could form a small committee and design an quarterly award.  It could be modelled on the Nobel prize or something.  I'm sure we could work the following images into the award. I nominate Neal for the inaugural…"
Mar 15, 2013
Tony Heaton replied to Neal's discussion Hackaday.com putting weapons on AR Drone
"Then this post should have been deleted on not discussed.  I'm not advocating that it be deleted, I think censorship in any form is a bad idea.  However, by allowing the post to stand, you are promoting discussion, not discouraging…"
Mar 15, 2013
Tony Heaton replied to Neal's discussion Hackaday.com putting weapons on AR Drone
"What people do will negatively and positively impact our hobby.  What people don't do will negatively and positively impact our hobby.  We are not the thought police.  We are not here to tell people what they may and my not do…"
Mar 15, 2013
Tony Heaton replied to Neal's discussion Hackaday.com putting weapons on AR Drone
"Anybody who believes that RC planes weren't "armed" from day one by hobbyists is not living in reality.  It may not have been wide spread, and still isn't, but it did happen.   People may have had their heads…"
Mar 15, 2013
Tony Heaton replied to Neal's discussion Hackaday.com putting weapons on AR Drone
""If You fear they might do something dangerous or illegal" Sure, lets call the police every time we fear something.  That's how cowardly people act."
Mar 15, 2013
Tony Heaton commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Let's design a new DIY Drones header! (prize to the winner)
"So far, I like the last two designs of Petrus the best.  I'd like to see a traditional heli represented as well.  Maybe make each a third the size of above and include them all or just make an animated logo that rotates through each…"
Mar 4, 2013
Tony Heaton commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Let's design a new DIY Drones header! (prize to the winner)
"Wow, that was fast: Ellison Chan has sent you a message on DIY Drones Subject: Also... I strongly urge yo to remove your last comment, as it contains profane language, and this is not a board for that.  We have no age limit, and there may be…"
Mar 1, 2013
Tony Heaton commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Let's design a new DIY Drones header! (prize to the winner)
"Hear, Hear"
Feb 28, 2013
Tony Heaton replied to Hugues's discussion Thanks "3DR propeller's mounting system" for a... CRASH in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Thanks, that's what I ended up doing."
Feb 28, 2013
Tony Heaton replied to Hugues's discussion Thanks "3DR propeller's mounting system" for a... CRASH in the group ArduCopter User Group
"I've used collets on my quad and I've experienced the opposite problem as reported here.  I coudn't get one of the collets to come off easily. "
Feb 27, 2013
Tony Heaton commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Let's design a new DIY Drones header! (prize to the winner)
"+1 for Petrus"
Feb 27, 2013
Tony Heaton commented on Chris Anderson's blog post DIY Drones at 35,000 members
"This is good news."
Feb 20, 2013
Tony Heaton replied to Randy's discussion AC 2.9.1 vs 2.8.1 GPS accuracy
"Randy, I have logs from flying with 2.8.1 in the same general location.  Would those logs help any?  Also, I'm going to try and upgrade the mediatek to 1.9 before I fly again.  I don't foresee any problems but if I brick the…"
Feb 19, 2013
Tony Heaton replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 / 2.9.1 released
"Pablo, this is very much like what happened to me.  I had a fresh battery and it was in good condition when the logs just stop and my quad crashed 160 feet from where they stopped.  I had never had anything similar to this happen to me in…"
Feb 17, 2013
Tony Heaton replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 / 2.9.1 released
"Are you forgetting what just happened to me.  There is no way to prove it was a lock up.  It isn't just a coincidence that the reports are happening with 2.9.1."
Feb 17, 2013
Tony Heaton replied to Randy's discussion ArduCopter 2.9 / 2.9.1 released
"Yes, it could"
Feb 17, 2013

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First quad flights successful.....pretty much.

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 9:00am 6 Comments

I built my first quad from scratch.  It's based on the ArduCopter.  I used aluminium towel rods for the arms and some sixteenth inch aluminium plate for the support and sixteenth by half inch strips for landing gear.  The motors are A2217-9 950Kv, APC 10 x 4.7 props, Hobby Wing 18A ESCs, Hyperion 4000mAh 3s lipo,  and an APM…

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