I'm working on a new frame layout. I have a motor question.
My most recent design is outlined on a DIYdrones post here: http://diydrones.com/group/arducopterusergroup/forum/topics/on-constructing-quad-frames?xg_source=activity
...and, my a-ha moment that a QUAD has ZERO motor/esc redundancy is best exemplified by the crash at the end of this video:
So, I am going to give the same frame design a 4-more-motor treatment - I'm moving to a X8 configuration.
The strength of a bicycle wheel, along with the already perfect alignment of spoke holes for motor mounts makes it a logical next try.
Here's the question:
The diameter of the bike wheel means that 8x11X4.7 props will overlap - just a bit. I'd like to put 4 motors BELOW, facing downwards.
Will the DIYdrones motors perform as advertised as pushers?
Thanks in advance.