Indian DIY Drones User Group


Indian DIY Drones User Group

A user group for Indians interested in the designing and flying of drones, UAVs and any other autonomous vehicles.

Group for sharing places to fly, where to get stuff in India and other assorted R/C or drone related stuff

Location: India
Members: 50
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2017

Discussion Forum

Tethered Drone from Car Battery

Started by Ramesh gannamani Jan 11, 2017. 0 Replies

I am looking for some one with electrical engineering background built step down transformer for Tethering drone. The power source is Car battery. I will provide the equipment required to build.See…Continue

need help programming my turnigy 9x.

Started by Amartya Choudhary. Last reply by AKcopter Oct 22, 2013. 1 Reply

i am a rookie flyer and have absolutely no clue regarding how to program my radio tx to fly the apm 2.5 powered quad rotor. my configuration is 4 1200kv motors,30 amp esc, apm 2.5 flight control…Continue

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Comment by AKcopter on October 22, 2013 at 5:29am

@ Ananya 

If you start with scratch build go for a balsa wood gilder with an angle of incidence approx 4 degrees or else if you want to buy a plane off the shelf then go for the Bixler v1.1 or the Tek-Sumo flying wing both of them are really stable and easy to fly and they have been recommended by many people for their FPV projects....secondly it is absolutely imperative that you buy a telemetry module 433Mhz only !! this is because 900Mhz is used by cellphone operators in India...Telemetry is very important when it comes locating your drone after inadvertent fly-aways which are not very rare by the way, also telemetry is very important when maintaining logs on the ground station when the drone is in flight...keep in mind that we are using just an 8 bit MCU at 20mhz and there are no brute force foolproof measures which you can turn to in order to salvage your plane if it enters a certain auto mode due to a combination of certain conditions...APM is a project in development so I would like you to start cheap then build eventually as you get success more often....putting a camera on your first flight out is an absolute no-no..flying FPV is like learning to fly RC all over again trust me I have learnt this the hard way,,,you will end up saving a lot of money and effort....once you get the plane flying with the APM I will highly recommend following a list of checks before tossing your drone in the air...once you get the cart flying you will need to get it trimmed and tuned in stabilize mode..after this go for an airspeed sensor and simultaneously go for altitude hold tests...only when you get the whole thing flying to the best according to your expectations in these two modes only then can I advise you to move to GPS based auto modes...I will be posting more on this forum  so keep me posted so that I can help you it in the future...


Comment by AKcopter on October 22, 2013 at 4:44am

Wow...I am a part of this group now ...its good to be here 

Comment by Morli on October 8, 2013 at 10:06am

@ Ananya,

Ya sure. All you have to do is start reading the Wiki first few times. You probably won't require much of help after that. Remember this is Diy forum. So you are going to build it your self.  Cheers and Good luck.

Comment by ANANYA NAYAN BORAH on October 8, 2013 at 3:25am

thnx for adding me...tryin to build an arduplane....with real time video transmission... could  guys plz help me out

Comment by Morli on May 28, 2013 at 5:58pm

k, tnx Reddy,  will give them a call and find out. Hope they have all the related Items like resin, wax etc.

Comment by MV Reddy on May 28, 2013 at 10:43am

Less than week old. He also carries CF fabric and laminates

Comment by Morli on May 27, 2013 at 3:21am

Tnx Reddy, how current is the info on GF and aramid fabric?

Comment by MV Reddy on May 23, 2013 at 6:31pm

Hi all, hope this will help - a source for composite materials in India

1. Aramid Fabric 170 GSM x 1Mtr Width ... Rs. 2100.00 per Mtr.
2. Aramid Fabric 200 GSM x 1Mtr Width ... Rs. 2475.00 per Mtr.
3. Aramid Fabric 170 GSM x 1Mtr Width ... Rs. 2530.00 per Mtr.
4. Fiber Glass Fabric 225 GSM x 1 Mtr Width Rs. 162.00 per Mtr
5. Fiber Glass Fabric 160 GSM x 1 Mtr Width Rs. 130.00 per Mtr
Regarding the Kevlar Tow we will soon revert with necessary information.
Please feel free to contact us for any clarification.
Thanks & Regards

Shabbir Dhinojwala
2nd Floor, No. 6/1, Hamza Street, 6th Cross,
Lal Bagh Fort Road, Doddamavalli,
Bangalore - 560004

Mobile: [0] 9535502300

Comment by MV Reddy on May 21, 2013 at 6:40pm

Arduplane. Currently building Mark Drela's 3-meter Bubble Dancer in Sikkim. May just post the build log here to egt this group rolling.

Comment by Kabir on April 2, 2013 at 2:11am

For starters, I am active and I created the group... What about you Mr.Reddy? What are you interested in? ArduPlane or Copter?


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