Farooq Niaz
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What is required for more flying time?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Farooq Niaz Dec 13, 2011. 4 Replies

After doing so many calculation I am stuck athow can I increase the flying time and without compromising the maximum heightSteps considered1. Reducing weight2. Low Kv or high Kv motors3. smaller prop…Continue

Motors help required

Started this discussion. Last reply by Farooq Niaz Dec 10, 2011. 3 Replies

What are the best motors which can give me maximum flight time. Or where can I find ultra low Kv high quality motorsContinue

When is 2.0.50 coming

Started this discussion. Last reply by Farooq Niaz Nov 19, 2011. 1 Reply


I want to start Arducopter Traditional Heli: What Setup Should I buy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Quentin Mayberry Dec 16, 2011. 6 Replies

HiBy looking at Randy's videos I am planning to buy one low cost heli like TREX 450 (or any other which require minimum tuning from standard values) but I have few questions1. Should I buy a…Continue

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Ideal Motors for Quadcopters:

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 6:05am 11 Comments

While searching for the Ideal motors I figured out few things which will give smooth flight and long battery life

1. Should be low Kv

2. Should have enough torque. May be the motors with more outer dia are better

3. Should have very low weight

4. Should be using very low current while on low load. but spinning bigger props

5. CNC light weight casings

6. Should be using Neodmium high temp magnets

7. High quality lamination 0.2mm stator sheet…


Pushing DJI to limits

Posted on December 4, 2011 at 7:28am 4 Comments

Just further pushing what DJI wookong M can do

What I did is removed one motor from standard Jdrones motor with Gaui 500X GM412 and used 11 X 5 Graupner prop. Rest of the threee motors are standard jdrones motors with 10" props.

The only difference was controls became more sensititve. Maybe a PID setting would have helped more. This video was made when the DJI was in Manual…


Flying ArduCopter with a Joystick

Posted on November 19, 2011 at 10:30am 112 Comments

I tried following today on 2.0.49 firmware with APM Planner 1.0.86. As you can see from the video, there was obvious lag in the command around 1/2 seconds. The other thing the quad was doing it was not coming to stabilize position when I centered the joystick. This is because of the uneven cushion I placed above table. The settings are



Something New from DJI

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:30am 12 Comments

Almost all of us know about the famous wookong-M


Something new I had a chance to see yesterday on their mini site


WooKong-M View
WooKong-M Click&Go…

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 12:39pm on January 17, 2012, Denny Rowland said…

Will be selling complete camera ship when Jordi gets the new stuff over to me.

At 7:40pm on January 17, 2012, Farooq Niaz said…

Sorry to bother you again but what about the carbon props

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