I am a beginner an my goal is to 3d print a drone body and fly by FPV for photos. As this is my first build I as well am trying not to break the bank. But was wondering what experienced pilots might…Continue
"I suggest you use ecalc (https://www.ecalc.ch/) to evaluate battery options. For small quadcopters you are going to need a battery that delivers high current with minimal voltage drop. Lithium polymer batteries provide the best option for small…"
"Yes you can use any mAh size as long your voltage is on the correct level as long you know its weight limitation. You can use bigger and heavy battery but you'll have to be creative enough to shed some weight of the multirotor frame."
"I have been thoroughly studying the diagrams you sent and then researching parts. Pleased to say I am almost ready to order my parts list. With only 1 more area I need to get familiar with, battery size. So am I correct in saying I can have what…"
"Thanks for all the useful info. Now I am looking at transmitters. I am thinking something like FrSky ACCST Taranis Q X7 Transmitter 2.4G 16CH . But I dont know what ACCST means. Also Can I program this for the drones I have now and the one…"
"In general, 3d printing a drone body is a poor idea unsless you are not poor. You can get good results from SLS 3d printing nylon with glass or carbon fiber fill, or from high end FDM printers with special materials. Otherwise you are better off…"
Depending on where you are, I have a 450 size quad with Naza, GPS, OSD, camera and video transmitter for sale cheap over on the UK Drone Junk Yard facebook group, complete with 2x 4S batteries and some spares. Just needs a transmitter binding…"
"No worries, glad to help. ;)
As per-question and previously mentioned NAZA-M makes it easier for user to build and setup without major programming work. Eg: You can buy NAZA additional hardware to have those head's up display…"
"David, this is great info, I really appreciate you sharing your set up so I can further under stand what I need to get mine fling. I hope this next question does not sound too rookie like, looking at your aerial photos some have heads up displays…"
"I have both 3DR APM/Arducopter and NAZA M on 450 and 350 size quadcopter. Based on my experience if you wanted something easy and less time to setup without to much programming to make it fly the NAZA M is the best. But if you wanted…"
I am a beginner an my goal is to 3d print a drone body and fly by FPV for photos. As this is my first build I as well am trying not to break the bank. But was wondering what experienced pilots might think between the 3DR PIXHAWK or the NAZA M. Or should I be considering something completely different? I think I want GPS and barometer for hands free hovering, GPS auto return to home, definitely FPV view,and I would like a flight information to be viewable in the googles, not sure what else a…See More
"I am wondering this as well, I am a beginner an my goal is to 3d print a drone and fly by FPV for photos. As this is my first build I as well am trying not to break the bank. But was wondering what experienced pilots might think between the 3DR…"