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What do the numbers 550 or 650 refer to in quadcopters?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Harald Schmid May 18. 3 Replies

I see some components such as ESCs say 'rated for 550/650 class quadcopters', but what is a 550 class? Size? Weight?ThanksContinue

Advice on ESCs

Started May 12 0 Replies

Hello,I am building a quadcopter, and would like some advice on how to wire things up correctly.Its going to be approximately 5kg in weight, I have some 330kv motors, 18" props, a 16,000 mah 10c 6S…Continue

Tags: UBEC, 22, volts, BEC, multirotor

Can someone recommend a hexacopter frame and build instructions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronald Pandolfi Mar 2. 3 Replies

Hello,I built a basic quadcopter for my first project (following instructions from this instructables page ->…Continue

Tags: telemetry, newbie, frame, DIY, hexacopter

 

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Harald Schmid replied to al's discussion What do the numbers 550 or 650 refer to in quadcopters?
"It is the diameter from motor to motor"
May 18
Thomas Butler replied to al's discussion What do the numbers 550 or 650 refer to in quadcopters?
"250, 550, and 650 refer to the distance, in millimeters, between the vertical shafts of the farthest opposing motors on a multi-rotor SUAV, and thus size. Greater the distance usually corresponds to heavier machine requiring a higher amperage ESC."
May 15
OG replied to al's discussion What do the numbers 550 or 650 refer to in quadcopters?
"that is non sense ESC are rated for AMP draw as it relates to motor KV & Prop size . 550/650 craft AMP draw depends on motor and prop size !"
May 14
al posted a discussion

What do the numbers 550 or 650 refer to in quadcopters?

I see some components such as ESCs say 'rated for 550/650 class quadcopters', but what is a 550 class? Size? Weight?ThanksSee More
May 14
al posted a discussion

Advice on ESCs

Hello,I am building a quadcopter, and would like some advice on how to wire things up correctly.Its going to be approximately 5kg in weight, I have some 330kv motors, 18" props, a 16,000 mah 10c 6S battery and a APM 2.5 and I am trying to get as long a flight time as possibleI need to get some ESCs and was looking at these Hobbywing Xrotor Pro ones:…See More
May 12
Ronald Pandolfi replied to al's discussion Can someone recommend a hexacopter frame and build instructions
"Indeed the Tarot FY690S is an excellent frame (https://www.banggood.com/Tarot-FY690S-Full-6-Axis-Folding-Rack-Carbon-Fiber-Frame-TL68C01-p-86635.html?akmClientCountry=America&cur_warehouse=CN) It sets up nicely at 4S or 6S. You can purchase 3508…"
Mar 2
Ivan R replied to al's discussion Can someone recommend a hexacopter frame and build instructions
"FY690S"
Mar 2
Ronald Pandolfi replied to al's discussion Can someone recommend a hexacopter frame and build instructions
"Hi Al, You can purchase an F550 hexacopter kit through Kashmir World Foundation. This is a good quality kit that comes with rather detailed instructions. It is intended as a research aircraft for deep learning applied to camera and other data sets.…"
Mar 1
al posted a discussion

Can someone recommend a hexacopter frame and build instructions

Hello,I built a basic quadcopter for my first project (following instructions from this instructables page -> https://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Sturdy-1-Hour-Quadcopter/)   and now I would like to build a hexacopter for my second build, one that is large enough to carry a camera which I can use to take photos and receive live video at a ground station.I built the frame of my quadcopter myself as per the…See More
Feb 28

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