Daniel Lukonis's Blog (7)

New DIY drone build

Hi All! I've been busy building this new experimental screened-in drone.

It's built out of many DIY style components. 3D printed motor mounts, rain gutter screen "finger protector rings", some spare foam, rubber damping balls, random bits of carbon fiber cut up, epoxy, hot glue and a micro apm.

My mail goal of this project was to have a fun…

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Added by Daniel Lukonis on March 3, 2015 at 7:58pm — 6 Comments

Butterfly Drone flown with no battery!

DIY Butterfly Drone designed by DWDrones

Hi all, just wanted to share a new drone design. It's a lightweight drone made out of foam boards and 3D printed motor mounts.

I've been working on this design for several months and it is now ready for sharing.

If you want the files to produce your own just head…

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Added by Daniel Lukonis on November 29, 2014 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

Juno Drone

Juno Drone frame designed by DWDrones.

 

   

Hi DIYDRONES! I saw the Juno battery on here many months ago and decided to buy it. It's stated as having a 12 volts, 300 peak amps and 6000mAh capacity. I…

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Added by Daniel Lukonis on November 28, 2014 at 6:51pm — 3 Comments

Gravity Foam Cut

Hi all! I've been trying to come up with a way to cut foam sheets for some of my drone projects. I had to balance…

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Added by Daniel Lukonis on October 5, 2014 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

Christmas in July

I recently received 2 products I'm excited to try out:

$30 FPV goggle from Hobbyking __Link

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$100 Car starting battery/ground station power …

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Added by Daniel Lukonis on July 20, 2014 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Fortis Airframes Titan Tricopter 15" front blades 10" tail blade

For this build I tried to fit together fun, fun and more fun! I decided on a Titan Tricopter frame for its incredible crash resistance. The arms fold and legs shoot off to absorb the energy from a crash. It reminds me of a Formula 1 car, the only thing left is the cage that protects the vital…

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Added by Daniel Lukonis on June 22, 2014 at 10:30am — 25 Comments

Solar Drone Experiments - How much more battery life do you get by adding solar panels to your quad?

How much more battery life do you get by adding solar panels to your quad?

The setup: (I used a lot of Ian's design for the frame)

APM 2.6

2200 MAH LiPo Battery

15x5.5" Carbon Blades

20 Amp Afro ESC…

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Added by Daniel Lukonis on May 31, 2014 at 6:05pm — 21 Comments

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