Farooq Niaz's Blog (4)

Ideal Motors for Quadcopters:

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…

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Added by Farooq Niaz on January 16, 2012 at 6:05am — 11 Comments

Pushing DJI to limits

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…

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Added by Farooq Niaz on December 4, 2011 at 7:28am — 4 Comments

Flying ArduCopter with a Joystick



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

Joystick:…

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Added by Farooq Niaz on November 19, 2011 at 10:30am — 112 Comments

Something New from DJI

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…
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Added by Farooq Niaz on November 3, 2011 at 12:30am — 12 Comments

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