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how do I select the optimized wire gauge to connect motors for my Octa V copter ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Graham Mar 13, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi,(not too sure if this post is in the right category. If not, I hope a moderator can point me in the right direction). I am building an octa V with 8 motors (turnigy 2836/8) and 30Amps ESC.I will…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jean-Philippe Nov 7, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi, I am new to mutlicopter world and this forum.I live jn norway with my family. I work in the energy sector.I am building a first y6 (from a kit:alu square tubes, lots of fiberglass plates and…Continue

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At 4:41am on December 12, 2013,
Forrest Frantz

I will be glad to help.

Your field has many uses for multi-copters in inspection of blades, transformers, etc.  Octas are great for redundancy and Quads great for endurance.

If you decide to build using adhesive, use the recommended 3M product.  The other has not proven to be reliable.

Please keep me in touch.  Also, please go after the record if you are interested.  I will gladly help pilots that share.

At 6:55am on December 13, 2013, Jean-Philippe said…

Hi Forrest,

thanks for connecting with me. I don't feel I have what it takes to go after your record, but I will surely apply what I learn from reading your posts.


I will use UHU endfest 300 glue (easy to source in europe, 10usd for a pair of small 6g tubes).as adhesive, going up to 3000N/cm2 (when heated up at 200degC). I have access to an oven that should be big enough for the Octa V I am working on designing. I plan to slightly modify the motor mount because the carbon tubes I could source are 15mm instead of 10mm and it becomes tricky to screw the motors screws. It will add a couple of grams per motor mount, but should make it extremely strong and remove risk with adhesive not bonding well.

Also, I am trying to get the glue to work not in the "pealing direction" but in the "shearing" direction, if you see what I mean. I have read that glues are usually weaker in the "pealing direction, when the mechanical efforts are trying to pealing off one part from the other.



At 6:56am on December 13, 2013, Jean-Philippe said…

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