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What motors for P4 Upgrade?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Wilkins Oct 1, 2018. 2 Replies

I have a Phantom 4 and without building an entirely new drone, what motors can I put on it to lift about 5-8 lbs?   I'll have to keep the 9.5" props (may be able to use 10" b/c of the small size of…Continue

 

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Ken Wilkins replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion What motors for P4 Upgrade?
"Thank you."
Oct 1, 2018
OG replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion What motors for P4 Upgrade?
"sorry that is not going to work for you ! you need new motors ESC & larger props to do what your trying to do mean a lager craft! you can put Phantom 4 parts on larger craft."
Oct 1, 2018
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What motors for P4 Upgrade?

I have a Phantom 4 and without building an entirely new drone, what motors can I put on it to lift about 5-8 lbs?   I'll have to keep the 9.5" props (may be able to use 10" b/c of the small size of the frame.   I'm doing some cargo drops and need to lift a little more than what it can lift now (about 2-2.5 lbs).  Would I have to change the ESC's, too?  Any other considerations?Thank you.See More
Sep 30, 2018
Ken Wilkins replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"I ordered that equipment.    Having a time finding a 5v lipo (flat).  "
Aug 25, 2018
Craig replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
Aug 22, 2018
Craig replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
Aug 22, 2018
Ken Wilkins replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Thanks for the specifics.  I'm using circuit.io for wiring diagram.   They don't have the radio link, though, so how should I wire it, and what do I need on the ground for it?"
Aug 22, 2018
Ken Wilkins replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Thank you all !  This is good info.   As I'm reading these, I'm watching a vid of Limor Fried.  hehe.. Thank you again!"
Aug 22, 2018
Craig replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"you could easily do this with an arduino [nano/micro/whatever] + SD reader + MPL3115A2. If you wanted to also beam down the data in realtime you could also use a set of radios. Total cost [if buying from ebay] would be about 10 bucks.…"
Aug 22, 2018
Paul Tegler replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"all you need to do is look at the logs.... read the alt vs the time line. But rather than trying to measure decent 'rates' all that is really important is the final Z vib  (and x and y to a lesser degree) shock value as it hits the…"
Aug 21, 2018

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Philip replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"The barometer will give you that data. Ensure you have GPS for the timing... the gps will also give you that data."
Aug 21, 2018
Ken Wilkins replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"I was wanting a small size solution.  THe Pi may be too big."
Aug 21, 2018
Ken Wilkins replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"Thanks for the info.  I do have a Pi3.   May do that.  I'd have to figure out the programming."
Aug 21, 2018
Grant Petty replied to Ken Wilkins's discussion Need advice on equipment in the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
"If you're willing to connect a Raspberry Pi to the Telem2 port and read the MAVLink messages using dronekit (this requires a little programming), then you can record the changing pressure vs. time, which will give a pretty accurate descent rate…"
Aug 21, 2018
Ken Wilkins added a discussion to the group Pixhawk 2 User Group
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Need advice on equipment

I'm doing some testing on parachutes and want to record descent rate.   Is there a way to do this with say, a cube, without going to a pitot tube? I would think that the angular descent of a parachute would not give accurate descent rate (or would it?) due to the lateral motion.   Does the cube have an RTC to record the samples by time along with the other sensors, so I could calculate speed over time?  How about an add-on to a cube (a la arduino shield) to do the airspeed descent rate.   I'm…See More
Aug 21, 2018

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Semi-retired. Originally from Ohio. Now in WV. Techno-geek since 1980. I.T. professional
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Commercial UAV pilot and business.
Doing other research and testing on a new invention.
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