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Feedback on my DIY design

Started Jun 24 0 Replies

Hello everyone,I have completed a parts list for a drone I am planning on building. I feel like the drone can be made more efficient and at a lower cost while providing similar capabilities. I am new…Continue

Tags: suggestions, time, flight, optimization, DIY

Optimizing build configuration

Started Jun 21 0 Replies

Hello everyone!I am planning on building a quadcopter that uses a Raspberry Pi as a flight controller. I am busy playing around with designs and the best one I have created so far has an estimated…Continue

Tags: time, flight, optimization, DIY

 

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Feedback on my DIY design

Hello everyone,I have completed a parts list for a drone I am planning on building. I feel like the drone can be made more efficient and at a lower cost while providing similar capabilities. I am new to drones so if you have any recommendation, please comment it. I feel like this drone is a bit overkill (and it only gets 10 minutes of hover time).Parts:Multistar 2834 800KV motorCarbon fibre propellers 14" with pitch of 4.7"SucceX 60A Plus BLHeli32 ESC (still have some researching to do here,…See More
Jun 24
Richard Wessels posted a discussion

Optimizing build configuration

Hello everyone!I am planning on building a quadcopter that uses a Raspberry Pi as a flight controller. I am busy playing around with designs and the best one I have created so far has an estimated hover time of 10 minutes. I would like to increase this hover time to be around 20 minutes. Before listing the drone parts, I would like to add that this drone will have a ~550g camera setup (including gimbal) and the frame will be built from aluminum (which I am estimating will be 600g). I have…See More
Jun 21

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About Me:
Interested in a bunch of topics. I particularly like math and programming. Busy learning a bit of electronics.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Planning on building a drone that uses a Raspberry Pi as a flight controller. I am trying to keep the costs as close to $400 as possible but keeping flight time above 15 minutes. The drone will probably way ~2600g so it's a bit difficult :)
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