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(Fixed) Frustrating Locked Compass issue with HK apm 2.7

Started Apr 3, 2015 0 Replies

I built a quadcopter for my high school engineering project, and I am using the Hobby King APM 2.7 master set…Continue

Tags: pilot, hk, king, hobby, compass

I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project

Started this discussion. Last reply by Onah Sochima May 30. 17 Replies

For an engineering project for high school, I have chosen to build an automated delivery drone, capable of carrying 1 kg of cargo, in addition to the dropping system we are going to build. I need…Continue

Tags: drone, help, please, delivery, budget

 

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Onah Sochima replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"Can I connect with you, maybe on Facebook. Delivery Drone is my final year project and I really need help"
May 30
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(Fixed) Frustrating Locked Compass issue with HK apm 2.7

I built a quadcopter for my high school engineering project, and I am using the Hobby King APM 2.7 master sethttp://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__58284__HKPilot_Mega_2_7_Master_Set_With_OSD_LEA_6H_GPS_Power_module_Telemetry_Radio_433Mhz_XT_60_.htmlIt comes with an external gps/mag and the cables to attach it. When I first ran…See More
Apr 3, 2015
Robert Williams replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"All of the parts showed up, put it all together today and took a test flight. It flies easily and deftly. I'll post a youtube video soon."
Mar 15, 2015
Robert Williams replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"This is hobbyking's APM board, the reviews are positive and it should be able to do everything we need to too, and has telemetry for far less cost that 3DR's…"
Jan 28, 2015
Robert Williams replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"I agree having a smaller size would be better, what size would you recommend for carrying one kilogram one kilometer away, dropping it, then flying back unburdened, and costing ~$300 to $400? Do you know if any cheaper flight controllers than the…"
Jan 28, 2015
Robert Williams replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"We have a makerbot printer at my school, but to fit the large propellors, the frame has to have a 1 foot radius, and at that size I feel like it would get heavy; most 3d print frames are for smaller quads. Is there a particular print on Thingverse…"
Jan 28, 2015
Robert Williams replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"The diy foam tube frame shown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XinbTcQAAc looks like a possible frame that would cost practically nothing. Its very light, and the lack of hardness means it won't transfer vibrations to the…"
Jan 28, 2015
Greg Kosin replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"Re the frame if you can find someone with a 3d printer locally maybe they can print you a frame. You can get a real nice frame for not much cost in filament. Look on Thingverse for many options. Greg"
Jan 28, 2015
Jake replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"you'll need a transmitter- I dont think flight without one is available with the firmware. Also be weary about going large- you'll have to fly in biigger places and flying near people/things becomes way more…"
Jan 28, 2015
Robert Williams replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"flight computer: apm 2.6 with ublox gps http://store.3drobotics.com/products/apm-2-6-kit-1      $240      frame: Tarrot fy 650 http://www.helipal.com/tarot-fy650-quadricopter-frame-set.html     $130 motors:…"
Jan 27, 2015
Robert Williams replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"I did feel like I had come up with a lot of unnecessary parts but I wasn't sure what to strip. The frame was also something I had trouble finding, I was trying to minimize radius but I realize that is probably pointless. Thank you for all the…"
Jan 18, 2015
Kelvin Tan replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"Finally, you are buying a lot of unnecessary stuff. And that frame you chose is overkill in terms of weight. For electronics, all you need is an apm, a gps, a 5v reg, and data radio set. Forget the sonar they are next to useless. Invest in a better…"
Jan 16, 2015
Kelvin Tan replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"As a side note this had similar objectives to one of a competition I helped a school with - the royal Thai air force uav challenge last year. Dropping a payload is not hard - what's hard is getting the payload to land accurately."
Jan 16, 2015
Kelvin Tan replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"8min so you can have a 2min buffer. And also don't discharge your lipo too much."
Jan 16, 2015
Kelvin Tan replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"That's not too hard. 2km round trip is very achievable. I was thinking more like 8km trip. Flying at 20km/hr means you need about 6min flight time back and forth. Good news is once you release the package your drone won't need so much…"
Jan 16, 2015
Robert Williams replied to Robert Williams's discussion I need advice on a delivery drone build for a high school engineering project
"Thank you for the insight!  -Our minimum range is one kilometer.  -We need enough flight time to make it that far comfortably, but I don't know what ground speed to expect. -The drop mechanism is a motor with a hook,  bolted to…"
Jan 14, 2015

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I am a high school pre-engineering student. I enjoy programming, software, robotics, and drones. My year long project is a drone, so I am coming here for guidance from the best.
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I am building a drone for my engineering project, so I need helping making sure that is a success. I attempted a drone last year, but I did not have everything I needed so it never flew.
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