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Quadrocopter Build Thread

Postby thesaxmachine » Tue May 22, 2012 9:16 am

Pictures and progress reports for the big build can go here. I will kick of the awesomeness that is group hacking by posting the frames I made over the weekend.

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Re: Quadrocopter Build Thread

Postby Bergo » Tue May 22, 2012 9:21 am

really like the look of that black one, has me wanting to upgrade from the wood frame before I've even built it!
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Re: Quadrocopter Build Thread

Postby thesaxmachine » Tue May 22, 2012 9:58 am

I need to get more of that plastic (HDPE). I didn't like using it before because you can't glue it. But for the quad, I'm using a buttload of hardware to keep it together. It is moving to the top of my favourite materials to work with.
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Re: Quadrocopter Build Thread

Postby TurmRIC » Wed May 23, 2012 12:01 am

Build Day 1

A box full of quadcopters
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All the parts for 1 550 Quadcopter
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Fully assembled 550 frame
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Al's custom machined frame
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550 Frame + control board
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450 Frame with control board and motors
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450 Frame with motors, escs, and about to get the control board
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Re: Quadrocopter Build Thread

Postby Bergo » Wed May 23, 2012 5:50 am

looks awesome guys, sorry I didn't make it out, I ended up working really late, and I had to be up at 4:00 again this morning to drive my wife to the airport.
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Re: Quadrocopter Build Thread

Postby Hephaestus » Thu May 31, 2012 7:40 pm

Where are you guys getting the 3 pin female to female cables for connecting the receiver to the control board? I had a look at Hobbyworld, all they had were extensions.
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Re: Quadrocopter Build Thread

Postby Icars » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:28 pm

I have some for the build... Did i forget to give you some?....

Let me know and I'll grab some from the box for you.

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Re: Quadrocopter Build Thread

Postby Hephaestus » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:33 am

Thanks Icars,
I stopped by the space today and Saxmachine dug a couple out of the box for me. im all set that way now.

Query,
the 2 pin header on the PDU board, is that power for the receiver? does it need to be regulated down to 5v for the HK 6a v2 receiver I have?

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Re: Quadrocopter Build Thread

Postby epoch19 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:30 pm

hey Hephaestus,

I believe that the ESCs (HK-HW20A) that everyone got, have a built in BEC supplying voltage/current to your controller board and then to your RX from there
someone please correct me if I'm incorrect.

Also I believe that the 2 pin header on the PDU is for extra peripherals such as LEDs and such on your copter.
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Re: Quadrocopter Build Thread

Postby Icars » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:20 am

Correct Epoch19!
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