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    Balancing Quad

    Hey Guys,

    I was curious what ways have you guys tried balancing your Quads. I noticed that the tilt in mine is because of a weight distribution error and wanted new ideas on how to balance it without having the Quad hovering.

    Zav

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    I stick a wooden rod (eg pencil) in the end of the front and back arms and then balance the rods on a couple of blocks.
    Balance the quad fore and aft by moving the battery then repeat with the rods in the end of the left and right arms.
    You can then finally balance the whole craft using the Tx trims as you approach liftoff.

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    Or use 4 digital scales, one under each motor.

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    I bet you could put your quad on top of one of those scales with four pressure sensitive corners and somehow hack it to get individual readouts from the sensors. The weight distribution of the quad should be apparent in the readouts (correct?) That way you only need one scale, but you would probably ruin 3 scales anyways getting it to work

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    4 pencils are much cheaper

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    I just have a little hook in the center. I use it to weigh the machine, but balancing would also work (it wouldn't hang level otherwise).

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    Thanks guys, I'm probably going to try to use the "wooden rods." It will probably be cheaper than buying 4 digital scales... that and my school probably will not let me bring my, to quote a friend, "flying death machine."


 

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