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    Frank'n Quad Build

    Well, as I'm sure is the case with your first build you figure out a million things you want to change for your NEXT quad - so first a few pictures from the very first quad I built:


    • AQ Mini Shield w/ 6DOF
    • 2212/13 Motors
    • Props 10 x 4.7
    • 1 - 2200mAh EZ Flight 3c Lipo
    • 18amp ESC
    • Frame - home made, aluminum arms with Lexan base plates


    Flight was great with the stock PID for Rate and then just a little tweaking for Attitude mode; flew like a champ!!!!

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    Now, for my second quad... going to build this one for FPV and hopefully a full sensor pack down the road like IR collision detection and sonar altitude hold/ self landing. But first thing is first - gotta get it flying and then add one fun pack at a time!!!


    • AQ Mega Shield w/ 9DOF
    • 2- 4200mAh EZ Flight Lipos
    • 2212/13 Motor
    • 10x4.7 Props


    Wanted to try not hard mounting anything on this one for the base unit, so arms (towel rods filled with expandable foam) are mounted with mounting tape and zip-ties as are the motors - I'll use some plastic bolts to mount a 4x4" Lexan plate above the 3/8 Pine Wood base for my Arduino and sensor pack and the HD GoPro2 plus all the other goodies.

    Here is what I have so far:

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    More to come!! Waaahhhhhoooooooo
    Joshua @ MakerGeeks.com

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    Thanks for posting this.
    It's always very interesting seeing other people's builds, not to mention pinching a few ideas

    Please let us know how you get on with adding the 'extras' and what difference each makes to your lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coomkeen
    lying.
    Oops...
    I mean FLYING

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coomkeen View Post
    Oops...
    I mean FLYING
    Whew... I thought your post went from nice to mean really quick!! LOL Can't wait to get this one airborne - saving up some pennies right now for a new board and those batteries!!! Shouldn't be long...
    Joshua @ MakerGeeks.com

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    Ah yes, the pennies, the pennies.
    Bane of everyone's lives.......

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    The pennies plague me too. Loving some of the parts you used on both the first and second builds. Starting to give me more ideas.....

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    Speaking of pennies, is it possible to solder a wire to them?

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    Yep (if theyre copper, which i think so) but the heat dissipation might be more than your iron can handle.. Other than that, in theory they make excellent power distribution units.

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    Yep, you can solder to them for sure... just have to get them hot enough!!
    Joshua @ MakerGeeks.com

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    Great! Now I don't need a power distribution board! BTW, does anyone know the ampacity of a penny?
    Last edited by fb39ca4; 05-27-2012 at 08:09 PM.


 
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