Progress! Almost done (-ish)

We’re almost there! Really! Just some loose ends, but all in all, only one thing is keeping me from flying, and that is a power harness. The Avionics, the part of the Quad that is doing all the hard stuff to keep the thing under control, ¬†are done: The Avionics board has been fastened onto …

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Size impression & Todo list

While there is still quite a lot to do, at least the frame, engines and props can be fitted together to get an impression of how big the beast is going to be. Turns out it’s actually quite big. To give an idea of the actual size: The tiles on which the quad is standing …

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Over uit bed vallen.

Sinds we terug zijn van vakantie slaapt Ruben zonder uit-bed-val-hekje op z’n bed. Dit gaat meestal goed, maar heel af en toe is er nog een “Bonk….wh√®√®√®”-moment. We hebben er vanaf vandaag een nieuwe bij: De “Bonk…*snurk*”-variant.

New brain ordered, and some soldering

I’ve ordered a new brain! For the Quad that is. At first I ‘ll try to fly it with the Arduino Uno, but later on I’ll move to the Arduino¬†Pro Mini This little board is about a third of the size of the Uno.   Also, I tried my hand at soldering again, I’ve got …

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Another BIG parcel!

Today another parcel arrived. A big one. From Conrad. Which was kind of weird, as I had only ordered some small parts. Two prop-balancers (two, as Friend R. is building his own multicopter, and needed one too), and an adapter connector for the Turnigy Accucell 6 LiPo charger. Upon opening the package, a great deal …

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Props, charger, nuts & bolts

They keep coming now. A perfect storm of parcel deliveries. Two today, and still some more in the pipeline. Before going into detail as to what was in there, here is what one arm of the Quad with motor and prop will look like. The props are fastened onto the engine with ‘propsavers’. Tight rubber …

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Motor Controllers

Another parcel! They seem to be coming fast now! This one contained 5 ESC’s (Electronic Speed Controllers) and a Programming Card. Normally these ESC’s are used to directly translate the throttle signal from the Remote Control to a certain number of RPM’s that the motors need to spin at. With the quad however this is …

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Minor adaptation to the engines

Since I’ve got 5 engines, the¬†Emax CF2822 (5? Yeah, 1 spare) and a frame, but nothing else, I decided to put the engines on the frame, just for fun. Just to see how it would look.¬†Turns out all the engines have a little bit of a problem. The wires coming out of if are positioned …

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Open the floodgates!

It seems I need to put up some Google Adwords widgets on the site, I’m going to be rich!

Quadcopter pt. 4: The Engines

Yesterday TNT Post had tried to deliver a parcel out of Hong Kong for me, but did not find me at home. Hong Kong, this could mean only one thing: Quadcopter parts! The note TNT left notified me I could pick the parcel up the next working day. This being a Friday, I was kind …

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