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Showing posts from September, 2017

Putting together the finishing touches on my quadcopter

Getting the quadcopter up and running is marginally more difficult than I expected, however, it is not difficult to build up excitement for being close to being finished. First, I mounted the standoffs into the frame, and in my excitement hurriedly hand-screwed some of the screws into place before using a hex wrench to tighten the standoffs that refused to budge. I needed eight on the frame, and I screw all eight in, and have extras left over. Everything is mounted! Just need to add a camera and a cover... I do attempt to get things to fit the way I want to, but it is extremely difficult and as you can see by the camera on the left side, I have not yet figured out a way to mount the FPV camera to the frame. I may eventually replace the included camera mounting kit with a 3D printed solution of my own. Now I need to figure out how to add a transmitter... I attempt to place on top the cover, but unfortunately, the stack is not properly mounted as I was lazy in the

Insulating and mounting power connections

Welcome back, almost done... I am getting more and more excited by the day to try out my newly built quadcopter. However, I am also getting extremely lazy and am using extremely bad practices when soldering and putting together my drone. I was debating whether to redo my soldering since they touched and I had improperly insulated them, however, I took the lazy way out and placed a piece of electrical tape in between them as a way of "insulating" them, however, if it ever comes loose in the future it could easily cause a short in the quadcopter.  I then complete the rest of the stack, connecting the power cables back to the flight controller. I also had some difficulties getting the stack to fit, so in the end, I opted to add string instead. The "stack," now insulated and ready to go! Have a power ful day, Gideon Tong