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General Chat Thread, FPV Quadcopter basic parts list (JABcopter) in General; Originally Posted by edutech4schools This one needs no batteries. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater It also looks as aerodynamic as a loaf of bread. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    It also looks as aerodynamic as a loaf of bread. This will be so effected by air currents that it would not be stable and lifting all that weight I doubt there is any power left for performance so again will be killed by a light breeze, also seeing that flat surface I bet some cheeky seagull takes a bump in the middle of the solar panel from 100ft up and cuts its power output in half.
    This is has much use (in this form) as that Sushi restraint in London using an AR drone with a tray stuck to the top of it to serve food, well maybe that's a bit harsh, at least this can't be controlled by an ipad user so people should be safe, the solar panelled Quadcopter is a good proof of concept

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    I assumed it was a joke - there is no way that a solar panel of that size can generate the power needed for a quad. A typical quad might be flying for 10 mins on a 5000mAh battery @ 11.1V. That's 30amps, around 300 watts. You would be lucky to get 60 watts out of a 36 cell panel on a sunny day with the cells aligned perfectly.

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    Bit of a big ask this one but understand if you can't. I wanted to create an Amazon wishlist based on your ebay list of parts in the first post (no cash at the moment), problem is that Amazon comes up with a list of parts with similar names but the pictures can look different, so I am not sure which parts to add to my wishlist. Would you be able to link to Amazon UK pages in your first post also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    That's a tough question, Yes they are ok but it all depends on what you want and how much you want to spend.

    A Parrot AR drone 2.0 compared to the build in this post are a world apart. (not the best analogy) The difference between a Sony Cybershot camera compared to a 'Big Red', both take great film but ones it full blown and the other is merely dipping its toe. The difference between a Pot Noodle Bad boy and a phaal curry, both hot but one means business.

    If your gonna buy a RTF quadcopter then the DJI Phantom would be 10x better than a AR Drone. As I said above, it all depends on what you want from it and what its purpose is.

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    I like hobby kings method of offering you a discount after you've viewed an item for a few minutes.

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    Motors ordered

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    @JAB1a motors arrived went for the 1400 turnigys

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    Motors mounted on to frame, arduino mega flashed with multiwii.

    That's about it for now until the next spending spree, need escs, battery, charger, tx/rx and imu board for the arduino

    Ben

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    1400? Crikey. That's gonna go like a stabbed tree rat!:-)

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    Hehe it's going to be good.

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    This is awesome if you haven't seen it:

    Real Swarm of Flying Nano Quadrotors Doing Flight Tricks HD - YouTube

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    This is the progress mine is making:

    QuadCopter Flight - Hardenhuish/Sheldon - YouTube

    Getting braver, my last flight I got up to around 65m high before I bottled it. Wanted to go higher but started to look very small in the sky.

    I've got 1000kv motors on mine, and get around 6 - 7 minutes of flight time with it using a 3S 2200 LiPo. Currently trying to sort out a Loiter problem with it; whenever I put in Loiter mode it just goes off in all sorts of directions, might be a compass issue. I'm now considering the FPV gear, but doing my research on that kit first.

    Best of luck, post your Vids when it's flying.

    Pete
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    Nice.

    Gotta wait for payday before getting any more bits so going to be a while yet.

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