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Just collection of some materials which may or may not be useful for building a quadcopter. . .

Getting Started with STM32F0 32 bit ARM based Microcontrollers : Compiling using Keil uVision 5. Hope you know what is meant by compiling and what is a compiler and what is a project.

Getting Started with STM32F0 32 bit ARM based Microcontrollers : Compiling using Keil uVision 5

These are NOT in the scope of this article, so I won't waste much time on those topic to keep it short and simple. Any project you download from this website is in form of Keil uVision Project. This project has the main source code file and all other supporting files and settings to build the executable file with a single mouse click or a keystroke. The project file is a compressed ZIP archive, so the first step is to unzip (or extract) the complete set of files in a folder in your hard disk drive. After extraction you will get a folder structure similar to this :- Open the folder named MDK-ARM and you will get something like this :- Grab'eM APM 2.8 MULTICOPTER CONTROLLER Price in India - Buy Grab'eM APM 2.8 MULTICOPTER CONTROLLER online at 3DSimo. Lipo's - 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s.....

Hi bbellfly-This is from an earlier post of mine, so it may be more info that you need, but here goes....This nomenclature tells you how many individual cells are in a battery pack and how they are connected.

Lipo's - 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s.....

In theory, you can describe any type of battery pack this way, but it's most often used to describe lithium-polymer packs. The first number (the "S" number) tells you how many cells are connected in Series (S for Series). From this, you can determine the voltage of the pack. A single lipo cell has a nominal voltage of 3.7V. So a 3S pack is a bank of 3 cells connected in series and has a voltage of 3 x 3.7 = 11.1V. LiPo Battery Packs for RC Airplanes. So what exactly are LiPo battery packs and what makes them so special?

LiPo Battery Packs for RC Airplanes

That's an excellent question and is the topic of the discussion "what is a LiPo battery? ". This page covers the actual use and care of Lipo packs. LiPo batteries aren't like other types of batteries you've used in the past. 3S or 4S lipo? Complete Guide to lipo batteries. Taken from the page: After seeing the many many posts on LiPoly's and answering similar questions time after time I've decided to put up a guide for using LiPoly batteries.

Complete Guide to lipo batteries

Lithium batteries are the preferred power sources for most electric modelers today. They offer high discharge rates and a high energy storage/weight ratio. However, using them properly and charging them correctly is no trivial task. There are many things to consider before using lithium cells for e-flight. New Naze32 rev6. Naze32 rev 6 has just been released, I am excited and curious to find out what it is all about :) Is the New version Naze board worth upgrading to?

New Naze32 rev6

Here are the changes / improved features compared to previous Naze32 Rev5 Acro USB Port on the right sidePPM/PWM input as through-hole (it used to be solder pads, and caused some problems when overheat the pads pulled off)Built-in SBUS Inverter (so people doesn’t have to do the inverter hack on their x4r with Naze32. For Smart Port setup see here.Onboard 2MB flash (useful for blackbox)IMU has been changed from MPU6050 to MPU6500Built-in BMP280 barometer (Not sure what you can use it for on a Acro board flying rate mode, but better than none I guess)Fully pinout compatible with rev5 accessories (OSDoge etc)Compatible with Spectrum satelliteSonar pads with resistors added for direct connection to 5V sonarAll extra pads (FT, GP, A5) on top, only sonar on bottom3.3V, I2C on standard-size headers In the Full version Related.

Power Filter for Video Transmitter and FPV Camera Quadcopter. When powering the FPV video transmitter and camera with the main battery, you often see moving lines jumping in the monitor image, which looks like interference.

Power Filter for Video Transmitter and FPV Camera Quadcopter

This is the problem with the battery is being shared with the ESCs and motors, which draw different amount of current when it’s adjusting motor speed to maintain balance. The varying current it draws, causes the voltage level of the battery to fluctuate, and the voltage fluctuations is basically noise which causes the image to have artifacts. The simplest solution is to use a separate battery only for your FPV equipment, but it’s heavy. Alternatively you can use a power filter (as known as a LC filter) to clean the “dirty” shared power.

I wrote a post on how I built one before, check my LC filter build log out. LC Filter and FPV. LC filter is one of the most basic filters in electroincs, which comprises of just one inductor (coils) and a capacitor.

LC Filter and FPV

It is a circuit used to suppress the noise in the power source created by ESC and brushless motors. An inductor resists changes to the current flowing through it: A capacitor resists changes to the voltage across it. See this post for a more sophisticated version of power filter. Apart from the video transmitter power, antenna gain, the FPV range and quality also depend on how noise your power supply is.

Where to mount ESC - Quadcopter Arms Or body - Multirotor RC. A very frequently asked question is: Do you mount your ESCs on your quadcopter amrs or body?

Where to mount ESC - Quadcopter Arms Or body - Multirotor RC

Personally I like to put the ESCs on the arms for various reasons, some people might disagree. Anyway I think it’s more or less a personal preference, here I will list the arguments for both sides. When putting the ESCs under the arm or on the arm, it’s easier to manage and replace. How to choose Motor and Propeller for Quadcopter and Multicopter. You won’t believe how much maths and aerodynamics are involved when the engineers are designing the propellers and motors. Therefore you know how difficult it is to choose the best motor and propeller combination for your quadcopter for best performance.

Fortunately this is not a new subject, and there are so many people shared their experience about this. Also there are some general rules you can follow to choose the optimal and effective motor and propeller combination. As part of the quadcopter tutorial I will share some information for beginners about how to choose motor and propeller for quadcopter, which also applies to other types of multicopter. Here is a guide about the types prop adapters for your motors, and the pros and cons you might be interested. When selecting motors, there usually are specification that comes with the motor either provided by the seller or manufacturer.

What does the ring on ESC do? - The Ferrite Ring. If you have used ESCs for example the Hobbyking 30A ESC, you might notice the cable is wound around a little doughnut ring.

What does the ring on ESC do? - The Ferrite Ring

So What does it do? And do you need this ring and is it necessary? Which Board is Right for Me? For a few months after Raspberry Pi came out, the choice was pretty simple.

Which Board is Right for Me?

If you wanted to talk to arbitrary electronics, your best bet was to buy an Arduino microcontroller board; if you needed the power of an ARM-based processor to run Linux, the Raspberry Pi single-board computer (SBC) was the obvious choice (that is, if you could get your hands on one. Delivery issues are mostly resolved, but last year some people waited more than six months for their Pi). Before Arduino and Raspberry Pi, things were more complicated. Going forward, things aren’t just complicated again — they’re bewildering. We’re now seeing an explosion of new boards coming to market, and there’s no reason to expect the trend to slow in the next year or two. Warthox on Vimeo. Choosing Quadcopter Motors and Props. Quadcopter Build for Noobs. All - I have been following various threads on here for the last month or so and have been inspired to attempt my first RC build, a quadcopter.

I will attempt to catalog the build as I go so that other inexperienced builders will have something to reference. Before I get started, many thanks to Old Man Mike (OMM), S11D336B, Signguy, Reverendrichie, Jesolins, and others for their informative threads and builds. Best Quadcopter Motors : Choosing RC Quadcopter or Multicopter Motors Made Easy ... Choosing the best quadcopter motors is critical if you are serious about performance. Without the right motors, nothing else will maatter much.

Your drone will simply not perform as it should. You might try rewiring, using a different set of blades, replacing the controller board or maybe even tinker with the frame. How to choose your multi rotor Motors/Props/ESC - Guides - DroneTrest. I found this great video that talk about the process for choosing the best motors, props and ESC for your quadcopter. It is a great process you should follow when you are building a new multicopter. The video focuses on quadcopters, but the rules are the same for Tricopters, Hexacopter, Octacopters etc..

When he is talking about the thrust required for your motors (model weight x 2.2)/no. motors you should try look for motors that have the max thrust values that match that weight. However he talks about motor efficiencies dropping down at higher throttle, but this is usually included in the values provided by the manufacturers, as the thrust tables are usually given at max thrust. The Quad Copter Guy: Choosing Your Parts. Multirotor becoming very popular nowadays. Motors And Propellers: Heavy Lifting - Multi-Rotors, First-Person View, And The Hardware You Need. The right electronics are a first step toward creating flight, but a multi-rotor isn't going anywhere without good old-fashioned practical physics to pull it upwards. Your choice in motors plays a pivotal role in the success of a capable setup. How to choose Motor and Propeller for Quadcopter and Multicopter. Build A Quadcopter From Scratch - Hardware Overview.

Quadcopters2. Poster design final. Quadcopter wont lift off? FPVsystems - Online FPV Store, FPVsystems - Online FPV Store. Hobby Wireless - FPV RC shop, the best in wireless systems.

Raspberry Pi 2

Nylon XT60 Connectors Male/Female (5 pairs) GENUINE. Please confirm your location: <div class="noscript"> JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page. </div> Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger w/ Accessories. HXT Simple Lipoly Monitor 2S~3S. A must have for all lipo users!

Excellent item, barely weighs 3 grams with leads to battery. I have found that if you remove the SMC resistor connected to the red LED, the LED is ALLOT more brighter. Before I removed the resistor it was a dull red when the voltage drops below 3.3V/per cell, now it can't be missed, either during day or night flight. I also found out that my charger was not balancing my cells properly and one cell would drain faster then the others, this item indicated that one cell was drained compared against the other cells. Quadcopter Frame V1. Yes, this is a great frame to start experimenting quadcopters with. I've build mine with 100pcnt HobbyKing parts, except the control board (= FY90Q) AeroQuad Propellers. Forum - AeroQuad - The Open Source Multicopter. The AeroQuad is an open source hardware and software project dedicated to the construction of remote controlled four-rotor helicopters, also known as quadcopters or quadrocopters.

The latest software also support additional multicopter configurations! Buy AeroQuad Parts HereDownload the AeroQuad Software AeroQuad hardware typically consists of the fully-featured STM32-based AeroQuad32 flight controller board or an Arduino microcontroller (Mega 2560 or Uno) as the flight controller board, and an AeroQuad shield with various sensors, such as an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer (heading), barometer (altitude hold) ultrasonic sensors and GPS. Wiki - AeroQuad Forum. Manual. DIY ARDUINO FLIGHT CONTROLLER. As I started arduino 3 years ago I guess I've piled up some extra sensors such as the MPU6050 , BMP180, and the HMC5883L now getting frustrated of my old Flight controller for my quadcopter I decided to make my own similar to those of MULTIWII "CRIUS SE" So here are the main parts An Arduino mini.... or something similar like mine from our local electronics shop exclusive on in the Philippines.

Build an Arduino shield for Quadcopter - Arduino Adapter. I have been searching for ideas of making a Quadcopter Arduino flight controller Adapter to sit my Arduino nano board and the GY80, also have some header pins for motors and receiver to make the cabling tidy. Quadcopter Dynamics and Simulation - Andrew Gibiansky. A helicopter is a flying vehicle which uses rapidly spinning rotors to push air downwards, thus creating a thrust force keeping the helicopter aloft. Conventional helicopters have two rotors. Quadcopter build. Quadcopters. AeroQuad Forums - AeroQuad - The Open Source Quadcopter. AeroQuad – build your own quadcopter.

5 Best Examples of How to Build a DIY Quadcopter. Build A Quadcopter From Scratch - Hardware Overview. The Quadcopter Controller - PDF. Brushless outrunner motor upgrade from prop saver to prop adaptor. How to properly install a propeller and remove it. SimonK sim-/tgy. RC Quadrotor Helicopter. Quadcopter Build for Noobs. Thermoform Plastic Sheets for Vacuum Forming - Styrene, ABS, PETG, Polycarbonate - Vacuum Form Your Own Prototypes, Packaging, Molds, and Scale Model Parts. Aeroquad - An Arduino based four rotor R/C helicopter or quadrocopter.