Category: Aerial Photography

Soldering ESCs

I’m using 30 Amp hobby King ESCs in my Quad Copter. They each come with five bare ends which need connectors soldered to them. Here’s a picture showing the result of about two hours of soldering and heat shrinking. I’ve

Fun with Loctite and Brushless Motors

It turns out four motors is four times the work of one… and four times the Loctite. I’ve attached the spinners to the motors and the motors to the motor mounts using Loctite Threadlocker Red 271. This should stop any

Quadcopter frame assembled

I’ve finished assembling the Quadcopter frame. The instructions are a little cryptic and I have plenty of screws missing over, but I’m confident it will work. The build quality is reasonable for the price tag. I’m still waiting on a

Quadcopter frame arrives

My Quadcopter frame arrived in the mail today. It’s the Turnigy H.A.L Quadcopter from HobbyKing. I hope to start assembling it over the next day.

Autopilot parts arrive

The first package of parts for my Quadcopter have arrived. I ordered these parts from 3D Robotics. The picture is of the two Telemetry Transceivers, Power Module, Ardupilot Mega 2.5 and Ublox GPS

Quadcopter Project

It’s been way too long since my last post – I’ve been busy looking after my bees, working on the house, doing development work and obviously, my day job. I’ve taken the plunge and started to order the parts to

My first "real" attempt at Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)

Although I’ve done my bit of Aerial Photography, I’ve always wanted to give Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) a go. Back in September I started to acquire a few bits. Since the main component was a kite, I decided I’d start

Radio control interface to CHDK

I’ve previously blogged about CHDK. It is the “Canon Hackers Development Kit” and is alternative firmware for Canon digital cameras. It never actually overwrites the camera firmware and can give a camera many extra features not available in the default