Jun
12
2013
0

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.

qc_escs

I’ve cut the DC power supply leads a little shorter so their length is perfect for my application.

Jun
10
2013
0

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 chance of the screws vibrating loose, but also has the downside of being very difficult to undo.

Overall, everything is starting to come together.

qc_motor

qc_arm

Jun
09
2013
2

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.

hal_assembled

The build quality is reasonable for the price tag.

hal_assembled2

I’m still waiting on a number of other items to arrive before the main assembly can start.

Jun
05
2013
0

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.

Jun
04
2013
0

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

May
29
2013
0

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 build a fully Autonomous Quadcopter.

More posts will follow as parts arrive.