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My Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:47 am

I am currently making my Quadcopter using 19.05mm square Aluminum tubing as frame. I shall post my progress as it goes on. I am new to this hobby. Today i designed Motor mount that will be installed on Aluminum Arms. I am printing this motor mount in Horizontal position. Also the link of thingiverse:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:989625
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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby Jimustanguitar » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:41 am

Looks great so far!

After building my own, I think that the best wisdom that I can share is:
make it rigid
make it light
plan how much it will weigh instead of finding out later
and make sure that you order the right motor/prop combo for that weight

Good luck, keep us posted on your progress!

edit: keep wire management in mind too.

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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:57 am

Thanks for suggestion i will look how to optimize the design. Already orders all the electronics stuff and received them. Following are the links where i get all my stuff at good bargain price. I will keep sharing the links.

FPV: US82$
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6km FPV Combo System Boscam 5.8Ghz 600mw Video Transmitter and Receiver Suit For SJ4000 XiaoMi Yi Sport Action Camera Gopro 3 4
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/6km-FPV- ... 39335.html

Battery Charging Stuff:
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Original SKYRC Imax B6 60W Mini Professional Balance Charger Discharger For RC Helicopter Toys Quadcopter Battery Charging ( US $37.85 )
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original ... 80024.html

Newest Parallel Charging Board Balance charge up to 6 packs 2-6s Lipo Battery for iMAX B6 B6AC B8 Charger rc helicopter part ( US $4.69 )
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/wholesal ... 13061.html

12V 5A AC/DC Power adaptor for Imax B5 B6 Balancer Charger Power Supply Adaptor rc helicopter quadcopter Battery Balance Charger( US $3.30 )
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/12V-5A-A ... 07640.html

Battery Lipo: ( US $15.69 )
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11.1V 2200mAh 3S 30C Li-Po Li-on Battery T Plug Dean for RC Quadcopter Motor Car Boat
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/11-1V-22 ... 01311.html

Brushless Motors with impellers and ESC:
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Freeship 4set/lot EMAX 2212 MT2213 935KV Brushless Motor for DJI F450 F550 X525 Multicopter Quadcopter 1045 Propellers Wholesale( US $50.81 )
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Freeship ... 94669.html

free shipping!! Wholesale Hobbywing FlyFun 30A ESC 2-6S Speed Control for Airplane/Helicopter FlyFun-40 OPTO( US $15.91 x 4 )
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/free-shi ... 33876.html

Ardupilot and Telemetry: ( US $73.88 )
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APM2.6 ArduPilot UAV Flight Controller APM 2.6+ 6M GPS w/ Compass+Power Module+ 915Mhz 3DR Radio Telemetry
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/APM2-6-A ... 29227.html

Gimbal: ( US $41.59 )
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RTF Brushless Gimbal Camera w/ 2208 Motors BGC Controller Board CNC ALU Metal For SJ4000 Black
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/RTF-Brus ... 47120.html

Transmitter/Receiver:( US $86.01 )
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Flysky FS-TH9X 2.4G 9CH Radio RC Control Transmitter FS-R9B Receiver for RC Quad
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Flysky-F ... 67391.html



Meanwhile my 3D model is for your review.
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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:18 am

Its not going to be H-Frame ;)
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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:28 am

The body took four hours.
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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby nitewatchman » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:07 pm

Cool!

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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:03 am

After lot of design iterations i came up with this fantastic design. 1- The arms of this quadcopter can be set at any angle. Even you can fold it.
2- The body can be extended or reduced.
3- This can turn into Square and H configuration.
4- The Aluminum machining was done on CNC and the motor mounts were 3D printed.

Now I have to make the body of this quadcopter i.e. the center piece that will act as a bridge between the arms.
So far the weight of Quadcopter as shown in following picture came out around 600gm.
he centre Aluminum square piece is just kept to hold the forearm and back. Its not the part of Qadcopter. 930KV motors with 10inch propeller
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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:17 pm

The design...
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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby Eaglezsoar » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:44 pm

Awesome!

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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:52 pm

some more 3d modelling work i did recently.
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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:27 am

The first part i printed today..
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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:51 am

Rear Part
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Re: My H-Frame Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:33 am

Finally.. Found some improvement during assembling. Once electronics complete i will revise the 3D model and post in thingiverse.
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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:35 pm

Shortened the arms. The landing gear are crude, the printing will be soon done. However i will use the Carbon Fiber rods for landing gear as shown in picture.... Now its look good to me
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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby Eaglezsoar » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:37 pm

Looking very, very nice! :!:

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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:01 am

Still Work in Progress for the quadcopter. Modified the body a little bit. Here is the snapshot of Lipo Battery Holder (Lipo battery 14.8V 5000mah) Dimensions of the battery is: 136mm x 44mm x 39mm (LWH). The printing in progress.
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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby barry99705 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:18 am

Man, I miss my quad.
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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:49 pm

Barry, what happen to your quad?
Here is the latest updates...
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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby barry99705 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:57 pm

It tried to drill for oil. Was a kickstarter quad that the developer ran right after shipping all the quads. The brains never did work quite right, even after a couple firmware upgrades.
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The wires that hook to nothing on the right of the frame used to connect to the radio, it went for it's own flight after the quad did an uncommanded barrel roll while hovering. Radio came loose and hit a prop I think, never did find it.

Hopefully the next kickstarter I supported works out better. I do know there has been much more developer communication with this one.
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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:57 am

Barry that was quite unfortunate for you :(...
Got some time to design and print the landing gears. The plastic parts can take load upto 2Kg and shock load upto 5Kg.
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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:34 am

Some updates
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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby Jimustanguitar » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:01 am

What are the teardrop shaped extrusions for? Just "bumpers" or caps for the landing skids?

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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:14 am

Bumpers, Caps yes, but, i designed them to keep the whole thing levelled. Otherwise it may have a chance to tip-over...

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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby mhackney » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:22 pm

Moved to the General FPV topics at your request. I left a shadow in the What are YOU making topic.

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Re: My Quadcopter Build

Postby Khalid Khattak » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:59 am

Thanks, now its in right spot :)


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