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DIY Quadcopter

Postby morrigan » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:10 pm

While my beetle Quad is a lot of fun, I want something a big bigger and that is home made and can carry a camera.

My Dad kindly kick-started the project by giving me one of these as an early xmas pressie: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__24723__Hobbyking_KK2_0_Multi_rotor_LCD_Flight_Control_Board.html :D :D :D :D :D
Its the brains of a quadcopter which precisely signals four motors to control pitch, yaw and roll in lieu of servos and control surfaces . The Gyros assist with keep things under control the same as the gyro on a RC helicopter. The Gyros also assist with the self levelling function. This KK2 is extraordinarily thrifty in price for what it does.
You also need a frame, motors, speed controllers and propellers to make it go.
I found this nice combo kit: http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_details.dwt&goodsid=789&productname=
Note that this combos come with upgraded ESC's which have flashed with software to handle the 400Mhz signals coming from the control board, this is necessary to made the motors responsive as possible to inputs.
Also get lots of spare propellers while you're there.http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo=goods_search_list.dwt&gcat=182&gtype=
A few sundries will be needed, batteries, bullet connectors, USB adapter for flashing upgrades to the KK2 controller etc, etc: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_wishListPublic.asp?email=reddwarf3r@gmail.com&idCustomer=324790
and of course you'll need a radio and receiver, the Turnigy 9x does the job nicely: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__8992__Turnigy_9X_9Ch_Transmitter_w_Module_8ch_Receiver_Mode_2_v2_Firmware_.html

Now to wait for the parcels :pray:
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby Mark » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:17 pm

Woo hoo ! What a big bunch of goodies :D
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby chill » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:29 pm

Very nice . I just got a budget quad rotor wIth my black ops 2 game. Nice little toy .
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby casper » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:24 am

That looks so much fun Morrigan, and what a bargain price for the control board. The Quadrotor Set looks really cool, have you sourced the online instructions or is it relatively easy to construct.
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Hope it arrives soon for you Morrigan and hasn't been kicked around by the Chinese football team. :mrgreen:
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby casper » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:26 am

chill wrote:Very nice . I just got a budget quad rotor wIth my black ops 2 game. Nice little toy .

What did you think of the quad rotor Chill, i was trying to get one for Shane but the local shops had sold out. Too late for e-bay. :roll: should have pre-ordered
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby chill » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:42 am

casper wrote:
chill wrote:Very nice . I just got a budget quad rotor wIth my black ops 2 game. Nice little toy .

What did you think of the quad rotor Chill, i was trying to get one for Shane but the local shops had sold out. Too late for e-bay. :roll: should have pre-ordered



Its ok. Bit of fun. Bit smaller than I thought.
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby morrigan » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:50 am

Everyone should have a quadcopter.
Casper do a search for wltoys beetle v929 or v939, they're the bees knickers.
might be cutting it fine for Chrissie though!
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby chill » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:51 am

morrigan wrote:Everyone should have a quadcopter.
Casper do a search for wltoys beetle v929 or v939, they're the bees knickers.
might be cutting it fine for Chrissie though!



We know them over here as 'AR Drones'

HMV sell them along with other gadget shops/websites.
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby casper » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:51 am

morrigan wrote:Everyone should have a quadcopter.
Casper do a search for wltoys beetle v929 or v939, they're the bees knickers.
might be cutting it fine for Chrissie though!

The beetle looks pretty good Morrigan, and fast too. And the Controlling distance of 100-150 meters/ 164ft is great for something so cheap , and you get a remote with it.
The AR Drones are great too but a little expensive. Love the way it works from an ipad. 8-)
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby casper » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:08 am

:o :shock:
this guys nuts :laughing-rolling: :lol:
He will kill someone with that thing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=B5P ... =endscreen
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby baby_astons » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:40 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby steve131 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:30 pm

casper wrote::o :shock:
this guys nuts :laughing-rolling: :lol:
He will kill someone with that thing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=B5P ... =endscreen

probably himself :shock:
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby morrigan » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:41 pm

:shock: :laughing-rolling: :shock: :laughing-rolling: :shock: :laughing-rolling:

If that thing flips, its going to be Chop! Chop!
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby morrigan » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:46 pm

Another one, but electric.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L75ESD9PBOw
At least the pilot has a helmet and safety harness!
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby Paul » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:09 pm

morrigan wrote:Another one, but electric.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L75ESD9PBOw
At least the pilot has a helmet and safety harness!

Just wondering if BA wears a helmet when he's doing his Chop Jobs ....????!!!! :laughing-rolling:
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby baby_astons » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:35 pm

I'm not sitting within a 8 bladed chopping device when doing my mods paul :whistle:
apart from that I wouldn't bother with wooden blades, they wear out so quickly :mrgreen:
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby Paul » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:39 pm

baby_astons wrote:I'm not sitting within a 8 bladed chopping device when doing my mods paul :whistle:
apart from that I wouldn't bother with wooden blades, they wear out so quickly :mrgreen:

So that's where I'm going wrong, well that and too much :superlglue: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby Mark » Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:23 am

morrigan wrote:Another one, but electric.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L75ESD9PBOw
At least the pilot has a helmet and safety harness!


Well, they do seem a bit more professional, but not as entertaining :laughing-rolling:
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby GrantJ » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:34 am

Thats a great toy Morrigan :D :D :D

I have had the privilige of building and setting up a few quadcopters and they are great fun to fly - just take your time in setting them up . Once properly set they are easy to fly.

The last one i built had a GPS built in so at the flick of a switch it flew itself back to you and hovered in front of you waiting your next command - that one was a right cow to get setup and working. Its very nerve wracking seeing an uncontrolled quad heading towards you :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: DIY Quadcopter

Postby morrigan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:14 pm

That's why I've ordered lots and lots of spare propellers for the tuning process :lol: - I've also got a entire spare frame coming in as they're only $12.99us each at the moment!
Eyebrows are also on standby for skywards movement.....
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