Montag, 23. März 2015

DIY-Quadcopter (1)

Already a long time ago the idea was born to build a quadcopter completely from scratch.
During the past days i started with the frame construction.

The initial specs i made were
  • overall weight <5kg
  • able to lift ~1kg payload
  • >15min flight time
based on this i started some research on the hardware and the outcome are the following components

  • Frame 
    • selfmade frame of 15mm Aluminium rod / 70cm frame diameter.
    • rubber damper between frame and electronic (M4 screw thread).
    • M4 spacers.
  • Flyduino HE4108 700KV Brushless Outrunner Motor with ~13" props.
  • Dys 40A Multikopter ESC Opto "SimonK" V2.
  • 3DR Pixhawk autopilot.
  • FrSky Taranis RC.
  • depending on the power consumption i will decide on a battery later.

After seeing the following video i decided to stack two frames as well to get more stability.
 
I hope i could fly one day this way as well. But this will be a long way to go. Especially for me as a weekend only pilot.



Frame components