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By Terry Kilby, Belinda Kilby

Intend to make whatever that could fly? How a few flying robotic? during this ebook, you’ll find out how drones paintings, the best way to clear up a number of the engineering demanding situations a drone provides, and the way to construct your own–an self sustaining quadcopter that you should construct, customise, and fly. Your drone might be your eyes within the sky and in locations the place a human may perhaps by no means get to-much much less healthy!

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Rear boom mounting holes (notice the anchor hole just above the folding slot). Let’s continue by sandwiching the boom (plate C in Figure 2-3) between the top and bottom dirty frame plates (plates A and B); see Figure 2-11. Airframes 27 Figure 2-11. The booms are lined up and ready to be sandwiched between the top and bottom dirty frame plates. Stand Up Straight The standoffs are added to the design to help isolate vibrations between the clean frame and the dirty frames, so they should be on the top of the dirty frame top plate (plate B).

Use fireproof bags when charging Li-Po batteries. Simply hook your battery up to the charger as you normally would, then place the battery inside of the fireproof bag and close the opening around it as much as possible. It is always a good idea to keep an eye on your batteries while charging. Figure 3-6. Three-cell 2200-mAh main flight battery. 2 volts per cell. 6 volts will damage it. 4 volts per cell lets us land with just enough in the tank (about 20%) to keep our batteries happy. Also, avoid storing batteries that have a full charge.

With your car, you have one main source of power: the engine, which is connected to the transmission, which divides that power among the wheels that need it. With direct drive, each wheel, or prop in this case, is directly attached to its own power source. For our quads, the power source is a brushless motor. 46 Make: Getting Started with Drones Sizes Most modern brushless motors in the hobby industry are identified by the width and height of the motor housing (see Figure 3-4). A 2216 motor is 22-mm wide and 16-mm tall.

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