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Build My Own Quadcopter

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This is very brief introduction of the build own quadcopter.

please visit my blog for more details

https://eastskykang.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/build-my-own-quadcopter-with-apm-and-dji-f450-flame-wheel/

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Build My Own Quadcopter

  1. 1. B U I L D M Y O W N Q U A D C O P T E R D O N G H O K A N G @ 4 0 4 WA R E H O U S E
  2. 2. W H Y Q U A D S A R E S O P O P U L A R ? • It’s very easy to build. • Simple structure, few components… • Only you need is a MCU (core part of multicopter) • Very versatile - Robots! • Helicam / FPV / Mapping / Delivery … • So many platforms
  3. 3. D I Y, R C H O B B Y, V I S I O N , R E S E A R C H … My Multicopter Projects
  4. 4. L E T ’ S B U I L D M Y O W N Q U A D C O P T E R ! But Not For My Own…
  5. 5. O B J E C T I V E ! • Most of all, to build my own quadcopter. • RC Hobby? or Flying Cam? • To share a manual for building a RC Quadcopter. • How to build, Several tips. • There were not so many Korean references.
  6. 6. • You can build your own quadcopter within $400 • It flies quite well • There are various models of controller & platforms • APM / PX4 / NAZA / Naze32 / Multiwii… • Each have its own strength
  7. 7. V I S I T M Y B L O G ! E A S T S K Y K A N G . W O R D P R E S S . C O M
  8. 8. V E RY B R I E F M A N U A L : ) Let’s Start to build a Quad !
  9. 9. W H AT I B U I LT… D J I F 4 5 0 F L A M E W H E E L
  10. 10. C O M P O N E N T S • Frame • Motors & Props - BLDC Motors • ESCs - Speed controller • Controller - Core Part (MCU) • RF Receiver & RF Controller
  11. 11. W H AT I U S E D • DJI F40 Flame Wheel Kit • Including Frame, Motors, ESCs, • APM (ArduPilot Mega) • HKPilot 2.5 (Imitation? of APM) • ArduCopter Firmware
  12. 12. • Fix motors with each arms • Check rotational direction! • Refer to the motor layout of your controller A S S E M B L E A R M & M O T O R F I R S T S T E P
  13. 13. • Solder your ESCs and Power Module (or UBEC) to the plate • It’s not mandatory! • You can use ‘Power Distribution Board’. S O L D E R I N G S E C O N D S T E P
  14. 14. • Fix arms with the plate • Again check the motors rotational direction! • Usually, red arms are in the forward A S S E M B L E P L AT E & A R M S T H I R D S T E P
  15. 15. • Tip : Use Cable Tie! • And connect ESC with motors • 3 cables (How to connect?) • Well, Never mind… F I X E S C F O U R T H S T E P
  16. 16. • Use double-sided tape • Choose very sticky one… • Fix RF receiver as well. F I X C O N T R O L L E R F I F T H S T E P
  17. 17. • Check your controller’s manual carefully! • Controller Input 
 = RF Receiver Cables • Controller Output
 = ESC Data Cables • Power Connections C O N N E C T C A B L E S S I X T H S T E P
  18. 18. • Use Firmware uploader SW • ex) Mission Planner of APM U P L O A D F I R M WA R E S E V E N T H S T E P
  19. 19. • Assemble the top parts
 (or test motors firstly…) • It’s annoying to reassemble :( A S S E M B L E T O P E I G H T H S T E P
  20. 20. • Bind RF controller and RF receiver • Connect Battery • Arming Test • Check whether motors works properly B I N D I N G & A R M I N G N I N T H S T E P
  21. 21. • Is it flies properly? • Adjust controller gain • Check your components works well F L I G H T T E S T T E N T H S T E P
  22. 22. E N J O Y Y O U R F L I G H T : ) It’s Time To Fly
  23. 23. C A U T I O N ! • Please be careful when you fly a quad • You may need a permission for a flight • Do check related laws
  24. 24. F U T U R E W O R K S • Gimbal? • For Flying Cam • Auto Piloting? • GPS Way Point • And…? (Any idea?)
  25. 25. B U I L D M Y O W N Q U A D C O P T E R D O N G H O K A N G @ 4 0 4 WA R E H O U S E P L E A S E V I S I T E A S T S K Y K A N G . W O R D P R E S S . C O M

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