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4ld: the shopping list

4ld: the shopping list

luca February 11, 2015 8

Now that my first quadricopter is almost finished and showed it can fly, I’m posting the full list of the components I brought to build it. I divided the components into categories and I

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4ld: The first flight

4ld: The first flight

luca January 14, 2015 13

Here’s a short video about the first flight – using the GPS flight mode – of my quadricopter

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4ld: the landing gear

4ld: the landing gear

luca January 12, 2015 0

The frame I chose for my quadricopter is a clone of the DJI’s F450 model. I could therefore buy and install on my quadricopter the original DJI landing gear, made by four plastic legs and the mounting

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4ld: Naza-M Lite to Naza-M v2

4ld: Naza-M Lite to Naza-M v2

luca January 8, 2015 2

In some previous blog posts, I described the flight control board I chose for my quadricopter, the DJI Naza-M Lite. DJI also produces a more advanced control board, the Naza-M v2. Some users discovered that the

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4ld: here are the propellers!

4ld: here are the propellers!

luca December 13, 2014 4

The last step of the building of my quadricopter is to add the propellers, connected to the motor’s shaft using screw clamps: It’s very important to mount the correct propeller depending on the direction

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4ld: receiver and flight controller configuration

4ld: receiver and flight controller configuration

luca November 15, 2014 0

Last setup steps on my quadricopter waiting for a better weather to fly… I connected the receiver to the Naza Lite: channels CH1…4 of the receiver go to the ports A, E, T, R of the flight controller, while

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4ld: the BEC circuit

4ld: the BEC circuit

luca November 7, 2014 4

ESCs usually contain a circuit named BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuit), that is a circuit that outputs a regulated voltage of 5V, used for example to power the receiver. The circuit is defined “battery eliminator”

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4ld: ESC calibration

4ld: ESC calibration

luca November 2, 2014 2

The kit I brought from RCTimer included 4 ESC running the SimonK firmware. This firmware allows to calibrate the minimum and maximum values for the PWM signal. First you must connect the ESC directly to the receiver (bypassing the Naza flight

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4ld: Turnigy 9x transmitter pack

4ld: Turnigy 9x transmitter pack

luca October 31, 2014 0

In my previous post, I described the Turnigy 9x radio I chose for my quadricopter. The transmitter requires 8 AA batteries… looking for a more convenient solution to power it, I found on HobbyKing a suitable

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4ld: the radio has arrived

4ld: the radio has arrived

luca October 21, 2014 0

I finally received from HobbyKing the radio to control my quadricopter: a Turnigy 9x mode2 that also includes an 8-channels receiver: As I wrote in the first blog post about the building of my quadricopter, Mode2 means that

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