New Quad project based on reference quad

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New Quad project based on reference quad

Postby leopold1 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:29 pm

My new quad project for the new year :D

Based on the following reference builds:
http://forum.autoquad.org/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=3599
http://forum.autoquad.org/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=3762

Most of the parts have arrived so I can start building very soon.
For HW I will be using all the same compenents.
I will also provide a mounting option for a 3 axis gopro mount.

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A special thank to Angel "Afernan" who provided all the STL files for the 3D printed parts (and the some special instructions ;-) ) and template for the centerplates.
3D parts were made by Patrice "evel's hub" who I contacted through 3dhubs.com. It seemed he was living just a couple of km from me.
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Re: New Quad project based on reference quad

Postby leopold1 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:04 pm

Just finished the armes. I'm really happy with the 3d printer parts. They can be sanded and drilled very easely. The carbon arms are fixed in the monoblocks with 2 component resin.
To smooth out battery ripple I installed 470uf condensators which fit nicely in the arms. I also opted to mount the kiss esc's in the arms.

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This is the power distribution board with integrated 5v and adjustable 12v BEC.

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One thing I would like to know is if its normal that the Kiss ESC's are very silent. I tested them and they work but can hardly hear the beeps.
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Re: New Quad project based on reference quad

Postby kinderkram » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:30 pm

Very nice setup!
The 3D printed parts look cool - is there carbon fibre in the material?

btw: your images in the second post don´t work.

And if you put the KISSes into the arms you obviously silence them and the LEDs can´t be seen either. ;)
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Re: New Quad project based on reference quad

Postby leopold1 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:07 pm

3D parts are just ABS.
Images should be fine now.

Concerning the ESC's, I tested them out of the tubes before installation. Compared to other ESC's I can barely hear them.
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Re: New Quad project based on reference quad

Postby aBUGSworstnightmare » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:56 am

leopold1 wrote:Concerning the ESC's, I tested them out of the tubes before installation. Compared to other ESC's I can barely hear them.


I use the KISS on my latest 300size quad with the M4 and MN2206. No way to hear them from a distance; I only use the LED as status indication.

Will you use it with an M4 or AQ6?
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Re: New Quad project based on reference quad

Postby leopold1 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:06 am

Good to know about the esc's. It got me worried.

I'm still in the aq6 fase and wanted to build a proven project.
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Re: New Quad project based on reference quad

Postby leopold1 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:27 pm

And here she is :)
A little big bigger than expected but very nice.
Maiden flight went quite good but I think I might have an issue somewhere. I'm looking in to it.

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Re: New Quad project based on reference quad

Postby leopold1 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:01 pm

Finally got time to sort the problem out and it seemed to be a bad motor. The shop where I bought them has send me a new one under warranty.
I also shortened the arms to 610mm motor to motor. 750 was a little bit to big.
Nevertheless I did a new maiden flight for 20min+ on a 5800mAh batt after doing just a TARE and compass cal.

Very smooth and precise even with 15km/h wind. :)
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Re: New Quad project based on reference quad

Postby aBUGSworstnightmare » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:15 pm

Hi,
Seems like the reference build idea has proved valid!
Thumbs up :!: and enjoy.
A small video would be nice too ;)
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Re: New Quad project based on reference quad

Postby leopold1 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:58 pm

Yes indeed!!
Video will follow asap :-)
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