- New Products
- Quadcopter Components
- 3D Printing
- Prototyping Materials
For ages now, we've been really keen to build a quadcopter. We finally got the parts we need and that means that you, our valued customers have access to these parts now too! There are many resources online that detail the construction of these quads, and coupled with the availability of open source calibration software and freely available Arduino code, there's no reason you shouldn't be able to start building your quadcopter these holidays. For those who are new to the concept of Quadcopters, or Quadrotors - these videos are a must see, as well as the links listed at the end of this article
Please note that you will need to develop these platforms, and the hardware and links we provide in this article are based on our research, not our personal experiences. We will not be held responsible for burned out motors and destroyed hardware, that being said - take a look at what we have available
DC Brushless Motors
We have a few different sizes available. You'll have to choose the right ESC and blade according to your quadcopter's size and payload. All motors come with the parts and connectors as shown in the images below.
Quadcopter's need counter rotating propellers in order to work correctly - 2x Normal slow flyer blades and 2x Pusher slow flyer blades. We have 2 different sets available with different blade length and pitch. All blades come with shaft adapters so they can be used on motors with different shaft sizes.
ESC Speed Controllers
We have a choice of 2 ESC Speed Controller's available - note that the cables do not come terminated to allow for different connecting options. The motors do, however come with female terminals for connecting to the ESC, which need to be soldered.
You'll need about 4000mAh from your total battery array to get decent flight time for the weight of the quadcopter. You may want to split this up into 2 or more batteries. Note that terminals are not included
These slick Lipo Balance Chargers/Dischargers cater for a range of batteries and feature an LCD display.
2.4 GHz 9 Channel remotes.
No matter how you want to build your quadcopter, you will need some sort of sensors - like accelerometers, gyro's, barometric pressure sensors, ultrasonic distance sensors.
So, where to from here? You could start by heading to Google or YouTube doing a search for Quadcopters and Quadrotors - but here are some links that will jumpstart your research:
||Home of the open source Quadcopter - with build plans, forum, and even open source calibration software!|
|www.mikrokopter.de||Excellent online resource with open build plans and software|
|www.youtube.com||Channel of user "TheDmel" for great videos
|Amir Guindehi's Blog||An abundant and resourceful blog on many Quadcopter builds|
Soon to come:
- Battery Monitors and Lipo Flight Alarms
- Chassis Kits
- Video Cameras and mounting Kits