My quadcopter has been grounded for over a week now. The last warm sunny day of October I went for a normal flight session only to find that the front right motor was not spinning. No spinning motor, even one, no fly. Back at the workbench I discovered that the ESC had given up on […]
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I transport my quadcopter and radio controller using a backpack. I have found it to be more convenient then a large aluminum hard case. I also store a few spare props, prop nuts, tools, and zip ties in it for quick repairs in the field. This arrangement works great with one minor annoyance, the radio is not protected as much as I would like and often times the switches will get bumped during transport. The FrSky Taranis came with a nice hard aluminum case but it is to large to fit in the backpack and too cumbersome to carry to the field, I prefer to carry as little extra with me. With this problem in mind I set out to solve it by making an insert to surround and protect the RC radio.
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Nosy forest neighbor decides to check out what all this drone stuff is about.
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I got my technician class amateur radio license, call sign KD2LRP. Why did I get a ham license? The higher output power video transmitters for FPV drones require an amateur radio license. Now I can use those transmitters instead of the 25mW FCC certified transmitters. Yay!
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I recently built a quadcopter using the low cost ZMR250 frame. There are a few things I would like to tweak or add to this quadcopter and I have decided to start with the landing skids or lack thereof.
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