Reworked Aeroquad (775mm)

By 318aye on Oct 03, 2015

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I recently "inherited" an older Aeroquad whose prime was probably around 2009-2010. The entire setup is pretty outdated (FC was an entire Arduino Mega with broken out boards for gyro/accel), but it will serve as my introduction to Naze32 and OSDoge before I build my next 250 class quad. Will probably add FPV to this at some point, but in the short term I'd just like to get it in the air again. Frame is probably going to get cut down to 650mm, I'll print a new center section that will house the ESC's/FC and redo the motor mounts as well.

Update: Cut the carbon tubes out of the old frame. V1 motor mounts won't fit the motor hardware (womp), will need a reprint. Upon disassembling the motors, we have one broken center shaft (mcmaster 1/8" shaft should fix this problem) and one frayed winding lead.



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Whiffles   Oct 03, 2015  

Wow, those are some expensive ESCs and motors. Is that just what they used to cost back in 2010?

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318aye   Oct 29, 2015 

~460 at the narrowest. Might play around with some carbon tube o have laying around and see how the wider configurations feel too.

Whiffles   Oct 29, 2015 

Okay, so the arms are going to be carbon tubes. I was a little concerned that 3D printed arms would be too fragile.

318aye   Oct 29, 2015 

Haha that'd be an interesting print...

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