Isabelle Bousquet Quadcopter June 12th, 2018 - 13:59:29
Deciding which specific motors to use was a hard decision. Knowing roughly what I needed was easy. If you look around you quickly learn that there are really only two sizes of quadcopters out there. There are medium-sized quadcopters that dont carry a payload and are designed for 3D flying. These use electric motors of about 45 grams (1.6 oz) each. I already knew mine was not going to be one of these. Unlike an airplane if you have a motor failure in a quadcopter you are dead. There are no inexpensive top quality motors so I decided to spend what I needed to spend to get the quality I wanted. I need to explain why a low Kv (motor voltage constant) was so important for the motors. A speed control (ESC) is not infinitely variable. When you move the throttle stick the ESC might not be able to exactly match the amount of movement requested. Having low Kv motors effectively makes these incremental steps smaller. When the software of the flight controller needs to maintain the quadcopter level having this finer control makes its job easier. You then will have a smoother flying quad which is best for shooting video.
It is good to make sure that the option they settle for is sturdy in design to serve longer and survive falls and crashes. It should support flying techniques that are advanced. It should offer simplicity in flying and have an instruction manual that is easy to understand. There should be enough proof of high picture video quality. It has to be light in weight multifunctional improved with visible upgrades from previous brand models. Before settling for a quad copter and finally choosing what the best is one must take time to go through previous reviews in known sites that are trusted such as Amazon. There are always many user reviews both positive and negative that can give one a clear scope of what they are looking for and where they can find it. Based on such honest judgment from unknown people its always easier to decide. There are many websites offering free information on quadcopters. There must be thorough researching beforehand. Quality isnt to be compromised. There are known companies that provide top notch quadcopters and have steadily upgraded their models. The DJI Phantom GoPro quadcopter is one such quality product that is currently ranking really high and has received a lot of satisfied approval.
Second you will need a flight control board. This is the brains of the quadcopter. It controls how the motors work. When choosing your flight control board it is important to remember that not all flight control boards are created equal. Some are extremely sophisticated and capable of numerous functions such as GPS mission planning return to home and loiter modes. Choose your flight control board based only on what you really need when you are just getting started you will not need all the bells and whistles. Third you will need the motors and electronics speed controllers (ESC). The ESCs interface with the flight control board which receives commands from the receiver. The flight control board calculates what the motors need to do to make the quadcopter do what the user is telling it to do then tells the ESCs which in turn tell motors how to spin.
If you have ever wondered what you need to get started in the RC hobby of multirotors this is the place for you. In this article I am going to outline all the basic components that are necessary to get started building your own quadcopter. First you are going to need a transmitter. The transmitter is the radio control that you use to communicate with your unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). There are various types of transmitter that are categorized by brand frequency and number of channels. For a quadcopter you need at least a 4 channel transmitter but I would suggest getting a 6 channel transmitter that works on the 2.4GHz frequency.