My first quad build

Discussion in 'Build & Tune' started by DrDiff, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    ZMR 250 in fiberglass has shipped from Bang good. FlySky TH9X will be here Wednesday. I plan on using Afro 12's, a Naze 32 fcb, dys 1806's.

    The plan it to get it built and in the air. Then I will add video.
     
  2. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    The Naze should arrive today. I have ordered motors and props. The Afro 12 esc's are still on back order.
     
  3. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    Well the Afro Naze32 arrived
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    Unfortunately the break out cable wasn't included. So it is ordered.
     
  4. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    Nobody has Afro 12's in stock, it is a good thing, I don't have cash for them right now.
     
  5. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    Got an abusemark PDB. It is the same size as my Afro Naze32.

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    Yes my joints are bad, I wanted to test the PDB with some LED strings. I will be getting a new soldering iron before soldering the connectors on my Afro Naze32
     
  6. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    I found these ESC;'s on ebay and I had a 17 dollar Ebay Bucks certificate... So I pulled the trigger

    Emax SimonK 12
     
  7. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    Airframe came last night. ESC's should be her today or tomorrow. I assembled the airframe and tore one of the rubber balls for the mobius mount.
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    Last edited: Apr 30, 2015
  8. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    Coming together haha.
     
  9. Jackson

    Jackson USA member at large

    You may want to check the new RunCam. Priced right and comes with a fully shielded case, a $22 option for the Mobius.

    http://shop.runcam.com/runcam-hd/

    Much of the vids out there are from the pre production betas.

     
  10. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    My ESC's came today and were installed. The problem is the 12 Gague Battery lead wire. I don't have 14 gague to make a propper battery lead. I also need to get M3 standoffs.
     
  11. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    Can't just take the wires from the ESCs to the PDB and then the one from the deans and connect it? From the pic it appears you have everything.


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  12. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    Well I had to re-soldier the motor on one ESC. I didn't cross them and it needed to be crossed. All 4 ESC's work and motors spin as they should.

    The next step is to solder the pins to the Naze32 and mount it.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2015
  13. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    Ready for its first hop...
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  14. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

  15. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    Haha, progress. Is it balanced, and did you calibrate your ESCs?
     
  16. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    I haven't balanced it. Esc's were synced in Clean Flight. It is gusts to 18 mph today it got tossed around. The battery is a 4S 2200 way too big debating a 1800 or a 1600
     
  17. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    If you get two small batteries it is better than one big battery, as you can swap them out and have the weight benefit.
     
  18. Dawson82

    Dawson82 Member

    Amazing photos. building a quad is really a hard job. good work man.
     
  19. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

  20. GJH105775

    GJH105775 Avid Linux User, and U.S. Air Force 1C6 Moderator

    Sounds good, when ever you can you should try to get known brand lipos whenever possible, but like with anything budget is the determining factor :)
     

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