I want to buy a quadcopter frame as shown in pic of good quality. Tell me where I can find it (website or maybe a link)?

I am a beginner and want to build a Quadcopter of my own. Firstly tell me where can I find a quadcopter as shown in pic. And then secondly guide me and help me in further making of the quadcopter. 9818786848 (my Whatsapp no.)

Asked by AbhinavS56 1 year ago

Even if throttle is at max position, my quadcopter is not flying more than 3 feet. why?

How to tune the copter for more stability? how to make it fly at higher altitude?

Asked by Naveen D S 3 years ago

Help with DIY quadcopter Answered

For school im building a quad copter. I was thinking instead of wiring all four motors and all that stuff that I could purchase four of the same helicopters, glue them on, and set them to the same frequency so I control all four helicopters with one remote

Asked by Orange Shadow 3 years ago

Guidance & Info about Quadcopter Project?

Hello everyone, I am working on a collision avoidance protocol for my masters thesis and need guidance and information especially from people who have done the same or similar project.The implementation is in two stages: 1. simulation (a) i want to construct a 6 dof quadcopter model in simulink (b) create the collision avoidance protocol with matlab and it will include: (i) ultrasonic range improvement protocol (ii) Kalman filter(for data fusion of ultrasonic and infrared sensor data) (b) I want to be able to integrate the collision algorithm created in matlab into the model created in simulink and test its functionality using simulink 3D animation. 2. Construction (a) i want to construct a quadcopter to validate all that has been done in the simulation. (b) I want it to be FPV type to record videos on flight. Please need your input as to how you think i should go about it from softwares, hardwares,simulation & construction etc.

Asked by emmaotsapa2013 1 year ago

Question about flight controller for Quadcopter

Hey lads, After research I found that most of Quadcopter Projects use Multiwii as a flight controller. I would like to ask some things. 1) Multiwii is used ONLY for RC control or you can control your Multicopter using a PC/Mobile through Wi/fi local network ? 2) Can you have Arduino Mini / Arduino nano work as a flight controller and work like Multiwii ? 3) Does multiwii have prospects of adding some random sensors on the board like cameras, sensors for object avoidance etc? Looking forward of your replies in order to conclude about what board I will use for the flight controller so i can start ordering the parts of hardware i need and start building my project. Cheers

Asked by Gidovoskos 3 years ago

FPV Quad-copter Build?

I want to build a Quadcopter with some specifications: -GoPro Hero3 Mount -Additional wireless onboard FPV camera -About a 2 mile range -GPS to return to certain location  -30 minute battery life My budget would be around $200-500 Is this build possible? If so, is my budget enough? or is it going to cost more? May anyone help me on the specifications on the hardware (Motors,ESC's, Flight Control, GPS)

Asked by joselalala 4 years ago

Why my quadcopter is oscillating and crashing after taking off?

Hi guys, I am new to this multirotor domain. We are strugling with our first F450 quad. Below are the specs: 1. F450 quadcopter chassis 2. KK2.1 Flight controller. 3. FLYSKY CT6B --- 6 channel radio transmitter 4. 1400 KV Brushless motor 5. 30 amps ESC 6. Lipo battery Firstly the quad was not taking off properly. More over, after activating self level mode also, the quad is not at all stable. If we max up the throttle, then it flips in one side and crashes. Otherwise, it takes off from the ground upto 1-2 feet if we slowly increase the throttle and then oscillates and to avoid crash, we then decrease the throttle. Please see the video HERE for more reference. Please guys, really need your help in this matter. We are not able to understand exactly what is wrong with our quad. We have already calibrated our ESC's and the Accelarometer but no luck. Please help guys.

Asked by RohitR66 1 year ago

How do I correct the problem of my sk450 deadcat quad flipping forward?

Tried all the recommended settings to compensate for pitch and roll as I understand it. Take it of with aileron and elevator in neutral position and the copter topples forward before it leaves the ground. What Should I be changing to settle things down.

Asked by Robertpatrick2727 4 years ago

Simple Quadcopter using Arduino Uno?

Hello guys I am making a quadcopter using Arduino uno. My first simple aim is to lift and hover the quadcopter.  To achieve this aim  I have connected the signal Wire of all the ESC's to arduino Pin 9 and giving throttle via node server using bluetooth module and johnny five library.  My quadcopter lifts from 2 sides (flips) and sometimes little bit from 3rd side also.  Can anyone suggest me anything ? The thing which I am doing giving equal throttle to all motor, Is it right ? or  should I give more throttle to clockwise and little less throttle to counter clock wise motors. I will be very thankful, if you guys help me to lift my quadcopter

Asked by nishanksingla 2 years ago

by using ardino R3 ,BT module and mpu6050 can we make stable brushed quadcopter?

Sir i want all the instruction of ardino brushed quadcopter .i want make this project in lower budget and i .can i use ardino micro insted of nano? can i use 180 motors?and laptop battery?

Asked by AbhiH4 6 months ago

Drone issue

I've built a quadcopter. I connected the battery and the mission planner. All the colors are flashing on the pixhawk and mission planner keeps saying 'initializing APM'. I've never faced this issue before. Suddenly came up. How do I solve it?

Asked by prash319 2 years ago

Why is my quadcopter toppling when i try to fly it?

I built a quad copter. I have done all the calibrations correctly (accel, compass, rc, esc). When I arm the drone, motors and propellers are spinning. But when i give more throttle to try to hover it, it doesnt fly upward steadily. Instead it lifts backwards and falls. Why is this happening? Should I change some PID setting?

Asked by prash319 2 years ago

Making a Quadcopter, maybe

So I am new to electronics, and RC stuff, and robots too really. This hobby has really captivated my attention and I really want to get into it. I have been searching for a project and I think I finally found what it is I want to make. I would love to make a quad/ tri copter, and eventually make it autonomous, but that dosent have to happen yet. However I want to learn as much as I can along the way so that I can apply the knowledge to future projects. I have an arduino uno that I have been fiddling around with and thought I could use that as a starting point for my quadcopter. any additional circuits I would like to build on my own, at least to start with. I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction to make this happen. If you have any smaller projects I should do first that would be great. 

Posted by bs_brsm 5 years ago

Micro drone construction help

For a school project a partner and I are attempting to build a self controlling quadcopter. It should be able to use a specific input from a photo transistor and the be able to navigate on its own. The only problems that I can see running into at the moment are finding an atmega compatible rotor controller, and that not including the propellers it is going to be under two inches (5.08 cm). I would appreciate any assistance possible in finding a motor controller of this size, and will keep this post up to date with our project.

Posted by Kaptia Teramo 2 years ago

Need Help With Quadcopter Idea

Hello, I’m a senior in high school and I will be participating in a senior project in about 2 months from now. i had decided that I wanted to build a quadcopter thinking that it would give me good experience with electronics and programming. I was planning on using a simple Arduino to control the quad but now that I think of it, it might be much harder than I thought. I know a fair bit of java, have some experience with other microcontrollers, but very little with Arduinos. My initial thought was to buy all of the parts for a quad and program the whole thing myself with a few extra electronics like gyros and accelerometers, there seems to be little info about people who have programmed quads using Arduinos which doesn’t help. Do you think that programing the whole thing will serve to be way too difficult for me (will have a little help from some programing teachers) or should I just go for a complete flight controller instead. There needs to be some work that I have to do for 5 hours a day for 3 weeks, is there anything where the programing is simplified but requires me to do some work. Is there any flight controllers that I can program on top of like for example add IR sensors for obstacle avoidance. With a flight control board, things will be too easy, the only thing I can think of is to maybe create a CAD frame and 3d print it or something. What I’m really asking is, is there a simpler way to do this while keeping me occupied at work? Or even any suggestions on things I can do? Thanks,

Posted by dodomang777 4 years ago

Where can i buy multiwii nanowii flight control board from?

I need to buy multiwii nanowii flight control board for my project. However i dnt know where to buy from. I lookd in to hobbyking but they dnt have it in stock. However i need it ASAP. So can anyone please suggest me where can u get it from ad get it quick?

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago

What IMU is better for the quadcopter?

I am trying to make a quadcopter; but I am stuck in deciding which IMU should I get and like what features should I look out for? and do I need to programme it in any way??

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago

Quadcopter Motor Type? Answered

Hi, I'm working on building a quadcopter.  I have everything figured out, but I'm wonder what motors (and where) I should get.  I would also like that motor to have a propeller mounted on it.  I have seen many Instructables for quadcopters, but none of them specify the motors/propellers.  If you could answer this, please do!  Thanks.

Asked by Fission Chips 3 years ago

i want to make a small quadcopter an i control the quadcopter using arduino uno ?

Motor i am using is 16500 rpm motor  i want  to know is this motor apt  for quad copter and if arduino uno is apt for quad copter how should programme

Asked by paulsantony6 3 years ago

Searching for a cheap Quadcopter(Used, kit, or anything)

Hello. Im a young filmmaker and DIY guy with no money because of my college. I Have a project in mind that involves my GoPro and a quadcopter. Only problem is that i don't have a quadcopter, neither money to buy one. I searched on ebay for a cheap one, but I find only small ones and at a pretty expensive price for what you get($40). Does someone have any quadcopter or a KIT quadcopter, or a wrecked quadcopter thats easy to repair, or maybe a good soul that would give one away for cheap to a dreamer student?  I would pay the shipping too, but I would need it to be shipped to croatia... Anyone like that? Please help me..

Posted by dsirotic 4 years ago

Can I control the height of quadcopter using MPU 6050?

Is there a way that I can control the height of the quadcopeter using the MPU 6050? I know that the accelerometer and the gyroscope are used to measure the angular acceleration and the orientations respectively and stabilise the flight. But how would you measure the height of the quadcopter?

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago

How to control the height of Quadcopter?

Hi, Is there a way to control the height of the quadcopter using the MPU 6050. I know that the sensors i.e. accelerometers and gyroscope measure the orientation of the copter and stabilizes them but how would u measure or like control the height of the copter? Is the controlling of height depends on the IMU unit of completely on the throtle provided to the motors?

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago

Motor/propeller selection for quadcopter

Hello Instructables! We are a team of engineering students that want to get started in the world of multirotors. Our objective is to build a long endurance/high payload quadcopter for industrial applications, and we plan to innovate in the power system area. So, without further ado here's our first problem. I've searched the internet for a while now and I've struggled to find information on how to choose an appropiate motor-propeller combination. I know the total maximun thrust should be a bit more than two times the the total weight but motor and propeller manufacturers rarely list the "thrust per rpm" of their props. Our initial estimation for the quadcopter's total weight is 3,3 kg. considering 200 g for each motor. I did manage to find this static thrust calculator but I have no idea how reliable it is since it doesn't say how the thrust is calculated. (http://personal.osi.hu/fuzesisz/strc_eng/index.htm) So that's about it. Any help would be greatly apreciated, no matter how small. It can be advice, information sources, or even builds that are similar to what we want to make and have already been tested. Thank you very much for your time! PS: Excuse me if my english sounds a bit weird, it just isn't my native language.

Posted by Joakov 3 years ago

what is meant by ESCs calibration?

I know how to calibrate ESCs on the quad-copter. Howver, I dnt understand the concept of calibration. What is meant by ESC callibrarion? what happens when we calibrate the ESCs? is it so they move synchronously or so the PWM signal reaches each ESC at the same time?

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago

Arduino Drone?

Hi, I would like to make an Arduino- based drone, but don't know where to start.  I would like it to be a quadrotor, but still have the ability to carry out automated tasks, and have a long-range (1-2 miles) communication system that I can control from my PC.  I can program Arduino, and C# proficiently any help?  Thanks.

Asked by pianoman99a 4 years ago

newbie - how does a qaudcopter work?

Hey there, I am thinking of building a quad copter, but am not quite sure, how they work, hopefully someone can clarify this for me.  Do all the motors connected run at the same speed, then  to move directions you increase the speed of the motor that deals with that direction. For example left control button will increase the speed for the left motor causing it to move left? Also will I be able to get a working prototype using those components below? 4 x 7mm Brushed Motors 4 x propellers. 1 x Arduin UNO  1 x HC-05 Arduino bluetooth module Am planning on dealing with the controls by writing a android app that sends command to the Bluetooth module on the arduino. 

Posted by Raphael1 4 years ago

Do I need to write programme for multiwii nanowii?

Its probably a dumb question but I was just curious. I received my multiwii nanowii module today and I was going through some multiwii codes. I found out the multiwiiconfig.h code and the gui for that. And apparantly it gives you pitch, roll and yaw and everything that you need. Now my question is; if you just use that piece of code, is there any need to write a seperate code for simple balancing? Like I just want to achieve some simple quad-copter balancing. So do I need to create some PID code for that? or if I just use the multiwiiconfig.h, I can achieve the stabilty?

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago

How do I make circuit schematics for quadcopter?

I have made a quadcopter using ESCs, brushless motors, Arduino UNO, MPU6050 and a battery. Now I want to design its schematics. But I dnt know which software to use to do that. I have tried to use fritzing, but its doeenst give me any components for brushless motors or ESCs. So can anyone suggest me a good software used to make schematics for quadcopter?

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago

To buy or to build? FPV Quadcopter

Hi amateur here. Im looking for some answers to my questions and maybe here they can be answered. What's better? Building a quadcopter or buying one? A quad that can fly high and an fpv one. if buying what model? (Around 100-150$maybe) if bulding/assembling , what will i need?  Please help me decide . Thanks

Posted by iBenzzz 3 years ago

Micro quadcopter circuit board as flight controller and receiver?

I have a little airhogs quadcopter. A motor had died in it, so it doesn't fly anymore. I kinda got the idea to connect ESCs to the motor output of the quad's circuit board. Would those motor outputs be able to drive the PWM input of the ESC, allowing the board to basically drive larger motors?

Posted by Dashing Rainbow Dash 1 year ago

how can i make a solar power quadcopter?

Is it possible to make a quadcopter which could get its power need from solar energy? n what about its weight...with panels on it...it might be heavy....how can i control its weight? 

Asked by zahidyaqub 1 year ago

Bluetooth Arduino quad copter

I making a Bluetooth controlled Arduino quadcopter. I want some help with the code. It is using mpu6050 gy521 breakout board. Please help. I want it to auto level.

Posted by harshitsingh.111001 17 days ago

which RC transmitter to buy for my quadcopter?

I am trying to buy a RC Transmitter for my quadcopter that I made myself. However, I am not sure which transmitter should I buy that would satisfy my requirement. I just need 4 channel (Basic channel) communication; nothing complicated. Will this be suitable: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/V911-Single-Blade-4-Channel-RC-Helicopter-parts-Transmitter-2-4G-WL-Toys-/190852761126?_trksid=p2054897.l4275 If not can anyone suggest me a good one please but not too expensive one. Probably around £30. Thanks in advance :)

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago

Rc car out of ps3 controller+quadcopter???

Hi im just wondering if it's possible to build a working rc car using parts from ps3 controler and quadcopter such as ESC ,battery ,  2 motors in controller to power 2 wheels... ( This is just to see if i can find any use of those two things that i dont use , not trying to create a really good rc car , just checking if it is possible) The two motors would both have to spin at different speeds to make the rc car turn.

Posted by Z1G0 1 year ago

how to control arduino uno with smart phone using wifi module?

I want to do a quadcopter which was controlled by smartphone & arduino with wifi interference between them...... can u guys tell me how to connect arduino uno & smartphone & wifi module.

Asked by uday kumar44 3 years ago

Quadcopter using 12V battery and Wood Screwers

I’m currently attempting to rebuild the quadcopter demonstrated in the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa_x93JQhNM The materials I have are as follows: • SMAKN Buck and Boost Voltage Converter • 20 AWG Flexible 1007 Wire Electric wire 20-Gauge Copper Hook Up Wire • 2300KV 2204 Brushless Motor CW&CCW • 12V 7 Amp EXP1270 Rechargeable Lead Acid Battery • Carbon Fiber Propeller • Digital Multimeter Attempt 1: We connected a motor to the 12V battery using clamped wire connects – there was a lot of sparking and the motor did not spin. Attempt 2: We connected 2 motors in series – connected the motors and the 12V battery to the buck boost convertor – which resulted in the battery smoking and the buck boost convertor burning out. Can you watch the video and explain to me the wiring aspect to the quadcopter - I believe I may be missing necessary wires such as a female insulated connector that connects to a terminal wire which connects to the 4 motors in series but I’m not sure.

Asked by anthnymccld8 1 year ago

quadcopter with kk board and arduino?

We are using a kk board 2.1.5 to control the  quad copter  and it works just fine.Well now we want to move a bit further and start making our own self stabilization algorithms based on slam algorithms . I want the public's opinion on using both the KK board (to auto stabilize ,don't want to mess around the PID  )  and adding a arduino duo in between the KK board and the receiver . So basically the idea is that the receiver signals are going to be altered using some mathematical functions to add features such as obstacle detection and avoidance  . My friend was rasing some doubts regarding this  as the signal input and pwm output might not be in sync Thanks in advance 

Asked by cthaliyath 3 years ago

How can I use the flight control board?

I am making a quadcopter and I am in some confusion. I am planing to get a KKv3 Flight Control Board from Hobby King. The question is, if I get the board then what is the need of getting a seperate IMU6050 as I have seen in some projects that people have used the 6050 sensor along with the Flight Control Board. Is it necessary to use that? As the flight control already have sensors on them. Also, does the flight control board gets connected to the arduino? and if so then how?

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago

is there a way to communicate with the quadcopter using a xBee module that is operated by an iPhone?

I am trying to make a quadcopter. I want it to be controlled by an iPhone rather than an RC radio transmitter. One way I found was to use a xBee module that can take the wireless signal and then you can control it. However, I cant figure out how would I be sending the signals to the xBee. Like do I need 2 xBees? one to transmit and one to receive? I shall be very thankful for any help :)

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago

Quadcopter without expensive ESC?

Well I am new to quadcopters so please forgive me if I am wrong. Well I am set about to build a quadcopter and was doing a bit of research on the internet and most of them were telling me to get ESC for controlling the speed of the motor. I want to know if I can substitute it with something cheaper which basically varies the output using pwm input from the microcontroller(something like opamp) Another question is about motors ,is it a must that I should get brush less motors We'll I have two options Brush less 1500Kv motor for about 30$ each Normal 24000rpm 12v motor for 6$ each So which one is better and if brushless why so. Apart from that how much would a completely finished quadcopter wiegh (approx weight)

Asked by chrissunny94 4 years ago

Quadcopter wont lift off? Answered

I have made a quadcopter. However, it wont lift off :( I really need help with that. Following is the list of components I have used: 1) http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/QuadCopter-Full-Motor-ESC-Set-850Kv-p/acq-fmk85.htm 2) 6200mAh, 35C LIPO battery 3) http://www.buildyourowndrone.co.uk/ArduCopter-QuadCopter-v1-0-Frame-Carbon-Fiber-p/ac-frcarbon.htm The weight of the whole copter along with the battery and the components is 1.52Kg which I am sure the motors can lift. I am using and arduino UNO and an MPU 6050 along with a FLYSKY 6Channel Rx/Tx for communication. The motors run on full power, however I am not sure why I can not generate a lift :/ I really need to make it work as this is my final year project. PLeaseeee someone help me :(

Asked by Bam Boy 4 years ago

Arduino Quadcopter[HOW TO BUILD IT?]

Hello Instructablers! I have a problem. I am a 17 years old dude, that loves making movies and photos. Recently I bought an arduino to expand my knowledge a bit, but it turns out its pretty hard to make anything with it as I am a mechanic. My idea was to build a quadcopter or anything that can fly, with these must-have features: 1.IT HAS TO BE CAPABLE OF STEADY FLYING. 2.IT HAS TO HAVE ENOUGH POWER TO CARRY A GO PRO AROUND WHILE FLYING. So, as I am a beginner in adruino and programming, I would need some tips, maybe from someone that built their own arduino flying..thing. I would like you to help me a bit. If someone could lend me the whole script, and tell me exactly what I need to get, it would be awesome!! thanks!

Posted by dsirotic 4 years ago

Where to connect the Syma x11C camera box?

So i have a bunch of spare parts that i've obtained from working at an rc shop. In this is the receiver board and camera box of a Syma x11C quadcopter. They were connected at one point, but i remember a friend destroying it on accident a while back, so i know these were the same parts. I am just curious as to where to connect the camera box to the receiver board (the camera box still has red,black,yellow wires attached to +,gnd,DV respectively.)  Is it possibly to the DATA,GND,VCC on the front right of the receiver board?

Asked by seans42 2 years ago

Quadcopter build help? multiwii is causing motors to twitch when throttle is applied

I have been working on a large X525 quadcopter kit/ w/ multiwii SE v2.5 from amazon, and have had success with configuring the multiwii for the quadX configuration, however, when I arm it and try to take off, all 4 motors ramp up to speed but then cut out and continue ramping up, particularly one motor, whichever is the lowest. Balancing the quad on 2 legs, the quad seems to want to stabilize, but keeps tetering violently since the motors keep randomly cutting out. I have tried to calibrate the ESCs by connecting them individually directly to the CH3 (throttle) receiver, powering up the Tx with the throttle high,plugging in the LiPo battery, and after hearing the jingle, lowering the throttle back down to the lowest position and waiting for the first few beeps before I unplug the LiPo battery and moving on the the next ESC. I was looking at the multiwii outputs through the software and they were in fact jumping around like crazy but after taking the props off the amount of twitching did go down a little, but still about 10-20% deviation in the bars of the software readouts. I've also tried dismounting the multiwii from the quad to eliminate the possibility of vibration from the motors from causing the multiwii to attempt corrections to the motor. though it seems to have the same for as long as I could tell because by the time I tested this, the multiwii board touched the power distribution board causing magical smoke to be released. Oops! Now the multiwii is completely dead all but the green power light which is directly connected to power Vin. The board and all the chips appear completely fine with no damage, and there is voltage to the main ATmega328, I don't know if I should try desoldering the ATmega and buying a replacement, or suck it up and buy a new $30 board. For all I can tell, I do not see how other sensors could have failed since the the exposed through-hole headers that likely touched the distribution board are directly connected to the multiwii's analog/digital input/output pins, I suspect that is all that went bad is the ATmega chip, even though if shows no sign of burning and does not overheat with power applied. Anyway while I wait, I thought I will ask about this problem to see if it is something simple like sensors calibration. (w/o motors operating, the output appears as it should!!!)

Asked by -max- 3 years ago

How could I connect an FPV camera to an SD card before transmission to a display?

Hi everyone, I'm pretty new to RC and I'm now looking at getting some FPV gear (camera - HS1177, transmitter - ImmersionRC 25mW 5.8GHz, receiver and display). I'd also really like to record my flights which would usually mean having a second camera on board (but I don't have the space) or recording the transmitted video (but transmission can introduce noise) so I would like to put an SD card in parallel to the transmitter. I imagine that if it is possible it's more complicated than what I've drawn but I was hoping for something along those lines. Thanks in advance for any help that you could give me :)

Asked by Andycb93 2 years ago