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Quadcopter using 12V battery and Wood Screwers Answered

I’m currently attempting to rebuild the quadcopter demonstrated in the link below:


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.

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steveastrouk (author)2017-04-24

I don't see "ESC" or motor drive controller in that list of parts. Hence you shorted the motor across the battery and it blew everything.

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That happens if someone with no experience expects a Youtube video will show the truth about things :)
Weight is also an issue...
With a lead acid battery I really fail to see the need for a carbon fibre prop LOL
A wood or steel one would not really add much weight to the list...
Rick already gave you a nice link, but next time you build something you found on the web do some additional research before starting ;)

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rickharris (author)2017-04-24

Your missing a lot of your list is all you have.



This will fill you in one what you need, how to do it.

This is possible the best RC flight site on the web.

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