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chris

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Warthox inspired 400mm quad project
« on: October 30, 2012, 22:34:00 »
First I used LibreCAD to create a frame design. Inspired by Warthox but smaller. Then I printed it on copper clad board using an inkjet so I would have an accurate pattern to follow. I drilled all the rounded corners then cut the rest with a cut off wheel. I can't easily express how much I hate cutting thick tough nasty fiberglass PCB.  >:(


Next I used KiCad to create a circuit board for the electronic bits. Printed on a laser printer with magazine paper, ironed on, etched in my home-grown cupric chloride (love that stuff). This is a temporary design because I don't have any 90 degree headers which means this one is going to be messy but I want to fly now:)


Drilled and painted board.


Power distribution. Silicon wire is heavy. I started with PVC insulated wire for testing and the quad was 10g lighter.


Putting together the final bits. I intentionally left the copper on the frame. It's painted with enamel clearcoat to prevent oxidation.


As it flies today.


  • Custom frame.
  • Custom cut/drilled aluminum arms with custom blood red metallic candy paint. 1/2" tube, 390mm motor to motor.
  • BlueSeries 12A ESC flashed with simonk.
  • Suppo 2208/17 1100kv motors.
  • 8x4.5 Gemfan "carbon" props.
  • Custom control board with Pro Mini, 10 DOF IMU (MPU6050, MS5611, HMC5883L).
  • Battery warning buzzer made from the piezo buzzer out of an old V911 TX.
  • Running MultiWii_shared from svn with my custom ArduinoUSBLinker firmware for re-flashing the ESC's.

Weight is 396g without battery (was 385g with PVC wire  ::)).

575g AUW with 2200 mAh 25C lipo. Around 20 minutes flight time.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2013, 17:49:50 by chris »

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Re: Warthox inspired 400mm quad project
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 13:42:53 »
" Running MultiWii_shared from svn "   and  ' Custom control board with Pro Mini, 10 DOF IMU (MPU6050, MS5611, HMC5883L)'''

you can give me link to dowload ? thanks

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Re: Warthox inspired 400mm quad project
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 13:45:11 »
Best to get from the MultiWii project.  They have source code, downloads, etc here:
http://code.google.com/p/multiwii/

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Re: Warthox inspired 400mm quad project
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 13:53:53 »
thanks chris.

 


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