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ESC cable extensions done

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Categories: Build LogMultirotor Aircraft

It is slow going for my big bird build, or BBB as I just called it.  I’m waiting for quite a few parts.  The work I can do now though, is wiring the power to the motors and wiring the motor speed controllers.


The speed controllers needed both their power and servo cables extended.  That’s done (below).


I can now start thinking of what to do with the power distribution board, and how to connect the ESC’s to the motors.

I tried to heat shrink with my old shrink wrap machine’s heat gun but that was like trying to use a blowtorch to light a cigarette.  Melted the wires.  May order a small heat gun, or maybe buy one of those blowtorch lighters…

Construction on the New Bird Has Begun!

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Categories: Build LogMultirotor Aircraft

What a Sunday it was…  After getting the basement, er… shop ready, I started construction on the new megahexactoper.  As of 10:45 p.m. last night, the primary frame and landing gear are assembled.  Like a newb I screwed up a few times, the worst part being putting the top plate on upside down and having to disassemble the damn thing and put it back together right side up.


The next goal is to get the motors installed, which won’t take long.  Then I need to make some decisions with regards to the placement of the ESC’s (motor speed controllers) and other items.

Before Building the New Bird, Building Work Area

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Categories: Multirotor AircraftRandom

In order to be able to work with all my aerial equipment, I need workspace.  I need workspace which is good, even dedicated, for working on my multi-rotor craft.

I found a nice workbench at a hardware store which has a light, shelves, two drawers, a pegboard, and a power strip on the side.  Perfect!  It took about three hours to setup this morning, and now it is ready for work!


The hexacopter build may now commence.

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