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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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The hexacopter build may now commence.


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